Tanya Ghost Bear


Memorial services for 45-year old Tanya Ghost Bear are Tues, Jan 11, 2022 at 1:00 at the Makasan Presbyterian Church in Oglala, SD, with Byron Roach & Keith Rich officiating.

Burial is at the Youngman-Afraid of His Horse Family Cemetery in #4 Community, SD

A one-night service starts Monday, Jan 10, at 3:00 also at the Makasan Presbyterian Church in Oglala.

Tanya Renee Ghost Bear was born on August 22, 1976 in Pine Ridge, SD to Goldie Tobacco.  Tanya made her journey to the Spirit World on January 4, 2022 at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge, SD.

Tanya is survived by her children, Cole Fast Wolf; Wayslynn Ghost Bear, Raina Ghost Bear, Wayden Ghost Bear, and Waylen Ghost Bear all from #4 Community; mother, Goldie Tobacco of #4 Community; sister, Heather Protector of #4 Community; and brother, Jordan Tobacco of Rapid City, SD.

Tanya was preceded in death by her uncles, Abraham Tobacco and Ole Tobacco; grandmother, Iva Black Elk; father, Leonard Protector; and baby Ghost Bear.

Pallbearers will be Jordan Tobacco, Cole Fast Wolf, Riley Black Elk, Josiah Cottier, Donnie LeBeau, Evans Youngman, Wilmer Youngman, Jr., Preston Good Voice Flute, Harold Good Voice Flute, and Latrell Wounded.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bessie LeBeau & Family, Steph Pourier & Family, Connie Johnson & Family, Deb Mousseau & Family, Mary Belt & Family, Willie & Angie Richards & Family, Romain Tobacco & Family, Amanda & Michelle Carlow & Family, Travis Barden-Richards, Lacey Pourier & Family, Lisa Good Weasel & Family, Audrey Martinez & Family, Caine Ghost Bear & Family, Louise Pulliam & Family, Gwen Black Elk & Family, Angel Two Bulls & Family, Misty Chief Eagle & Family, Renee Black Elk & Family, Lillian Tobacco & Family, Eileen Wounded Shield & Family, Betty Whiskeychan & Family, Lyle Pilcher & Family, Gloria Tobacco & Family, Jeanette Spoonhunter, Alanna Holiday & Family, Koty LeBeaux & Shania Janis & Family, First Body of Christ Members, Dept. of Public Safety Record Department, Prairie Winds Casino, and all Friends & Relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD