Wauneta Katheryn Briggs was born at Carlin, SD, to Walter and Katie (Jones) Briggs, on January 24, 1925. Wauneta died August 19, 2006, at St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre, with her children and grandchildren at her bedside.
Mass of Christian burial was held Tuesday, August 22, at St. John's Catholic Church with Fr. Brian Christenson officiating.
Burial was at Scotty Philip Cemetery, Ft. Pierre.
Wauneta was born in a small home in the country, by the Cheyenne River, and raised in a log house on Robbs Flat.