Miguel Guardado


Miguel Angel Guardado, Jr., was born on May 12, 1994 in Denver, CO to Bridgette Helper and Miguel Angel Guardado, Sr.  Miguel made his journey to the Spirit World on July 31, 2023 in Denver, CO.

Miguel is survived by his parents, Bridgette Helper and Miguel Guardado, Sr.; children, Genesis Chaske, Angelo Silas, Promise Hope and their mother, Raina McLaughlin, and Saviera Guardado and her mother, Amanda See Walker; siblings, Shantel Eagle Heart, Crystal Eagle Heart, Katrina Eagle Heart, Jessica Helper, Maria (Helper) Ramirez, Jose Helper, Ezequiel Guardado, Angela Guardado, and Nataly Guardado.

Miguel was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mary Johnson, Noah Helper, Marvin Helper, Everette Helper, and Roy Helper, Sr.; great grandparents, Dorothy Sound Sleeper and Evelen Poor Thunder; sibling, Jaquin Helper; uncle, Frank “Little Guy” Johnson; aunt, Lyola “Baby Jay” Head; niece, Mia Tail; and cousin, Deziree Martinez.

Pallbearers will be Ulysses Two Crow, Sr., Zuya White Plume, Nupa White Plume, Lloyd Helper, Paris Helper, Antonio Helper, Chance Cliford, and Freedom White Plume.  

Honorary pallbearers will be David & Nyla Swallow & Family, Vanessa & Alfred Swallow & Family, Quentin & Chelsea Two Crow & Family, Ulysses Two Crow, Sr., Ethel Swallow & Family, Seth & Michelle Bissonette, Bobette & Ace Thin Elk & Family, Paris & Renae Helper & Family, Noah Helper, Lloyd Helper, Lacey Wolf, Diane Tail & Family, Ione Swallow, Esther Swallow, Steven Swallow, Morgan Helper and All Friends & Relatives.

Wake Services:  Two night wake services starting at 4:00 PM, Friday, August 11, 2023 at the Nyla and David Swallow Residence in Porcupine, SD.

Funeral Services: 11:00 AM, Sunday, August 13, 2023 at the Nyla and Dave Swallow Residence

Traditional Lakota Services:  Percy White Plume and David Swallow

Burial Services:  St. Mark’s Episcopal Cemetery, Manderson, SD

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD