Samantha Ghost Dog


Funeral services 31-year old Samantha Ghost Dog are Friday, Sept 15, 2023 at 1:00 at the Evergreen Community Building in Evergreen Community, SD, with Mother Michelle Dayton officiating and traditional Lakota services by Emerson Spider Jr.

Burial is at St Alban’s Episcopal Cemetery in Evergreen Community

A one-night wake begins Thurs, Sept 14, at noon at the Evergreen Community Building.

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Samantha Michelle Ghost Dog was born on August 31, 1992 in Pine Ridge, SD to Donnie L. Ghost Dog and Norma Sue Bianas. Samantha made her journey to the Spirit World on September 1, 2023 at the Banner Health University Hospital in Phoenix, AZ.

Samantha is survived by her mother Norma Bianas; son David “DJ” Belcarris Jr; siblings Jesse (Raven) Ghost Dog, Savannah (Ohitika) Ghost Dog; Olivia Coleman, Wilson Coleman III, Kehyil Hazbah Slivers, Jordan Lays Bad, Audrey Ghost Dog & Family, Melanie Ghost Dog, Mina Ghost Dog, Trenton Ghost Dog, Michael Yellow Horse, and Jlee Big Crow Jr; hunka parents Autumn Swift Hawk and Joe High Hawk; grandpa Wade Broken Nose; nieces & nephews Romiah Gibbons, Aurora Coleman, Ella Coleman, Leoncio Don Gibbons, Nehemiah Coleman, Wyatt Coleman, Emilio Coleman, Demar, Aubrianna, & Maggie Ghost Dog.

Samantha was preceded in death by her father Donnie Ghost Dog; sister Iesha Bianas; grandmother Marilyn Ghost Dog; hunka ina Terese Ghost Dog; grandparents Teresa Broken Nose, Ralph Ghost Dog, Olivia Lays Bad, Pauline Lays Bad, Geneva Richards, William Richards, and Duane Ghost Dog; and beloved friends, Samantha “Kittie” Tobacco and Jade Stone.

Pallbearers will be David J Pourier, Billy J Rouillard, Tyler Lone Elk, Lloyd Bianas Jr, Trenton Ghost Dog, Devontae Ghost Dog, Donald “Dude” Hill, and Max Broken Nose.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wanda Richards & Family, Ronald Richards & Family, Faith Richards & Family, Janice Richards & Family, Holly & Bill Richards, Damien Richards, Travis & Tamera Richards, Joy Yellow Boy & Family, Anna White Crane & Family, Ella Coleman & Family, Mervin Slivers & Family, Melanie Richards & Family, David Belcarris & Family, Norman Bianas, Lloyd Bianas Sr & Family, Isaac Lays Bad & Family, Daeda & Jesse Lays Bad, Marietta Bianas & Family, Milton Bianas & Family, April Richards & Family, Lacey Richards & Family, Ginger Richards & Family, Blanche Richards & Family, Mark Richards, Florence Black Feather, Lonnie Hill & Family, Myron & Duane Ghost Dog & Family, Donald Yellow Horse & Family, Lana Yellow Horse & Family, Grandpa Tommy Ghost Dog, Cis Big Crow & Family, Wilbur Swift Hawk & Family, Tiara Scallion, Derek Cross Dog, Charlie Little, Whitney Akers, Jaylen Brewer, Esto Janis, Jey Phelps, Clara Cedar Face, Shaina Archambeau, Becky Condon, Jade Bettelyoun, Gracie Palmier, James Stone, Morgan Brewer, Unci Anne & Gaka Ernie Armstrong, Sherry High Hawk & Family, Francine High Hawk & Family, Jess Crow & Family, Rose Yellow Horse & Family, Brenda Mesteth & Family, Linda Bull Bear & Family, Joy Yellow Boy, Damian Richards, Travis & Tamera Richards, Ella Coleman & Family, 2011 Graduating Class of Pine Ridge High School, and All Friends & Relatives.

Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge is in charge of arrangements for Samantha Ghost Dog