Sep 23, 1958 - Oct 24, 2020
Wilbur Antelope, 62, of Riverton passed away at his home on Saturday, October 24 2020. A wake will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at 1424 17 Mile Road in Arapahoe starting at 7:00 pm. A graveside will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, October 29, 2020, at the Friday Cemetery.
Wilbur Paul Antelope was born on September 23, 1958 in Riverton, WY to Stewart and Doris (Antelope) Oldman. He was a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe. His native name was Eagle Man, which was passed down to him by his Grandpa James Washington. He received his high school diploma from Arapaho High School in Centennial, CO. He was recognized with an award for drawing the school mascot, The Spirit of the Arapaho Warrior, and received an honorary Art diploma.
On December 2, 1981 Wilbur married Antonia Lujan in Riverton, WY. They were married for over 38 years and had a large family they raised on the Wind River Reservation.
Wilbur was a traditional man that helped the people through his traditional healing ways. He liked to attend Peyote Meeting’s and Sweats regularly.
When he was younger he played basketball and loved it. His main enjoyment was doing artwork for many different groups. His artwork provided for him and his family, being able to do what he enjoyed as a business was a blessing.
He is survived by his wife, Antonia Antelope; daughters, Deanna Lujan, Elicia Antelope, Yolanda Antelope, Mary Blackburn, Hannah Anderson, Autumn Wallowing Bull, Venessa Behan, and Alana Brown; sons, James Blackburn, Peter “Homer” Blackburn, Brent Gould, Brandon Gould, Gilburt Demartaine, and Robert C’Bearing; grandchildren, Woodzy Posey, Eternal Rose Sun Rhodes, Antone Sun Rhodes, Elissa Quiver, Daunte Quiver, Phillyonna Long Soldier, Ein Hutchinson, Sonika Myers, Christian Myers, and Angelise Antelope; great great grandchildren, Siaani Dewey, Brooklyn Long Soldier, Elysia Dewey, Ashley Long Soldier, and Lilah Dewey; parents, Vincent and Louise Blake; brothers, Raymond Dewey, Otto Oldman, Donald Sharp, Ben Oldman, Lance Oldman, Ronnie Oldman, Joseph “Punkin” Oldman, Melvin Oldman, Gary Oldman, Benjamin Gardner, Otto Brady, and Daniel “Binky” Brown; sisters, Lou Oldman, Regina Limpy, Carol Friday, Brenda Lujan-Farris, Paula Hernandez, Sharon Lujan Elizabeth Brady, Lawanda Brady, Billie Blackburn, and Bridget Oldman; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Stewart and Doris Oldman; grandparents, James Washington and Stacic Washington; brothers, Gene Wallowing Bull, Luke Brady, and Clarence Behan; and sisters, Lujanna Antelope and Bubbles Brady.
On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com.
Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.