Gaylene Pretty Bird Simon Zinntka to ho Waste Wia (“Good Voice Blue Bird”)

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October 4, 1970 – February 11, 2018

Gaylene Pretty Bird Simon was born to Bruce Pretty Bird Sr. and Theresa Eagle Deer Pretty Bird at Rosebud IHS Hospital on October 4, 1970. She had one sibling, Bruce Pretty Bird Jr. Her funeral was held February 17, 2018 at New Hope Church. Burial was at the Shalom Cemetery, south of Timber Lake. Gaylene’s Indian name was Zinntka to ho Waste Wia (“Good Voice Blue Bird”), which was her great-great-grandmother’s name.


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