Edith S. Dewey
Jul 22, 1928 - May 13, 2009
Edith S. Dewey passed away May 11, 2009 at Shepherd of the Valley in Casper, WY.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2009 at St. Stephen’s Mission with burial to follow at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery. The Rev. Father Robert Hilbert will officiate. A feast will follow the services at Great Plains Hall.
A Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2009 at Great Plains Hall. A wake will follow at the Dewey residence, 72 Little Wind River, Arapahoe.
Edith was born July 22, 1928 at Arapahoe, WY, the daughter of Clarence Smith and Catherine Wolf Elkins Smith.
Edith attended school at the St. Stephen’s Mission. On February 6, 1949 she married Lloyd James Dewey, who preceded her in death on June 15, 2008. Together they raised their eight children on the Arapaho Ranch in Thermopolis, WY.
Besides being a devoted mother and spouse, Edith was employed by Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital and Canyon Hills Manor as an aide. She was also a past member of the St. Francis Altar Society in Thermopolis. Edith was a member of the Northern Arapaho War Bonnet Society and a fluent speaker of the Northern Arapaho language.
Edith enjoyed being around family, friends and relatives. She was an avid beader and enjoyed going to all powwows.
Edith loved all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, relatives and friends. She will be greatly missed by all.
Edith is survived by her sons Gerald Dewey of Worland, James Dewey and his wife Geri of Casper, Marcus Dewey of Billings, MT, Lauren Dewey and Alva of Arapahoe, Justin Dewey of Arapahoe; daughters Patricia Haverkamp and her husband Bob of St. Stephens, Velma Faler and her husband Bill of Marion, IA, Maxine Lehnan of Lake Terrace, WA; adopted sons Willie Lonebear of Lander, Chico Her Many Horses of Lander, Pat Iron Cloud of Ethete, Charles Dewey of Arapahoe; 22 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; adopted brothers, Raymond Gone of Havre, MT and Chris Eagle Hawk of Oglala, SD; adopted sisters Lillian Chavez and Lucy Willow of Arapahoe.
Memorial donations may be made to the Wind River Dialysis Center, in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main, Riverton, WY 82501.
Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.
On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: thedavisfuneralhome.com.