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04/20/2019 - Geraldine Ann Gravatt

Funeral services for Geraldine Ann Gravatt “Waste Win” (Good Woman), age 48, will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the Crazy Horse School in Wanblee, SD with Father Ed Hunt, Lay Reader Johnny Wilson, and Lay Reader Rita Brown officiating. Traditional Lakota services will be provided by Richard Moves Camp.

Burial will be at Gethsemane Episcopal Cemetery in Wanblee, SD.

A one-night wake service will begin at 2:00 PM on Friday, April 19, 2019 at the Crazy Horse School in Wanblee, SD with evening services starting at 7:00 PM.

Geraldine was born on February 1, 1971 in Pine Ridge, SD to Eugene Swift Hawk Sr. and Roselind Poor Bear. She made her journey to the Spirit World on April 9, 2019 surrounded by her husband and children at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD.

During Geraldine’s younger years, she attended a variety of school in and around Wanblee, SD. Geraldine met her husband in Pierre, SD, and they were married in 1994. Together they shared three children, Ashton, August, and Evelyn. Family was everything to Geraldine; she was a loving and kind woman who was always willing to help anyone in need. In her spare time, she was either quilting or cooking for everyone. For many years, she was the head cook at the Moves Camp Sundance. She loved every holiday, decorated the house, made a big meal, and invited everyone over. Geraldine loved having kids around; it would make her day, and they did no wrong in her eyes. Her children were her greatest accomplishment; she was very proud of each of them, and they always came first.

Geraldine is survived by husband Lyle Gravatt; children Ashton, August, and Evelyn; hunka daughters Precious, Addison, and Benita; hunka son Nate Jensen; sisters Stephanie Waters, Julie Rosebud, and Emma Swift Hawk; hunka sisters Memorie White Mountain, Phyllis DeSersa, and Lucille Crane; brothers Eugene Swift Hawk Jr., Dennis Swift Hawk, and Cody Poor Bear; hunka brothers Carl Moran and Butch Standing Bear; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Geraldine was preceded in death by parents Roselind Poor Bear and Eugene Swift Hawk Sr.; infant child Baby Gravatt; sister Kayla Poor Bear; brothers Matthew Swift Hawk and Waylon “Jerry” Swift Hawk; grandparents Edith Cutt, Raymond Poor Bear, Florence Hawk Wing, and Stephen Swift Hawk; and hunka mother Pearl Dull Knife.

Pallbearers will be Opijata Chips, Peter Conquering Bear, Austin Rosebud, Carl Moran, Hoksila White Mountain, Darnell Martinez, Benjamin Long Wolf, and Ronald Dull Knife.

Honorary pallbearers will be Merna and Melda Terkeldson, Lori Smith, Paula Lanelle Plumman, Ione Plumman, Irene DuBray, Roberta Randall & Family, Matt & Nelly Two Bulls, Tanya Chipps, Dorothy Chipps, Lena Chipps, Tonette Dull Knife, Sophie Randall, Richard and Arvella Moves Camp & Family, Alice Milk, Faith Cross, Connie & Kurt Cross, Vivian Traversie, Michelle Lone Hill, Lynn Thunder Bull, Bud Weller, Irene DuBray & Family, Lenae Yellow Elk & Family, Leslie Ashley, Dorothy DeCory, Red Elk Family, Dull Knife Family, Gertie Yankton, Avera McKennan Hospital, Dougherty Hospice House, and all Friends, Relatives, and Sundancers.

Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD is in charge of arrangements for Geraldine Ann Gravatt “Waste Win” (Good Woman).

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