Sunday, June 16, 2019

Eagle Butte

Celestine “Sally” Demery

Funeral services for Celestine “Sally” Demery, 60, of Mobridge will be at 10 AM, MT, Saturday, January 12, 2019, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Eagle Butte. All night wake services will be at 7 PM on Friday at the church. Family and friends will meet at the four-mile junction at 6 PM to process to the church. Sally passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019 at the Mobridge Regional Hospital. Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge is in charge of arrangements.

“Don’t grieve for me for now I’m free. I’m following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard him call. I turned my back and left it all.”

Celestine (Sally) Demery is walking on the path laid before her by God. Her journey began April 17, 1958 at the Old Cheyenne River Agency Hospital. She was born to the loving arms of Gary and Mary Lou (Lafferty) Wager. She was the second of three children so Sally looked up to her big brother, Rome, and looked out for her little sister, Tracy. Often their adventures lead to them riding broncs, bulls, or whatever would become a bucking good time.

In the summer of 1975 on August 22nd, Sally married Robert W. (Bob) Demery of Eagle Butte in a simple ceremony in Pierre, SD. From their union came three daughters, Tiffany, Julia, Bobbi, and a son, Robert Michael.

Beyond being a loving wife and mother, Sally, was a successful Avon Representative. She had also worked at Dupree School as a teacher assistant, a position that allowed her the opportunity to attend all her children’s extracurricular activities. She was their loudest cheerleader and biggest fan.

A few of Sally’s most joyous moments in life came when she found out she was going to be a grandmother. First to Tracy Demery (Tiffany) followed shortly by Kevin Crespo (Bobbi), and finally Keegan Green (Tiffany). She loves her grandsons with all her heart and soul.

That heart, and a lot of patience, also welcomed all the pets her family “rescued” and brought home. Whether it was a dog, cat, spider, toad, snake, wild raccoon, or the occasional field mouse in Bob’s coverall pockets, it soon became part of her family too.

Sally Demery will be dearly missed by all, but her journey has taken her to a different trail to follow, and on Jan 3, 2019, she stepped to a path lit by heavens glorious rays.

Sally was preceded by her beloved mother, Mary Lou, as well as her maternal and paternal grandparents. They were there to greet her and guide her on the crossing to the Lords Holy Kingdom.

Sally is survived by her husband Bob, children Tiffany (Britt) Green, Julia Demery, Bobbi Demery, Robert M Demery, grandson’s Tracy, Kevin and Keegan. Her father Gary Wager of Dawson Creek, B.C. Canada, brother Rome (Nadell) Wager of Dulce, NM, sister Tracy (Ken) Wager-McLean of Dawson Creek, B.C. Canada, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and dear friends.

Never fear to cry because without tears you could not have a rainbow in your soul.