Henry “HP” Holy Bear

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June 27, 1953 – March 23, 2019

Funeral services for Henry “HP” Holy Bear, 65, of Eagle Butte were Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at the Eagle Butte Bingo Hall. Burial was at Black Hills National Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Henry passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Henry Holy Bear was born June 27, 1953, to Joseph “Sandy” Holy Bear Sr. and Emmaline (Swimmer) Rock at the Old Cheyenne River Agency. He was raised by his aunt and uncle, Harry and Agatha Traversie.

He attended school in Eagle Butte and graduated in 1973. Following high school, he entered the US Navy and was stationed in San Diego, CA. After his discharge he returned to Eagle Butte. He worked for the tribe as a driver in the alcohol program.

 

 

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