George Kills Pretty Enemy

Fort Yates, Sioux County, North Dakota, USA
Death 8 Mar 2006 (aged 54)
Mobridge, Walworth County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Bullhead, Corson County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 15194376 · View Source
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Life wasn't kind to George Kills Pretty Enemy (Pte San Hoksila). From the age of 2, he was in foster care until adopted by Hugh and Mary Motor in Pierre. He was about 14 years of age when he moved to Rapid City and worked at Sioux Pottery in the late 1970s. He then worked as a dishwasher for 17 years at Mr. Steak until it closed in 1996.

George was handicapped and as he grew older his handicap kept him from riding his bike to work and around the Rapid City area. It also cut down his visiting, traveling, socializing with those he knew well and especially the work he enjoyed.

In 1996 George entered the Black Hills Workshop as a client and continued to work in production and electronics.

Despite his handicap and limitations, George was known as a very pleasant person who would never intentionally hurt another soul.

"He was well loved and liked by all who knew him well," his relatives said.

His health continued to decline and he entered Beverly Health Care in Rapid City in early 2000, then transferred to Beverly Healthcare Center in Mobridge on Dec. 13, 2004.

"He was a nice fellow, very quiet," the staff said. Bedridden most of the time, he would sometimes sit quietly outside when the weather allowed.

George died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, at the Beverly Healthcare Center at the age of 55.

He was born in Fort Yates, N.D., on April 22, 1951, to Ambrose Kills Pretty Enemy Sr. and Marge Bow of Little Eagle.

His niece Mary Kills Pretty Enemy, great-nephew Noah Kills Pretty Enemy and nephew Leon Smith gave George much support for several years until his death. Also sharing his life were his niece and family, Clarice and Brian LeBrun Sr. and two sons, Ben and Brian, of Chamberlain, who enjoyed having George visit and play with the boys. He is also survived by a sister, Charlene Whipple of Minneapolis, Minn. and other nephews, nieces and cousins.

George was preceded in death by his parents, Ambrose Kills Pretty Enemy and Marge Bow; his adoptive parents, Hugh and Mary Motor; brother, Ambrose Kills Pretty Enemy Jr.; and sister, Barbara Richards.

The funeral for George was Saturday, Aug. 12, at Oster Funeral Home in Mobridge. Father Jim Hoerter officiated. Brian LeBrun Sr. and Gilbert Kills Pretty Enemy Jr. provided special music.

Casket bearers were Ben G. LeBrun, Brian LeBrun Jr., Noah Kills Pretty Enemy, Shorty Kills Pretty Enemy, Waylon Little Eagle, Charles Kills Pretty Enemy and Tim Steele. Honorary bearers were all George's friends and family.

Burial was at noon Saturday in the Episcopal Cemetery in Bullhead under the direction of Oster Funeral Home of Mobridge. Following the burial, a meal was served at the rural residence of Mary Kills Pretty Enemy.

A rosary service was held at Oster Funeral Home on Friday.

Mobridge Tribune August 16, 2006

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