Funeral services for 71-year old Vonnie Rose Bettelyoun will be Saturday March 21, 2020, at 2 PM at the T&T Center in Wanblee, SD, with Father Ron Seminara, S.J., officiating and traditional Lakota services led by the Cross family.
Burial Services will be at the Grace Episcopal Cemetery in Wanblee.
A two-night wake service starts Thursday, March 19, 2020, at noon, also at the T&T Center in Wanblee, with evening services starting at 7:00 PM both nights.
Vonnie Rose Bettelyoun was born on February 20, 1949 in Pine Ridge, SD to Okie Cross and Grace (Iron Whiteman) Cross, and made her journey to the Spirit World on March 6, 2020 at the St. Francis
Regional Medical Center in Shokapee, MN.
Vonnie is survived by her children, Alvin Gene Bettelyoun, Jr. and Curtis Clinton Bettelyoun, Sr. both of Wanblee, SD, April Ann Bettelyoun and Crystal Schoning both of Shokapee, MN; sisters, Susan Thunder Shield of Wanblee, SD, Amy Cross and Jessica Cross both of Minneapolis, MN, and Lori Cross-Smith of Bemidji, MN; brothers, Robert Cross of Denver, CO and Joey Cross of Oglala, SD; 21 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.
Vonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Okie and Grace Cross; spouse, Alvin G. Bettelyoun, Sr.; son, Jason Bettelyoun, Sr.; daughter, Mary Jo Bettelyoun; hunka sons, Mike Jenkins and David Shangborn;
granddaughter, Caydee Catherine Bettelyoun; and hunka granddaughter, Mystic Bad Cob.
Pallbearers will be Clara Bettelyoun, Charlize Bettelyoun, Cydnee Bettelyoun, Savannah Bush, Thomlynne Bush, LaShay Rose Bettelyoun, Violet Bettelyoun, Daisy Bettelyoun, Francesca Crow-Bettelyoun, Christen Bettelyoun, and Cymberly Bettelyoun.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Mesteth, Robert Cross, Jr., Colleen Cross, Amber Terkildsen, Lawrence Cross, Miranda Cross-Rockwood, Mason Cross-Hawkins, Edward Bettelyoun, Jr., Chad Bettelyoun, George Bettelyoun, Jr., William Bettelyoun, Jeremy Bettelyoun, Cassie Craven, Price Long Soldier-Bettelyoun, Grace Red Bear & Family, Vernall Cross Sr and Family, All Cross Family, All Bettelyoun Family, and All Friends & Relatives.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD.