Wed, 11/30/2016 - 5:00am
Memorial services will be held for Arliss M. Rabbit, 71, on December 5, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fort Thompson with burial of the ashes at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery at Stephan, SD.
Arliss Marie Metcalf was born June 5, 1945 at Rosebud, SD to Theodore Metcalf, Sr. and Elsie Oakeye. She grew up in the Crow Creek District and attended Rosebud Boarding School and later United Tribes College for culinary/ cooking.
On December 30, 1963, Arliss was united in marriage to Wesley E. Rabbit, Sr. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fort Thompson.
She loved to sew star quilts, baking and cooking, playing bingo and visiting with her friends. Arliss always volunteered at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Arliss passed away on November 24, 2016 at Sanford Care Center in Chamberlain at the age of 71 years. Gratefully sharing her life are her three sons Wesley E. Rabbit, Jr. of Fort Thompson, Travis S. Rabbit of Rapid City, and Daniel I. Rabbit of Stephan; three daughters Carla A.L. Rabbit-Schunk of Rapid City, Arienne G. (Joseph W. Two Hawks) Two Hawks of Fort Thompson, and Gwen M. Hawkwing-Rabbit of Fort Thompson; a brother Theodore Metcalf, Jr. of Fort Thompson; three sister Anna Mae Metcalf of Fort Thompson, donna L. Metcalf of Pierre, and Rena Metcalf of Fort Thompson; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents Elsie “Oakeye” Metcalf and Theodore Metcalf, Sr.; paternal grandparents Jenny “Beavias” Metcalf and Walter Metcalf, Sr.; maternal grandparents Ada “LeRoy Oakeye-Big Eagle and Peter Big Eagle, and Joseph Oakeye; brothers Darrell, Lester “Sonny”, Delbert, Nathan, Wilmer, Harlan, and Irving; sisters Janice, Algina, and Jeanette; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.