September 23, 1972 – February 15, 2019
Henry Louis DuBray, Jr. was born on September 23, 1972 in Gordon, NE to Henry LouisDuBray, Sr. and Leona (Picket Pin) DuBray. Henry made his journey to the Spirit World on February 14, 2019 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD.
Henry enjoyed anything to do with sports, he loved the Nebraska Cornhuskers and theKansas City Chiefs. He enjoyed playing softball, horse shoes, boxing, and doing many different activities with his children and family.
Henry was a very humble man and he made sure to always follow his traditional ways. Henry Sundanced and carried the sacred chanunpa for his family. He would also take his children, Jazmine and Olowan, to pow-wows to show them these traditional ways and why they were so important.
After the years passed, Henry planted his roots in Alliance, NE. He made many friends over the years. Henry met and married Krista (Bolinger) DuBray, and they were married for 25 years. During his time with Krista, they adopted two beautiful children, Jazmine and Olowan. These two children soon stole Henry's heart and he knew they came into his life for a purpose. He spent every minute he could with his children, if he wasn't taking
them to baseball games or pow-wows, you would find them all at home enjoying each others company. When Henry was not around his family, he could always be found with his close cousin, Rocky. When they were together there was no telling what would happen. If you could not find Henry, you would be sure to find him with Rocky at the local casino enjoying themselves. Henry brightened up the room and always looked at
the good in every situation. His laugh was contagious and could turn anyone's day around. Henry was a great father, husband, son, and friend...and above all he was a fighter. There was no doubt about that, but even the strongest fighter cannot go on forever. Henry took his last breath surrounded by his loving family on February 14, 2019. His memories will be cherished in our hearts forever. He will be missed by his family and friends, especially his two children, Jazmine and Olowan.
After 29 years, Henry is survived by the love of his life, Krista (Bolinger)
DuBray of Lincoln, NE; along with their beloved children, Jazmine DuBray and Olowan DuBray both of Lincoln, NE; his sister, Debra DuBray of Rapid City, SD; nephew, Matthew (Brandy) DuBray and his children, Mia, Leana, and Makenzie all of Rapid City, SD.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents, Henry DuBray, Sr. and Leona (Picket Pin) DuBray; and grandparents, Bernard and Katherine (Lone Wolf) DuBray and David, Sr. and Hilda (White Wash) Picket Pin.
Pallbearers will be Carlos Reza, Seth DuBray, David Le, Charlie DuBray, Jason Monroe, Jesse Hernandez, Jake Hernandez, JJ Hernandez, Dezi Little Hoop.
Honorary pallbearers will be Felix “Rocky” DuBray, Jr., Norman “Mushy” Little Hoop, Donald Tilden, Vincent DuBray, Jr., Anthony “Tony” DuBray, Rick DuBray, Lonnie Little Hoop, Charlie Wilson, Rueben Hernandez, Carmen Little Hoop,David “Davey” Picket Pin III, Brian Wright, and All Relatives & Friends.
Memorials can be sent his children at PO BOX 57113, Lincoln, NE 68505.
Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 12:00 PM, Tuesday, February 19,2019 at the Indian Mission Church of God in Alliance, NE with services to held that
evening at 7:00 PM. Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the Indian Mission
Church of God in Alliance, NE.
Officiating: Brother Don Mink
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Lonnie Little Hoop
Burial Services: DuBray Family Cemetery in Allen, SD immediately following funeral services.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home ofPine Ridge, SD.