May 9, 2012 - StaffEarl LeBeau, 81, died Friday, May 4, 2012, in Ethete.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 10, at the Rocky Mountain Hall at Fort Washakie. Burial will be at the Aragon Cemetery in Fort Washakie.
A wake is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the 696 Ethete Road and will continue throughout the night.
Earl LeBeau, was born Saturday, Jan. 31, 1934, in Perry, Okla. He grew up in the Trout Creek area of the Eastern Shoshone Reservation at Fort Washakie and attended schools in Fort Washakie.
Mr. LeBeau worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the Fish and Game, Roads and Irrigation departments in Fort Duchesne, Utah, and Fort Washakie. He was also a logger and rancher.
His family said Mr. LeBeau enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding snowmobiles with his wife, Harlene. They said he had a passion for breaking horses and taking care of his livestock, loved playing guitar and singing, and enjoyed time with his wife, family and friends.
Mr. LeBeau is survived by his wife, Harlene LeBeau; children Bennie and his wife Christine of Fort Washakie; Wade and his wife Tressa of Boulder Flats; Jola, Rhonda and Tommy of Fort Washakie; brother Newman LeBeau of Evanston; 23 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Marie LeBeau; sisters Junita, Mary and Irene; a son, Hildred; grandchildren Chi, Dink, Magnolia and Winter Haw.
Memorials may be made to the Fort Washakie Fire Department.
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