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Elizabeth Young Bear ‘Tiopa Wakan Wi’



PORCUPINE — Elizabeth Young Bear “Tiopa Wakan Wi”, 79, made her journey to the Spirit World on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City.

Elizabeth Young Bear was born on March 7, 1938 in Porcupine to William Young Bear and Sophie (Smoke) Young Bear.

Elizabeth is survived by her son, Clyde Squirrel Coat of Porcupine; daughters, Jeanette Jealous of Him-Iron Boy, Charmaine Jealous of Him, and Darlene Jealous of Him all of Porcupine; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, William and Sophie (Smoke) Young Bear; sons, Robert Jealous of Him and William Eagle Bull; and brothers, Severt Young Bear Sr., Ernest Young Bear, and Clyde Young Bear.

A two night wake service started on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Elderly Meals Building in Porcupine. Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Elderly Meals Building, with Rev. Rhoda Mesteth officiating. Traditional Lakota services were held with Mr. Steve Horse Looking. Burial was at the St. Julia’s Episcopal Cemetery in Porcupine.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.



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