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Jerome Hayes Oldman Sr.

Jul 17, 2012 - Staff

Jerome Hayes Oldman Sr., 63, of Arapahoe, died Monday, July 9, 2012, at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City.

A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at 460 Little Wind River Bottom Road, with the wake to follow. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 12, at St. Stephens Catholic Church with burial to follow at the Oldman Cemetery.

He was of the Catholic faith and a Native American Church member.

Jerome Hayes Oldman was born Dec. 5, 1948, in Fort Washakie to John Baptist Oldman and Bertha Agnes (Armajo) Oldman.

He was raised on the Wind River Reservation. He attended the Job Corp in Ronan, Mont., and one year of college at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.

He married Susanna Dora Moss on June 17, 1989.

He was a certified carpenter but worked numerous jobs in a variety of fields. He was active in the Arapaho Language Revitalization.

Mr. Oldman was the past Native American Church State Chapter President, and he was one of the Northern Arapaho Tribe's medicine men. He dedicated most of his life to helping people.

His family said he enjoyed making peyote fans and gourds, beadwork, painting, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Susanna; sons Jerome Oldman Jr., Ronald Moss, Jesse Blackbird, Thomas Oldman and Duane Oldman; daughters Denise Oldman, Noreen Oldman, Elmeretta Blackbird and Jeannett RoanHorse; adopted father Burton Hutchinson; brothers Frank Armajo, John Addison, Wallace Oldman Sr., Loren Durgin and Chris SunRhodes; sisters Rose Oldman, Carla Geboe, Priscilla Y'Barra, Roberta Eagle, Eveline Blackburn and Connie Brown; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and adopted family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Benjamin M. Oldman and Glen Oldman; and daughter Mary Jane Blackburn.

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