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Lucy Brown Archambault
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Birth: Nov. 14, 1916
Corson County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Aug. 8, 2008
Walworth County
South Dakota, USA

Thirty-eight hours after Lucy Archambault's daughter, Sybil, died, Lucy, too, left for the Spirit World. Lucy, whose Lakota name was Ota Wicakunwin, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at the Golden LivingCenter in Mobridge, surrounded by her family. She was 91.

Lucy was born Nov. 14, 1916, to Lawrence and Elsie (Wears Horn) Brown in Bullhead and spent almost her entire life in and around Bullhead. She grew up along the Grand River and always had many stories to tell her family about the early days.

In 1935 she married Cyril Archambault in Black Horse. Except for living in Portland, Ore., during the war while Cyril worked building ships, they lived in Bullhead. Lucy dedicated her life to Cyril who went blind in 1947, and to her children and grandchildren. She took care of many young people including raising her dearly loved grandchildren.

"She was a beautiful Lakota woman," they said of her. "She was a very kind person, feeding anyone who came to her door even though she had very little. She was a true example of a kind and loving woman."

Lucy was a very active member in her church in Bullhead. She attended Mass and all church activities her entire life until she moved into the Golden LivingCenter in 2003 due to Alzheimer's. Before entering the center she had enjoyed trips to visit the Mother Cabrini monument in Denver, Colo., and made the long walk even in advancing age.

She was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Bullhead, and was also the last survivor of the young women who had unveiled the Doughboy in 1935 in Bullhead.

She leaves one daughter, Cheryl (Oscar) Dominguez of Denver; one son, Wyman (Charlotte) Archambault of Fort Yates, N.D.; grandchildren, Colleen Hairy Chin, Lincoln Hairy Chin, Joe Montana, Coleman Hairy Chin, Pauletta Archambault, Paul Archambault, Loren Archambault, Lawrence Archambault, Harold Takes The Gun, Lorna Archambault, Dennis Archambault, Christa Cutler, Oscar Dominguez, Julie Mjia, Angel Dominguez, Dame Dominguez, Rebecca Bearstail, Russell Archambault, Melissa Archambault and Cyril Archambault.

She also has 54 great grandchildren and 26 great great grandchildren; sisters, Theresa Williams of Bismarck, N.D., Gloria Brown Johnson of Seattle, Wash., and Margo Brown of Albuquerque, N.M.; and Hunka children, Lambert Martinez, Virgil Taken Alive, Jay Taken Alive and many others.

Lucy was preceded in death by her husband Cyril; daughters, Diane Hairy Chin and Sybil Archambault; a son, Cyril Jr. in infancy; grandson, Freeman Hairy Chin; parents, Elsie Wears Horn Brown and Lawrence Brown; sisters, Bernice Brown/DeRockbraine, Sophie Penny, Mary Ann Brown/Dobler and Beatrice Welsh; brothers, David Brown, Charlie Brown (the oldest), Ambrose Brown, Vincent Brown, Alonzo Brown, Hank Brown and Charlie Brown (the youngest).

Mass of Christian Burial for Lucy and her daughter Sybil was celebrated Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Bullhead Gym. Burial was at the St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.

Casketbearers were her grandsons, Lincoln Hairy Chin Jr., Joe Montana, Coleman Hairy Chin, Paul Archambault, Loren Archambault, Lawrence Archambault, Harold Takes The Gun, Dennis Archambault, Oscar Dominguez Jr., Angel Dominguez, Russell Archambault and Cyril Archambault. The staff of the Golden Living Center, the American Legion Auxiliary and all Lucy's other relatives and friends were honorary bearers.

Mobridge Tribune Wednesday, August 20, 2008 
Saint Aloysius Cemetery
Corson County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: In memory of Scott
Record added: Aug 27, 2008
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Blessings to u & may u Rest in Peace. aho..
- Robert C. Hill, Sr.
 Added: Aug. 27, 2008

- In memory of Scott
 Added: Aug. 27, 2008

- In memory of Scott
 Added: Aug. 27, 2008

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