Edward "Bobby" Behan
Apr 23, 2014 - Apr 23, 2014
Edward R. Behan Jr., 72, of Riverton, died on Sunday, April 20, at Kindred Healthcare-Wind River. A Rosary will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church at 7:00 pm with a wake to follow at 127 Sagebrush Loop in the Beaver Creek Housing. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 10:00 am at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church with burial to follow at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery in St. Stephens, WY.
Edward Robert Behan Jr. was born on February 9, 1942 in Fort Washakie, WY to Edward Robert and Josephine (Bell) Behan.
He was of the Catholic faith and also practiced the Northern Arapaho traditional ways.
He was raised on the Wind River Reservation, attending school at St. Stephen’s Indian School and then going to high school in Busby, MT.
On November 3, 1967, he married Caroline Ann Oldman in Fort Washakie, W.
He worked as a ranch hand on the Arapaho Ranch most of his life.
His family said that he liked hunting, fishing, and horn hunting. He loved to play cards, tell stories and share jokes with his grandchildren. He was fun, loving, humorous, and love to laugh.
He is survived by his daughters, Roberta Ann Behan-Oldman, Alfreda Carlene Behan-Redman, and Carmen Louise Behan; his brothers, Leland (Lourdes) Behan, Francis Behan, Sr., and Rueben Behan; his sisters, Mary Ann Allan, Roberta Shakespeare, Alice Headley, Lydia Jenkins, and Betty Hinzer; his grandchildren, Darlene Spoonhunter, Marcilynn LimberHand, Carmella Driftwood, Darwin Spoonhunter, Jr., Joshua LimberHand, Taylor Behan, Garnett Addison, and Robert Addison; great grandchildren, Mya Antelope, Darwin Spoonhunter, Jr. D-III, Jesselyn Spoonhunter, Moriah Spoonhunter, Kyree Spoonhunter, Tyras Monroe, Carmalyn Driftwood, and Carmello Driftwood; his nieces and nephews, Catherine Jenkins, Lucy Jenkins, Michelle Jenkins, Claudia Jenkins, Bimps Jenkins, Judy Warren-Blackburn, Belinda Warren, Kat Warren, Hubs Warren, Clarence Jenkins, and Paul Warren; his aunt, Inez Warren; his uncle, Hubert Warren; and the families of C’Bearing, Friday, Brown, Headley, and Sitting Eagle.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Josephine Behan; his wife, Caroline Ann Oldman Behan; his sons, Robert “Robbie” Edward Behan and Roger Ross Behan; his brother, Wesley Bell; his sister, Patricia Behan; his granddaughter, Alexandrea C. WhitePlume, and his nephews, Eagle “Ega” Jenkins, Jimmy Jenkins, Sonny Jenkins, Thurlo Jenkins, and Jubal Jenkins.
On-line condolences for the family may be made at www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com.
Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.