May 22, 1961 - Apr 1, 2021
Allen M. Whiteman, 59, of Riverton passed away at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, WY on Thursday, April 1, 2021. A wake will be held on Tuesday, April 6 2021, at 1520 Bitterroot, starting at 7:00 pm. The graveside service will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Whiteman Family Cemetery, prayer by Leonard Moss.
Allen Matthew Whiteman was born on May 22, 1961 in Riverton, WY to Ernest Mathew Whiteman, JR. and Mary Ann (Welch) Whiteman. After graduation from High School, he attended Regis University in Denver, CO from 1979 to 1982, he returned to the Wind River Reservation for a time before he went to Wichita, Kansas to attended Wichita State University. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Wichita State University. In 1985 he returned to the Wind River Reservation where he made it his forever home.
While Allen worked at different jobs he continued his education by taking classes form Central Wyoming College, University of Wyoming, Laramie County Community College, and Sheridan College. Allen worked at the Welcome House, Northern Arapaho Tribes, American Laundry, Arapahoe Store, Taco Bell, and 789 Bingo,
Allen attended St. Stephen’s Catholic Church as a teen where he was an Alter boy. He also formed the St. Stephen’s Choir to sing during Christmas. In 2001 he joined the Presbyterian Church in Riverton where he was a Church Elder.
Allen grew up learning and teaching Northern Arapaho history. He was also a fluent speaker of the Northern Arapaho Language. He enjoyed teaching this knowledge to his beloved grandchildren along with anyone who wanted to learn. Allen loved to travel and did so throughout the Western United States. Allen was a very talented singer/vocalist and piano player. He also wrote and composed music. He enjoyed music from, Opera, Traditional Pow Wow Music, to the Supremes. His favorite move was the Wizard of Oz, he would make referenced to it when he was joking around. He enjoyed the football season and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. His favorite holiday was Halloween.
He is survived by his brothers, Forrest (Jody) Whiteman, Kendrick (Keja) Whiteman, Dalco (Mary) Whiteman, and Ernest Whiteman, III; sisters, Valaira Whiteman and Elvira C’Bearing; and numerous grandchildren, aunts, and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Mary Ann Whiteman, Jr. ; brother, Gaylan Felix Whiteman; sister, April Whiteman; nephew, Kaniel Cardenas; grandparents, Ernes and Irene Whiteman, Sr. and Sherman and Monica (C’Hair) Welsh.
On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com.
Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.