Irene Poor Bear

Funeral services for 44-year old Irene Poor Bear are Wed, Nov 30, 2022 at 1:00 at Joyner Hall in Pine Ridge, SD, with Pastor Cyrus Black Elk officiating and traditional Lakota services by Mr Justin Poor Bear

Burial is at the Wolf Creek Community Cemetery in Pine Ridge.

A two-night wake service begins Mon, Nov 28, at 3:00 at the Pass Creek CAP Office in Allen. The second night starts Tues, Nov 29, at noon at Joyner Hall in Pine Ridge.  

Irene Rose Poor Bear was born on September 10, 1978 in Pine Ridge, SD to MacArthur Poor Bear and Marybelle (Black Feather) Poor Bear.  Irene made her journey to the Spirit World on November 19, 2022 near Pine Ridge

Irene is survived by her mother MaryBelle Poor Bear of Pine Ridge; spouse Dean Brewer of Pine Ridge; daughters TeQuanna Rain of Rapid City, SD, Tayah Lyssette of Allen, and Angela Bessie of Pine Ridge; son Jeffrey Michael of Rapid City; siblings Francis Thomas, Julia Renee, Tina Marie, Aaron Luther, Miriam Jessica, Eric James, Isaiah Ray, Marshal Gail, and Daniel Lee; and many first-cousins, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Irene was preceded in death by her father MacArthur Poor Bear Sr; siblings MacArthur Jr, April Lynn, Bessie Angela, and Teddy Jacob; grandparents Theodore and Julia Poor Bear; uncles Orville Whirlwind Horse, Douglas Poor Bear, Willard Poor Bear, Eddie Black Feather, and Roscoe Poor Bear; aunties Darlene Poor Bear, Clara Poor Bear-Garcia, Elaine Martinez, Rochelle Lone Wolf, Angie Reyes, and Myrtle Poor Bear; and special friend Vetal Two Crow.  

Pallbearers will be April Stoldt, Anne Janis, Angelo Poor Bear, Delane Poor Bear, TaCanku Cruz, John Jealous of Him Sr, Dave Red Bear, John Jealous of Him Jr, Ariah Poor Bear, Darien Hill, Xavier Leftwich, and Ladainlan Jealous of Him.

Honorary pallbearers will be Richard & Rosemary Knecht, Jorden Buckman, Rochelle Running Horse, Linda Hawk Wing, Justine Wolfe, Misty Red Nest, Lymona Hawk, Erica & Tyler Two Crow, Daphne Cottier, Everdell Black Spotted Horse, Joyce Bear Robe, Shelly Little Crow, Luci Fire Thunder, Eldean Tail, Llewellyn “John” Running Hawk, Maria Cruz, Lola Martinez, Hermilla Martinez, Lindalfo Martinez, Pana Washington, Marty Poor Bear, Elaine Matotamahecha, Holy Quinn, Jim Cross, Elroy Cross, Ron C. Richard Cross, Cecile Poor Bear, Tony Poor Bear, Wanbli Poor Bear, Miguel, Tony, & Ramon Marrufo, Julie Thunder Hawk, Colleen Bald Eagle, Robert Red Shirt, Helen Flood, Rose Delbert Black Bear, Cheryl & Crystal Briones, Lisa & Dave Adair, Lori, Tammy, & Cory Whirlwind Horse, Jamella Hollow Horn & Family, Kevin Poor Bear, Danielle Goodman, Heaven Jealous of Him, Dixie Spotted Eagle, Robin, Maggie, & Bear Two Crow & Families, All Her Relatives & Friends, and Everyone Who Knew Her Love and How Beautiful She Was. 

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

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