Gwen Bull Bear

Graveside services for 62-year old Gwen Nita Bull Bear are Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Bull Bear Family Cemetery in Red Water near Kyle, SD, with Mr Charles McGaa officiating.

Gwen Nita Bull Bear was born on March 29, 1958 in Pine Ridge, SD to John Byrd and Donna (Martin Patrick) Mae Garnette.  Nita made her journey to the Spirit World on November 23, 2020 at the St. Mary’s Hospital in Long Beach, CA.

Nita grew up in Kyle, SD and after some time moved with her children, Kathy and Donna Mae to California where she resided for 30 years.  Nita had a very enriching life being raised by her grandmother and grandfather in her early years.  

Nita was a free caring spirit that was always full of fun and laughter wherever she was.  Throughout her life, she made countless friendships with the people that she met.  

Nita is survived by her children, Katherine DuBray and Donna Mae DuBray; siblings, Daphne Richards-Cook, Desmond Richards, Darrell Richards, Martin “Marty” Garnette, Louella Garnette, Lena Garnette, and Prairie Rose Garnette; grandchildren, Nita Escobedo, Angelica DuBray, Patrick DuBray, and Keisha Heart; great grandchildren, Teigan and Taysen Cottier; special friend, George Escobedo; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Nita was preceded in death by her parents, Martin Patrick and Donna Mae Garnette; sons, Michael and Moses DuBray; aunt, Mary Bull Bear; brother, Duane James Garnette; spouse, Michael DuBray, Sr.; niece, Toni Garnette; and grandparents, Moses and Sophie Bull Bear.

Pallbearers will be Terri Lynn Johnson and Desmond Richards, Sr.

Honorary pallbearers will be all Relatives & Friends.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD