FORT THOMPSON — Arlene Voice, 79, of Fort Thompson, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at the Sanford Mid-Dakota Care Center in Chamberlain.
Her funeral will be at noon Monday at the Crow Creek Tribal Hall in Fort Thompson. Burial will follow at Bad Nation Family Cemetery, rural Fort Thompson. A two night wake service continues today at 7 p.m. at the Crow Creek Tribal Hall in Fort Thompson.
Arlene “Waka Win” Harrison was born Jan. 22, 1933, at home in Bad Nation to Andrew and Ida Turner Harrison. On Nov. 1, 1956, she married William “Jiggs” Voice Jr., and they had 15 children. She served as a deacon in the Episcopal Church until her brother, Everett Harrison, became a Presbyterian ninister; she then joined him as an elder of the church.
She is survived by her sisters, Elizabeth “Libby” Day, Pauline Zephier, Alsephine Joseph and Lulu Fisherman; her brothers, Francis Knippling and Del LeCompte; her children, Mavis McGhee, Thomas Voice, Ted Voice, Teresa Voice, Rick Voice Sr., Natalie Voice, Willard Voice, Donna Voice, William Voice III, Bruce (Shawna) Moss, Velda, George, DeAnna, Julie, Gina and Royce Howe; and 35 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; daughters, Geraldine McBride and Williamette “Tiny” Voice; sons, Ira W. Voice, Baby Boy Voice, and Baby Boy His Law; sisters, Helena Spider and Violet Long Crow; and brothers, Ray Harrison, Paul “Shay” Harrison, and the Rev. Everett Harrison.
Luze Funeral Home in Highmore announced arrangements. Visit www.familyfuneralhome.net.
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