Mary Traversie

  • BORN: December 13, 1965
  • DIED: June 13, 2013
  • LOCATION: Dupree, South Dakota

Funeral services for Mary Traversie, 47, of Dupree, will be Monday, June 17th at 10:00AM at St. John's Episcopal Church, Eagle Butte. Burial will be private. Meet at the 4-mile Jct. at 4:00PM Sunday to proceed to the church for an all-night wake with service beginning at 7:00PM. Mary entered the spirit world June 13, 2013 in Eagle Butte. Stout Family Funeral Home, Mobridge.

Mary Lee Shot At Traversie was born December 13, 1965 to Helen Shot At and Ambrose White Dog. She later would know Edwin "Barney" Traversie and Romaine Shot At as her mom and dad. She lived in Dupree as a small child, moving to Albuquerque, NM for high school.

Mary Lee later went to Job Corps where she met LeRoy Bautista and they had a handsome bouncing baby boy, Jonathan Bautista in 1984 and Dana Shot At in 1988. In 1985 she met Duane Johnson and they had a gorgeous daughter, Christen Johnson in 1986.

She went to beauty college in Sioux Falls where she learned "the perm" and "the cut", practicing on everybody. She also worked a few other jobs to support herself and her children.

Mary Lee got to name her first grandchild, Lakota Rose, in 2002. In 2005 her grandson, Michael, was born in August and two months later her second granddaughter, Amaya, was born. In 2013 Aaliyah was born. Mary Lee absolutely adored her grandchildren and was in love with each and every grandbaby.

Mary Lee was known for being very forgiving, cheering people up, had a contagious laugh, was very loving and made friends easily. She was everybody's mom. She was not shy, was very talkative and fit in wherever she went. She enjoyed cooking, dancing and loved kids and babies.

Mary Lee is survived by her children, Jonathan (Kelli Jo) Bautista, Ulysses, KS, Christen Johnson (David Markuson), Denver, CO and Dana Shot At, Portland, OR; grandchildren, Lakota Johnson, Michael Little Elk, Jr., Amaya Shot At-Washington and Aaliyah Bautista; sisters, Bonita Ross, Dupree, SD and Elizabeth Shot At-Bean, Denver, CO and a brother, Jake Traversie, Eagle Butte, SD, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary Lee was preceded in death by her parents Romaine and Barney; sister, Diane Lee; brother, Ricky and baby, Keith.

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