Funeral services for 33-year old Stacey Edgewater areSat, Dec 18, 2021 at 11:00 at On Common Ground, 610 St. Francis St in Rapid City, SD, with Lay Minister Anthony Wounded Head Sr officiating
Burial is at St Alban’s Episcopal Cemetery in Porcupine, SD.
A one-night wake service starts Friday, Dec 17, 2021 at 4:00, also at On Common Ground
Stacey Lynn Edgewater “Wicaglata Win” was born on December 30, 1987 in Chinle, AZ to Gary Edgewater and Glenda Hunts Horses. She was also raised by her step-father, Conrad Little Bear, since she was 10 years old. Stacey made her journey to the Spirit World on December 8, 2021 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD.
As Stacey grew up, she lived with her late grandmother, Violet Young Bear in Porcupine, SD. She attended Batesland School and later moved to Rapid City to continue her education at Knollwood School. She ended her education at Central High School and received her GED at the Sitting Bull College, where she later pursued her business degree.
While a collegiate student, she worked at Prairie Knights as a cage cashier. She then moved back to Rapid City and continued her casino career as a manager. During that time, she met her husband, Elston Yellow Earrings and together, they had a son, Jerome.
Other conquests had her traveling as a smart salesperson and seeing different parts of the U.S. She also kept up with her traditional roots by dancing Traditional.
Her talent also allowed her to learn a new dancing style, which was Jingle. She was self-taught in flute playing, which was on full display at wakes and funerals.
As a Wicaglata singer, this powerful gift was encouraged by the late Nellie and Cheryl Two Bulls. Her late great-grandpa, Henry Young Bear, was a Porcupine singer as well.
Her name, “Wicaglata Win,” or Singing by the Drum Woman,” displayed her passion. This Lakota name came about when her Hunka Mom, Meredith Blue Legs, proudly seen this groomed ability emerge by way of past influencers.
Stacey lived life to the fullest and made numerous friendships throughout her life. Her witty comebacks and an affectious laugh to boot, brought on everlasting memories of who she was. She will forever be missed by all who knew her.
Stacey is survived by her children, Tristenna U. James, Jerome G. Yellow Earring, and Turquoise E. Edgewater; parents, Glenda Hunts Horses and Gary Edgewater; siblings, Venus Little Bear, April Edgewater and Edgewater Sisters of Arizona; cousin-sister, Teri Hunts Horses; Hunka brothers, Stacey Blue Legs and Baby E; Hunka sisters, Elizabeth B., Dawn Blue Legs and Brook Wiley; aunt, Adrerianna (Mouse) Young Bear; uncles, Gilbert Hunts Horses & family and Will “Merdy” Young Bear; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many relatives from the father’s side of the family in Arizona.
Stacey was preceded in death by her grandparents, Violet Young Bear, Eugene Hunts Horses, Sr., Clementine Peone-Young Bear, George, Bill, Lawrence, Sr., Garfield, and Severt, Sr. Young Bear, and Jerry Descheenice; great-grandparents, Henry & Helen Young Bear, and Vincent Hunts Horses & Edith Buckman; great-great grandparents, Frank & Maggie B. Begay; aunts, Leslie Young Bear, and Janet Young Bear; and uncles, Martin “Tuffy” Young Bear, and Marty Hunts Horses.
Pallbearers will be Gilbert Hunts Horses, Eldridge Grinnell, Jr., Troy Hunts Horses, Mark Black Calf, Jerett Left Hand, John Black Calf, Leonard Little White Man, and Dewayne Eagletail.
Honorary pallbearers will be Yellow Earring family, Young Bear family, Left Hand family, Conroy family, Blue Legs family, Horse Looking family, Martin family, Two Crow family, Tail family, Red Elk family, Hunts Horses family, Horse family, Felicia family, Thunder Hawk family, DuBray family, Steve McClune, Mike Little Bear, Leonard & Liza Lawrence, Morris, Melissa, Julian, & Sonya Hiatt, Henry, Adrienne, Anysa & Joe Peone & family, Robert & Angel Peone-Garcia & family, Begay family of Arizona, John family of Arizona, Bedoni family, Albert Begay, Kathleen Benally & family, Lorraine Begay & family, Hiatt & Family, Sandy Hatchett & family, ICU& NICU Unit of Monument Health Hospital, All Chief riders of Standing Rock, All Bigfoot riders, and All Friends & Relatives.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD