Brenda Bernadine (Clown) Veit

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September 26, 1958 – April 22, 2019

Brenda Bernadine (Clown) Veit, 60, of Dupree, passed away Monday, April 22, 2019 at Cheyenne River Health Center, IHS Hospital, Eagle Butte, after a four-year battle with cancer.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Dupree Multipurpose Building in Dupree. Mother Margaret Watson presided. Burial followed in the Dupree City Cemetery.

Brenda was born September 26, 1958 to Billy White and Betty Clown, the oldest of seven children. She grew up in Thunder Butte, where she was raised by her grandparents, James and Anna Clown.

She attended school at Cheyenne-Eagle Butte. The family moved to Idaho Falls, ID and lived with the Sorenson family before moving to Dupree, where she lived with her aunt, Mary Clown, and attended school. She later completed her GED at Cheyenne River Community College.

In 1976, Brenda married Frank Veit. Together they had eight children. She worked for the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in various programs until she developed health issues. Brenda loved to play and watch softball and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.



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