Lois YoungBird, 82, Garrison, formerly of Wilton and White Shield, began her journey home to her waiting family on June 15, 2013. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 am at the Ralph Wells Jr. Memorial Complex in White Shield. Wake services will be held on Tuesday at 5:00 pm at the complex. Burial will be at the White Calfe Family Cemetery in rural White Shield.
Lois WhiteCalfe YoungBird was born to Albert and Sadie (Inkster) White Calfe in Elbowoods, ND on September 23, 1930. Lois was a member of the Three Affiliated Tribes. She attended school in Nishu up to 8th grade due to illness she never finished school. Lois loved spending time with her family especially her sisters Elva and Phyllis and looked up to her brothers Skeezix and Oscar. Her nickname from her family was” innani’’ , which means sister in Arikara. She married Benjamin “Jimmy” Young Bird Jr. and together they had two children, James Deane and Lori April.
Lois and Jimmy moved to Garrison, Pierre, Lemmon and finally settled in Rapid City where she made her home for over 33years. While living in Rapid City she made many lifelong friends, who she considered her South Dakota family. Lois enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was always laughing and had something crazy to say or a trick to play. She enjoyed company and always had something to eat when someone would stop by. She would love to visit, have coffee and smoke cigarettes. Lois had very large angel and cookie jar collection and was well known for her good cooking. Bingo was her favorite hobby. She LOVED shopping from fingerhut. In 2001, Lois moved back to North Dakota, residing in Wilton. In 2007 She relocated to the Benedictine Living Center in Garrison, ND where she resided until the time of her passing. We would like to thank the Staff of the Benedictine for all of their love and care for Lois.
Lois is survived by her son JD Young Bird(Patti) of Wilton, ND, daughter Lori Rosales (Martin) of Buda, Tx, Grandchildren Brent “BJ” (Selena) Buda, Tx, Sadie Parshall, ND, Rigo Plaza, ND Chantel, San Marcos, Tx Jimmy Parshall, ND Braulio “Chacho”,Buda, TX Callie, Wilton, ND Jose, Buda, TX Great-Grandchildren Aspaisa and Aviana Young Bird, Dylan Young Bird and special grandchildren Justin, Garrett, Tyler, Jessica, Jackie, Mark, Daniella, Monica, Everett, Theresa, Ree. Sisters Elva Karlson, White Shield and Phyllis Kyllo, Sioux Falls, SD. Sister-in-law Greta WhiteCalfe, White Shield Nephews/Sons Frank WhiteCalfe and Neil Karlson Nieces/Daughters Verlee WhiteCalfe-Sayler, Connie Radke, Norma Karlson, Jody Kyllo, Carol Seeela, Birdie Nelson, Beda Lois Nankiville, and Shawn Lekander, and Special Friends Arlene Saiz, Mary Siravajanakul, and Della Foolish Bear.
She is welcomed home by her Parents Albert and Sadie, Brothers Skeezix and Oscar, Husband Jimmy, Granddaughter Priscilla Jean, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles.
She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.