Marcus D. 'Mango' Hereford

Marcus D. "Mango" Hereford

Aug 30, 1982 - Sep 17, 2008
Traditional services for Marcus D. "Mango" Hereford of Fort Washakie will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at 536 Plunkett Road, Ethete. John Larsen will officiate.

Interment will follow at the Chief Washakie Cemetery at Fort Washakie.

There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Sunday at the family home, 536 Plunkett Road, Ethete. A wake will follow the prayer service, at the same location.

Mr. Hereford died Wednesday morning, Sept. 17, 2008, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 26 years old.

Marcus Duane Hereford was born in Lander on Aug. 30, 1982, the son of Charles Duane Hereford and Mary (Armajo) Hereford. He had lived all his life on the Wind River Reservation.

Mr. Hereford was graduated from the Job Corps in Darby, Mont., in 2003, and worked as an apprentice electrician out of Darby. For the past two years, he had been a security guard at the Shoshone Rose Casino.

His family said Mr. Hereford was an avid Shoshone sundancer. They said he enjoyed spending time with his son and his companion. He played high school football and basketball at Wyoming Indian High School and liked video games He was described as a high stakes gambler.

Survivors include his companion, Jade Friday; son, Tyce Ryan Hereford; parents, Mary Hereford and Charles Hereford; grandparents, Vivian Teton, Jula Whiteman, and Zedroa Enos; brothers, Charles Hereford and his companion Sharelle Brown, and John Thomas Hereford and his companion Michelle Harris; sisters, Dawn Hereford and her companion Tyson Sims; a niece, Jade Michelle Hereford; nephew, Jayce Hereford; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Elabie Hereford; grandfather, Charles "Chuck" Whiteman, and uncles Ken Goings and Kenneth Whiteman. Nephews Ion and Hawk Tillman.

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.