Edwina “Dee” Morales

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November 22, 1963 – January 22, 2014.

Edwina “Dee” Morales, 50, of LaPlant died Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the Indian Health Service Hospital in Eagle Butte. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at White Horse with Mother Margaret Watson and Rev. Norman Blue Coat officiating. Burial followed at Emmanuel Episcopal Cemetery near White Horse. Luce Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Edwina was born on November 22, 1963 to Bermuda Joyce Traversie and Edward Scares The Hawk in Eagle Butte. When she was a toddler, her family moved to Ohio for a short time, then to Chicago, IL where she lived until the age of 44. She attended high school at Lake View in Chicago. She loved hanging out and enjoyed dancing, music, and spending time at the lake. She moved to South Dakota 16 years ago. She stayed in Ridgeview with her aunt and uncle (Barbosas) until she moved to LaPlant. Edwina met her husband, Orlando, in Chicago. They were married for 7½ years but were together for 23 years. Her friends and family have appreciated her kindness to others, her crazy personality and loving ways as a joker. Edwina “Dee” is survived by her husband, Orlando Morales of LaPlant; her sisters— Sweet Pea Scares The Hawk (Lawrence Lind) of White Horse and Lynn Hawk (Jose Oquendo) of Huron; a brother, Antonio “Apache” Hawk of Pierre; four children— Natasha “Nana” Trudell (Glenn Trudell) of Pierre; Jorge “Ozie” Hawk (Kelsie Lee) of Swift Bird, Angel Gomez of Pierre, and Emmanuel “Manny” Gomez (Melena Sermon) of Swift Bird; grandchildren— Shawnda, Cruz, Keearah, Jorge, Jr., Angelo, Carmelo, Junito, Izzy, Julian, Jaheida, Jayden, Fabian, Shane, Nataliyah and Sadie; and special niece and nephew, Anjolicque “Babe” and Antonio “Gorjo.” She was preceded in death by her mother, Bermuda Joyce Traversie; father, Edward Scares The Hawk; grandmothers, Jenny Makes Him First and Julia Traversie; her uncle, Jack Jewett; grandpas, Severt Blue Coat and Levi Traversie; and her nephew, Donnie “Chaos” Swan.
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