Theodore Wade Yellow Hair-Feather Earring was born on September 21, 1981 in Pine Ridge, SD to Loretta Yellow Hair and Donroy Feather Earring. Theodore made his journey to the Spirit World on February 7, 2019 in Evanston, WY.
Theodore is survived by his children, Keisha Yellow Hair of Manderson, SD, Tayah Yellow Hair, Tayvin Yellow Hair, and Talayton Yellow Hair all of Wakpamni Lake Housing, and Theodore Yellow Hair, Jr. of Manderson, SD; parents, Loretta Yellow Hair of Wakpamni Lake Housing and Donroy Feather Earring of Porcupine, SD; sisters, Ladawn Feather Earring of Wakpamni Lake Housing and Lonna Feather Earring of Rapid City, SD; brothers, Donroy “Chade” Feather Earring of Wakpamni Lake Housing and Jamie Feather Earring of Porcupine, SD; grandparents, Ben and Alvina Feather Earring of Porcupine, SD; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Theodore was preceded in death by his grandparents, Leo and Elmarie Yellow Hair and Rebecca and Steve Yellow Hair; cousins, William Yellow Hair and Billy Joe Red Owl; nephew, James Conroy; and uncles, Darrell Yellow Hair, Elmer Yellow Hair, and Jerry Yellow Hair.
Pallbearers will be Chade Feather Earring, Daniel “Rerun” Engbretson, Will Black Smith, Kijana Gray Grass, Damian Domingo, Dom Cross, Beau Black Crow, Conrad Osborne, Julian Bear Runner, and Riley Ortega.
Honorary pallbearers will be Darren Cross, Muggs Cross, Kobe & Shyann Gray Grass, Waylon Black Crow, Jr., Darren “Big D” Yellow Boy, Darrell “Zizi” Yellow Hair, Garret Yellow Hair, Lonnie, Luke and Joey Yellow Hair, Chance Gomez, Griff Cross, Tyler Feather Earring, Lionel, Dakota, and Elliot Yellow Hair, Lori & Erin Ortega, Al Ortiz, Wade Little Whiteman, Jennifer Jessum, Simon Joseph, Tee Black Crow, Sam Locke, Liz Gautheir, Chase Iron Eyes, Angel, Julio, and BJ Feather Earring, Phillip O’Leary, Kyle T., Brandon & BJ Conroy, Lenny & Lawrence Richards, Dennis Tonsager, Derek Bettelyoun, Audrey & Allen & family, Bob & Phinet Red Owl, Eric Slow Bear & Family, Josie Yellow Hair & Family, Barb & Mike Yellow Hair, Walter Yellow Hair, Darell Yellow Hair & Family, Elkman Family, Dave Crow & Family, Olive Janis, Terry Two Lance, Janet & Paul Domingo & Family, Junie Shot With Arrow & Family, Kimberly & Treston Show With Arrow & Family, Brandy High Wolf, Clayton High Wolf, Sr. & Family, Nikki (John) Yellow Hair, Ricky Gray Grass & Family, Will “Shorts” Plenty Arrows, KJ Gray Grass, Kobe Gray Grass, Derek Yellow Boy, Mark Weston, Eugene & Waylon Black Crow, Harriet Wilson & Family, Wilma & Charlie Standing Bear, Geraldean Little Whiteman & Family, Eva & Matt Last Horse & Family, Donroy Feather Earring, Benita Cottier & Family, Millie Feather Earring & Family, Verla Feather Earring & Family, Mel Feather Earring, Sam Locke, Runnells Family, All 1st Wave Sacred Hoop 500 Mile Runners, All Water Protectors, All Thunder Lake Sundance Family, All Perseverance for Preservation Runners, and All Friends & Relatives.
Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 1:00 PM, Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Batesland School Gymnasium in Batesland, SD with evening services starting at 7:00 PM.
Funeral Services: 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the Batesland School Gymnasium in Batesland, SD
Officiating: Father Ed Hunt
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Ricky Gray Grass
Burial Services: St. Andrews Episcopal Cemetery, Wakpamni, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD
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