St. Francis Community Members

Tillie Black Bear, a 1965 St. Francis High School graduate, became an activist for the rights of female victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in the 1970s. She helped form the South Dakota Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and a founding member of the White Buffalo Calf Woman Society, Inc.(WBCWSI). The WBCWSI is the oldest domestic violence shelter for victims of rape and domestic violence on tribal lands in this country.

Mike and Bonnie Boltz are the new owners of the B & B Trading Post at St. Francis. The Boltzs' have four children. Mike is director of the CAP health component, so Bonnie does most of the managing of the store. Two clerks help her, including Mrs. Violet Shaw and Mrs. Lola Young. Charles Moore comes in after school and sometimes on weekends to stock shelves. (Rosebud Sioux Herald, 11 May 1970)

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bordeaux Sr. will observe their 35th wedding anniversary Sept. 7, with an open house from 2 to 4 pm at the Bordeaux home in St. Francis. Friends and relatives are welcome. Refreshment will be served by Bob and Rose's ten children who haven't been together for about 15 years. The Bordeauxs were married Aug. 19, 1935 at St. Francis. (Rosebud Sioux Herald, 31 August 1970)

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bordeaux Sr. celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary at their home in St. Francis. All ten of their children attended including: Mrs. Robert (Roberta) Kellar from San Diego enroute to Scotland. Ronald (and former Delores Richards), Gering, Neb. Robert (and former Linda Shortbull), St. Francis. Rick (and formter Shirley Jo Menard), Valentine. Gilbert (and former Barbara Swift Bird), Wichita, Kans. Richard (and former Jo-Jo Haukaas), St. Francis. Randy, Roger, and Rhonda all of St. Francis. (Rosebud Sioux Herald, 30 November 1970)

Victor Eastman is a new small business owner in St. Francis. His new laundromat is a service that has been needed for a long time in that community. Victor is a Korean War veteran and was wounded in action. His wife Cynthia works as an LPN at the PHS Indian Hospital in Rosebud. Their daughter DeAnn attends St. Francis School. (Rosebud Sioux Herald, 27 April 1970)

Steven A. Farmer Sr., formerly of St. Francis, is in the 1970 graduating class at Cook Christian Training School at Tempe, Ariz. A member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, he is the son of Lee and Lousie Farmer. He and his wife Kay have six children. She is a secretary to the associate director of Cook school. (Rosebud Sioux Herald, 11 May 1970)

Lester Four Horns of St. Francis and Darrell Brown of Riverton, Wyo., took part in a television commercial that will be seen on TV for Kellog's Sugar Smacks. Four Horns is a Rosebud Sioux and son of Mrs. Alice Four Horns, and Brown is a Rosebud Sioux-Arapaho and grandson of Man Hatten, formerly of St. Francis. (Rosebud Sioux Herald, 29 June 1970)

Mrs. Leo (Jennie) Spotted Elk of St. Francis always wanted to take a "real" vacation. She is now as she has flown to Santa Clara, Calif. to visit her son, Melvin and family. He took training in electronics and has since began work in that field. Melvin and his wife, the former Linda Schweigman, have 3 children. (Rosebud Sioux Herald, 28 September 1970)


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