Lema Martin


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Funeral services for 73-year old Lema Martin are Sunday, Nov 21, 2021, at noon in Joyner Hall in Pine Ridge, SD, with Pastor Dan Johnson officiating and traditional Lakota services by Mr Jim Miller

Cremation will follow the services with a private family burial to be held at a later date.

Viewing precedes and follows the funeral Sunday from 10:00-4:00, also at Joyner Hall in Pine Ridge.

Lema Rose Martin was born on October 14, 1948, in Minatare, NE to Roy S. Martin and Cecelia Moose. Lema made her journey to the Spirit World on November 12, 2021, at the Oglala Lakota Nursing Home in Rushville, NE.

Lema is survived by her daughter, Denise Apple; sons, Leon Romero, Darrell Apple, and Francis Apple; siblings, Carmel Vegas, Tony Martin, David Martin, Mary Martin, Manuel Martin.

Lema was preceded in death by her parents, Roy S. Martin, and Cecelia Moose-Martin; husband, Dennis Apple; son, Wayne Romero, Jr.; sister, Yvonne Martin; brothers, Melvin Martin, Darrel Martin, Sr., Francis Martin, Sr., Virgil Martin, Christopher Martin.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Apple, Leon Martin, Dale Martin, Sr., Duane Martin, Eric Apple, Wayne Tuttle, Jr., Francis Martin, Tyler Brewer, Kyle Ecoffey, Dale Martin, Jr., and Darrell Martin III

Honorary pallbearers will be Adrian Apple, Morgan Brewer, Kendra Apple, Ashley Ecoffey, Janie Romero, Shania Apple, Madison Apple, Samantha Romero, Miranda Romero, Tanisha Romero, Kyle Ecoffey, Shawn Romero, TJ Romero, Tyler Brewer, Wayne Romero, Jr., Jesse Romero, Dante Romero, Kendall Wilson, Taylor Wilson, Ricardo Ragoza, Jr., Jesse Romero, Leo Romero, Aliza Romero, Leia Romero, Lola Romero, Rae Dawn Tuttle, Rachael Tuttle, Roy Sam Martin, David Martin, Marry Martin, Tony Martin, Manual Martin, Carmen Martin & Family, Jenny Martin & Family, Sherri Martin & Family, Elizabeth Martin & Family, Darrell Martin, Jr. & Family, Dale Martin & Family, Duane Martin & Family, Vincent Martin & Family, Lisa Martin & Family, Francis Martin, Jr. & Family, Julia Martin & Family, Kim Martin & Family, Larry Martin & Family, Bobby Martin, Kelly Swallow & Family, LuAnn Swallow & Family, Gloria Martin & Family, Judy Martin & Family, Chop Martin & Family, Shane Swallow, Calvin Martin, Duane Martin, Sr. & Family, Berry Martin, Samuel Martin, Amber Martin & Family, Carmel Vegas, Laverne White & Family, Nelson White & Family, Melody Martin & Family, Little Hawk Family, Brenda Zimiga & Family, Oglala Lakota Nursing Home, Oglala Lakota College, Head Start-where she was a Headstart teacher for 30 years, Violet Bissonette, Connie Morgan, Elizabeth Big Crow, Yvonne DeCory, Elizabeth Yellow Horse, Velma Kills Back, May Young Bear, Carol O’Rourke, Harold Brown, Wilma Leonard, Candace Brown, Richard Brown, Babe Pourier, April Merrival, Alyssa Big Crow, Betty O’Rourke, James Mesteth, Leo Red Dog, and all friends and relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD