Mary Patricia "Patsy" (Bell) Dodge
Mar 16, 1923 - Jan 15, 2022
Mary Patricia “Patsy” Bell Dodge
March 16,1923 - January 15, 2022
Mary Patricia (Patsy) Bell Dodge of Arapahoe passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at her home. She was 98 years old.
The rosary and wake will be
Thursday January 20th, 2022, 7:00pm at the Riverton Fairgrounds
The service will be held Friday January 21st, 2022 10:00am at the Riverton Fairgrounds
Burial will follow at St. Stephens Cemetery
We will be following COVID-19 safety protocols very closely. Be sure to wear your mask at all times and social distance. Thank you in advance.
Mary Patricia Bell was born on the Little Wind River near St. Stephen’s Mission on March 16, 1923, to the late Isaac W.Bell and Agnes (Posey) Bell. She was number 6 of 15 children.
Her Indian name was Woncebsei “Walks Last”. She lived all of her life on the Wind River Reservation and attended school at St. Stephen's. Mary was a strong willed and determined woman.
At 13 Patsy worked at the canning factory in Arapahoe, later in life she was also an IHS housekeeper, A 4-H sponsor, and for CHR.
She married her long time love Daniel Dodge Sr, together they had 10 beautiful children
A homemaker, her family said she dedicated her life to raising her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. They remember her as a great cook who enjoyed hosting and gathering.
She was a true artist, always crafting up some sort of creation. Her hobbies included reading, sewing, quilting, embroidery, crocheting, needlepoint, collecting family photographs and cooking.
Mary enjoyed beadwork, listening to Pow wow music, attending pow-wows, attending grandchildren’s activities, and going to mass at her place of worship. She was excellent at everything she did
In her later years she enjoyed watching westerns, doing word search, and telling stories to her family.
She will be deeply missed by all.
She is survived by her sons: David Dodge, Delbert Dodge,
(Adopted son)Richard Brannon.
Daughters: Veronica (Paul) Lawson, (Adopted)Marietta Washington
Goddaughter Florita Soldierwolf.
Nephews: Lionel Bell, Lawrence Bell, Leroy Means,Norbert Means, Jake Bell, Al Bell, Duane Bell,Tyrone Bell, Gary Bell, Ivan Posey, Phillip Bell, Royce Lonebear, Marcus Brown Sr., Rodger Bell,Martin Bell, Christopher Sunrhodes, Nathan Bell, Anthony Bell, Charles Dodge, Verdell Dodge, and Albert Dodge jr.
Nieces: Rose, Darline, & Ruby Posey, Vincetina Makeshine, Evelina Blackburn,Connie Brown, Anna Means, Billy Gene, Deloris Takes Enemy, Agnes Washington, Billye Shangreaux, Violet Brown, Mildred Brown, Jenny Brown, Joyce Brown, Winnie, Hubertta Dodge, Cora Lamebear and Deloris Dodge.
Her caregivers/granddaughters Ceneeteenii’eihii and Mesiah Sweetgrass.
Grandsons: Michael Monroe, Clinton (Deanna) Monroe, Brian Dodge, William “Kent” Carpenter JR, Roy Brown, Brandon Culbertson and Christopher Monroe.
Granddaughters: Delia “Buffy” Dodge, Cathy Dodge, Christina Carpenter, Maria Delgado, Patricia Lawson, Darilyn Dodge, Michaela Dodge, and Jessica Lawson
Great Grandsons: Christopher M. Monroe & Family, Joshua Monroe & Family, Moses Dodge & Family, Andrew Brown & Family, Jessie Dodge, Dreydon Dodge, Isaac Whitefeather & Family, Alan Jenkins Jr. & Family, Richard “Blaze” Jenkins, Darian Jenkins, Clay Jenkins, Truman Sitting eagle & Family, Clinton Monroe Jr, & Family, Jesse Monroe & Family, Reyes Lopez, Cordell Seminole, Darryl Dodge, Richard Delgado, Isaias Delgado, Micah “Big Wind” Carpenter, Kaelube Carpenter & Family, William Carpenter III, John Carpenter, Jacoby Carpenter, Michael Ray Carpenter, Keshawn Washington, Kaunye Washington & Family, & Drew Blackburn Jr.
Great Granddaughters: Toni Whitefeather & Family, Sara Martinez & Family, Marcella Monroe & Family, Jamie Monroe, Danika Dodge & Family, Echo Dodge, Kashemere, Giavanni, & Daniella Dodge, Alexandria Jenkins, MyKenzie “Maple” Carpenter- Lott, MyKayla Lott & Family, Angel Carpenter, Princess Love Carpenter, Lithia Monroe & Family, Atalaya Monroe & Family, Caitlin Monroe & Family, Chandria Trippo, Brandi Dodge, Heyei Dodge & Family, Marcella Delgado, Aurelia Delgado, Waynette Carpenter, Drewanna Blackburn, and Hiisooniisei Blackburn.
Plus 40 great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Parents , Children: Elizabeth(Whitefeather), Edna, Daniel Jr., Marcella(Monroe), Rosemary, George, & Cynthia.
Grandchildren: John Whitefeather, Robert “Bob” Monroe, Mathew Lawson and Bernadine Whitefeather
Siblings Anthony, Edward, Vincent, Jacob, William, Theodore, Lawrence, Benjamin, Annie(Brown), Mary Agnes(Washington), Mable(Sunrhodes) & Bernadine(Means). Albert Dodge Sr., Mary Wolfrang, Charles Dodge
Uncles: Charlie Bell, Frank Armajo, Ernest Posey & Francis Sittingeagle.
Aunts: Judith C’Bearing, Bridget Bell, & Alberta Bell. Grandparent’s Frederick Posey & Helen (Nellie) “Fat Girl” (Maternal) and White Bull & Broken Stick (Paternal).
Great Grandparents Chief White Antelope & Lucy Antelope (Paternal) and Powder Face & Singing Underwater (Maternal). Best Friend Lucy Willow Nephews: Pious Bell, Mathew Bell, Thomas Bell, Theodore Bell, Peter Bell, Francis Washington, Otto Washington, Isaac Washington, Vincent Washington, Paul Bell Sr., John Means, Clowry Means, Bruce Means, Bert Means, Francis Bell Sr., Glen Sunrhodes, Willard Sunrhodes, Jim Bell, Michael Bell, Doyle Bell, Benjamin Bell, London Bell, Richard Brown Jr., Peter Brown
Nieces: Kathleen Washington, Margaret Washington, Alberta Bell, Anna Rita Bell, Mary Means, Loveda Bell, Francine Bell, Abbe Bell, Patricia Brown, Martha Brown, Patsy Brown and Rose Dodge
Families of Bell, Dodge, Posey, Underwood, Soldierwolf, Long Soldier, White Antelope, Goggles, Bearing, Willow, and Potter
Please forgive us if we have missed you or your family's name.
Grandma Patsy truly loved all of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives and friends.
A complete obituary will be published soon.