(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Ada McDonell, 80, of Fort Washakie died on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at the Kindred Heath Care – Wind River. A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday Feb. 21, 2015 at the Lander Senior Center.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Clayton Warren, 37, of Riverton, died at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, CO on Thursday, September 18, 2014. A rosary was held on Monday, September 22, 2014, at 7:00 pm at Great Plains Hall with a wake to follow at Great Plains Hall. Funeral service were Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church at 10:00 am. Burial followed at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery.
(St. Stephens, Wyo.) – Mervin “Merv” Bushyhead, 62, of Arapahoe, died in Chubbuck, ID on Saturday, August 23, 2014. A rosary will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 7:00 pm at St. Stephens Catholic Church with a wake to follow at 393 Left Hand Spur in Arapahoe. A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 29, 2014, at 10:00 am at St. Stephens Catholic Church with burial to follow at Arapaho Catholic Cemetery.
(Arapahoe, Wyo.) – Angelo “Hulio” Jenkins, 35, of Arapahoe, died at his home on Monday, July 14, 2014. A wake will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 7:00 pm at the Blackburn residence located at 50 Miller Lane in Arapahoe. The funeral will be on Friday, July 18, 2014, also at the Blackburn residence. Burial will follow at the Blackburn Cemetery.
Angelo Jerome Jenkins was born on September 7, 1978 in Riverton, WY to Bernard Patrick and Brigitte Kim (Blackburn) Jenkins. He was raised on the Wind River Reservation and earned his G.E.D. from in Minnesota.
He was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when he was young. He was a member of the Native American Church and participated in their ceremonies.
He worked in carpentry before he became disabled.
His family said the he enjoyed listing to music, cooking–“he made damn good fry bread”, working on cars and playing video games. He loved being with his mom, sisters, nieces and nephews. He traveled all over the west coast with his grandparents.
He is survived by his grandmother, Ruby Blackburn; his sisters, JoAnne Jenkins, Sacheen (Shawn) Brown, Donelle Littleshield, Macalia Blackburn, Dominique Littleshield, Shantell Blackburn, Yolanda Young, Jody Blackburn, Amanda Jenkins, Siera Young, Emily Underwood, and Terra Jenkins; his brothers, Myka Blackburn, D.J. Littleshield, Donovan Littleshield, Jamakee Blackburn, Hawk, Blackburn, Cody Blackburn, Ike Jenkins, Chato Lyday, Vernon Hill, Jr., Lloyd Jenkins, James Hill, Earl Hill; his aunts, Lupe Blackburn, Caroline Hill, Marie Lyday, Catherine Jenkins, Lucia Molash, Madeliva Blackburn, Michele Jenkins, and Claudia Jenkins; his uncles, Larry Blackburn, Clarence Jenkins, and Jude Jenkins, Sr.; numerous relatives near and far. Please forgive us if we missed your name.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Brigitte Blackburn; his grandfather, Andrew James Blackburn; his grandparents, Lloyd Jenkins and Marjorie “Peggy” O’Neal; his brother, Lawrence Jenkins.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Theresa Mae (Grice) Duncan, age 100, died May 27, 2014, at Westward Heights Care Center, Lander, Wyoming.
Born June 27, 1913 at Sundance, Wyo., to John and Josephine (Caldwell) Grice, Theresa attended local schools and graduated in 1930 as Sundance High School class valedictorian. She took post-high school normal training, taught at a one-room elementary Weston County school, and worked for the Sundance-based family lumber and hardware business. She married William L. (Bill) Duncan on May 20, 1934, at Deadwood, South Dakota.
The couple set up housekeeping at Green River, Wyo., where Bill was the University of Wyoming Agricultural Extension Agent for Sweetwater County. Her first two sons, Bill and Tom, were born at the nearest hospital in Rock Springs, Wyo. In September 1944, Bill accepted a position as the Fremont County Extension Agent and the family moved to Lander, Wyo., where her third son, Bob, was born. She lived in Lander for the remainder of her life.
At Green River, Theresa joined Eastern Star in May 1935 and at her death, had been a member for 79 years. She also was a Girl Scout leader, established a Homemakers Club and was active in the Green River Congregational Church.
At Lander, she worked in the Lander Grade School system in several capacities ranging from substitute teaching to administrative secretary. After Theresa and Bill retired in 1966, the couple traveled extensively. Both participated in Eastern Star events and offices at local, state and national levels. In 1968, Theresa was Worthy Grand Matron for the State of Wyoming. She joined the Lander Methodist Church in 1944 where she later taught pre-school Sunday School classes, served as Sunday School Superintendent and participated in numerous church-related, public school, and community groups.
Survivors include sons Tom (Marilú) Duncan, of Riverton, and Bob (Kath) Duncan, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, nine grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 13 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
William L. (Bill) Duncan, son William D. (Bill) Duncan and sisters Darlene and Lola Jane, preceded her in death.
Rev. Mark Calhoun will conduct a memorial service at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 12 at the Lander United Methodist Church, 262 N. Third St. with burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery next to her husband. Relatives and friends are welcome at a post-burial reception at the church.
In lieu of flowers, people may contribute to the Duncan-Chapela Scholarship Endowment at the Central Wyoming College Foundation, 2660 Peck Ave., Riverton, WY 82501.
(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Floyd Chingman, 38, of Fort Washakie died at his home on Sunday, August 4, 2013. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 10:00 am at Rocky Mountain Hall in Fort Washakie. A wake will be held at Rocky Mountain Hall on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm. Pastor Danny Bauer of Word of Faith Church will be officiating. Read the complete obituary here.