A Dream Comes True


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This will be Shelly's page.


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Dakota 38 + 2 Memorial Ride 2014 - Day 14
Morton to Fort Ridgeley
Dedicated to Shelly Bausch

On December 20th 2014 one of our young Riders Shelly Bausch, passed over to the other side to Ride there. This page is to honor, to thank, and to show her that we care.

Alberta Jim Miller
22 December at 19:58 ·

From Jim Miller :
On behalf of our riders, families and supporters we extend our sincerest and heartfelt condolences to the family of Shelly Bausch . From the conversations that different riders had with Shelly immediately after her fall, we know that she leaned over to adjust her stirrup and fell off the mule. She received immediate medical attention and the cut in her head required 15 stitches. She returned to the Community Center, shared a meal with the riders and attended the presentations. She was happy and reassured everyone that she was okay. So when we heard about her passing on the way home the shock was great.

Late last night the rider community called for a prayer circle to share the news and to offer prayers for Shelly. Most naturally in our human way we want to question why? Could it have been prevented? However, as spiritually minded people we know and are reassured that Creator picks the time of our arrival and the time of our departure. Creator allowed Shelly to have her last ride and placed her in the company of a loving, compassionate and supportive community. Please keep us advised of her funeral arrangements. We will continue to hold her in our hearts and in our prayers.


Gloria Hazell Derby

I just had this message in from Leonard Peltier. He wants me to share it with all of you. I guess I don't have to explain who Leonard is. He is a descendant of one of the 38, White Dog. Leonard says this:

'That certainly is bad news about Shelly, I just want you to know that I too am grieving and sad to hear about her passing. I know this is hard for the family as it is for any, so we grieve for there loss too. This ride is good because what was done to the Dakotas was genocide and the world should never forget. We need to make sure this does not deter us from continuing as I'M sure Shelly would not want this to happen.
Thank you
In the Spirit of little Crow and all of the Dakotas who was hung and died for their/OUR Peoples.
Leonard Peltier'


From her friend Amy Stewart

Shelly Bausch was one of my very best friends and spirit sister.

I want everyone to know how proud Shelly was to be on that ride! I have taken great comfort in knowing that is where she was and what she was doing when she left this earth to be with spirit! I have been with Shelly on her spiritual journey for many years and even though it is a tragedy losing her. I KNOW it was so meant to be. This ride was an inspiration and needs to continue for years and years to come with NO overshadowing of her death. If anything it was a blessing upon the ride! It entangles her spirit with the ride and made many who love her aware of it. She will forever be a warrior spirit guide watching over every rider! She just needed to switch forms! so to those who were blessed to ride with her that few days, I say CELEBRATE, do not be sad for her, for she is joy, love, and perfection now! And you were all a part of that! I send love and honor each and every one of you.

Services for Shelly Bausch will be at the Concord Evangelical Free Church.in Concord Ne. Visitation will be Friday, December 26, from 4-7 with a prayer service starting at 7. Funeral will be at 10:30 on Saturday, December 27.
Please let friends and family know.



From Shelly's brother Richard Smith

I want everyone to know that the fall had nothing to do with her passing she had a small seizure on the way home on sunday and stopped breathing and we could not get her back but you guys gave her a great weekend thank you. This is Richard her brother


This is from another of her friends Jackie Hahn

I am posting what I had on our NICC website regarding Shelly. This gives alot of insight to who she was and why she will be remembered.

I have been thinking about the impact Shelly had at NICC. No, better yet I think she had an IMPACT. She came to the Nebraska Indian Community College about two and 1/2 years ago. She came in with a bang! Shelly was not a quiet person at all. She had a zest for life, learning, adventure, and anything else that came her way. Shelly was an inspiration and took the time to get to know and relate to all those around her. She was an outdoor person and loved all activities that came her way.

Shelly was also the loudest laugh heard at the college. I used to think mine was the loudest, but then she came along and beat me hands down. She enjoyed life to its fullest.She was the first person to say lets do it and off the people would go like they were following the Pied Piper.

She volunteered to go on many trips and worked closely with many students. She considered them all family. Everyone could always expect a smile and a hello from Shelly. She was also a leader. Not only was she good at getting people to do things, they actually enjoyed doing them when she was involved. She always respected the students and staff at NICC and was respected in return.

The only thing I can say is Shelly has made history in more ways than one. I was informed that she was the first fatality on the 38+2 Dakota Ride. I would expect her to smile and say "I did it" I know that she would be proud.

For those people at NICC, I can only say that Shelly came into our lives with a bang, and left us the same way. When I look at the stars at night, I know she is up there watching us. We were very fortunate to have her in our lives, even though it was a very short time.

Shelly has made many changes throughout her time at NICC and has become one of the NICC family and we greatly mourn her loss. I think that she was truly a unique individual who brought us forward in many ways. I think she was so special that she was needed somewhere else, so she had to go.


 

Messages from the Group

Theresa Gamble Sending up prayers and offering tobacco.. I also lit a.candle for her and all the riders.

Curtis Mckay Sending prayer & condolences . . McKay Tiwahe

Rita Marsh May Shelly's spirit soar. Condolences to family and friends and all who connected with her on the ride.

Babbette Lopez Sending prayer & condolences.

Lisa Clare My deepest of condolences to all affected by this loss. Sending loving prayers!

Liam Babington Sadness of her changing worlds, She did not die...She changed worlds....Angels NEVER die! Prayers!

Carla Fredericks Prayers for her and her family.

Linda Weasel Head Prayers...be kind to all...we just never know ...

Gilbert Cordova Blessings to all

Celeste Long Elk Our deepest sympathies for the family and friends!

Dyna Sluyter May she ride forever in heaven...

Abby Lulabelle Peawhistle Prayers for ALL

Margaret Matzke Love and blessings to Shelly's family!

Kimi Anderson Prayers and White light around the Family and Friends.

Mary Mckinley Many prayers being sent and all my sympathy

Ixamya Elo My condolences to Shelly Bausch and family. My personal thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Jim Miller for these words of strength. My gratitude to all riders and their families, as they continue to be strong in this endeavor. I am proud of each person pushing forth this effort, may you be blessed and your intents be acknowledge by Creator.

Maryhelen Paavola Sending my prayers!

Debbie Snowolf Como we all feel the losses.....what the signifigance is in loosing a young beautuful woman....i dont know....only creator does...but we are so proud of everyone pushing on. Just know YOUR HIGHLY RESPECTED AND LOVED...ALL OF YOU

Lori Bean Prayers for her journey. Condolences to all who loved her.

Debby Schwartz *Candle and Sage* Gentle journey and condolences.

Beverly Barnhill Prayers for her family

Brenda White Bull My condolences and prayers.

Mary Lee Prayers for the familys

Anne Berns prayers from illinois. so very sad my heart aches.

Nicole Caine Tanata Prayers for her family and friends. I didn't know her but my gut intuition tells me she was proud to be on this journey..Never Forget.

Benjamin Irene Asema, a small sacred fire and prayers from this way. I so saddened for family, relatives and friends. This has been a difficult ride. Prayers for the Riders for pushing on. Chi Miigwetch

Jennifer Merrick McEvoy prayers

Sheryl Dowlin Oh, so saddened to hear this news. Our heartfelt thoughts are sent to her family and to those who were on the ride with her.

Jean Nahomni Mani It is faith that we know our Creator knows of our temporary time on this earth n our time to journey onto the Spirit world where we rejoice, have no pain and are reunited with our lived ones and our eldest brother Jesus Christ for whom I was taught that we hav our Sundance for. All is well with faith in Tunkasina.

Linda Draper Eng So sorry to hear of this. Condolences, Blessings & Prayers.

Carol Ricker My heart goes out to her family and freinds and all those shes touched in her young life candles and sage and prayers will be done

Linda Daniel OConnell So very sorry. Prayers for Shelly's family and friends and all the riders--very sad.

Mountain Bud Friday we will be in a sweat with ALL in our circle of prayers,,,

Michelle Mitchell Greenough Bless all of you for your prayers ~ I was Shelly's riding partner & her brother Richard Smith & I joined all of you for this spiritual journey. The family thanks you. Please know that the Saturday ride & all the connections she made & the Sunday visits at the community center, made her Extremely Happy !!!! Love & Peace sent to each & everyone of you.

Jesi G Kelley My deepest condolences to Shelly's family.

Krisje Van Tongel oh man my condoleances to everyone , sending strength and prayers ..

Laura EagleBoy My condolences and prayers to her family.

Tonda White Lance Deepest Sympathy's to Shelly's family.

Jones Donna My Deepset Sympathies to her family.

Maureen Kelli Bissell Condolences to the family and friends. Maybe the next ride in her memory, a company can donate helmets just for this special ride. I can help find a company and write a letter. You all are especially brave to ride in such horrible weather!!!!

 

Lone Maimburg Prayers

Lornagene Drum Offering Smoke & Prayers for Shelly' Journey, Family & Frenz.

Albert Foote Sr. Prayers will be for Family n Friends during at this time. Also for all the riders n our four legged relatives.

Kathy Schmitt Patterson Prayers for all. So sorry

Kathleen Darst Prayers for the brave rider so sorry and heart sick. Blessings for those carrying on

Sara NWezo Casares R.I.P...

Junior Mack-LoveJoy I can't believe my friend is gone. Breaks my heart. I will miss you my beautiful relative. Hugs Shelly Bausch.

Mariska Wobbe Sending prayers****

Candace Zapata prayers for this young lady's family & friends such a young soul!

Roxanne Rogers blessings

Kathryn Hamilton Sincere thoughts ~

Bamz BlueRaven Love & prayers

Lisa M. Cain Thoughts and prayers for all to have a safe and blessed journey especially Shelley Bausch on her next journey.

Michael Brockway PRAYERS & BLESSING'S SENT! WEDO TO ALL

Ted Bieth Prayers...

Tonia Goertz Prayers.

Sarah Larson Sending prayer of heading and understanding for her family.

Gloria Hazell Derby Shelly was a member of this group and so was a part of our family. Condolences to her family from us all. Please send prayers out for her and her family.

Melody Crystal Nunn Prayers lifted for her Family!!!! Her Friends And ALL the riders!!

Alberta Jim Miller We send our prayers to Shelly 's family and gratitude for her part in this ride.

Sharlene Whiteley McGilvray Sending love, light and prayers for her family

Lydia Rutledge Praying for all and thinking of everyone at this difficult time.

Jana P prayers up and going sorry for this terrible loss prayers for her family during this very hard time

Nancy Hamilton Britt Prayers for Shelly, her family, her horse, all riders, and extended family...peace to all.

Sarah Jeanne Oh this is so sad to hear. Prayers to her family.

Dee Romero How awful!! Our thoughts and prayers go out to all

Arthur MedicineEagle Sonier Such heartfelt sadness to see a beautiful person pass.My prayers are up for her Family, Friends and all the Brothers and Sisters on the ride that seen the traumatic event.



Alison Green sorry for the loss...rip

Suzy Firth Smoke and prayers for and her family

Lorna Marchington That saddens me, live life to the fulfillment of your dreams : love deep, and ride, ride,ride!!
RIP Shelly.

Pat LaMere Prayers of comfort to her family.

Cristine May How utterly devastating, prayers of peace and strength for all of you.

Becky Larsen Prayers sent for the family.....?

Gail Schepp omy, how tragic!

Amanda John Prayers sent for all ***

Dawn Cunningham Beard Prayers for comfort, strength and healing to family and friends of this lovely woman. So many of us walk with you and gather around you.

Robin Headline Sending prayers

Pamela Kay Leverenz Prayers~

Debbie Snowolf Como
so tragic....so so sorry

Mary J Hollinshead-Baumann tears

Denise Brown So sorry to hear of the loss of such a beautiful soul, my prayers go out and up...HUGS...

Lydia Rutledge This is such heartbraking news. Can barely know how hard for family and riders on this journey. Im thinking though, Shelly was doing what she loved, wanted and was meant to do. May all find comfort in days ahead.

Ima B. Musing Condolences to all!!!

Candace Zapata Rest in paradise

Eastman Andrea Prayers for her family for strength and comfort

Mary Callahan so sorry for your loss, prayers and peace to her family and friends

Mary Shaw Prayers

Marilyn Zavala-Blackhawk We have opened campus for the students n staff to be together, Dakota 38 was something we all took pride in learning about. We talked and planned to join the ride on Saturday, Our Shelly was the one who had the horses, in our hearts we now know the pain and sorrow the ancestors felt. Is this what we have to go through to really learn the history. Our college is full of broken hearts today, for the ancestors and for our Shelly.

Neil Chaske This is very sad to hear I am Sending out prayers for Shelly and her family and to all of the Riders.

Shawna Hayhurst Prayers, & Love

Barbara Heller such sadness...sending prayers for Shelly's family and all riders and support people ...wishing you comfort and peace.

Liz Ratcliff Sending love and sympathy

Wendy Kern Wild So sorry for your loss we are sending prayers for healing and comfort for Shelly's family.

Della Johnson Prayers for her journey. Love, hugs and prayers for family and friends.

Rebeccamarie Ahrens prayers and god be with you all in this time and always

Diane R. Anderson Those were photos from the day she rode. I remember her as being so very happy to be one of the riders; talking and joking as they were getting ready to leave. Riders had a circle last night and said prayers for her and her family.

Tala Leagan My heart is on the floor after hearing of this. Prayers , love, strength , comfort and peace for her family and friends. Continued prayers also going up for riders and horses. Blessings and strength to all.

Elaina Deva Proffitt So heartbreaking to hear this Prayers up for your family love and peace to Beautiful Shelly and all of you..may you find comfort and healing

Dee Torrez Sending heartfelt prayers for Shelly and Family .. Love and strength , healing, peace,, *.....

Cindy Catron So very sorry for this terrible loss, sending healing, positive thoughts to her family and friends.

Joy Fox A beautiful smile! Prayers for her family and the Dakota 38 + 2 family.

Madeline BigEagle Sending prayers

Monica M Jones Prayers to Shellys Family. My heart is just hurting for you all.

Kristen Tharaldson Sorry for the loss of Shelly. Prayers and healing for her friends and family and those on the ride.

Josette Peltier Prayers and love being sent to her family, also prayers that the Creator embrace her with his loving and caring arms as she makes her journey.

Hazel McCort my heart missed a beat when I read this...a beautiful young lady with an amazing smile..taken way to soon...my condolences and heart felt prayers to her family and everyone on the ride

Mush Wells Prayers for her family

Cody Whitewolf Sending prayers!

Mechelle Baber Banks So sorry to learn this. My heart goes out to her family with love, prayers and smoke.

De Iyt II Sympathy to the family for their loss.

Michaela Gillespie So young! Ride on forever Shelly Bausch

Rosemary Halsey This is so very sad. I know you are all having a hard time you got to know her. Remember the good times & things about her always. You will see her again in the next life. She is with all of you still riding her spirit horse right next to you all. She is happy. RIP Shelly Bausch!

Arlene LaFromboise White-Argo Thank you, Shelly...Prayers. for you and all your family..

Mary Treadwell Such a beautiful young soul just doing what she loves ! My many blessings and prayers to her family

Lisa Clare WOPIDA for sharing these photo as we mourn this loss. I can feel her beautiful spirit rise up through her smile.

Bernice Seminole My condolences to the families.

Mary Lee So sorry Prayers for the family

Shayne Frost You are all in our thoughts and prayers

Linda Montgomery I add my prayers and heart to what others have shared. What a tragedy. I pray for comfort for her family, and for her fellow riders. I also pray for safety. How hard this must be for the other riders as they continue.

Roxanne Rogers Bless her heart... I was so sad to read of this... best wishes for the family.

Tonda White Lance Deepest Condolences to Shelley Bausch's family. Also prayers to the other riders for strength and safety as they continue on without her as I'm sure it's very difficult.

Marilyn Zavala-Blackhawk Visitation friday December 26 in Concord Nebraska, funeral December 27 at 10:30am also in Concord at the Evangelical Free Church. All invited.

Diane Whitlock Sad, prayers for all. Thanks for the nice photo of her.

Pat Brock Tobacco down, Prayers up

Gordon Sturrock OMG, so sorry to hear. Sending love and best wishes

Keith Jellison Prayer up tobacco down

Allene Ross Oh no ! Prayers for her and her family

Lola Blaine Prayers for her journey home and for her family. Sad news.

Betty Kay So Sorry, prayers for the family and the riders

Lornagene Drum Smoke & Prayers up for her & Family.

Nancy Campbell Thank you so much for sharing this. What a tough thing to handle for everyone! Prayers and tobacco for her family and everyone.

Taressa Edge Prayers and healing energy for all who loved her....

Joan van der Heijde shocking news! we are so sorry to hear about this tragic event, it must effect everyone... our condolences for the family and we pray for strength, love and light

Sandi Pahina Mnimniza MANY Prayers to the family , and ALL riders. Not a day passes you are not thought of, prayed for or tobacco laid down. My heart is sadden with this news.

Bamz BlueRaven Love, prayers & condolences to her family and her on her journey.

Melody Crystal Nunn Prayers lifted for her Family, Friends and All the riders and your horses!

Lonnie Marks Prayers going up

AJ June Sincere condolences and prayers for the family

Carisa Ritchie Sincere condolences for her family and Dakota 38+2 family. May you find peace and strength to continue the ride.

Elona Tyler-Bergstad Prayers for the riders and her family. Our sincere condolences for her family.

Theresa Gamble My prayers for her and family and riders , so sad to read this my you all be embrace with prayers and safe journeys...

Diane Wild So sorry to hear this. My condolences to her family and prayers for all the riders and horses and all those attending with support vehicles. Stay safe, my friends.

Debbie Snowolf Como im so sad.....i didnt know her but she will forever ride with you....shes now a warrior on your side.....

Kiyukanpi Tiwahe hecetu, with a heavy heart I remember Shelly her tiwahe & all those whose paths have crossed hers, the Dakota 38 + 2 Riders/sunkawakan, may her journey be good, and may the Creator strengthen both horse & rider,,,,,,,

Dawn OneRoad Daniels Prayers

Heaven Lee Scent There are times when there are simply no words but as spiritually minded souls we are assured she still rides in love.

Bud Riddle Sending prayers of strength to her family and friends

Della Johnson My heart is heavy for family, friends, and fellow riders. Praying.

Priscilla Magouirk May her spirit journey gently and her family, friends and fellow spirit warriors be comforted. Sending prayers on smoke.

June Mulrooney How very sad , was she wearing a hard hat at the time .

Lou Fuentes Heart felt condolences to the family. Prayers being sent.

Bud Moellinger Offer our deepest sympathy and prayers.

Tina Parry Omg no

Michele Knife Sterner My heart goes out to her family and friends at this time.

Kayla Bluhm Tobacco down, prayers and smoke up for Shelly's journey home and for all who are affected. Many blessings of love and light...

Juanita M Lucio Prayers n condolences.

Jacqueline Keeler My thoughts are with her family and friends. She lived her life for the people and when she meets her encampment on the Milky Way they will be there to greet her and offer her their food.

Marion Adema my deepest condoleances..... and strenght for her family, may She continue her ride with the Spirits...........xx

Angela Williams May her spirit journey gently and her family, friends and fellow spirit warriors be comforted. Sending prayers on smoke.

Dina Eastman Canku prayers for her family

Sheila Grace Charboneau Oh no prayers for her family

Jamie Wolfe Lohr What a tragic loss. I'm so glad she was doing what she loved, with the people she loved.

Terri Copenhaver

Joy Maddox Dacus She told me she was living her dream being out there with the riders . Her smile tells the truth. Beautiful spirit! Prayers for her journey.

Debbie McShane Im just heartbroken ,,,,,Please accept my heartfelt condolences

Christy Reinders Prayers for her on her journey home and condolences to all who knew her

Tanya Herrick Smudging and many prayers

Concetta Hough My condolences to the riders n her family prayers to all for strength to ride on she will be with you to the end of ride my heart goes out to all of you may God continue to watch over n protect you

Marion ToepkemcLean My condolences to all for a tragic happening. Was she an elder woman? Prayers for her on her journey.

Raven Soulliere

Anita H L Prayers for the family and all affected by her return to spirit...I know her relatives were there to help help her across...prayers...am so glad she was with the dakota 38 group and doing what she loved, praying for healing, for the continuing journey of the riders and 4 leggeds and all the supporters...my heart is with you all...

Karyn Davis This is such tragic news for all involved! May the Creator watch over her family as she passes to another world! Her journey had just began and it sounds like her last days were spent living her dream! Sending positive energy to everyone on the trails!!!!! And much love as well!!!!

Bonnie Gembey My thoughts are with Shelly's family and her fellow riders at this sad time.

Diane R. Anderson This could not have been stated any more beautifully, Alberta. Blessings to you and yours at this difficult time.

Scott Zlotak Heart felt prayers!

Alberta Jim Miller, Diane R. Anderson, all from the riders.

Desiree Thompson Prayers for Shelly's family

Rosemary Halsey I am so sorry for the loss of Shelly Bausch. Sending her Family & Friends prayers in this time of need. May she journey well. She is riding on home to the Great Milky Way, Aho!

Gail W. Assoon

Hoyekeyapi Win Prayers

Diane R. Anderson I hope it gives her family some comfort in knowing her family on the Ride and following the Ride are thinking of them.

Kristie Keeble Prayers

Shirley Crane So sorry. My condolences to Shelly ' s family.

Zella F Utley Sending prayers up for her and her loved ones!! Han'

Dean Kiyewakan sending prayers yoir way

Deborah Nesheim Sending up prayers and my deepest sympathies.

Rick Tehanahahkwa Laes Prayers & tobacco for her journey to the spirit world, much respect for this warrior woman

Helen Hart Prayers and condolences to the family.

Theresa Gamble Sending up prayers and offering tobacco.. I also lit a.candle for her and all the riders.

Curtis Mckay Sending prayer & condolences . . McKay Tiwahe

Terri Copenhaver

Rita Marsh May Shelly's spirit soar. Condolences to family and friends and all who connected with her on the ride.

Babbette Lopez Sending prayer & condolences.

Lisa Clare My deepest of condolences to all affected by this loss. Sending loving prayers!

Liam Babington Sadness of her changing worlds, She did not die...She changed worlds....Angels NEVER die! Prayers!

Carla Fredericks Prayers for her and her family.

Linda Weasel Head Prayers...be kind to all...we just never know ...

Gilbert Cordova Blessings to all

Celeste Long Elk Our deepest sympathies for the family and friends!

Dyna Sluyter May she ride forever in heaven...

Abby Lulabelle Peawhistle Prayers for ALL

Margaret Matzke Love and blessings to Shelly's family!

Kimi Anderson Prayers and White light around the Family and Friends.

Mary Mckinley Many prayers being sent and all my sympathy

Ixamya Elo My condolences to Shelly Bausch and family. My personal thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Jim Miller for these words of strength. My gratitude to all riders and their families, as they continue to be strong in this endeavor. I am proud of each person pushing forth this effort, may you be blessed and your intents be acknowledge by Creator.

Maryhelen Paavola Sending my prayers!

Debbie Snowolf Como yes i agree ixamya elo tonight i think we have some quiet time..we all feel the losses.....what the signifigance is in loosing a young beautuful woman....i dont know....only creator does...but we are so proud of everyone pushing on. Just know YOUR HIGHLY RESPECTED AND LOVED...ALL OF YOU

Lori Bean Prayers for her journey. Condolences to all who loved her.

Debby Schwartz *Candle and Sage* Gentle journey and condolences.

Beverly Barnhill Prayers for her family

Brenda White Bull My condolences and prayers.

Mary Lee Prayers for the familys

Anne Berns prayers from illinois. so very sad my heart aches.

Nicole Caine Tanata Prayers for her family and friends. I didn't know her but my gut intuition tells me she was proud to be on this journey..Never Forget.

Benjamin Irene Asema, a small sacred fire and prayers from this way. I so saddened for family, relatives and friends. This has been a difficult ride. Prayers for the Riders for pushing on. Chi Miigwetch

Jennifer Merrick McEvoy prayers

Sheryl Dowlin Oh, so saddened to hear this news. Our heartfelt thoughts are sent to her family and to those who were on the ride with her.

Jean Nahomni Mani It is faith that we know our Creator knows of our temporary time on this earth n our time to journey onto the Spirit world where we rejoice, have no pain and are reunited with our lived ones and our eldest brother Jesus Christ for whom I was taught that we have our Sundance for. All is well with faith in Tunkasina.

Linda Draper Eng So sorry to hear of this. Condolences, Blessings & Prayers.

Carol Ricker My heart goes out to her family and freinds and all those shes touched in her young life candles and sage and prayers will be done

Linda Daniel OConnell So very sorry. Prayers for Shelly's family and friends and all the riders--very sad.

Mountain Bud
Friday we will be in a sweat with ALL in our circle of prayers,,,

Michelle Mitchell Greenough Bless all of you for your prayers ~ I was Shelly's riding partner & her brother Richard Smith & I joined all of you for this spiritual journey. The family thanks you. Please know that the Saturday ride & all the connections she made & the Sunday visits at the community center, made her Extremely Happy !!!! Love & Peace sent to each & everyone of you.

Jesi G Kelley My deepest condolences to Shelly's family.

Krisje Van Tongel oh man my condoleances to everyone , sending strength and prayers ..

Laura EagleBoy My condolences and prayers to her family.

Tonda White Lance Deepest Sympathy's to Shelly's family.

Jones Donna My Deepset Sympathies to her family.

Maureen Kelli Bissell Condolences to the family and friends. Maybe the next ride in her memory, a company can donate helmets just for this special ride. I can help find a company and write a letter. You all are especially brave to ride in such horrible weather!!!!

Lone Maimburg Prayers

Lornagene Drum Offering Smoke & Prayers for Shelly' Journey, Family & Frenz.

Albert Foote Sr. Prayers will be for Family n Friends during at this time. Also for all the riders n our four legged relatives.

Kathy Schmitt Patterson Prayers for all. So sorry

Kathleen Darst Prayers for the brave rider so sorry and heart sick. Blessings for those carrying on

Jackie Hahn There is not a doubt in my mind that Shelly enjoyed every moment of the ride.

Tina Parry Still sad May she rip

Sunne Young

Michaela Gillespie Prayers

Martin Avery Prayers

Mindy Smith Millard This makes my heart happy she would be happy she was so happy that she made history with her mule ....she loved the native culture and was very intrigued by all its history thank you very much for letting her spend this time with you it was a dream of hers to do this ride

Pauline Sam Prayers...

Dave Zee Wopila!

Monekee Crow my thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

Michelle Marie How awful

Victoria Hill so sry for your loss

Dave Zee Prayers for you all.

Concetta Hough My condolences to her family friends n Dakota 38 +2 riders for your loss prayers to you all n the horses for safe travel

Deborah YellowFlicker Brubaker Prayers to the family and friends..

Ed Marek My thoughts and prayers...

Klooster Paul Prayers! Respect and blessings!

Tina Parry Rip

Candace Zapata Words alone are not enough I'm so sorry for this young lady's life may she rest in paradise thoughts & prayers for her family and the riders!

Craiger Martin So very sorry to hear this......

James Pratt i saw how happy she was and her postings.Thats so sad she passed away

Cindy Neeley-White Peace be with her and her relatives

Elle Windsong Prayers <><>

Anita H L Keeping the prayers going

Iris Payer My Condolences and Prayers to all!

Hope Badten Prayers

Joey Larson Prayers and comfort

Sharon Morey Prayers

Elaine L Buchanan Bear Wopila for her sacrifice. Regardless she passed with her heart in a good place and full of prayers. Condolences to her loved ones.

Patti Bollinger so sorry, peace to her family.

Dani Roberts Prayers

Alan Thomp So sad prayers to her n her family

Alice Erickson Thoughts and prayers to her family and her family Dakota 38.

Laurie Haglund prayers to Shelly's family . . . ~Mitakuye Owasin~

Shayne Johnson prayers

Alan Thomp Prayers to her family

Jeanne Zimmerman Prayers for this tragedy. My heart goes out to all of you.

Eva Dabutch so sad

Sheila Begay Prayers

Lucas Daumont My heart felt sorrow over the loss of the brave spirit !! My prayers to her family !!

Cliff Mortimer Prayers

Steve Bourk so sad.. prayers of healing for the family in this heart breaking time..

Harvey Holmes Smoke and prayers!!!

MaryAnn Wetsit PRAYERS....

Alicia Wells I'm so sorry! Prayers! !

Nancy Larson Prayers

Stands Kicking Prayers for her journey home

Holly Blacksmith Deepest Condolences to her family....will keep them in my prayers!!

Alice Gustafson She is so young. So sorry about her passing.

Wendy Kern Wild Continuing prayers for the family and for the riders on this healing journey.

Wilma Ervin Pierce Prayers for all!!

Rachel-Juanjo Morales-Salas Wanted to Send Prayers to her Family and my Condolences.

Junior Mack-LoveJoy My beautiful friend!

Tina Parry May she rip

Henriette Bailey My heart goes out to her family and to the riders.

Gillian Fisher I'm so so sorry!

Wilford Lookinghorse hard times are here. we gotta stay strong as One

Michelle Mitchell Greenough Bless all of you for your prayers ~ I was Shelly's riding partner & her brother Richard Smith & I joined all of you for this spiritual journey. The family thanks you. Please know that the Saturday ride & all the connections she made & the Sunday visits at the community center, made her Extremely Happy !!!! Love & Peace sent to each & everyone of you.

Thanks to Nina Fox for the photos. - Gloria Hazell Derby


This photo came from Shelly's own FB page

The next comments came in after a notice about Shelly's funeral:

December 27th 2014
Marilyn Zavala-Blackhawk
Good morning everyone, today we lay our Shelly to rest. I want to thank you for all the prayers and kind words. I was hoping to meet some of you but our weather stood in the way. Our travel will be short, only about an hour. I pray you all have beautiful days to follow and great health to you and your families.

 

Nancy Campbell Peace and healing for you and yours. Tobacco and prayers.

Patt Iron Cloud God comfort you this day .. It's most difficult to lay someone down who as beautiful as Shelly is. Just know that my heart is with you on this sad day. May our sweet Shelly have a glorious home coming in the Heavens and may her journey be blessed with streets of gold with all the ancestors welcoming her home and loving her and hugging her. Love to you today dear Marilyn .. Grandma Patt

Uwoduhi McRae

Maya Elizabeth Marsh Deepest prayers and comfort for family and friends... RIP .....

Rodney Little Bird My most profound condolences.

Debbie Snowolf Como So very sorry....she rides in spirit now for all...a true warrior spirit now...imagine the horse she rides now!!!!

Cindy Clancy Hohl We sent flowers from our families

Elaine L Buchanan Bear She died a warrior, Wopila for that. lililililililili!!!

Josette Peltier Prayers for her n family. My condolences.

Shannon M Smallwood Thoughts & prayers for all of yous (Riders) & her families!!

Wahcapazi Roberts My prayers for her family..

Diane R. Anderson She seemed like such a joyful person, all who knew her were surely blessed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

Kayleen Gifford Hurley My family and I wish to send our condolences. May she Rest in Peace, and may your hearts rest easy in the knowledge of her eternal peace. Celebrate her beautiful life. Let your hearts cry for your loss and her forever joys. Peace be with you and yours.

Terri Copenhaver

Billie Grace Rederth Prayers for all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Tina Berger-Hyronemus Ride on the wind Shelly.

Julie Klett Many hearts ache with yours. I wish you courage, peace, and many joyful memories. Hugs!

Nancy Hamilton Britt Thinking of you today, prayers, and love.

Gloria Hazell Derby Prayers sent from England.

Deena DeFranco With much love

Angel Cona Our condolences from Cree and Iroquois Confederacy Nations during this time to you, your loved ones and the community. All our relations.

Dawn Cunningham Beard Grace fill and comfort all family and friends… in the days ahead may we continue to recognize and prayer for her children, continue to give love for her to them.

Katharine Andrews Sending prayers for her journey

Lornagene Drum Sending Prayerz of Love & Strength. Shelly will Alwayz be with the Dakota 38+2 riders now.

Vicky Cummings Sorry for your loss, comfort with prayers sent your way!

Baassaanne Xiassa Prayers be with you. Be safe.

Lori Windn Hair Kifer I cannot express my Sorrow of your Loss... Sending Smoke Up for all concerned... From what I have read about her she was a lover of Life, Family and Her Tanatious Attitude that brought her on the Memorial Ride... SHE WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN.... MANY BLESSINGS

Alberta Jim Miller How I wish I could've met her that day. Her life and her passing changed many lives. I know she set a bar for all of us to reach. Tell her family that we extend our condolences.

Jeffrey N Flannery Prayers to You all ~~~ travel Safe Please

Paulette Driver So so sorry, prayers to her family and friends!

Leah Weaselboy Creator bless she and her family. May she rest in paradise.

Mary Lee Smoke and Prayers for you all

Joy Fox Blessings and comfort as Shelly rides on with the ancestors.

Michele J Dragas May Mercy be with you all, and may the Life Shelly lived bring you comfort so that it somehow outweigh the loss. She certainly lead by example and her physical presence will be surely missed. The Ride clearly was Blessed by her Presence and we are all ...See More

Joan van der Heijde sending our condolences to her family and friends, and strength and comfort for all, blessings

Debbie Rush Will keep all of you in our prayers & thoughts.... she is your Angel

Concetta Hough Sending my condolences to her family her friends n her mule comfort toxall n many blessings

Carisa Ritchie May god wrap his arms around u and comfort you all during this time. So very sorry for your loss.

Becky Larsen Lifting your family in love and prayer today...??

Rebecca Anderson Thinking of you all. I didn't know her &this still breaks my heart. She is beautiful

Abby Lulabelle Peawhistle Our Prayers and Blessings surround You ALL. Hugs

Kathy Holding Eagle Turner I'm sorry for your loss. My condolences from my family from Nebraska. May God bless the family and may Shelly Rest in Peace. Mitakuye Oyasin

Jeanne Boutang Croud Holding all of you in my heart.

Mechelle Baber Banks Love and prayers sent.

I will continue to add messages on here as they come in please check back - Gloria Hazell-Derby


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