2017-02-16 / The Holy Road

Mary Marcella Cottier

Mary Marcella Cottier was born on March 31, 1934 in Pine Ridge, SD to Dave Flying Hawk and Cecelia Kills Enemy. Mary made her journey to the Spirit World on February 5, 2017 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

Mary is survived by her children, Rose Marie Cottier, Kathryn Cottier, Alberta (Dale) Richard, and Bert Cottier, Jr. all of Pine Ridge, SD and Loretta (Craig) Courtney of Grand Rivers, KY; 29 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Dave Flying Hawk and Cecelia Kills Enemy; spouse, Bert Roy Cottier, Sr; son, Gerald L. Smith-Cottier; daughter; Theresa Marie Cottier; brothers, David Flying Hawk, Jr., Clare Flying Hawk, and Robert Michael Flying Hawk; and sisters, Kathrine Richards, Madeline Boerschig, Prudy Flying Hawk, Verna Flying Hawk, and Geraldine Means.

A one-night wake service starting at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at St. Agnes Catholic Church Hall in Manderson, SD with Rosary services starting at 7:00 PM at the Hall. Mass of Christian Burial took place at 10:00 AM, Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the St. Agnes Catholic Church Hall in Manderson, SD with Father Christopher Johnson, S.J., Fr. Edmund Yainao and Ms. Joyce Tibbitts officiating and traditional Lakota services conducted by Mr. Eric Cross. Burial services concluded at 3:00 PM, Thursday, February 8, 2017 at the Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, SD.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD.

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