November 29, 1960 – November 4, 2022
PINE RIDGE-Bryan Darnell Blue Bird, Jr. “Oyate Nawica Kicinzi” made his journey to the Spirit World on November 4, 2022 in Pine Ridge, SD. Bryan, Jr. was born on November 29, 1960 in Pine Ridge, SD to Bryan Belleron Blue Bird, Sr. and Theodora Jessie White Bear.
Bryan is survived by his earth parents, Richard & Ethleen Two Dogs of Porcupine, SD; daughters, Autumn Wiconi Blue Bird of Wounded Knee, SD, Brianne Darnell Blue Bird of Rapid City, SD, and Theodora Jessica Blue Bird of Wounded Knee, SD; hunka son, William Darnell Blue Bird of Rapid City, SD; siblings, Carol Madden of Pine Bluff, WY, Theresa Blue Bird of Rapid City, SD, Edna Giron of Denver, CO, Carla (Tom) Cheyenne of Wagner, SD, Ruth Cedar Face and Becki Cedar Face both of Porcupine, SD, Howard Blue Bird of Winner, SD, Ryan & Tommy Blue Bird of Pine Ridge, SD, Reg & Jim Cedar Face, and Danielle LeBeau all of Porcupine, SD, and Olivia Long Wolf of Vacaville, CA; and grandchildren, Kelis Blue Bird, Shanowa Cheyenne, Brian Cheyenne, King Brandon Blue Bird, Zayden Blue Bird, Alina Jealous of Him, and Trinity Blue Bird.
Bryan was preceded in death by his mother, Theodora Jessie Tail; father, Bryan Blue Bird, Sr.; sister, Brenda Blue Bird; grandparents, Asa Two Dogs, Sr., Edna Two Dogs, Robert Blue Bird, and Julia Hornbeck; aunts, Katherine Red Hail and Edna Apple; uncle, Asa Two Dogs, Sr.; nieces, Jacki Richard and Emily Blue Bird; brothers, Belleron Blue Bird, Sr., Lonnie Richard, John Wallowing Bull, and John Cross Dog, Sr.; special friend of 25 years, Patricia White Bear Claws; and grandson, Dominique Jealous of Him.
Pallbearers will be Asa Two Crow, Filemon Parra-Munoz, Sam Bear Killer, Donald Richards, Dakota Richard, Brennan Cheyenne, William Blue Bird, and Selam Behan.
Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas Brings & Family, Dorothy Tyon & Family, Joe Swift Bird & Family, Pete Swift Bird & Family, Carla Swift Bird-Pittman & Family, Rosie Beane & Family, Eileen Janis & Family, Bryan Brewer, Sr. & Family, Frank Star Comes Out & Family, Tony Zimiga & Family, Shawn Keith & Family, All OCHS Classmates and Thorpes, All Veterans, Tasunke Wakan Okolakiciye, Mila Yatan Pika Okolakiciye, and All Friends & Relatives.
Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 2:00 PM, Friday, November 11, 2022 at the Porcupine Presbyterian Church in Porcupine, SD.
Funeral Services: 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 12, 2022 at the Porcupine Presbyterian Church in Porcupine, SD
Officiating: Jeff Not Help Him
Traditional Lakota Services: Joe Swift Bird and Tom Cheyenne
Burial Services: Porcupine Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Porcupine, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD