Howard G. Lujan, Sr.

Howard G. Lujan, Sr.

May 5, 2010 - May 5, 2010
A Service of Remembrance for Howard G. Lujan will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. There will be a wake at Eagle Hall at St. Stephen's beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 7. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery at St. Stephen's A remembrance dinner follows Saturday evening, at Eagle Hall at St. Stephen's. Mr. Lujan died on Saturday, May 1, 2010, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo. He was 51. Howard George Lujan was born in Casper on Jan. 6, 1959. His Indian name was "Sacred Coyote." He attended schools in Casper, including St. Anthony's Elementary and Dean Morgan Junior High, and was graduated from high school in Flandreau, S.D., in 1977. He attended Central Wyoming College in Riverton and Haskell Indian College for three years, receiving an Associate's degree in education/music. In school, he participated in sports and musical activities, including football and wrestling. He chose a career in music and became a para-professional at Fremont County School Systems from 1992, until he became ill. Mr. Lujan was of the Christian faith and his family said he studied the Bible, followed the word of Yashua and lived by the gospel of Yawey. He wrote and composed a gospel CD. The family said he enjoyed gardening, cooking, fishing, camping, watching football and professional wrestling, spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife, Janice R. Lujan; sons, Aaron C. Lujan, Adam T. Lujan, Howard G. Lujan, Jr., Zack BaldEagle, John Lujan III, Jake Lujan, Abraham Thomas, and Clayton Warren; daughters, Agnes L. Lujan, Jenny S. Lujan, Leoda Cowboy Lujan, Bethany Brown, Deanne Lujan, Challace Lujan, Roxanne Farris, Cherise Farris-Lujan; sisters, Sherry Shamblen Lujan, Shirley Casa Lujan, Freda Blackburn Sanchez, Antonia Antelope Lujan, Brenda Farris Lujan, Paula Hernandez Lujan, Diane Lujan, Sarah Willow, Betty Ridgely, Eugenie Havizdak, Cassie Oldman Arthur, Jane Blackburn, Angela Blackburn, Mary Arthur, Julie Arthur, Melody St. Clair, and many others; brothers, Nicholas R. Lujan, Leonard Valenzuela, Paul Mark Lujan, Gregory D. Sanchez, Norman Willow, Ronnie Cane, Eugene Ridgely, Gail Ridgely, Ben Ridgely, Randy Duran, Roy Blackburn, Jr., and Jerry Lujan; uncles, Eugene Lujan, Kenneth Lujan, Jimmy Blackburn, Nelson and Crawford White, Burton Hutchinson, and Albert Valenzuela; aunts, Erlinda Lujan, Elizabeth Lujan, Mabel Lujan, Susan Crazythunder, Theresa White, and Kathy Ridgely; grandchildren, Hunter Chase Lujan, Erin C. Lujan, Danolia LaRea Lujan, Tori Cowboy, Jordan Lujan, Bobby Lujan, Joshua Lujan, Alijah James Banias, Beau Shaun Gary Behan, Saraka Gardner, Aleca Gardner, Jamie Gardner, and Eli James Lujan; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and other grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gregory Blackburn, Syrene Black, Condelario Lujan, Clarinda Cruz Lujan; parents, John and Louise Lujan; brothers, John A. Lujan, Jr., and Paul David Lujan; a sister, Frances Blackburn; aunts, Mary Elsie Blackburn Arthur, Philomena Blackburn Lujan, Anastasia Blackburn, Lucy Blackburn, and Jenny Valenzuela; uncles, John Blackburn, Joe Lujan, Teddy Lujan, and Tony Lujan; cousins, Alese Stewart Arthur, Joe Arthur, George Arthur, James Arthur, Clyde Blackburn, Perry Blackburn; nephew, Job Lujan. 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.