Lita Cortier


Funeral Services for 87-year old Lila Cortier are Sat, June 10, 2023 at 2:00 at the 7th Day Adventist Church at #4 Community, SD, with Becky & Jim McCurdy officiating and traditional Lakota services by Darla Black

Burial is at the Cortier Family Cemetery in #4 Community

A one-night wake service starts Friday, June 9, at 12:30 at the 7th Day Adventist Church at #4 Community with evening services at 7:00

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Lila Jean (Pretty Boy) Cortier was born on July 9, 1935 in Porcupine, SD to Levi Pretty Boy and Hazel Pine Bird. Lila made her journey to the Spirit World on May 31, 2023 at the Pine Ridge IHS Hospital in Pine Ridge, SD.

Lila loved to travel, visit with friends and family, and go to the casino, especially to play BINGO. She also enjoyed spending her time doing word books and watching Family Feud, Gunsmoke, Riflemen, and movies. 

Lila loved the Lord and lived her life according to her beliefs. She enjoyed all her grandchildren, nieces, and nephews and will be deeply missed by all and her children.

Lila is survived by her children Marie Pretty Boy, Marylin Pretty Boy, Louise Frogg, Harley Cortier, Wayne Cortier, Adrian Cortier, Carl Cortier, Tracy Cortier, and Amber Cortier; siblings Mario Pretty Boy, Serena Pretty Boy, and Charity Pretty Boy; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Lila was preceded in death by father Levi Pretty Boy; mother Hazel Pine Bird; spouse Maynard Cortier; son Gaylord Frogg; granddaughters Mariah Marie Cortier, Andrea Cortier, and Kayelyn Cortier; infant son Gerald Cortier; and grandson Michael Walking.

Pallbearers will be Stanley Walking Jr, Samson Walking, Harley Cortier Jr, Norman Wilson Jr, Tyger Cortier, Lewis Wilson, Willis Lakota, DJ Cortier, and Jordan Cortier.

Honorary pallbearers will be Marlene Wilson, Harriett White Face, Nellie Lakota, Nellie Bald Eagle, Pansy Weasel Bear, June Two Bulls, Connie, Sandy, Cleo, Marquise, and Marquetta Two Lance, Renee Black Elk, Sylvia Warrior, Julie Warrior, Karen & Corline Weasel Bear, Jessica Two Bulls, Troy Roach Briggs, Penny Giago, Malvina Winters, and All Friends & Relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD