Valen Iron Rope


Funeral services for 31-year old Valen Iron Rope are Monday, Dec 20, 2021 at 1:00 at the Eagle Nest CAP Office in Wanblee, SD, with Lay Minister Rita Brown officiating

Burial is at the Gethsemane Episcopal Cemetery in Wanblee.

A two-night wake service starts at Sat, Dec 18, at 3:00 also at the Eagle Nest CAP Office in Wanblee

Valen Lynn Iron Rope was born on June 28, 1990 in Pine Ridge, SD to Paul John Iron Rope, Sr. and Maxine Spotted Elk. Valen made her journey to the Spirit World on December 7, 2021 in Casper, WY.

Valen is survived by her children, John Rio Iron Rope, Blaze Iron Rope, Maxine Spotted Elk, and Lyndon Iron Rope; boyfriend, Sylvester Saunders Jr. of Casper WY; sisters, Mary (Ayala) Iron Rope of TX, Suzie (Sadek) Iron Rope of Kansas City, MO, Kathy (Uncle Kloc) Iron Rope, Joanette Iron Rope, Susie Iron Rope, Dina Iron Rope & Audrey (Chuck WH) Iron Rope of Wanblee, SD; brothers, Trudell Iron Rope, Rydell Iron Rope, Calvin Iron Rope of Rapid City, SD, and John Paul (Angie WH) Iron Rope of Wanblee, SD; nieces, Serena Spotted Elk of Sioux Falls, SD, Justyne Little Thunder, Alicia Spotted Elk, Jakayla Spotted Elk, LaReese “SISTER” Spotted Elk, Evette Iron Rope, Jacina Iron Rope, Nikomos “Lema” Iron Rope, & Mischa Marshall, All of Wanblee, SD, Syiitiviea ‘Kloud’ Iron Rope, Stormi Iron Rope, Cass Iron Rope of Rapid City, SD, Taia Velasco, Tailee Zermeno, Taicee Zermeno of Kansas City; nephews, Santos Iron Rope of Marty, SD, Jeremiah Iron Rope of MN, Sydney Iron Rope of Rapid City, SD, Justin (Honey) Little Thunder, Jr. (Cinny BN) of Rapid City, SD, Richard “Rico” Ashley, Jr., Savin Iron Rope, Damius ‘Mesun’ Spotted Elk of Wanblee, SD, Noah Iron Rope of Rapid City, SD, Ian Iron Rope, Kyle Iron Rope, Brandon Iron Rope of TX, Hector Velasco, and Jose Velasco of Kansas City; and grandchildren, Emmanuel T.H, Mariyah T.H, Ezekiel T.H, Dina T.H, Genesis T.H of MN, Lyric Iron Rope of Marty, SD, Kae’Lani Iron Rope of Rapid City, SD, Harlan Standing Soldier, HarLee Standing Soldier, Harvey Standing Soldier, ShaRonna Standing Soldier, Derrick Standing Soldier, Jr. of Sioux Falls, SD, Dace Pumpkin Seed, Jr. of Wanblee, SD, and Baby Armondo Heath of Rapid City, SD.

Valen was preceded in death by her parents, Maxine Spotted Elk and John Paul Iron Rope Sr.; sister, Dina Iron Rope; cousin, Martha Spotted Elk; and grandparents, Martha Cut, John Iron Rope, Homer Red Eyes, and Susie Horn Chips.

Pallbearers will be Derrick Standing Soldier Sr., Mandy Long Wolf, Tammy Yellow Cloud, Sonja Jack, SunRose Quiver, Sara Lance, Tasha Janel W., Dawn Bettelyoun, Connie Conquering Bear, Waluta Milk, Jolene White Feather, and Cody Poor Bear.

Honorary pallbearers will be all friends & relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD