Marlene F. SunRhodes

Apr 22, 2012 Staff

Marlene F. Sun-Rhodes of St. Stephen's died at Riverton Mem-orial Hospital Monday evening, April 16, 2012. She was 53 years old.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Monday, April 23, at Great Plains Hall at Arapahoe, with the Rev. Father John Gaffney officiating. Interment follows at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery at St. Stephen's.

Rosary is at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Great Plains Hall with a wake following.

Marlene Faye Arthur was born in Riverton on Sept. 15, 1958, the daughter of Simon L. Arthur, Sr., and Elsie (Swallow) Arthur. She was of the Northern Arapaho and Northern Cheyenne tribes. She attended the Inter-Mountain School in Brigham City, Utah, and Riverton High School, where she played basketball, volleyball, and softball.

Mrs. SunRhodes was a homemaker, having married Damon J. SunRhodes on May 8, 1982, in Fort Washakie. In her younger years, she worked for 789 Bingo for three years and for Great Plains Day Care for two years.

She was of the Catholic faith.

Her family said Mrs. SunRhodes enjoyed beading, being with her grandchildren, powwows, traveling, and going to the casino.

Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Damon SunRhodes; sons James Jenkins, Jude Jenkins Jr., and Duane Shakespeare; daughters Melain Jenkins, Delain SunRhodes, Tiffany Arthur, Laura Dresser, Crystal Dresser, Dallas Sue Dresser, Menyan Dresser, Ann Howell, Yvonne Moss Yellowhair, Naomi Carrier, Josette Brown, Aletia Yellowhair, Victoria Brown, Arron Arthur, Cheryl Patterson, Josephine Sitting Eagle, Leanna Shongutsie, and Clarissa Brown; grandchildren Anthony Jenkins, Nikeah Jenkins, Jude Jenkins III, John Jenkins, Cante Skuya Jenkins, Gertrude Moss, Haily Jenkins, Uriah Arthur, Devon Big Medicine, Sienna Arthur, Chase M. Shakespeare, Talia K. Shakespeare, Arthur D. Shakespeare, Rainelle A. Jenkins, Alaura D. Jenkins, and Keira R. Perry; brothers, Merlin Arthur, Simon L. Arthur, Jr., James R. Arthur Sr., and Dominic L. Arthur Sr.; Sisters, Simona Arthur, Carlita Brown, Lucy Arthur, Martha Woodenlegs, Reva SunRhodes, Mary Ellen Pingree, Melissa Little Thunder, Hilda Moss, Claudene Trumbull, and Martha Blaine; uncles, Van Ryan, Logan Curly, and Floyd Bearing; aunts, Kathrine Foote, Helen YellowRobe, Flossy Brown, and Mary FightingBear.

She was preceded in death by her father, Simon L. Arthur Sr.; her mother, Elsie (Swallow) Arthur; brothers Anthony Michael Arthur Sr., Patrick Arthur Sr., Johnny G. Arthur, Clarence Arthur, Leroy Lincoln, and Bruce Aromour; uncles Anthony SittingEagle, Edward Foote, John Whitehawk, Robert Bearchum Sr., and Elmer FightingBear; aunts, Ordelia SittingEagle, Mae Arthur, Lena Behan Arthur, Alice Bearchum, Elva Dyer, Edwina Limpy, Corrine Tallwhiteman, and Eva Tallwhiteman; cousins Lettica SittingEagle, Felicia Whitefeather, William SittingEagle, Clement Sitting Eagle Sr. Erica Dyer, Samantha Dyer, Melvill Wounded-Eye, Melvin WoundedEye; grandsons Dale Eagle, Darius Brown, Baby Brown; niece Elsie Lillian Brown; nephews Miles Arthur, Merlon Arthur, Chase Yellowrobe; nieces Elsie Lillian Brown and Erica Quiver; mother-in-law Estelle SunRhodes; and brother-in-law Clark Trumbull III.

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