2017-01-05 / The Holy Road

Carlos A. Simental

Carlos A. Simental, 47, of Dupree, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Rapid City Regional Hospital after a courageous battle with lung cancer. .

Carlos Simental was born February 4, 1969 in Queretaro, Mexico to Victor and Julia (Ampraran) Simental. In 1996 Carlos came to America to continue his education. He received his early education in Queretaro, Mexico, and he received his GED at the Utah Valley State College, in 1999.

He attended the Western Technical Institute in Utah where he received a degree in computer sciences which he excelled in. During his time in Utah a son, Brandon Cabrera was born. Later Carlos met and married Dominque Cochran and moved to Dupree, SD in 2003 until her passing in 2006, and he continued to raise Toni Cochran.

Carlos then met the love of his life, Kacie Lynn Clown, who he would spend the remainder of his life. Together they raised Gavin Little Sky and celebrated one of their own, Julian E. Simental, who was born in August 2016.

Over the years, Carlos has worked many places, always in the computer technology department. He was the go to guy when things needed fixed. He had the privilege of working for Si Tanka University, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Takini School, CRST Cultural Preservation, Missouri Breaks, and was even self-employed. When not working, computers were still his life. He enjoyed playing Guitar Hero, music, singing, fishing, or shooting pool or darts.

Those left to cherish Carlos’ life is the love of his life, Kacie Lynn Clown; his children: Brandon Cabrera of Queretaro, Mexico, Julian E. Simental of Dupree, and Gavin Little Sky and Toni Cochran of Dupree; his mother, Julia Simental of Queretaro, Mexico; and his siblings: Edna, Victor, Lourdes, Norma, Sandra, Sergio, Katia, Guillermo, and Edgar Simental, all of Queretaro, Mexico.

He was preceded in death by his father, Victor Simental.

Funeral services were held for Victor at 11:00 a.m., MST, Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at the Dupree Multipurpose Building, Dupree.

Luce Funeral Chapel of Eagle Butte has been entrusted with Carlos’s arrangements. (

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