Alfred M. Spoonhunter, Jr.
Oct 27, 1967 - Mar 25, 2021
Alfred M. Spoonhunter, Jr., 53, of Arapahoe passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2021. A wake will be held on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at 149 Sagebrush Loop in Beaver Creek, starting at 7:00 pm. A Native American funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, March 29, 2021, at the Fremont Center located at the Riverton Fairgrounds, George Moss will officiate. Burial will follow at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery with Father Jim Heiser officiating.
Alfred Marion Spoonhunter, Jr. was born on October 27, 1967 in Los Angeles, CA to Alfred Marion and Rhea “Ronnie” (Smith) Spoonhunter. He grew up in Los Angeles, CA; Seattle, WA; and the Arapahoe area where he graduated from Wyoming Indian High School.
Alfred was baptized into the Catholic faith and was also a member of the Native American Church. He was active in the Northern Arapaho Sundance.
In July of 1987 he married Lori Ann Norse in Fort Washakie, WY. She preceded him in death.
Alfred worked as a full time carpenter, for tribal housing, and was on the security team at 789 Bingo Hall.
He enjoyed hunting, camping, playing basketball, watching high school tournaments, gambling, traveling, and working.
He is survived by his son, Sterling Spoonhunter; daughter, Brittany Spoonhunter; brothers, Jude Charging Crow, Sr. and Elgin Ray Spoonhunter; and sister, Brenda Arthur; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Rhea “Ronnie” Spoonhunter; wife, Lori Ann Norse-Spoonhunter; son, Alfred Ward Bliss Spoonhunter; grandparents, Margaret Gambler-Spoonhunter and Ward Spoonhunter; and “Lil” Howard Spoonhunter.
On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com.
Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.