Memorial Mass for Cary Whattler will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Las Animas, Colo., with Rosary being held at 9:30 a.m. Inurnment will follow.

Cary Shannon (Stairs) Whattler passed away on April 22, 2019, in Las Animas, Colo., at the age of 42. She was born on July 28, 1976, in Pineridge, South Dakota, to Gary and Connie (Monroe) Stairs.

Cary was a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Whattler; children, Donald Whattler Jr. and Makyla Whattler; father, Gary Stairs Sr.; sisters, Emma Stairs and Shannon Escamilla; brothers, Terry Monroe and Jon Baker; many other relatives and a host of friends.

Cary was preceded in death by her mother, Connie Stairs; son, David Donald Whattler; brothers, Gary Stairs Jr. and Kyle Stairs; sister, Carol Lynn Stairs; niece, Sophia Escamilla; grandfathers, Mark Monroe and Alouisious “Butch” Monroe.