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Phyllis Joanne Braveheart

January 12, 1941 - June 12, 2018
Member of the Ogala-Sioux Nation

Born in Nebraska on January 12, 1941, Phyllis Joanne Braveheart crossed the water to the other side of life in a good way, on June 12, 2018, due to natural causes at her residence in the Bailey-Boushay House, Seattle, Washington. At the moment of her passing she was in the arms of Wilma Gloria; the beloved woman of her son Malcolm SpottedCalf.

She leaves on this side of life - 

Her children:
Christopher Dean Spotted Calf
Winona Spotted Calf
Kimberly Spotted Calf
Lynn Krause Spotted Calf 
Jonas Leon Spotted Calf
Malcolm Victor Spotted Calf
Orlo Vincent Spotted Calf

Her Grandchildren:
Corbin Knight (Spotted Calf)
Joseph Spotted Calf
Vince Spotted Calf
Matthew Spotted Calf
Kristen Spotted Calf
Casey Spotted Calf
…and many great-grandchildren.

Phyllis was a loving mother. She was also called “mother” because of her loving heart for the People. When times were tough, she was the one you could go to for help and talk it out.  Nature and PowWows were her favorite pastimes on her journey of this walk of life to include being with the People at Native Park & Chief Seattle Club.

A celebration of life was held in her honor at the Kenny Moses Building, Tulalip, Washington, on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Elder Jake Price lead the service with drumming and songs in the Salish and Lakota ways.

She was drummed into cremation at the Co-op Funeral Home with full Ogala-Sioux honors on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Reverend Calleé Gray drummed her in with cedar ceremony and honor songs from the Lakota and Salish ways of life.

It is the wish of the entire family that the wishes of their dearly departed be fulfilled with her ashes coming home to the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota.

May you Rest In Peace our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

At this time the family wishes to thank all those who have supported us to include:

Wilma Gloria
Gary Dator
Calleé Gray
The Price Family
The Carpenter Family
The Sheldon Family
The Mahoney Family


Rest Peacefully Grandma Phyllis
Joseph Spotted Calf

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