Theodore J. Raigosa
Apr 14, 1989 - Apr 20, 2009
Theodore J. "Teddy Z" Raigosa died in California on Monday, April 20, 2009, at the age of 20.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church south of Riverton. The Rev. Father Ron Seminara will officiate.
There will be a rosary at the church at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 27, followed by a wake at the Debra Jenkins residence, 1613 17 Mile Road, Arapahoe.
Theodore Joseph Raigosa was born in Riverton on April 14, 1989, the son of Edward C. Raigosa II and Rebecca R. (Brown) Kuka. He lived on the Wind River Reservation until the age of 7 and then moved to California where he was graduated from San Clemente High School.
He returned to Wyoming two years ago and often traveled between Wyoming and California.
He had worked for Sandwich Buddies in California and as a card dealer and customer service representative at the Wind River Casino.
He had been in the auto tech academy in high school where he played football and lettered varsity. He also lettered in track and field.
His family said he enjoyed going to the beach and spending time with his family and friends. He liked music, the family said, especially playing his guitars, and getting on the computer. He liked to DJ events and spending time with his nephews and nieces, going to sweats, and other ceremonies.
Survivors include nieces, his father Edward Raigosa II of California; mother, Rebecca Kuka of Riverton; step-mother, Susan Raigosa of California; step-father, John Kuka of Riverton; maternal grandmother, Donna Goodman of Texas; paternal grandmother, Maria Murphy of California; brothers, Edward Raigosa III and his companion Lina of California and Leonard Raigosa and companion Samantha of California; a sister, Jolene Brown-Janis and her husband Orren Janis, Sr.. of Texas; nieces, Alessa Brown, Shaliaya Goodman, and Quelenna Chavez; nephews, Jacelyn and Jaren Brown, Orren, Jr., and Joaquin Janis, Kameron and Edward Raigosa IV, Andre Goodman; aunts, Brenda Goodman, Arlene Goodman, Elizabeth Goodman, of Texas; Rose Guerue, Debra Jenkins, Melody Spoonhunter, Lynda Lonebear, Violet Lonebear, Charlotte Lonedog; uncles, James and Darrell Goodman, David Lonebear, Ben Lonebear, Darrell Lonebear, Poncho Lonedog, Michael Blackburn; cousins, Camille and Margaret Goodman, Winterhawk Goodman, Tashina and Nicole Goodman, Winn Goodman, Theresa and Travis Warren, Jamie, John and James Goodman, Jr., and Malorie Goodman; cousins, Carmen, Melaine, and Wayland Munnell, Allison, Elk, Nelson, and Gail Sage, Ione and Ira Jenkins, Madeline and Julian Standing Elk, Irene and Kathy Jenkins, Marie, Leah, David, Jr., and Young Chief Lonebear, Charles, Steve, and William Lonedog, Wanda and Stephanie Spoonhunter, Leslie Sixtoes, Billie, Michelle, and Jenny Blackburn; adopted parents, Ben and Rita Ridgely, Julie Whiteman, and Lloyd "Sonny" Jenkins; grandmothers, Lavern Brown, Ada Mae Brown, Arlene Brown, and Mary Ella Valdez of Ethete: numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by grandfathers, John Goodman and Leonard Raigosa; great grandparents, William and Ione Lonebear; nephews, Carlos Goodman and Darrell "Spikey" Hanway; niece, Winter Rose Thomas Jenkins, and cousin, Steve Moss.
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.