Perry D. Blackburn

Perry D. Blackburn

Jul 22, 1957 - Nov 11, 2008
Funeral services for Perry D. "P-Dawg" Blackburn of the Wind River Reservation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Blackburn Cemetery. There will be a rosary at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton, with a wake to follow at the home of Steven Blackburn. Mr. Blackburn died Tuesday evening, Nov. 11, 2008, at the Lander Regional Hospital. He was 51. Perry Dean Blackburn was born in Thermopolis on July 22, 1957, the son of Edward Francis Blackburn and Madeline Shirley (HighPine) Blackburn. He attended Riverton High School where he was a member of the marching band, which participated in the Rose Bowl Parade. He also played basketball and football. He attended the Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas and the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institution in New Mexico. He worked in the finance department of the Northern Arapaho Department of Social Services. He worked with the Red Feather Eagle Vocational Rehab and NANDSS. Mr. Blackburn was a member of the Mormon faith and attended the Native American Church. His family said Mr. Blackburn enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles. Survivors include his companion, Leilani Brown; sons, Edward J. Blackburn, Branson Blackburn, Roman Dewey, and Lakota Piper; daughters, Carissa Killsontop and Camille Goodman; bother, Vasco Blackburn of Spokane, Wash.; sisters, Sherry Blackburn, Mona D. Blackburn, Geraldine Blackburn, Yvette Blackburn, Robyn Blackburn, Crystal Lionshows, and Penny Blackburn of Spokane, Wash.; several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Shirley Blackburn; grandparents, Basil and Mary Blackburn and Ray and Mabel HighPine; brother, Gary Glackburn, Sr.; nephew, Elton Whiteplume, and grandson, Carlos Goodman. 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.