Rosebud LuVerne Marshall “Ihdakesawin” age 84, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls.
Rosebud LuVerne Jones was born to Sam Jones Jr. and Nancy Two Stars Kitto on April 22, 1932 in rural Peever, SD. Rosebud attended school in Old Agency SD; Pipestone MN, and Flandreau SD. She graduated in 1950 from Flandreau Public School. She furthered her education at Haskell Indian University in Lawrence KS. She graduated in 1952 with a “commercial” (business) degree. After graduating from Haskell, Rosebud relocated to Hoopa Valley Reservation in California where she met and married Larry Carlson Marshall in July 1953. They had four children Larry, Angie, Blair and Shelli. While in California, Rosebud was employed at Aero Jet, Sacramento Crime Lab, BIA Area Office in Sacramento as a probate clerk along with other various other jobs. She spent over twenty years in California and then return home to South Dakota in the early 70s. She returned to Sisseton where she worked with the SWO for a period of time and then moved to Pierre SD where she worked for the United Sioux Tribes and the Lakota Women’s Organization. From there she went to Flandreau and served on the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Council as the Secretary/Treasurer from 1983-1984. Rosebud relocated back to Sisseton and became the recording secretary for the SWO and remained there until her retirement. Rosebud served many years on the judicial committee which was her passion. She is also attributed to the design of the current logo of the SWO of the Lake Traverse Reservation boundaries and the seven districts. In March 2015, due to health reasons, Rosebud became a resident of the Tekakwitha Living Center and remained there until her passing.
Rosebud enjoyed visiting and telling stories reminiscing of her childhood days and when she worked for the tribe. Her favorite food was personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut and crème filled donuts from Rosalie’s. Her favorite songs were “How Great Thou Art” and “Amazing Grace”.
She is survived by her daughters: Angie Johnson (Pat Deutsch Sr.) of Sisseton and Shelli Marshall Cabrera (Carlos Cabrera) of Flandreau; seven grandchildren: Angie, Eddie (Devon), Michelle, Ericca (Clint), Eric, Elise and Brittany; 12 great grandchildren: Sierra, Antonio, Yamni, AJ, Corrine, Angelo, Avaya, Sebastian, Nicholas, Christian, Cailyn, and Connor; one sister: Joyce Kiana of Alaska and one aunt: Naomi Jones of Aberdeen.
Rosebud is preceded in death by her parents, sons, Larry and Blair; and 19 brothers and sisters.
Funeral Service was held at the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Community Center, Agency Village, SD with the Rev. Fr. Charles Chan and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Lay Readers officiating. Interment in St. Mary’s Episcopal Cemetery, Agency Village, SD.