Funeral for Pierette Rave age 43 of Eagle Butte, SD was at 10:00 a.m., MT at the Old Agency Building in Eagle Butte, SD on Saturday, November 26, 2016. Traditional services were led by Albino Garcia Jr. and Dana Dupris. Burial was in the UCC Cemetery in Green Grass, SD under the direction of Oster Funeral Home of Mobridge, SD and a meal followed at the Old Agency Building. Family and friends will gather at the 4 mile junction at 3:00 p.m., MT on Friday to follow in procession with an all night wake service starting at 7:00 p.m., MT at the Old Agency Building. Pierette Rave passed away on November 16, 2016 in Rapid City, SD.
Pierette was born to Austin Rave & Theda LeBeau on November 23, 1972 in Anchorage, Alaska. She attended her childhood and high school education in Bismarck/Mandan, North Dakota and received her GED. Pierette began her love for dancing at the tender age of four years old, and it proved to be a great part of her lifestyle – to be within the circle. She danced fancy shawl and jingle dress, loved traveling and going to pow-wows near and far. She attended SIPI in Albuquerque, New Mexico and graduated from Oglala Lakota College, Kyle, South Dakota with an Associate of Arts film degree.
Pierette’s free spirt, lead her to many different places. She lived in Anchorage, Alaska; Pierre and Rapid City, South Dakota, Mandan and Bismarck, North Dakota; Albuquerque and Sante Fe, New Mexico; and Cortez, Colorado.
Pierette’s tireless loving nature for family, relative and friends walked with her beautifully. She was a skillful seamstress, sewing Pendleton jackets and star quilts. Her talent allowed creations of exquisite designs to beadwork and pow-wow regalia. To her credits in life she added being an actress in the movie, “Crazy Horse” and a model. She loved to be surrounded by family and friends; cooking, visiting, laughing and making memories (always coffee in hand and pow-wow music playing nearby).
Pierette’s vast array of credentials include being a Lakota language instructor at OLC/Rapid City; HeSapa Powwow Committee; HeSapa Fashion Show Coordination; Lakota Nation Invitational Board Sponsor Seeker; CRST Powwow Committee. Most importantly she was a long time Sun Dancer, following the Lakota way of life, and a Big Foot Rider.
Pierette’s qualities were warm, gentle and generous. She was humble, kind, loving, always willing to help – a good relative.
She is survived by her children: Cory (Jordana) Rave, Kilby Reynolds, Wakinyan-Hehanni Win (Shilo) Rave, Matthew (Melissa) Sheppard, Zitkalatowinyan Kreger, Spirit LeClaire; Mother – Theda Lebeau; Sisters – Kimberly Rave, Shandelle LeBeau, Autumn Drags Wolf (Jordan); Brother – Marshall Rave. Special Nephew, Hoss; Special Nieces, Jacque (Jacob), Erin, Shalon, Persais. Grandchildren – Percy, Kalifornia, Cody and Jayce.
Preceded in death by her Father – Austin Rave; Paternal – Grandmother Helene D. Rave, Aunts Merle Rave, Marie Fifi Clausen; Maternal – Grandfather Theodore LeBeau, Grandmother Zelma LeBeau, Uncles Stevie, Harvey, Arlen, Gerald, and Victor LeBeau.
Casketbeareres will be James Kreger, Hoss Rave, Dylan Iron Shirt, Arlen LeBeau, Marshall Rave, Misun Bowker, Sid Bad Moccasin, Matthew Vogel, Ted Miner, Jr., and Roman Straighthead.
Drum Group will be Lakota Tribe.