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 Lila Lee <I>Red Bear</I> Hale

Lila Lee Red Bear Hale

Birth
Bullhead, Corson County, South Dakota, USA
Death 6 Mar 2011 (aged 82)
Dupree, Ziebach County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Dupree, Ziebach County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 67317515 · View Source
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Lila Lee (Red Bear) Hale, age 82, years old was surrounded by many family members when she died at her home on Sunday, March 6, 2011.
She was born November 26, 1928, at Bullhead, SD, to Henry and Louise (Clown) Red Bear. Growing up out in the country Lila had loved and rode horses. Many of her stories she shared about growing up always described the hard times however these helped build the strong characteristics she displayed in her life.
Lila married Roy Hale, Sr. on June 25,1954. They resided in Thunder Butte and moved to Dupree where Lila was employed over the many years in different jobs. She worked as a School Coordinator for Dupree School, Homemakers Aide, Manor Aide, and a CHR Aide. Over the years of employment she had accumulated many certificates from trainings such as Biology and Health in Aging, Nutrition Awareness, Lakota Tuberculosis and Health, Home Safety, Food Handler, and Emergency Medical Technician Course. In those years of employment she also found time to volunteer at the Head Start. Lila was a very devoted member of the Episcopal Mission Church. She enjoyed getting involved with the women's group always planning and organizing for fundraisers, programs, dinners, lunch sales, annual bazaars, and assisting where ever she can.
Lila had many attributes but none will exceed the wonderful, compassionate, generous, humorous, and loving mother she was to her family. Surviving children are Albert (Wilma) Yardley, Willard Yardley (Lil), Leon (Purr) Hale, Pam Hale, Hazel (Randy) Hahne, Karen (Chug) Garreau, David (Rhonda) Hale, Roy Hale, Jr, Mary (Travis) Little Star, and 31 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, plus three on the way, and one great-great-grandchild. Siblings Roseann (Mike) Mitchell, Loretta Runs After, Kevin Red Bear, and William Red Bear.
She was preceded in death by her spouse, Roy Hale, Sr.; children Denise Flying Horse and Alan Hale; and her grandsons Terry Curley and Colton Mike.
Funeral Service were held March 8, 2011, and services were held at the United Church of Christ in Dupree, SD. Officiating Clergy were Pastor Chug Garreau, son-in-law, Pastor Randy Hahne, Sr., son-in-law, and Pastor Randy Hahne, Jr., grandson.
Special Music "Take my hand precious Lord" by Karen Garreau, daughter.
Casket bearers were grandsons Michael Yardley, Rusty Hale, Verdell Horse Looking, Jr., Randy Hahne, Jr., Jacob Garreau, and Beau Garreau.
Honorary Bearers were all her friends, family, and relatives.
Special song was before the Last Teardrop Falls by Freddy Fender
Burial services followed at the Dupree Cemetery located in Dupree. Arrangements by Luce Funeral Chapel, Eagle Butte.


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  • Created by: Frankie
  • Added: 23 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67317515
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lila Lee Red Bear Hale (26 Nov 1928–6 Mar 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67317515, citing Dupree Cemetery, Dupree, Ziebach County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Frankie (contributor 47186687) .