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Megan High Bear



EAGLE BUTTE – Megan High Bear, 23, made her journey to the Spirit World on Jan. 2, near On The Tree.

Funeral services were held Jan.11, at the Old Agency Building, Eagle Butte, with Sister Addie Morris presiding. Burial followed in the Eagle Butte Cemetery. A wake service was held Jan.10, at the hall.

Megan Elizabeth High Bear was born on June 9th 1993 in Pierre. Megan was the third of eight children born to Delvin High Bear (Eagle Butte) and Lori Howe (Pierre). Her siblings included: Andrea High Bear, Ronni High Bear, Bailey High Bear, Delmarie High Bear, DJ High Bear, Gabriel High Bear and the youngest Maya High Bear.

Megan was raised in Pierre but liked spending her summers with her grandmother Clara LeBeau in Eagle Butte. When Megan became a teenager, she realized she wanted to be with her grandmother more often so as a sophomore in high school she moved to Eagle Butte to attend Cheyenne River High School until she graduated in May 2011.

Megan was a very social person and loved experiencing new things in life. She decided to enlist in the U.S Marines Corps, eventually graduating from basic training at Parris Island, SC in mid-2012. Megan really enjoyed the traveling and learning of different cultures. This opportunity showed her the positive in life and taught her to see the good in everyone.

Eventually, Megan was separated from the military lifestyle and returned home to Eagle Butte. This is where she decided to take a little break to enjoy her friends and family. Megan was always laughing and was known to help others when needed, no matter the situation or circumstances. If she had the means to do it, she did. She made sure to put a smile on your face with her modest and witty personality before she left your presence.

After a while, Megan decided her little break needed to come to an end and that she needed more in life, she needed to find that special someone. So, in the beginning of 2016 she finally found the man that made her feel happy and complete. Megan and Tom T. Traversie (Eagle Butte) fell in love and became engaged in July of 2016. They planned to be married in the summer of 2017. Megan and Tom T. adored and doted on all her nieces and nephews and loved them with all their hearts. They dreamed of having a baby of their own in the future. T would say, a baby girl that looked just like Megan and they would name her Tommi.

Megan is survived by her parents, Delvin and Lori High Bear; her siblings: Andrea (High Bear) Circle Bear, Ronni High Bear, Bailey High Bear, Delmarie High Bear, DJ High Bear, Gabriel High Bear and Baby sister, Maya High Bear; paternal grandmother, Clara LeBeau; Aunites: Rhea LeBeau, Rhonda (Carl) Dupree, all of Eagle Butte, Michele Howe of Pierre, and Denise Howe of Albuquerque, N.M.; uncles: Earle Howe, Sr. of Fort Pierre and Craig Carson, Sr. of Redwood Valley, Calif.; one niece, Maleyah Justyce Circle Bear; three nephews: John Curtis Ray High Bear, Grant Vernon Martin III and Alrick Leon Circle Bear, Jr. “June Bug”, all of Eagle Butte: and extended uncles, aunts, cousins.

Megan was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Ronald High Bear; maternal grandparents: Reynold and Sharon Howe; uncle, Darren G “Uncle Bubba” Howe; cousin, Craig Kelly Carson; and baby nephew, Eli Cook.

My sweet baby girl, your mama and daddy are going to miss you so much. Rest easy in paradise. Save a spot for me and daddy. Go fly with the Angels.

Luce Funeral Chapel of Eagle Butte has been entrusted with Megan’s arrangements. (

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