Jan 28, 1988 - Jan 5, 2019
Jocelyn Cherese Watt, 30, of Riverton passed away at her home on Saturday, January 5, 2019. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church. A visitation will immediately follow the rosary at Great Plains Hall with wake to follow at 47 Red Crow. The funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, January 11, 2019, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, burial will follow at Arapaho Catholic Cemetery, and feast will be held at Great Plains Hall.
Jocelyn Cherese Watt was born on January 28, 1988 in Rinteln, West Germany to Darryl Davis and Nicole Ann (Watt) Wagon. Her Indian name was Yellow Bird Woman (Niihoni’hi’sei). She spent her first two years in West Germany before the family moved to Albuquerque, NM for the next two years. The family then moved to Riverton, WY where she attended schools, Ethete Headstart, Arapahoe Grade School, and graduated from Riverton High School with the class of 2007. After graduation she attended the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque, NM and she lived there for five years before returning to Riverton eight years ago making it her forever home.
She was baptized into the Catholic faith and was a member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church and practiced her Native ways.
She worked as a server at the Red Willow Restaurant in the Wind River Casino. She enjoyed working with co-workers who became family. She will be remembered for her extraordinary customer service because she treated the customers like family. She will be missed most when customers came into dine in during special occasions or celebrations but mostly for when she sang them happy birthday.
Jocelyn loved to sing and was outstanding. She is remembered to be someone who is very compassionate to others, family always came first before anything, and very protective of her loved ones. She was part of the SandCreek Band and was the opening singer of the National Anthem at the INFR Qualifying Finals Rodeo in 2018. She loved to be outdoors, fishing and going to the lake with sisters. She was very adventurous and did not ever hesitate to try new things. She was known to always have a good time and a fun person to be around. There wasn’t a time where you wouldn’t see her smiling or laughing. She also loved to cook and was a strong supporter of the New England Patriots and attended numerous games. She enjoyed going to public events, family affairs, and community gatherings. She always wanted to pursue a career in Optometry. She was very active and well-known in our community, always lending a helping hand.
She is survived by her mother, Nicole Watt-Wagon; father, Darryl Davis; grandfather who raised her, William Watt Sr.; grandmother, Miranda Davis; brother, D.J. Davis; sisters, Jade Wagon, Tianna Wagon, Trinity Wagon, Jewell Wagon, Marie Watt (and family), and Autumn Dodge. William Watt Jr. and family, Tamara Dixon and family, Donald Watt Sr. and family, Angela Spoonhunter and family, Billie Ann Spoonhunter and family, Arlene Trosper and family, Karen Brown and family, Dawnmichelle Spoonhunter and family; Myra Watt and family, Marty Chavez and family, Keith Chavez, Clarence Chavez, Al Addison, Danny C’Bearing (Wanda) and family; numerous grandfathers, grandmothers, aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers and sisters. The families of Smith, Chavez, Spoonhunter, Brown, Friday, Whiteplume, SixKiller, Bell, Warren, and Oldman.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother who raised her, Jean Watt; grandfather, Mack Davis; cousin, Millani Watt; uncle, Matthew Watt; Myron Chavez, great grandparents, Lillian and Joe Chavez; and companion, Rudy Perez; cousins, Patrick Luck Chavez, Darrell Hanway, Jr., Clay Warren, Jerome Bell; Grandparents (great and great great also); William Watt, William Spoonhunter, Elma Smith Spoonhunter, Charles Watt, Ora SixKiller, Donald Chavez, Iris Oldman, Irene Warren, Annie Spoonhunter, Gerald Smith Sr., John Smith, Roy Spoonhunter, William James Spoonhunter, Mary Spoonhunter, Deanna DeerNose, Kathy Chavez, Alfred Bruce Chavez; and aunt Michelle Goodluck-Watt.
On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com.
Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.