Mary Poor Bear


Funeral services for 74-year old Mary Poor Bear are Sat, May 27, 2023 at 10:00 at the Pine Ridge Elementary School Gym in Pine Ridge, SD, with Pastors Colyn Condon and David Grimes officiating.

Burial is at the Wolf Creek Community Cemetery, Wolf Creek-Pine Ridge.

A one-night wake service starts Friday, May 26, at 4:00 at the Pine Ridge Elementary School Gym in Pine Ridge, SD.

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Mary Belle (Black Feather) Poor Bear was born on Sept 29, 1949, in Pine Ridge to Steven and Irene (Slow Bear) Black Feather.  Mary made her journey to the Spirit World on May 17, 2023. 

Mary is survived by her children Francis Poor Bear, Julie Poor Bear, Tina Buckman, Aaron Poor Bear, Miriam Jealous of Him, Eric Poor Bear, Isaiah Poor Bear, and Daniel Poor Bear; sister Corrine Black Feather; brother George Black Feather; special friend George Running Horse Jr; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.   

Mary was preceded in death by her parents Steven Black Feather and Irene (Slow Bear) Black Feather; spouse McArthur Poor Bear, Sr; sons Mike Poor Bear Jr and Theodore β€œTeddy” Poor Bear; daughters Angela Bessie Poor Bear, Irene Rose Poor Bear, April Poor Bear, and Marsha Gail Poor Bear; sister Emma Black Feather; and brother Eddie Black Feather.

Pallbearers will be John Jealous of Him Jr, John Jealous of Him Sr, John Witt, Jayden Poor Bear, Ladainian Jealous of Him, Julian Buckman, Darrian Hill, and Roman Leftwich.

Honorary pallbearers will be All Friends & Relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD