Clyde S. Perry

Apr 8, 2012 Staff

Clyde S. Perry of Fort Washakie died Monday, March 26, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.

He was 75 years old.

Traditional American Indian funeral services were Friday, March 30, at Rocky Mountain Hall in Fort Washakie with Stanford Devinney officiating. Interment was in the Sacajawea Cemetery.

An evening service and wake were Thursday, March 29, at Rocky Mountain Hall.

Clyde Selwyn Perry was born April 1, 1937, at Fort Washakie the son of Lynn Perry Sr.

His stepmother was Mary White-Perry. He was an enrolled member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe, a lifelong resident of the Wind River Indian Reservation and attended boarding school at Fort Washakie.

His family said Mr. Perry enjoyed going to the casinos, watching movies and listening to pow-wow and sundance songs.

Mr. Perry is survived by an adopted grandson, David Washakie of Fort Washakie; cousins Sally Alvarez and Joanne Tillman of Fort Washakie; nieces Sandra and Julie Perry of Fort Washakie, Geraldine and Mike Rick Laplante-Springfield of Portland, Maine, S. Holly Perry and Henry Alberts of Riverton, Glenda Rodriquez, Sharon and Velda R. Perry of Fort Hall, Idaho.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lynn Perry Sr.; mother, Mary White-Perry; sister Lorraine Perry Bishop; half-brothers Glen Perry Sr. and Daniel Perry; brothers Wesley and Leonard Perry Sr.; stepbrother Peterson Bonatsie.

Services were provided by Wind Dancer Funeral Home of Fort Washakie.

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