Tekawitha SunRhodes

Tekawitha SunRhodes

Aug 16, 1960 - Dec 4, 2009
A celebration of the life of Tekawitha SunRhodes will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Interment will be at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery.

A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church with a wake to follow at the Moss residence, 1115 17 Mile Road, Arapahoe.

Mrs. SunRhodes died on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at Riverton Memorial Hospital at the age of 49.

She was of the Catholic faith.

Tekawitha Kay SunRhodes, life-long resident of the Wind River Reservation, was born on Aug. 16, 1960 in Riverton, the daughter of Herman J. Moss, Sr. and Eileen (Antelope) Moss. She attended elementary school at the Arapahoe School then graduated from Riverton High School. She attended two years at Central Wyoming College.

She then married Dwight Morry SunRhodes and worked as a flagger, housekeeper, and cashier throughout her life.

Her family said she loved spending time beading, cooking, being around family especially her grandchildren, and making trips to the casino.

Survivors include her children, Chester Moss, Sr., Brian Moss, Morry Joe SunRhodes, and Lacy Joyce SunRhodes; grandchildren she raised, Amanda, Alana, Antonia, and Chester Moss, Jr.; brothers, Leonard Moss, Sr., Medrick H. Moss, Sr., and Donald L. Moss; sisters, Suzanna Oldman, Rosella Moss, Victoria Friday, Ursula Aragon, Delores Moss, Maxine Moss, and Lavina Dewey; grandchildren, Athena and Jamie Moss, and Morry SunRhodes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight Morry SunRhodes; two daughters, Beatrice and Katherine SunRhodes; parents, Herman and Eileen Moss; brothers, Kendall Moss, Sr., Weldon Dale Moss, Herman J. Moss, Jr., and Chester Moss; sisters, Eileen Jo C'Bearing and Julia A. Brown; grandparents, Orlando and Mary (Goggles) Antelope, Alonzo and Victoria (Warren) Moss.

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.