Tina Marie Grey Owl
November 28, 1955 – September 18, 2020
Funeral services for Tina Marie Grey Owl, 64, of Fort Thompson, SD, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Fort Thompson, SD.
Wake services were held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, and Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Fort Thompson, SD.
Burial was at the Presbyterian Cemetery at Crow Creek, SD.
Tina Marie Grey Owl made her journey to the Spirit World on Sept. 18, 2020, at Pierre, SD. She was getting tired and often spoke of the joys of meeting her Maker, her daughters, her mother, grandparents, aunties, grandchildren and relatives, all whom she missed so much.
Tina Marie Grey Owl was born Nov. 28, 1955, at Community Bailey Hospital in Chamberlain, SD, to Martha Fleury and Robert (Bobby) Isburg. Though it was a cold day, she arrived with love.
She was raised by her Gramma Rosabelle and Grampa Dave Fleury in the Crow Creek District of South Dakota. Those were the happy and content days in her life. Tina, Kurt and Gary traveled with them to places where her Grandpa Dave worked for farmers. She was proud that her grandpa raised them the way
he did, no GA or AFDC hard times brought them closer together. She was her grandpa’s “Henpenny.” Aunty Marge was always there for them.
Tina graduated eighth grade as a Fort Thompson Panther. She was a Panther cheerleader. She went on to high school at Harmony Hill High School in Watertown, SD, where she graduated in three years. She’d say she was lonesome for home so she put everything into her schoolwork. She was the star of their basketball team. She left with her brother, Richard to Haskell Indian Junior College in 1973 where she took business education.
She loved to play fast pitch with the Fort Thompson Royals as the catcher.
She earned some all-tourneys for catching. Then the game switched to slow pitch where she became the pitcher. She went to the state tournament in
Rapid City, SD, with the Hornets where they won first place and she received the pitching award.
She also loved to bowl. She always enjoyed the game where her team most often placed near the top.
Tina served on the Crow Creek Sioux Tribal Council for a period of ten years off and on. She loved to help people and did what she could for others. Other positions she held was finance clerk, CETA clerk, personnel officer, JTPA director, payroll clerk, suicide prevention technician, community building manager, bingo coordinator, Lode Star Hotel manager, executive secretary, recording secretary and child care provider. She said the best was working at the child care. She loved the children so much!
Tina met Beanie Medicine Crow in 1972. Of this relationship they had five children – Heather, Mark, Maureen, Mitzi and Tawnee. After over ten years, they moved on in their lives.
She then met her true love, Patrick Grey Owl, Sr. They married on April 3, 1987. They celebrated 33 years together. They had many challenges but they hung in there together, through thick and thin.
Tina loved and appreciated everyone. Eternal love and respect forever . . . bye-bye, so long. God be with you until we meet again. Doksha.
Grateful for having shared her life are her other half, Patrick Grey Owl, Sr.; her children, Heather Gayle, Maureen Lynn, Mark Shane, Paige Lynelle, Peyton Rose, Patrick, Jr., and Rosilee Ann; her grandchildren, Alisha, Galen, Gary, Jr., Jashon, Jhett, Kaiden, Tivana, Jadus, Jatana, Mityah, Devin, Dalen, DeMarius, JaMisha, Jariah, Teala, DeMontai and Taiten; most precious – Suzanna, Jarel and Davina (these three Ziggies called her Mom, she raised them as her own, she just loved her grandkids so much); great grand-
children, Talani, Tiara, Maicee, Zalee and Olivia; her brothers, Richard Fleury, John Bird, Robert (Buff) Isburg, Jr. and Kurt Fleury; sisters, Dollie Bird, Vicky Isburg, Suzie Isburg, Anna Isburg and Connie Crow and nephews and nieces who were like her own.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Martha Fleury; daughters, Mitzi and Tawnee; a granddaughter, Ariana; Aunties Margaret, Myra, Sylvia and Caroline Fleury; Uncles Bernard and Junior Fleury; grandparents, David and Rose Fleury; nieces, Sheila Joy and Cante Wiya; many cousins and relatives whom she missed and loved dearly and her best friend, Faith Ann.
She shed many a tear for her loved ones.
Hickey Funeral Chapel of Chamberlain, SD, was in charge of arrangements.
The obituary may be seen at www.hickeyfuneralchapel.com.