Jamie Maria Jeanette Bell
Mar 24, 1987 - Nov 24, 2012
Jamie Maria Jeanette Bell (Jamie Gurl) was born on March 24, 1987 in Riverton, Wyoming to Benita Louise Oldman and the late James Gordon Bell. She was adopted and raised by her father Darrel James Smith Sr. She was of the catholic faith, made her first holy communion and confirmation at St. Stephens with the Bishop and was also an active member of her Native ways.
Jamie lived and grew up in the Johnstown area in Kinnear, Wyoming where she attended home-base with the Shoshone and Arapaho head start program. She attended K-12 at the Wind River Schools. She graduated with the Class of 2005. She received her state board license for C NA in 2007 and was currently taking classes online at CWC to become an RN. During her high school years she participated in basketball and volleyball. In 8th grade she was voted MVP for volleyball and in high school she was part of the team that became Regional Champs for volleyball as well. In 2004, she was on the basketball team of the Fremont County Shoot out champions. In 2006, she was state finalist for the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA state pageant of Wyoming as Ms. Riverton. In 2007, she went to Denver on a modeling assignment accompanied by her uncle the late Eddie Wadda. She worked at Morning Star Manor as a Certifed Nurses Aide for 5 years and recently became supervisor over the CNAs
She enjoyed spending her free time her son Tristan James and her neices and nephews who she took as her own. She liked socializing with her sisters Terri, Jerri, Valene and Maria. She also enjoyed playing at the casino and spending time with family and friends. She liked to go hunting with her father Darrel Sr and brother Darrell Jr. She also enjoyed playing dress up with her niece Kyrynn and taking pictures. She loved to dance anywhere, any place, anytime. She liked to wrestle around with her twin brothers Michael and Matthew Smith as well as bossing around her little sister Claudia Jenkins and brothers Thomas Surrell and Coleman Stanger. She also loved and cared a lot for her companion JD whom she spent most of her time with him and their son.
While growing up she helped raised two of her nephews whom she took as her sons Aaron Marcus Oldman and Alex Smith. She also enjoyed her time visiting and working with her co-workers at Morning Star Manor. She also loved to sit around with her sister Cetta and joke around with their mother. She was greatly influenced by her older sister Terri to keep striving for more in life. Everyone that knew and shared time with Jamie enjoyed her laughter, smile and beauty.
The survivors include her companion James (JD) Large, her parents,Benita and Darrel Smith Sr., adopted mother Deanne (Momma D) Large, and god father Forrest Whiteman, sons Tristan James Large, Aaron Marcus Oldman and Alex Smith. Daughters Kyrynn Rain Hernandez, Atavia Kimana Smith, and Taneica Mae Warren. Grandparents Marion Smith, Sophie Lavadour, Ruth Big Lake, Kathrynn Red Cloud, Flossy Brown, Evangeline Mead, Rolanda Smith, Alexander Smith Jr., Buddy Oldman, Rueben Jenkins, Wayne Brown, Dan Brown, John Smith, Harold Ouray, Clarence, Preston Loren Smith, John Goggles and Miguel (Moose) Musalem Sr. Brothers Darrel Smith Jr, Michael J and Matthew J Smith, Mario C'Bearing, Harlen Bell, Thomas Surrell, Coleman Stanger, Bradley Wadda, John Arnell, Kenneth and Kevin Ferris Jr., Curtis R and Louis Oldman, Tylis, Sam and Patton Teran, Curtis Martin Oldman, Rueben Oldman, Jesse Oldman, Lionel Jr and Lynden Bell, Larry Oldman III, Seth and Jared Whitebull, Steven and Lorenzo Eagle, Lloyd, Barns and Talon Oldman, Blaine Oldman. Blaine Dunluvy, Knighty Phillips, Christopher “lil Chris” Quiver, Mickey and Okie Miller, Tom Bush. Sisters Lawrencetta and Donita Bell, Claudia Jenkins, Terri, Jerri, Valene, ET and Maria Smith, Mona and Kathyln Daney, Eva Oldman, Cheryl Oldman, Gracie Hooper, Kayla Smith, Tammy Day, Tashina Benita Oldman, Lindsay Herford, Rose and Loreny Bell, Valerie Means, Shila Kazee, Trina Aragon, Theresa Oldman, Jocelyn Watt, Jarilynn, Mousie, Loretta, Lawrencia Oldman. Nieces and nephews Josie Oldman, Jaylissa Jorenson, Chimairia Surrell, Nathanyle Smith, Yesceniya and Janessa Trujillo, Acelino Benavidez, Evan, Royce, Josiah, Auggie and Angelina Smith, Elijah and Illikea Oldman, Lane Teran, Marcell, Curtis Jr and Summer Oldman. Jeron, Kaleb, Joquain, and Shaelyssa Engavo, Quadin Dewey. Aunts Lou Oldman, Terry Teran, June Friday, Francene Bell, Mary and Anna Means, Shelley Mbonu, Trisha Cachelin, Trina Smith, Kathy Louma, Gwyn and Sandra C'Bearing, Ava Headley, Paulie Redfield, Jamie Brown, Maria Musalem, Pam Oldman, Luella Monroe, Eddee and Tony Big Lake, Courtney Smith, Elvira and Valera Whiteman. Uncles Virgil T. Oldman, Ernest Oldman Sr, Steven M. Oldman Sr, Erwin Teran, Kenneth Smith, David Mbonu, Terry Cachelin, Steven Charles Oldman Sr, Bob Luoma, Alex (Peanuts) Mead, Al Addison Sr, Robert (Bob) C'Bearing, Al C'Bearing Sr, Jerome Goggles, Bruce and Clowry Means, Theodore Lionel Bell Sr., Lawrence Bell, Gary Big Lake, Dawson and Tyson Smith, Kendrick, Allen, Dalco Whiteman, Riley Weaver, Miguel Musalem Jr. Brother and sister-in-laws Chasity Smith, Andrea Smallwood, Dominic Benavidez, Leslie Shakespeare, and Johnnie Trujillo. Preceded in death by father James G. Bell, Papa Larry Oldman Jr, sisters Terri Jean Bell, Gina Oldman and Crystal Dewey, niece Angel Rain Smith, brothers Donny Oldman, Royce Killsontop, Ernest (Babyson) Jenkins, Jeremy Harris, Matthew R. Oldman Sr., nephews Donavon (Bones) Blackburn, Joshua Dewey, aunts Nellie Oldman Daney, Loveda R. Bell, and Alicia Musalem, uncles Trulin Marcus Oldman, Doyle and Michael Bell, Evan Smith, Eddie Wadda, friend Diana Soundingsides, grandparents: Maria and Larry Oldman Sr, Jeanette Goggles Bell, Theodore Bell Sr., Jack Sr and Maxine Luoma, Asa and Myra Dorthy Brown, Issac and Agnes Bell, Jason and Virgina Oldman, Alexander Sr and Julia Smith, Rosalyn Addison, Tommy Oldman Sr., Joseph and Myrtle Oldman.
Services will begin on Tuesday, November 27th at 7:00 pm at Blue Sky Hall at Ethete. Second rosary at 7:00pm on Wednesday November 28 at St. Stephens, a wake will follow at the residence of Darrel and Benita Smith at 185 Johnstown Valley Road, Kinnear, Wyoming. Funeral services will begin at 10am on Thursday Novermber 29th at St. Stephens Catholic Church with interment to follow at Arapaho Catholic cemetery. Email condolences may be sent to email@example.com.