Crystal Waters


Funeral services for 49-year old Crystal Waters are Sat, July 1, 2023 at 2:00 at Joyner Hall in Pine Ridge, SD, with Wanda Waters officiating.

Graveside services are at the Holy Cross Episcopal Cemetery in Pine Ridge.

A two-night wake service starts Thurs, June 29, at 4:00 at Joyner Hall in Pine Ridge with evening services at 7:00 each night

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Crystal Eileen Waters was born on April 8, 1974 in Rapid City, SD to Ernie Eli Waters Sr and Sophia Gloria Yellow Boy. Crystal made her journey to the Spirit World on June 18, 2023 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD

Crystal lived in Rapid City most of her life; she went to Horace Mann North Middle School and graduated from Rapid City Central on June 6, 1993. She always lived by “Once a Cobbler, always a Cobbler.” 

Crystal’s first job was at Wendy’s and she also worked at YFS and Red Cloud School. Crystal loved to cruise and listen to music. 

Along her way in life, she made a lot of friends. She had a crazy and great personality and loved to laugh, make jokes, and play volleyball when she could.

Crystal is survived by her mother Gloria Yellow Boy; daughters Kyleen Waters and Allison (Cruz) Bagola; siblings Fred “Harlen” Yellow Boy, Janell (Frank) Raney, Ernie Waters Jr, and Daryl Waters; adopted brother Tobias Good Iron; aunts & uncles Bunny (John) O’Mara, Fred (Sandy) Yellow Boy, Albert (Francine) Waters, and Herman (Sally) White Whirlwind; and grandchildren Sharon Waters, Kaliyah Waters, Dominic Brave Heart, and Sophia Raney.

Crystal was preceded in death by her father Ernie Eli Waters Sr; paternal grandparents Paul Water and Rose (Red Feather) Water; maternal grandparents Athelia White Whirlwind and Levi Yellow Boy; aunts Carol “Barb” Yellow Boy, Leona Waters, Victoria White Magpie, Maxine Lakota, and Jeanette Bissonette; uncles Stanley Yellow Boy, Thomas “Tomahawk” Yellow Boy, Cleveland “Billy” Waters, Bob Lakota, Zack Lakota, and Leon Lakota; cousins Fredlyn “Donuts” Yellow Boy, Charmaine O’Mara, Greg Fayson, Matilda Waters, Veda Waters, and Jenny Waters; niece Athelia Whalen; nephew Dontae Broken Rope; and grandbaby Presley Lopez.

Pallbearers will be Chace Raney, Brenden Raney, Tyson Waters, Tyrell Waters, Tylend Waters, Harlen “Taco” Hamilton, Janell Raney, Ernie Waters Jr, Daryl Waters, Frank Raney, Harlen Yellow Boy, Shannon Raney, and Clifton Waters,

Honorary pallbearers will be Fred Yellow Boy & Family, Tonya, Chasity, Raquel, & Shaun Yellow Boy & Families, Albert Waters & Family, Clifton Waters & Family, Shannon, Brenden, Chace, Kaydin, & Sophia Raney, Tylend, Tyson, & Tyrell Waters, Cory, Candice, & Antonio Yellow Boy, Harlen “Taco”, Tiana, & Devin Hamilton; Briana Waters & Family, Wendy Bissonette & Family, Kathy Waters & Family, Roger, Frank, & John Bissonette & Families, Sandy Yellow Bird & Family, Paul Bissonette & Family, John “Goose” Waters & Family, Bud Waters & Family, Joyce Goings & Family, Becky Goings & Family, Suzie Waters & Family, Lois Waters & Family, Frank Waters, Marnie Waters & Family, Julie “Pinky” Black Bear, Paul Bissonette & Family, Sheela, Oliver, & Carmen Shaw & Family, Vicky White Magpie & Family, Lonnie Waters, Wayne Waters, Leah Goings & Family, Fawn Yellow Boy & Family, Mary Ann Condon, Evan Fast Horse, Dora Good Plume & Family, Howard Little Hawk, Quincy Red Feather & Family, Dene Buckman & Family, Ricky & JayJay Bagola & Family, David & Valerie Spencer & Family, Charlotte White Whirlwind & Family, Walter & Nancy Hernandez & Family, Norma & Faye Hernandez & Family, Cassie Hernandez & Family, Sonia & Simone Little Hawk & Families, Caroline Weasel Bear-Two Bulls, Karen & Darlene Weasel Bear & Family, Orrin “OJ” Wright, Kim & Karen Carpio & Family, Dave Returns, Justin & Paul Returns, Maria Stevenson, Jennifer Larson, Iris Holland, Rosie Richards, Linda & Melinda Fayson, Carmen American Horse, Heather Waters, Rapid City Central Class of 1993, Black Hills Dialysis, Rapid City Monument Health, and All Friends & Relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD