Vincent D. 'Vinnie' Washington

Vincent D. "Vinnie" Washington

Sep 22, 1950 - Oct 21, 2008
Funeral Mass for Vincent D. "Vinnie" Washington of the Wind River Reservation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church south of Riverton. The Rev. Father Robert Hilbert will officiate.

Interment will follow at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery at St. Stephen's.

There will be a rosary at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the St. Stephen's Church with a wake to follow at Eagle Hall on the mission grounds.

Mr. Washington died at the Thermopolis Rehabilitation and Care Center on Tuesday morning, Oct. 21, 2008, at the age of 58.

Vincent Dale Washington was born in Riverton in Sept. 22, 1950, the son of Otto Washington, Sr., and Mary Agnes (Bell) Washington. He was graduated from Flandreau Indian School in Pierre, S.D., and later served with the United States Marine Corps.

Mr. Washington was a life-long resident of the Wind River Reservation and was a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church.

He worked in construction.

His family said he enjoyed playing and coaching baseball, hunting, camping, fishing, reading, listening to music, the outdoors, hitchhiking and otherwise traveling around the country.

Survivors include his son, Vincent Shawn Washington of Arapahoe; daughters, Alyssa Thomas, Deanna James, and Kathy Jo Washington of Niobrara, Neb.; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren; brothers, Frances Washington and his wife Margaret of Arapahoe, Isaac Washington and his wife Viola of Birney, Mont., Stanford Washington of Arapahoe, Paul Bell of Cheyenne; sisters, Deloris Takesenemy of Crow Agency, Mont., Agnes Doyle and her husband John of Crow Agency, Edna Antelope and her husband Terry of Arapahoe, Irene Crazythunder and her husband Joe of Arapahoe, Billy Ann Shangreaux, and Flora Crazythunder, both of Arapahoe; adopted brother, Mike Friday of Arapahoe; life-long friend, Clarissa Laplante.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Lucille (Dewey) Washington, and Mary Agnes Bell; maternal grandparents, Isaac and Agnes Bell; paternal grandparents, George and Sarah (Old Eagle) Washington; brothers, Michael Washington, Otto Charles Washington; sisters, Kathleen Washington and Margaret Washington; grandparents, Flora and Raphael Dewey.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.