ALLEN – Tyler Shane DuBray, 26, made his journey to the Spirit World on Saturday, August 26, 2017.
Tyler Shane DuBray “Wakinyan Hohpeca” (Handsome Lightning) was born on December 31, 1990 in Pine Ridge, SD to Tom DuBray & Jennifer Crazy Bear at the old Pine Ridge Hospital.
Tyler lived in Allen all his life, he was very proud that he came from the North Corn Creek Buffalo Corrals.
He was a student at American Horse School and graduated middle school from Little Wound School. He attended and graduated from Little Wound High School in 2011. Tyler was a current student at Pass Creek College Center. Tyler was known by many names by many different people as well as his own names he created. Tyler had many, many special family members who raised him from a baby and throughout his life. Tyler’s joy in life was playing hand games, singing, beading, dancing Fancy bustle, practicing his beautiful Lakota language and spirituality. His love of coffee, beadwork, powwows and hand game tournaments will be remembered by many. Tyler was very loved by the Oyate and he loved the Oyate very much just as they loved him.
Survivors include his parents, Thomas DuBray & Jennifer Crazy Bear of Allen. Brothers, Eternity & Rocky DuBray, Allen. Hunka Parents, Ted & Alice Phelps, Thunder Valley; Special Nephew & nieces, Memphis, Tiarra & Paris DuBray, Calico; Aunts: Isabelle (Garland) Gaddie, Felice & Carmel DuBray all of Allen. Sally (Aaron) DeSersa of Manderson, Pam (Jim) Attack Him, Allen; Uncles: Steven Sr., (Lolita) DuBray, Luke & Gary DuBray, Allen; Andy (Rose) Johnson of Pine Ridge; Fred Byerley, Porcupine; Douglas Johnson Jr., Chicago, Ill.; Grandmothers: Marcella Iron Cloud-DuBray, Kyle & Eugina Arguello DuBray, Denver, Colo. Cousins: Waylon (Helen) Gaddie, Mahpiya Not Afraid, Julius Not Afraid, Santee (Dottie) Witt, Bobby DuBray, April DuBray, Autumn DuBray, Marriah Not Afraid, Chance DuBray, Tamarra (Jason) DuBray, Adam DuBray, Aaron DuBray, Steven (Alyssa) DuBray, Jr., Lily Vaughn DuBray, John “Keya” (Marriah) Attack Him, Cordell Attack Him & Chant Cross, Annie Pilcher, Heather Pourier, Jessie & Jennifer Byerley, Kimberly Janis, Garrett Rain Grey, Amber, Shelby, Sasha, Sunni Rae & Andrew Johnson Jr.
Tyler was preceded in death by his grandparents, James & Florine DuBray, Inez Crazy Bear-Johnson, Amelia Comes Last, Winnie & Albert Crazy Bear, Arlene Hepner, Grace Jump, Raymond Yellow Thunder, and Russell Yellow Thunder; his special Sunka’s Precious “P.Jones”& Melissa.
A two night wake service started on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the Steven (Lolita) DuBray residence, north of Allen and the second night at the American Horse School in Allen. Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at the American Horse School in Allen. Traditional Lakota services were held with Mr. Steven DuBray, Sr., Mr. Steven DuBray, Jr., Mr. Santee Witt and Mr. John “Keya” Attack Him. Burial service was held at the Inestimable Gift Cemetery in Allen.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.