Lloyd J. Dewey
Oct 19, 1922 - Jun 15, 2008
Funeral Mass for Lloyd J. Dewey of Arapahoe will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church south of Riverton.
Committal rites at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery at St. Stephen's will be by the Arthur, Antelope, Brown of the American Legion Post 84 of the American Legion.
A feast will follow at Great Plains Hall.
There will be a rosary at 7 p.m. Friday, June 20, at Great Plains Hall, followed by a wake at the family home, 72 Wind River Bottom Road, Arapahoe. Mr. Dewey died at his Arapahoe home Sunday afternoon, June 15, 2008. He was 85.
Lloyd James Dewey was born in Arapahoe on Oct. 19, 1922, the son of Scott and Inez (Little) Dewey.
He attended St. Stephen's Elementary School and Hot Springs County Junior High School in Thermopolis.
He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War.
On Feb. 6, 1949, he married Edith Smith at St. Stephen's Mission.
He had lived in the Arapahoe area for more than 20 years and in the Thermopolis area for more than 50 years, working for more than 27 years at the Arapaho Ranch as a cowboy and ranch manager. Mr. Dewey also worked as a heavy equipment operator, truck driver, and cultural teacher.
Mr. Dewey was a member of the Catholic faith and a 4th degree Knight of Columbus.
He was also a member of the American Legion, Arthur, Antelope, Brown Post 84, and served as a member board for the Northern Arapaho Trust.
His family said he enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, cultural history, was a story teller, and men's Northern Arapaho traditional dancer. He held certification as a teacher of the Northern Arapaho language.
Survivors include his wife, Edith Smith Dewey; sons, Gerald Dewey of Worland, James Dewey of Casper, Marcus Dewey of Portland, Oregon, Lauren Dewey, Justin Dewey, and Charles Dewey, all of Arapahoe; daughters, Velma Faler of Marion, Iowa; Patricia Haverkamp of Riverton, Maxine Lehman of Mt. Lake Terrace, Wash.; adopted sons, Willie Lonebear of Lander, Pat Iron Cloud of Ethete, Chico Her Many Horses of Lander, Chris Eagle Hawk of Oglala, S.D., and Raymond Gone of Havre, Mont.; 21 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; a brother, Mark Soldier Wolf of Arapahoe; an adopted sister, Helen Cedar Tree.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Scott Dewey and Inez Little Dewey; grandparents, Charles and Cassie Little Ant; brothers, George Dewey, Sr. Wilbur Dewey; a sister, Anita Little Shield; son, Alexander Dewey.
Memorials may be made to the Wind River Dialysis Center at Fort Washakie.
On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: thedavisfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.