Duane E. Tillman

Apr 11, 2012 Staff

Duane E. Tillman, 82, a lifelong resident of the Wind River Indian Reservation, died Friday, April 6, 2012, at his home.

Traditional American Indian funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 12, at Rocky Mountain Hall in Fort Washakie with Harrison Shoyo Jr. and Arlen Shoyo officiating. Interment will be in the Mission Cemetery at Ethete.

An evening service is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Rocky Mountain Hall with a wake to follow at the family residence, No. 256 Old Wind River Highway, Fort Washakie.

Duane Eldred Tillman was born June 24, 1930, in Fort Washakie the son of Robert and Nellie Tillman. He was a descendent of Chief Washakie. He attended school at Fort Washakie.

Mr. Tillman's family said he enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding horses, singing, attending pow-wows and was a member of the Native American Church.

He is survived by a daughter, Reva Doctor; a sister, Zella Guina; adopted brothers Harrison Shoyo Jr., Arlen Shoyo and Burton Hutchison; grandsons Lee Lopez, Tony Tillman, Joseph Lopez, Devon, Derrick and Louis Meeks III, Jack Shadow, George, Jared and Monaine Guina; nieces Virgene Tarness, June Sequints, Judy Tillman, Lynette St. Clair and Davene Guina; nephews Edwin, James and John Guina Jr.

Mr. Tillman was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Tillman; sisters Alberta Buckskin and Martha and Wyoma Tillman; brothers Stanley, Eugene, Henry, Glen and Fredrick Tillman Jr. and Jimmy Blackburn; grandparents Saul and Sadie Tillman, Dick and Penelope Washakie.

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

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