Marcus "Don" Oldman
Nov 28, 1978 - Nov 26, 2008
Marcus Don "Donny" Oldman, 30, died on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at his home in Beaver Creek housing. He was 30.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church.
Burial will follow at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery at St. Stephen's with military rites conducted by the American Legion Post 84.
A rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. on both Sunday and Monday at St. Stephen's. A wake will follow the second rosary Monday night at Eagle Hall at St. Stephen's.
Marcus Don Oldman was born on June 14, 1978, in Lander.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1998. While in the Army, he specialized in multi-channel transmission systems whereby he could operate a satellite system anywhere in the world. Often he would use this skill to call home to his mother.
His family said Mr. Oldman enjoyed spending time with his children, mother, and sisters. He also enjoyed basketball, volleyball, and cross country.
While attending Riverside Indian School in Oklahoma, he was on the 2A State Championship Cross Country team in 1994-1995. He participated in handgame and volleyball tournaments in Wyoming and Montana. While stationed in Fort Jackson, S.C., his company took first place in the volleyball tournament earning him MVP in his company.
Mr. Oldman attended Christopher Columbus in California, Riverside Indian School in Oklahoma and was graduated from St. Stephen's Indian High School in 1996.
He lived in California, Utah, Oklahoma, Kansas and South Carolina before making his home at Arapahoe.
Mr. Oldman's survivors include his children, Elijah Oldman and Illikea Oldman; mother, Terry Teran and Erwin of Araphoe; father, Buford Nipwater of Fort Hall, Idaho; companion, Regina Dewey; brothers, Talon Oldman, Tylis Teran, Samuel Teran, Patton Teran, Arron Marcus Oldman, Brandon Gould, Jason Oldman, Lloyd Oldman, Louis Oldman, Curtis R. Oldman, Darrel Smith Jr., Barns Oldman, Ruben Oldman, John Antelope, Sr., Michael and Matthew Smith, Carlos Bianas of Ft. Washakie, Dwight Tinno of Elko, Nevada, Byron and Kyle Nipwather of Fort Hall, Idaho; sisters, Marcelene Tinno of Fort Hall, Idaho, Shaylynn Nipwater of NewTown, N.D.,Terri and Jerri Smith, Rhonda and Lorenza Monroe, Maria Smith, Valerie Means, Crystal Dewey, Valene Smith, Tina Jenkins, Lawrencetta and Jamie Bell, Elizabeth Smith, Cheryl Oldman, Shielyn Perea, Danelle and April Friday, and Teresa Oldman; grandparents, Rueben Jenkins, Wayne Brown, Sophie Lavadour, Flossie Brown, Eva Mead, and Theresa White; paternal grandmother, Anita (St. Clair) Nipwater; aunts, Valerie Friday, LuElla Monroe, Lou Oldman, Pam Sixfeathers, Benita Smith, Ava Headley and Cassie Oldman, Deleece Teton of Boulder Flats, Naomi Burgess of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Annette Nipwater of Fort Washakie, Tilda Edmo and Sandra Nipwater, both of Fort Hall, Idaho; uncles, Steven M. Oldman, Sr., Virgil Oldman, Larry Oldman, Jr., Ernest Oldman, Sr., Curtis M. Oldman, Sr., Stevie C. Oldman Sr., James Jenkins, Darrel Smith, Sr., Arthur Hernandez and Shane Montoya.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Larry and Maria Oldman, Sr.; brothers, Matthew Russell Oldman, Sr., Royce Killsontop, Ernest Jenkins, and Steven Washington; uncles, Marky Oldman, Albert Sixfeathers, Sr., and Leonard Friday; nephews, Joshua Dewey and Donavan Blackburn; sisters, Terri Jean Bell and Geana Oldman; aunt, Nellie C. Daney; grandfather, Charles E. Nipwater; great grandparents, Samuel and Dorothy (Barney) Nipwater, Ben and Laura (Tillman) St. Clair, and uncle Wayland Wetchie.
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.