Dola Hump enjoyed cowboy way of life


Mass of Christian Burial for Doris J. “Dola” Halfred Hump, 63, of Eagle Butte, was held Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at All Saints Catholic Church in Eagle Butte.Burial was at the UCC Cemetery in Cherry Creek under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. 

Dola passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at the Mandan Living Center in Mandan, N.D.

Doris J. Halfred Hump, “Victory Woman, Ohiyeku Win,” was born Aug. 11, 1948, in Dupree, to Franklin and Helen (Roach) Halfred. Dola grew up at Rattlesnake, east of Red Scaffold.

She enjoyed the cowboy way of life; horseback riding, fishing, swimming, etc. One of her special memories she mentioned was when she and her brothers would ride horseback and meet up with the Longbrakes, Brown Wolfs, Hollow Horns and Charging Eagles to hang out for the day. They would play rodeo (the girls would barrel race) and go swimming where they would run their horses full blast up to the end of the cliff and dive into the creek.

She had many traditional talents. Dola made her own clothes and for her little sister Annie as well. She always kept many traditional values with her as she grew up, and up until her time of departure, as well as, knowing and serving the Lord. She emphasized these values to her family, relatives and friends. Although she very much cherished her family, relatives and friends…she deeply missed her deceased family and relatives, especially her daughter, Danelle Jean.

Dola attended Red Scaffold Day School and went on to Cheyenne-Eagle Butte High School, where she graduated in 1967. After graduation she moved to Tempe, Ariz., where she lived with her special cousins Narcisse, Ione and Iola. She helped care for her nephew Jacob (Chief) and nieces Ruth Ann and Frances Moore. While in Tempe she also attended the Cook Christian School.

She married Duane M. Hump in 1980. They had three daughters, Danelle Jean, Jenny Rae and Joni Frankylyn. They raised the girls at the Hump and Halfred Ranch. They loved and supported their daughters at all their academic and sporting events.

Dola was blessed to help care for her niece Sissy (she-she) and nephew Bud.

Dola loved and cherished her three beautiful granddaughters, Jo’L (Jo Jo) Cecilia, Lily (Bushes) Rose and K’Leigh (K-Sue) Danelle Sue. Together they enjoyed going to play Bingo and eating at Linda’s Drive-Inn in Faith. They loved to take cruises as well as hit all the garage sales. The girls loved their grandma’s cooking, especially Sunday breakfast. Out of everything they did together, most important, she made sure they had everything they needed.

Her places of employment were the CRST Head Start Program, CRST CHR Program, teacher assistant and cook at Red Scaffold Day School and Takini School. She started getting ill in 2000 and retired in 2001.

Dola enjoyed sewing and cooking. She was an “awesome” cook. She enjoyed attending all of Jo’L’s volleyball and basketball games, therefore attending all of the C-EB Braves boys’ and girls’ games. She spent time working on crossword puzzles, attending powwows, playing bingo and talking to her friends on her cell phone.

She was very honored to serve as God Mother to Baby Mary Knife, Michon Marshall, Tiffany Chasing Hawk, Lance Whiteman, Jayme Chasing Hawk, Kyle Chasing Hawk and the late Charlie Chasing Hawk. She loved you all very much.

Dola is survived by her daughters, Jenny Halfred of Eagle Butte and Joni (Justin) Miner of Mobridge; Hunka son, Kermit Miner Sr.; granddaughters, Jo’L Pretends Eagle, Lily Miner and K’Leigh Miner, all of Mobridge; brother, Terry (Bernie) Halfred of Eagle Butte; sisters, Delight “Annie” Halfred of Rattlesnake and Joyce Hill of Eagle Butte; nieces and nephews, Frances Moore of Tempe, Ruth Ann Moore of Brockton, Mont., Jacob “Chief” Moore of Salt River, Ariz., Paula Hill, Bud Halfred, Lonnie Halfred, Terilyn Halfred, Roni Halfred, Shane Thompson, Josephine Halfred, Michael John Halfred, Ardys Cook, Shelley Alkire, Patty Kennedy, Amy Marshall, Michon Marshall, Kirk Fast Horse, Kent Fast Horse, Terry Jay Fast Horse and Chris Condon; grandchildren, Rolynn, Desiree (Desi Rosie) and Conroy; great-grandchild, Robert Bevin; along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Duane M. Hump; daughter, Danelle Pretends Eagle; parents, Franklin G. and Helen (Roach) Halfred; brothers, Ronald Ray Halfred and Franklin “Jumbo” Halfred; maternal grandparents, Charles and Jenni (Cheyenne Woman) Roach; paternal grandparents, Oscar and Maggie Halfred; special aunt, Edith War Bonnet; special cousins, Ted Knife Sr., Viola Charging Cloud, and Darlene Young Bear; and granddaughter, Rebekah Lynn Halfred.

Casket bearers were Bud Halfred, Lonnie Halfred, Justin Miner, Kirk Fast Horse, Kermit Miner, Wade Sandland, Delmar Clown Jr., Ted “Buddy” Knife Jr., Derek Yellow Owl Sr., Jimi Jewett, Conroy Clown and Hank Taken Alive.

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