We miss her phone calls, we miss seeing her when we are in South Dakota, we miss her visits to New Mexico. She was a blessing to all who knew her.Her strength, her care, her love, her watch over all of us and her fortitude encouraged all who met her. She adopted B.C. (Bruce) Nowlin as her brother-it was a cherished, beautiful long, relationship of 35+ years.
As if she were here today, I can still hear her say -"Lets watch Coal Miner's Daughter" for she loved Loretta Lynn (whom she did meet) and we watched it together many times
BC & Carol Nowlin
Darlene C. Cross “Wanbli Mas’te Win”, 66, of Kyle, SD., passed away May 28, 2013 in Pine Ridge, SD.
Survivors include her Children: Jerry Cross, Vernal T. Cross, Jr., Margaret Cross, Calvin Cross, Tammy Cross, Dana Cross, Eric Cross, Michael Cross, Verna Cross, Michelle Martinez, Bear Lawrence Cross, and Cheryl Cross all of Kyle, SD; and Norma Cross-Camacho of Alliance, NE; Sister: Lillian Red Star of Lincoln, NE; Adopted Brother: Bruce Nowlin of Albuquerque, NM.
Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, Emil Norman Waters and Rosa Romero; spouse, Vernal Thomas Cross, Sr.; son, Tyler Cross; brothers, Bobby Waters, Alexander Philip Waters, and Maurice Waters; and sisters, Shirley Blunt Horn, Eleanor Waters, and Nellie Two Bulls
A Two night wake service with the first night started at 2:00 PM, Monday, June 3, 2013 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Kyle, SD with the second night wake service being held at the Cross Residence in Kyle, SD on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
Funeral Services began at 12:00, Noon, Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at the Cross Residence in Kyle, SD.
Father Rick Abert, S.J. officiated.
Traditional Services by Mr. Dave Swallow, Mr. Leonard Crow Dog, Mr. Rick Two Dogs.
Burial at Cross Family Cemetery, Kyle, SD.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD.
Kathy Holding Eagle, Darlene Cross, and granddaughter Debbie Cross in South Dakota
Front Row- Bosco, Carol Estes-Nowlin, Eric Cross- son, Darlene Cross
Back Row-adopted brother - B.C. Nowlin, Patricia Rogers, Kari Black Elk, Devona Lone Wolf, Michael Cross - son (photo in Santa Fe, NM during Darlene's visit)