EAGLE BUTTE—Carolyn R Prince, 58, made her journey to the Spirit World Dec.15, 2015 at the Eagle Butte IHS Hospital.
Carol was born July 8, 1957 to Sylvester Yellow Horse and Eva Fielder. At the age of 2, she went to live with her grandparents, Joe and Myrtle Fiddler where she was raised with Joyce and Shirley as sisters. She loved growing up on the river, especially during the summer when all the cousins would come spend the summer, riding horseback, swimming, and exploring the country. She attended White Horse Day school, graduating 8th grade and going on to get her GED, which she was very proud of. Carol was a cowgirl, mechanic, musician and all around. There wasn’t anything that she wouldn’t take a crack at and fix. She could outwork most men. Carol was an avid horsewoman, who loved being horseback . Her talents were many and all self-taught. Her grandparents bought her a guitar and she taught herself to play. She wrote and sang her own songs. Carol loved games, whether it be Yahtzee, poker games, dice, or casino games, her favorite being the Buffalos.
Carol and her partner in crime, JoAnne White ventured to California where they lived with Aunt Lola and helped take care of her. Their adventures were many and we best not talk about them. The city life was not for Carol so she moved home to S.D. In 1978 she married Daniel Prince at her grandparents, horseback of course. In 1979 they welcomed a son, Jamie Hayes Prince. In 1981 Danny entered the armed forces and they moved to Ft Sill, Lawton, Okla. After discharge, Danny moved his family to Rapid City. After divorcing, Carol and Jamie moved back to White Horse, they lived there until her grandparents passed away and then moved to Eagle Butte where Carol resided until her passing.
She is survived by her son, Jamie H. Prince, Omaha, Neb., her sisters: Linda Foster, Rapid City, and Billie Rose Fielder, Minneapolis, Minn., her brother, William Fielder, LaPlante, Uncle Joey Fiddler, Aunt Lola Packard, lots of cousins and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
Preceding Carol are her parents Sylvester and Eva, grandparents Joe and Myrtle Fiddler, Uncles: Maynard, Leonard and Guy, Aunts: Loretta, Alta and Shirley.
Special Thanks to Rapid City Regional Cancer Care staff, Indian Health Service staff, Benita Clark, Jewell Bruner and CRST Support Services and lastly my Aunties, Joyce, Shirley and Barb who were there to the end.
An all-night wake was held at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Funeral services were held Dec. 21, at. St. John’s Episcopal Church. Burial at Emmanuel Episcopal Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.