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Kole Thomas Backward



PINE RIDGE – Kole Thomas Backward made his journey to the Spirit World on Friday, May 26, 2017, at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City. Kole was born on May 25, 2017 to Andrew Backward and Mandi Blue Legs in Pine Ridge.

Kole is survived by his parents, Andrew Backward and Mandi Blue Legs both of Pine Ridge; brother, Lucas Ghost Bear of Pine Ridge; sisters, Cecelia Backward and Lareese Blue Legs both of Pine Ridge; grandparents, Cecelia Lamont, Austin Backward III, and Rayette Black Elk all of Pine Ridge; great grandmother, Ethel Backward of Pine Ridge; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Kole was preceded in death by his grandfather, Lyle Blue Legs Sr.; great grandparents, Wallace and Melissa Blue Legs, and Austin Backward Sr.; sibling, Baby Blue Legs; and cousins, Vincent Lakota Blue Legs and Wicahpi White Hawk.

Funeral services were held June 2, 2017 at Joyner Hall in Pine Ridge with Rev. Ben Tyon officiating. Burial services were at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Cemetery in Slim Buttes.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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