Margaret Long Soldier Thorson "Ite' Waste Wi"
Margaret Long Soldier Thorson "Ite' Waste Wi", age 79, of Philip, S.D., died on Friday, May 20, 2016, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Margaret Long Soldier Thorson was born Dec. 30, 1936, at Potato Creek, to Antoine Long Soldier and Elizabeth Randall.
She grew up at Bear Creek and attended school in Wanblee, spending most of her childhood days in Interior and Wanblee. She then attended Holy Rosary Catholic School. After school, she worked various jobs in Kadoka, Hot Springs, Nebraska, and Colorado. She helped raise her nieces and nephews with the help of her parents.
Margaret was united in marriage to Thomas Thorson on Feb. 15, 1968, in Dupree. To this union they had two wonderful children, Tamara in 1969, and Todd in 1973. They lived at the Thorson homestead northwest of Philip.
She enjoyed gardening, reading, watching her grandchildren grow up, and visiting with friends and relatives.
Survivors include one daughter, Tamara and Tim Womack, and their four children, Evonne, Frankie, Christine and Rosie; one son, Todd and Lacey Thorson and their five children, Thomas, Jesse, Logan, Cheyanne and Sage.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas, in 1985; her parents, Antoine and Lizzie Long Soldier; her brothers, Clarence, Francis, Charles and Albert; one sister, Alveen; and one granddaughter, Sara Elizabeth Buhmann.
She was raised of the Catholic faith and believed in the Lakota way. She will be dearly loved and missed. She has loved and touched many hearts in her 79 years of being on this blessed earth.
We are very thankful to have her in our lives whether it was for a short time or a long time.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Crazy Horse School in Wanblee.
Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.