Jun 8, 2017 - From staff reportsWhitney SunRhodes of Arapaho died Saturday, June 3, 2017. She was 25 years old.
A rosary will be recited at 7 a.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Great Plains Hall. A wake will follow at Great Plains Hall in Arapahoe. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2017, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Arapaho Catholic Cemetery.
Whitney Marie SunRhodes was born Jan. 4, 1992, in Riverton, to Ward Michael and Reva Kay (SunRhodes) Spoonhunter. She was a lifelong resident of the Wind River Reservation and attended schools in Arapahoe and graduated from Arapaho Charter High School.
She was baptized into the Catholic faith and was also a member of the Native American Church. She participated in the sweats, Peyote ceremonies, and the Sun Dance.
On May 29, 2014 she married Aaron MJ Oldman in Lander.
She worked at the Wind River Casino as a hostess and had worked in the beverage service and espresso areas.
She loved basketball, taking care of her children, hockey (especially the Avalanche), football (especially the 49'ers), drawing and hanging with her brothers listening to music, rap and reggae. Her favorite artists were J. Cole and Eminem.
She is survived by her children Wardina Wind Ghostbear, Ada Me Ghostbear, Isaac James Oldman and Will Ghostbear III; husband, Aaron MJ Oldman; brothers Michael Lee (Karly) SunRhodes and Ward Michael (Tianah Farris) Spoonhunter; sisters Darion SunRhodes, Estelle I. LittleThunder, Robin Behan, Ronda Behan, Kristina Behan, Delight Brown, Michelle Brown, Adelia Jenkins, Kelly Jenkins, Delain SunRhodes, Tiffany SunRhodes, Diane Underwood, Erin Duran, Caroline Duran, Camille Monroe, Cassandra Goggles, Dee Wanstall, Jolene Addison, Andrea Addison, Lacy SunRhodes, Tony Tillman, Cherlynn Tillman, Emmaline Yellowfox, Kristy BigMedicine and Delight SunRhodes; brothers Micheal L. SunRhodes, Ronnie Jenkins, Ward Spoonhunter, Raymond LittleThunder Sr., Thunder S. LittleThunder Sr., Clifton J. LittleThunder, Lil Boy LittleThunder, Willow Pingree, Ricky Behan, Robert Behan, Rueben Behan, Damon James SunRhodes Sr., Joseph Jenkins Sr., Morry Joe SunRhodes, Craig Tillman, Tony Addison and Stacey MedicineTop; aunts Mary Ellen Pingree, Melissa C. LittleThunder, Vianna Behan, Theda Monroe, Rowena Monroe, Corine Wanstall, Trishanna SunRhodes, Eliza Moss, Becky Moss, Sandra Lucero, Natalie SunRhodes, Carol Piper, Beatrice Monroe, Julia LittleThunder, Morietta Duran, Valerie Bell, Priscella Bell and Sandra Bell; uncles Damon SunRhodes, Gaylen Littleshield, Verdale Duran, Forest Duran, Newell Duran, Claudio Duran, Shadow Duran, Lamar Duran, Tommy Ybarra, Norman Ybarra, Delmer Duran Jr., Shane Duran, Dominic Duran, Forest Yellowfish, Eric Underwood, Darrell Moss, Charles Brown Jr., Justin Brown, Benny Piper, Chris SunRhodes, Randy Duran, Virgil Monroe, Leo Monroe, Paul Bell Jr., Cheldon Bell Sr. and Alfred Duran Sr.; nieces and nephews Anthony BigMedicine, Treyval BigMedicine, Shadow Eagle, Isaiah Eagle, Milo Sky LittleThunder, Raymond J. LittleThunder Jr., Dale Eagle Jr., Memphis Eagle, Dale Eagle III, Damon SunRhodes, Donomin SunRhodes, Dwight Moody Spoonhunter Jr., Ryu Spoonhunter, Michael Lee SunRhodes Jr., Joseph Jenkins Jr., Wardina Wind, Kandace GhostBear, Ada GhostBear, Brandi LittleThunder, Moleni Eagle, Emerald Eagle, Shade BigMedicine, Shawntey BigMedicine, Georgina Spoonhunter and Uneak Spoonhunter; uncles Delmer Duran Sr., Claud Duran, Micheal G. Duran, Paul Bell Sr. and Fredrick Herman; aunts Lorraine Duran, Joetta Brown and Ida Monroe; and other relatives of the Rowens, Bells and Antelopes.
She was preceded in death by parents, Reva Kay SunRhodes and Ward Michael SunRhoades; sisters Wardina Kay Spoonhunter and Shawna Marie SunRhodes; brother, Dwight Moody Spoonhunter Sr.; grandmother, Estelle Ida Duran; grandfather, Dwight Moody SunRhodes; and grandparents Steven and Ida Duran.
Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.
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