Charles "Chuck" Potter
Jun 24, 1938 - Dec 17, 2009
Funeral services for Charles E. "Chuck" Potter of Arapahoe will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Great Plains Hall at Arapahoe. Catholic clergy will officiate. Interment, with military rites, will be at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery at St. Stephen's.
There will be a rosary at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, at Great Plains Hall, followed by a wake at the family home, 1247 17 Mile Road, Arapahoe.
Mr. Potter died on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 61.
Charles E. Potter was born at Fort Washakie on June 24, 1938, the son of Charles E. Potter and Ethel (Goggles) Potter.
Following graduation from high school, he attended Central Wyoming College and Eastern Montana State University. He earn his Associate's degree.
Mr. Potter served with the U.S. Marine Corps during peacetime.
He married Janet E. Warren in Lander on July 2, 1984.
A member of the Catholic faith, his family said Mr. Potter believed in his native traditional ways.
He was an attendance officer at Wyoming Indian High School and drove bus for 25 years. He had served as a member of the Arapahoe District 38 Board of Education.
He worked in the Teacher Corps at Eastern Montana College and as an adult education math teacher. Mr. Potter coached basketball and was also the track coach at the Arapahoe School.
His family said Mr. Potter liked to fish, hunt, and all outdoor activities. He participated in, and attended many rodeos.
Survivors include his wife, Janet of Arapahoe; a son, C. Jay Potter; daughters, Ginger Potter, Donna Ani, Rose Gasson and her husband Carlos, Billie Blackburn, Michelle Blackburn, and Jennie Mosquieda; 28 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; brothers, Gene Goggles, Dan Brown, Basil Warren, Charles Manderson, Harold Smith, John Smith, and Clarence Smith; sisters, Laura Monroe, Mollie Trumbull, Rose Bearing, Angeline Spoonhunter, Charlotte DeCouteau.
He was preceded in death by sons, Larry "Gus" Potter and Michael Blackburn II; his parents, Charles and Ethel Potter, sisters, and grandparents, Mike and Mollie Goggles Benson.
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.