WANBLEE – Eleanor Many Charging Crow “Oye Maza Winyan”, 87, made her journey to the Spirit World on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City.
Eleanor Mary Charging Crow as born in Hisle on June 7, 1931 to Joseph Comes Out Holy-Two Sticks and Theresa (Hawkins) Comes Out Holy Two Sticks.
Eleanor married James Charging Crow on August 12, 1952. Eleanor serviced on many board for the Oglala Sioux Tribe including the Credit Board, Personnel Board, O.S.L.H. Board, Public Safety Commission Board, Oglala Lakota College Board of Trustees, Health Board, Enrollment Board, Crazy Horse School Board, OSC Local Board, and the Local Health Board. Eleanor was very proud to be part of the Episcopal Church Women’s Group and being a foster parent for many children. Eleanor serviced on the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council from 1980 to 1984 and was an EMT from 1966 to 2018. She also worked at Headstart as an aide and cook, was part of the empowerment zone, and was a public notary.
Eleanor is survived by her children, Leo (Sandy) Bald Eagle, Rachel (Ray) Casuse, Theresa (Jerome) High Horse, Delbert (Barb) Charging Crow, James Lynn Charging Crow, Marilyn (Neil) Charging Crow, Lynette (Terry) Little Whiteman, and Joshua Charging Crow; her grandchildren that she raised, Denise Standing Bear, David Wilcox, Monica Fast Horse, Lisa Fast Horse, and Joey Comes; brother, Joseph Comes; hunka sisters, Julia Wilcox, Hanna Amiotte, Rhonda Two Eagle, Cindy Jones Lynn Gallego, Sandra Old Horse, Mary Felicia, Irma Maldonado, Melissa Tobacco, and Donna Solomon; her extended hunka family, Melvin Young Bear, Ron Duke, Elroy Cross, Mike Ballenger, Adrian Fazio, Anthony Wounded head, Joshua Williams, Chris Burton, Jay Youngman, and John White Eyes, Kimberly Lee, Melody Barrow, Allen Arkima, Kate De- Noma, Mary, Tommi Young Bull Bear, Dodi Miller, Stephanie Swift Hawk, Tanya Dull Knife, Angie Between Lodges, Marty Stands, Becky Lewis, Annette Stands, John Yellow Bird Steele, Garfield Steele, Carlin Red Blanket, Algin Red Blanket, Rich Red Blanket, Sylvester Two Bulls, and Kelly Standing Elk.
Eleanor is preceded in death by her husband, James Charging Crow; parents, Joseph Comes Out Holy Two Sticks and Theresa (Hawkins) Comes Out Holy Two Sticks; children, Geraldine “Goldie” Charging Crow, Taylor Bald Eagle, Darlene Charging Crow, Floyd Charging Crow, and Eva Charging Crow; siblings, Joseph Dean Comes, Pete Two Sticks, Clarence Comes, and Gladys Cottier; grandchildren, Amanda Charging Crow, Tonya Fast Horse, Mark Andrew Pebeahsy, and Tamera Uses Arrow; great grandchildren, Tawni Wilcox, Ashton Standing Bear, Micah & Jaceya Cummings, Ella Lorraine Charging Crow, Matthew John Standing Bear, Sutton Wilcox, Zion Charging Crow, and Riley Rae Eisenbraun; hunka family, Abraham Tobacco, Gerald “Jump” Big Crow, and Elton White.
A two night wake service started on Saturday, January 5, 2018 at the Crazy Horse School in Wanblee. Funeral services were held on Monday, January 7, 2018 at the Crazy Horse School in Wanblee, with Father Ron Seminara, S.J. officiating. Traditional Lakota services were held with Mr. Naa Charging Crow, and Mr. Dallas Nelson. Burial was at the Gethsemane Episcopal Cemetery in Wanblee.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.
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