Raymond Roach Sr. August 3, 1954 - August 16, 2017

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Mass of Christian Burial for Raymond Roach Sr., 63, of Columbus, OH and formerly of Eagle Butte was held Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at All Saints Catholic Church in Eagle Butte with Fr. Dan Juelfs officiating. Burial was in the Eagle Butte City Cemetery under the direction of Oster Funeral Chapel of Eagle Butte. Mr. Roach passed away August 16, 2017 in Columbus.

A memorial service was held at the Columbus Indian Center on August 17. Raymond A. Roach was born August 3, 1954 at Old Cheyenne Agency to Lydia Hollow Horn and Tony Roach.

He grew up at the old agency until the Oahe Dam was completed, when the family moved to Eagle Butte. Raymond attended Kicking Horse Job Corps and trained as a fire fighter. He traveled a lot and lived in various cities always carrying the Lakota Olowan. During his travels, he was constantly learning, teaching and singing, making many friends and relations along the way.

 

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