Myrtle Black Lance
Funeral services for Myrtle Black Lance, 69, of Sioux Falls, SD were held Friday, May 8, 2020 at the Crow Creek Tribal Hall in Fort Thompson with burial in the Christ Episcopal Cemetery at Fort Thompson.
Myrtle (Medicine Crow) Black Lance was born November 24, 1950 to Elizabeth His Law and Marvin Medicine Crow. She lived in the Fort Thompson area where she attended elementary school. She then moved to Chiloca Oklahoma and there she attended high school. After high school, she enrolled in the U.S. Army and served two years in Ft. Simms Colorado.
She was united in marriage to Donald LaRoche and to that union a daughter Donna was born. She later married her second husband Wendell Black Lance, Sr. and to that union three sons were born Wendell Jr., Myren, and Marvin Black Lance.
She moved to Sioux Falls where she resided until her death. She was employed part time at Pro-Force, Goodwill, and various motel jobs as a housekeeper.
She loved spending time with her family and friends, liked to read, and do puzzles. She loved and was proud of her grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was loved by all her friends and family.
Myrtle passed away on May 4, 2020 at Sioux Falls, SD at the age of 69 years. Gratefully sharing her life are her children Donna LaRoche, sons Wendell Jr., Myrlen and Marvin Black Lance; sisters Brenda, LaDonna, and Diane Ross, brothers Marvin and LeRoy Ross Jr.; and many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her mother Elizabeth, father Marvin, sister Marvene Ross, brothers Marlow Medicine Crow Sr. and Richard His Law, and both husbands Wendell Black Lance Sr. and Donald LaRoche.