2017-04-20 / The Holy Road

Delores Mary Sierra

Delores Mary Sierra was born on October 3, 1945 in Pine Ridge, SD to Harold and Cora (Spider) Sierra. Delores made her journey to the Spirit World on April 12, 2017 at the Hospice of the Hills in Rapid City, SD.

Delores is survived by her daughter, Bernice (Dennis Lone Elk) of Porcupine, SD; sister, Florence Sierra of Batesland, SD; brothers, Archie Sierra of Batesland, SD and Leo Swallow, Sr. of Colorado; grandchildren, Tristen Tail, Anthony Tail, Hailey Tail, and Braxton Spotted Bear; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Delores was preceded in death by her spouse, Donald Tail; mother, Cora Spider- Sierra; father, Harold Sierra; sisters, Ruby Sierra, Lois Sierra, and Cleo Sierra; and grandparents, Bennet Sierra and Mary Sierra-Yellow Boy.

Pallbearers will be Ranzle Lays Bad, Tristen Tail, Robert Sierra, Leo Swallow, Sr., Archie Sierra, Sr., Elton Tail, Brandon Sierra, and Robert “RJ” Williams.

A two night wake service was held for Delores starting at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Body of Christ Church in Porcupine, SD. Funeral services took place at 10:00 AM, Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the Body of Christ Church in Porcupine, SD with Ernest White Eagle officiating and traditional Lakota services conducted by David Swallow, Sr.,. Burial services concluded at the Swallow Family Cemetery, Porcupine, SD.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD.

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