Graveside services for 35-year old Gary Crooked Eyes Jr are Thurs, Nov 3, 2022 at 2:00 at the Youth Center in Wounded Knee, SD, with The Rev Harold Eagle Bull officiating and traditional Lakota services by Percy White Plume
Burial is at Johnson Memorial Presbyterian Cemetery in Wounded Knee
A one-night wake service starts Wed, Nov 2, at 1:00 at the Youth Center in Wounded Knee/
Gary Lee Crooked Eyes Jr was born on June 4, 1987 in Kyle, SD to Gary Lee Crooked Eyes Sr and Geraldine Rose White Dress. Gary Jr made his journey to the Spirit World on October 23, 2022 at the North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, CO.
Gary is survived by his children, Evelyn Rose Crooked Eyes, Racheal Aoloni Crooked Eyes, Echo Dream Crooked Eyes, Diamond Katheryn Crooked Eyes, Michael Lee Crooked Eyes, Toya Elizabeth Yellow Shield, and Gary Lee “Yamni” Bear Runner; grandparents, Sharon (Randi) Lowe & Family, Malinda Stead & Family, Mary Jane (Sun Bear) Bastion & Family, and Bernice Sun Bear & Family; grandchildren, Derek J. Jealous Of Him, Briseis Shilo Crooked Eyes, and Natavius Sarge Crooked Eyes; aunt, Marilyn Rodriguez, hunka parents, Amelia White Dress and Steven Bear Eagle; aunts Marilyn Dodge, Helen Red Feather, Jolene White Dress, Debra White Dress, Georgette White Dress, and Cynthia White Dress; uncles, Edward White Dress, John White Dress, Roger Running Bear, Dennis Kills Right, Larry Macardo, and Jackson Iron Horse; sister, Thelma Tail; brothers, Matthew Crooked Eyes, James Crooked Eyes, and Carl Crooked Eyes; cousin, Shannon Struble; and significant other, Mary White Plume.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Geraldine White Dress and Gary Crooked Eyes, Sr.; sister, Katheryn Crooked Eyes; brother, Michael Crooked Eyes; daughter, Shanelle Maria Bear Runner; grandparents, Rachel Sun Bear, Edward White Dress, Evelyn Bear Shield, and Ellis Crooked Eyes; uncle, Rick Randall; and special friend, Amber Pourier.
Pallbearers will be Yamni Bear Runner, Michael Lee Crooked Eyes, Chaske Bear Eagle, Brennan Ten Fingers, Tommy Lucero, John White Dress, Delane Iron Boy, and Dreyton Dodge.
Honorary pallbearers will be all cousins, special friends, nieces, nephews, Roger Running Bear & Family, Martinez Family, Ginger Good Lance & Family, Janine Good Lance & Family, Leo Little Moon & Family, Elk Family, Ben Mesteth & Family, Mike Spotted Bear, Cindy Little Moon & Family, Brian Dodge & Family, Simon Thunder Hawk & Family, Rowland Family, Tedine Pourier & Family, Yellow Shield Family, Ronnie Little Moon & Family, Tino Trujillo, Wounded Knee Community, and All Friends & Relatives.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD