Valerie GreyEagle


Valerie Grey Eagle Valerie Gertrude GreyEagle, “Tahca Ska Win” (White Deer Woman) age 33 of the Lower Sioux Community entered the Spirit World on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at her home.  Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 18 at the Lower Sioux Church Hall.  Visitation is from 4:00 p.m. Wednesday until the time of service on Thursday.  Burial is in St. Cornelia’s Episcopal Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent at  Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.

Valerie Gertrude GreyEagle was born November 19, 1982 in Redwood Falls, Minnesota to Dan GreyEagle and Wanda Blue.  She was baptized at St. Cornelia’s Episcopal Church.  Valerie attended school in Morton and later completed her schooling.  She married Martin Mayotte in 2003.  Valerie was Senior Girls Princess when she was 18 years old.  She was a fancy dancer and enjoyed sewing and making fry bread.  She practiced her traditional Dakota ways.  Valerie was a good hearted, soft spoken soul who was a friend to all.  She was a full-time mom and raised her three children.  Valerie loved to visit with her relatives and friends.

Valerie is survived by her father Dan GreyEagle of the Lower Sioux Community; mother Wanda Blue of Phoenix, AZ; children Tru, Mya, and Leah of the Lower Sioux Community; grandfather Dennis Blue of the Lower Sioux Community; sisters Danielle, DeeDee, and Lydia GreyEagle; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and friends.  She is preceded in death by her sister Debbie Schoen, grandparents Tom and Iola Columbus and Sylvia Blue, and many other relatives.


  1. Kerri Melquist says

    I am so sorry Wanda and Dana.
    No deeper pain than losing a child.
    She was so incredibly beautiful.
    Much love to Val’s entire family and friends.

  2. Mark Trefry says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all her family members, many relatives and friends.


    Mark Trefry

  3. Jessica Dretsch says

    I felt her recently. I called her Boss in the kitchen and loved to laugh with her.
    I am so dearly, deeply sorry. Her spirit was outta this world.

  4. Taralyn Blue says

    Sending love and hugs to family. Valerie was a beautiful women with kind soul. So sorry for your loss.

  5. joseph harris says

    I send my deepest condolences to the family and the whole lower Sioux community these are our lessons that we must protect our children and the ways of the Oyate people we have to show the younger ones that there is more to life than what you can see and your choices good or bad will have a deep impact not only for you but the community as a whole

    Each one. Teach one teaches one

    Joseph Harris

  6. Julie winslow says

    Sorry for your loss Danielle my thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time

  7. Nicole kroells says

    She was a wonderful women and my prayers to the family.

  8. Lori Nelson says

    I love you, Val (Ta’ca Ska Win). Going to miss you terribly. ???????? Be with your momma, dad, Danielle, DeDe, Lydia, your grandpa, Antie Nancy, and especially your children, Tru, Mya and Leah. And all of us family. Doksa A’ke (I’ll see you again).

    Tuwin Lori

    Prayers for the whole family. We got each other. ??

  9. Cheryl Dudley says

    I’m so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in her memory and may her soul be at peace.
    Holding space and sending prayers.
    Cheryl Dudley
    (formerly of LSTC)

  10. Keith Haskell says

    Wanda, so terribly sorry for your loss, my words just can’t express my condolences to all of you……

  11. Christine knapp says

    Dan and Wanda you have our condolences, the loss of a child leaves our hearts empty, may you find peace at this time and know you are in my prayers.
    Michael & Christine (Wendt) Knapp

  12. Trisha Columbus says

    Remembering back in the day memories to now in on Never Forgotten N Always Remembered… Miss you lots Val!!! ..Much love to u and family.. Trisha n Precious.. U where a Wonderful Cuz with Awesome memories… Much Love!!!

  13. Hard believing right now that life won’t last long and that we just live to die she was a great person past all of the bumps in the road we would hit once in a while I’m still in disbelief and I’m still hurt from it tbh you were the person that made me keep going but not all people are as strong as you you dought for years and I was there with you thru those days I’m sorry for not being the best song and I hope one day we will meet again I love you mom rest easily.

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