Jimmi Denell DeWolfe Shedeed
March 31, 1957 - December 3, 2022
Jimmi Denell DeWolfe Shedeed loved life and her family. She was born March 31, 1957 and raised in Rushville, Neb. by her parents Bob & Donna Shedeed. She loved being a big sister to her three younger brothers, Stacy, Troy and Cory.
Jimmi Denell was an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Oyate Tribe and a horse woman from day one. She started young with a pony and would later compete at the 1975 Nationals Little Britches Rodeo Finals in Gallup, N.M.
Jimmi Denell would go on to start her family of five kids in Southern California where she was involved and worked in the racehorse industry and where she also became a realtor. She would eventually transition from racehorses to cutting horses. She finished raising her five kids on a small horse ranch in Oklahoma. It was common to see all five kids and three nephews mounted horseback and helping with the family horse training business.
Jimmi Denell also became a professional rodeo and horse show photographer for several years in Oklahoma. She earned a nursing degree in her second half of life and worked as an obstetrics nurse, a hospice nurse, an nurse at IHS, a nurse for Little Wound School and finally a home healthcare nurse for Pueblo Natives in N.M. Jimmi Denell was an avid Texas Hold’em player and an amazing cook, no recipes and no measuring tools were needed for her creations.
She passed away December 3, 2022, at her home in Hot Springs, S.D. with her children by her side.
Jimmi Denell is survived by her son, Jason (Theresa) Rutz of Hot Springs and their children, Hailey, Ava, Holten, Hazen and Hutch; her daughter, Lonell Chester of Texas and her children, Caden, Lela and Joshua; her daughter, Tiffany (Tuf) Cooper of Texas and their child, Tru; daughter, Chantel (Tristan) Robinson of N.Y. and their children, Parker and Graham; son, Justin (Kaicie) Ashley of Hot Springs and their child, Dayton; parents, Bob and Donna Shedeed of Hermosa and brothers, Troy Shedeed, Cory Shedeed and Dave Dunn.
Arrangements have been placed under the local care of Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs, SD.