Sandra Joyce King, 73, of Winner, SD passed away on Nov. 23, 2020 at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Winner Ideal Community Hall in Winner, SD. Burial followed in the Ideal Cemetery in Ideal, SD. Wake services was held on Saturday, Nov. 28th, 2020 at 7 p.m. at the Winner Middle School Auditorium and Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 at 7 p.m. at the Winner Ideal Community Hall in Winner, SD.
Joyce was born to John King Sr. and Pauline Shields-King on Jan. 9, 1947. She passed away on Nov. 23, 2020 at Avera Mc Kennan in Sioux Falls, SD.
Joyce has a surviving sister Lavina (Roger) Milk and siblings who have passed on before her were brothers Burton, John King Jr., Dale and Ruby LaPointe-King, Clarice Chasing Hawk.
Joyce had (11) children; Brian King, Ruby Traversie, Christopher (Geena)Traversie, *Owen Knox and Ampa Hokshila Knox, Loretta (Sissy) King-Herman, Martin (Junior) Garneaux, Wendy (Daniel) Bad Horse, Anna Garneaux, Daniel Garneaux and Wesley Garneaux. *Owen passed away May 5, 2012. Joyce has 60 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.
Joyce always had time for her grandchildren and loved them all. Joyce was always cooking for someone or some event. She was always there to lending helping hand by cooking the meals for wakes, funerals, Sundance, etc. Joyce was dear to all she knew and loved by all her family.
Joyce graduated from Wakpala School and was a cheerleader. Joyce also spent time traveling with AIM when she was younger (her AIM years). Joyce always had an open door for whoever needed a place to stay.
Joyce was always laughing and helping anyone who needed help. Her grandson Charlie DuBray Jr. gave her the nickname “the Eraser”. It was a joke they always had fun teasing each other, watch out or you will get erased. Joyce had close relationships with all her grandsons (children of her nieces and nephews) with whom she loved to tease.
Another favorite of Joyce was dancing. She was always dancing to any music and having a good time even if she was by herself dancing. Joyce was well known for her frybread.
Joyce kept her traditions alive she was a Sundancer and made regalia for her children to dance when they were young. She was always attentive to her children and helping them in every way she could.
God bless all she left behind and especially her children who have so many memories she left them with.