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Isaac Lee Lays Bad, 60Free Access

Isaac Lee Lays Bad, 60 December 3, 1963 ~ December 26, 2023

EVERGREEN, SD – Isaac Lee Lays Bad made his journey to the Spirit World on December 26, 2023 at his home in Evergreen, SD. Isaac was a beloved father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend. He was born on December 3, 1963 in Pine Ridge, SD to Abraham Running Shield and Pauline (Spider) Lays Bad.

Isaac had many talents, occupations and interests throughout his life. He graduated the 8th grade from Porcupine School and went on to graduate high school from Pine Ridge in 1982. Afterwards, he attended job corps in Salt Lake City, Utah. He then returned to Porcupine to take courses at the Oglala Lakota College. At this time, he played basketball for the OLC Bravehearts.

His occupations included working at the Housing Authority for several years, a mentor for the OST Education Department, Elderly Meals van driver, and Security at the Porcupine CAP Office. He was a janitor at Porcupine and Rockyford Schools. When starting his job with the housing authority in the early 90’s, he met his spouse, Gloria Red Eagle. From this union, they have five children and raised them all in Evergreen housing. He was a great provider and supported his children through everything.


Isaac was also a great athlete who instilled these talents into his children. His two favorite sports were baseball and basketball. He was a member of the baseball team, Pahin Sinte Redmen. His favorite teams were the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Lakers, and the Denver Broncos throughout his life.

Isaac was also known for his artistic abilities. He made school logo signs and won several contests with his artwork. He was also a fluent Lakota speaker who won several Lakota Language speech contests.


Isaac was known to be very helpful, such as being a handyman, and willing to help his family, and friends in any way possible. He always had a smile on his face when he was able to help someone. He was humorous and outgoing which made him approachable and a great friend. He had a love and passion for music. He especially loved the 70’s, 80’s, country, and rock music, but he disliked rap. His love for music is still shown today by his children. Isaac had many great qualities and attributes. He will be greatly missed by his children, family, and friends.

Isaac is survived by his daughters, Justina Lays Bad, and Chanda (Tyrell) Andrews; sons, Bradley Lays Bad, Ryan (Phoenix) Lays Bad, and Jeremy Lays Bad; spouse, Gloria Red Eagle; grandchildren, Chaylee Blacksmith, Keira Lays Bad, Kalissa Lays Bad and Andre Andrews; and numerous nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.

Isaac was preceded in death by his parents, Abraham Running Shield and Pauline (Spider) Lays Bad; sister, Olivia Lays Bad; brothers, Eddie Lays Bad and Orville Running Shield; Hunka parents, William & Geneva Richards; and grandmother, Jessie Spider.

Pallbearers will be Andre Mills, Adrian Yellow Boy, Donnie Mesteth, Sr., Preston Tuttle, Tyler Lone Elk, Jessy Lays Bad, Mark Richards, Sam Jr. White Face, DJ Pourier, and Travis Richards.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lynda Red Eagle & Jay Marshall & Family, Wanda, Janice, Blanch, Faith, Travis, Damien, and Mark Richards & Family, Norma Bianas & Family, Daeda & Jessy Lays Bad, Mary Jane Running Shield & Family, Verola, Beulah, Vina and Emerson Spider, Jr. & Families, Adrian & Eldean Yellow Boy, Sylvia Yellow Boy, David & Ella Randy, Gary, Dale and Mariam Lays Bad & Families, Archie Sierra & Family, Don Mesteth, Sr., Joyce Ann Casillas & Family, Olivia Lorentz & Family, David Sam, Sr. & Family, Andre Mills & Family, Phillip, Lucille, and Alva Good Crow & Family, Ryan Blacksmith, Melanie & Ginger White Face, Patricia Fast Horse, Linette Clifford, Connie White Crane & Family, Ron Richards & Family, Linda Lays Bad, Tail Family, Mesteth Family, White Face Family, Oglala Sioux Housing Authority Staff, Porcupine Day School Staff, Rockyford School Staff, Pahin Sinte Redmen Baseball Team, Porcupine District & Elderly Meals Program, OCS Class of 1982, and All Friends & Relatives.

 One night wake service started  at 1:00 PM, Friday, January 5, 2024 at the Evergreen Community Building in Evergreen, SD

Funeral Services were held 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 6, 2024 at the Evergreen Community Building in Evergreen, SD

Joyce Tibbitts officiated.

Traditional Lakota Services with Sam White Face, Sr. and Emerson Spider, Jr.

Burial Services were held at the Native American Church Cemetery, Porcupine, SD.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD

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