Justin Vasquez


Funeral services for 38-year old Justin Vasquez are Sat, May 14, 2022 at 1:00 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle, SD, with Lay Minister Mona Vocu officiating.

Burial is at the Mediator Episcopal Church Cemetery in Kyle.   

A one-night wake starts at Friday, May 13, at 1:00 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Hall in Kyle     

Justin Mario Vasquez was born on November 10, 1985 in Pine Ridge, SD, to Mario Vasquez Sr and Josephine Angela (Gay) Vasquez. Justin made his journey to the Spirit World on May 7, 2022 at his home in Kyle, SD.

Justin is survived by his father, Mario Vasquez Sr of Mexico; daughters, Hayden Mesteth, Jacinta Mesteth, and Natalie Spider; sons, Adriano Vasquez, Jordan Vasquez, Jose Vasquez, Zachariah Mesteth, and Elijah Mesteth; siblings, Mario Vasquez, Jr., Angel (Skuya) Vasquez, and Alex Vasquez; Hunka sister, Kimberly Few Tails; aunt, Gayla (Richard) Gay; uncles, Dario Vasquez, Sr., Pete (Leora) Gay, Aaron (Sandra) Gay, and Alex Gay; cousins, Dario (Marietta) Vasquez, Consuelo (Frank) Means-Vasquez, Vienna (Alan) Red Feather, Mikayla (Mark) Mitzel, Ezra Mitzel, Michael Tenorio of Truth or Consequences, NM, Kristy (Reggie) Martinez & family, Kari (Chris) Burks & family, Katrina (Dean) LaPointe & family, Laticia (Darrell) Brushbreaker & family, William (Tina) Gay & family, Peter Gay, Ota Gay, Paul Mercado, Robert “Robot” (Ashley) Gay & family, Charles (Shanda) Gay & family, Sunshine (Michael Gay & family, Larry Gay, Aaron Gay, Steffon (Lyric) Hamel & family, Dominic (Eden) Hamel & family, Ariana (Jared) Red Feather & family, Jesse Red Feather, Nace Kills Warrior, Alan Romero, Jr., and Nathaniel Romero; grandson, Ayden Vasquez; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friend, Billie Jean Red Owl.

Justin was preceded in death by his mother, Josephine (Gay) Vasquez; maternal grandmothers, Sophie (Red Wolf) Gay and Yvonne Long Soldier; maternal great-grandmother, Josephine Bald Eagle Bear; maternal great grandpa, John Red Wolf; maternal grandpa, Alexander Gay, Sr.; paternal grandma, Zenaida Vasquez-Nunez; paternal grandpa, Pilar Vasquez; aunts, Susie Tenorio, Tynie Gay, Sharon Gay, and Bernada Vasquez; and uncles, Steven Gay, Victor Vasquez, and Alejandro Vasquez.

Pallbearers will be Clayton Two Crow, Charles Gay, David Gay, Lance Blackhawk-Gay, Robert Gay, Reggie Martinez, Dominic Hamel, Ota Gay, William Gay, Sr., Chris Burks, Steffon Hamel, and Paul Mercado.

Honorary pallbearers will be Nancy Gay, Carlene Gay, Sophie Iron Horn, Dario Vasquez, Lucrecia Vasquez, Ignacia Vasquez, Conrada Vasquez, DeAnna & Dave Paulson, Cecerio Two Crow, Stephanie Two Crow & Family, OST Public Safety, OST Ambulance Service, Cyrus Cottier, Larry Cottier, Phillip, Frank, & Cody Shortman, Donald “Punky” Bear Runner, Jr., Shangreaux Family, Rouillard Family, Naomi Little Sky, Lelila Belile, Solomon Friday, Marsha Friday, Big Marsha Friday, Yo3on Friday, Robin Stadnick, Logan Stadnick, Janis Family, Two Crow Family, Red Blanket Family, Leonard & Margie Few Tails, David Red Owl, All Kyle Housing Friends, and All Friends & Relatives.  

Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD, is in charge of arrangements for Justin Vasquez.