Kiva Rae Cosson made her journey to the spirit world on January 10, 2017 at Presence Resurrection Hospital in Chicago surrounded by family. Kiva Rae was born on July 7, 1978 for the Tabaaha, Water Edge clan and the Todich’ii’nii Bitter Water clan of Her father the late Henry Yazzie (Dine) of Chinle, Arizona and to Clovia Cosson Malatare(Afraid of Bear) of the Oglala Lakota Nation of Pine Ridge South Dakota. She leaves behind her mother Clovia Malatare; her daughter Desiree Davila Afraid of Bear, son Kent Eli Whitney; her brothers, Charles Cosson, Richard Cosson, James Malatare, and her sisters Tamji Sarah Cosson, Tana Malatare, Harwood Heights, Illinois; Shyian Yazzie and Kjitil Yazzie of Chinle, Arizona. Her nieces, Phezi Hota Wiya Cosson, Natalie Argujio; Her nephews Dakotah Malatare and Ryland Thompson all from the Chicagoland area.
Proud of her Native American heritage Oglala Lakota and Navajo (Dine), Kiva was an accomplished Fancy Shawl Dancer and avid attendee of powwows across the mid-west and a proud member of the American Indian Community of Chicago. A lifelong resident of Chicago, she took pride in her years as brokers assistant and runner at the Chicago Board of Trade. Kiva possessed an immense heart and was full of life, adventure and fun. She dove into city life of Chicago with gusto, always with her children on each arm. She loved make-up, artistry, fashion and beauty and she herself was very beautiful. Kiva will be sorely missed by her family and her many friends.
Visitation on Monday January 16, 2017 at Suerth Funeral Home, 6754 Northwest Highway, Chicago, Illinois from 6 pm to 8 pm. Burial will be Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 9:30 a.m. at Mary Hill Cemetery, (meeting in front of cemetery office) ,8600 North Milwaukee Avenue, Niles, Illinois.