Ruby P. Miller

Funeral services for Ruby P. Miller, 82 of Arapahoe, are at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. The Rev. Dale Adams officiates and interment follows at the Collins Cemetery.
Viewing is from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday, preceding the funeral service.
Mrs. Miller died at the Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo., on Sunday, April 8, 2012, at the age of 82.
Ruby Pearl Bunner was born in Newcastle on Oct. 8, 1929, the daughter of William Newton Bunner and Lillie Dell (Worthington) Bunner, who were from Virginia. She grew up and went to school near Ocean Lake and, with her sister and brothers, would walk across the frozen lake to attend church.
Mrs. Miller was a housewife, having married Joseph Edward Miller at the courthouse in Lander on Nov 7, 1946. When they were first married, they lived in a railroad car near Shoshoni, before moving to Arapahoe. At Arapahoe they made their home and raised their children. In the early 50s, they build the house in which Mrs. Miller still lived. The county named the road past their house “Miller Lane” in later years.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Her family said Mrs. Miller loved to crochet, making afghans and gifts for her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, friends and others. They said she loved angels, wind chimes, gnomes, listening to music, growing flowers and plants, loved birds and used to raise doves until her health worsened.
Mrs. Miller worked at the Arapaho cannery early in life. Then she worked as a dishwasher at various places, including the Teton, Choppings, and the Airport Café.
Survivors include sons, Milton Edward “Butch” Miller and wife Debbie of Riverton, and Lawrence “Larry” Miller and wife Valene of Arapahoe; daughters, Iris Pearl Lawrence and husband Glen of Riverton, Betty Jo Spencer and Lewis of Rexburg, Idaho, and Patricia “Patti” Lopez of Riverton; 11 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild; a brother, Raymond “Pat” Bunner and his wife Renee of Glenrock.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Miller; parents, William Newton Bunner and Lillie Dell (Worthinton) Bunner; brothers, John, George, Preston, and Billy Bunner; sisters, Lois Bunner, Maedean Waring, Hattie Rittenhouse, Ester Miller, and Opal Schumacher, and one granddaughter,
Memorials may be made to the Wind River Dialysis Center in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main St., Riverton, WY 82501.
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Margaret L. “Peggy” Hixson

Funeral services for Margaret L. “Peggy” Hixson, 72 of Pavillion, are at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 13, at “Peggy’s Farm”, 105 West Pavillion Road, Pavillion. Her six daughters will give the eulogy.
Cremation has taken place.
Mrs. Hixson died at the Lander Regional Hospital on Thursday, April 5, at the age of 72.
Margaret Leona Bohannon was born in Richmond, Ind., on Dec. 7, 1939, the daughter of Phillip Frank Bohannon and Genevieve (Suttmiller) Bohannon. She grew up in Batesville, Ind.
She completed her high school education and then served with the U.S. Air Force from 1958 to 1960, when she received an honorable discharge. While in the Air Force she was in the intelligence division.
She married Edwin James Hixson on March 12, 1960, at Stewart Air Force Base in New York.
Mrs. Hixson was of the Roman Catholic faith. She taught C.C.D. classes in Casper in the late 60s and early 70s. She and her daughters helped build the monument for St. Edward’s Catholic Church at Kinnear.
She was active in the Meadow Acres Riding Club, Casper Jaycettes and Girl Scouts of Casper before moving to their farm near Pavillion.
Mrs. Hixson was engaged in farming until her health prevented it.
Her family said that in addition to loving the life on their farm, Mrs. Hixson helped many people, repaired Kirby vacuums in Casper and worked with Family Services there.
She had lived on the Pavillion farm for 40 years. Prior to that she lived on a Casper Meadow Acres farm for five or six years.
Survivors include her daughters, Shareen, Nadine, and Dawn, all of Pavillion, Fransisca of Riverton, Christal of Casper and Bernadette Neal and her husband Jim of Tonasket, Wash.; 12 grandchildren, Therisa Siek, Iris Siek, August Siek, Zacheriah Siek, Brian Sisneros, Lindy Sisneros, Elizabeth Sisneros, Sarah Stowe, Autumn Richards, Khemo Neal, Gabrial Brewbaker, and Iva Brewbaker; 16 great grandchildren, and a sister, Pat Noah and husband Kieth of Brooksville, Ind.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin; her mother, Genevieve; father, William; granddaughters, Kimiko and Misty Dawn.
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Mitchell P. Moss

Mitchell P. Moss, 33, of Arapahoe died on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Traditional American Indian services are at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 12, at Great Plains Hall at Arapahoe with burial following at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery at St. Stephen’s.
A rosary is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, at Great Plains Hall followed by a wake at the family home, #44 C’Hair Lane on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Mitchell Patrick Moss was born in Riverton on Jan. 12, 1979, the son of Medrick Herman Moss, Sr., and Wilma Rose (C’Hair) Moss. He was graduated from St. Stephen’s High School.
Mr. Moss had lived at Arapahoe and in St. Paul, Minn.
He worked as a laborer in the Northern Arapaho Wood Program and for the Northern Arapaho Tribe and at Wal-Mart.
He was of the Catholic faith.
His family said Mr. Moss enjoyed being with his daughter, his father and with his companion Eileen, his brothers, and friends and also enjoyed playing video games and watching movies.
Survivors include his companion, Eileen Black; a son, Blasé James Moss; a daughter, Cetara Rose Moss; nieces, Brandi Moss and Cierra White; a grandson, Kaiden; nephews, Dylan Moss, Joshua Moss, Jaymes Moss, John Montoya, and Brandon White Wolf; his father Medrick Moss, Sr.; brothers, Medrick Moss, Jr, Byson White Wolf, and Ronnie White, and a sister, Johnna Moss; aunts and uncles, Rochell C’Hair, Vera C’Hair, Sadie and Duane Bell, Sr., Emma and Nelson Moss, Susanna and Jerome Oldman, Rosella Moss, Ursula and Robert Aragon, Maxine Moss, Anita Carrier, Gloria Wheeler, Frances Ann Moss Heidenberger, Julie Quiver Whiteman, Joyce Duran, Jude, Gary and John Jr. C’Hair, Mitchell and Vicki C’Hair, Leonard and Alice Moss, Donald and Linda Moss, Duane Friday, Claude Duran, Sr., Alonzo Moss, Sr., Pat Moss, William “Porky” C’Hair, and Raymond Charles C’Hair.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John C’Hair, Amelia C’Hair, Herman Joseph Moss, Sr., Rosie B. Moss, Eileen Moss; sons, Bradley Nathaniel Moss; companion, Oliva Black; his mother, Wilma Rose (C’Hair) Moss; brothers, Neil Blass C’Hair, Mitchell J. C’Hair, Jr,; uncles, Kendall J. Moss, Sr. Pfc. Weldon D. Moss, Paul M. Moss, Norman Moss, Raphael “Sugar Ray” Moss, Herman “Joe Joe” Moss, Jr., Richard Moss, Charles Moss; cousins, David Moss, Sr, Weldon H. Moss, Wendall G. Moss, Curtis Wheeler, Rodney Jorgenson, Mary J. Blackbird, L.Cpl. Amanda Carrier; aunts, Alberta Duran, Mary C’Hair Duran, and Julie Moss Brown; grandfather, Joseph C’Hair; brother, Dakota Duran; and Jerry Moss, Dean Moss, Lucy Moss-Addison, Lyle Black, Jr., Trina Dullknife, Cindi Bell, Vicky Moss Friday, Delores Moss, Kathleen Moss, Tekawitha Moss SunRhodes, Eileen Moss C’Bearing, Michelle Moss, Johanna Moss, and Deanna Moss.
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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.

McRae, Logue & Applegate honored with VFW Safety Officers of the Year Award

(Lander) — The Lander Veterans of Foreign Wars presented its annual awards to area public safety officers Wednesday night. Honored as the Emergency Medical Technician of the Year was Shawn McRae; Firefighter of the Year is the Lander Volunteer Fire Department’s Danny Logue, and the Peace Officer of the Year is Sheriff’s Deputy John Applegate. Two of the local  honorees, McRae and Logue, will also be honored at the state VFW Conference in Cheyenne this coming June as Wyoming’s EMT and Firefighters of the Year.