Shirley A. Posey

Jul 2, 2017 From staff reports

Fremont County native Shirley A. Posey has died. She was born Nov. 19, 1937, to Abram Tassitsie and Irene Bonatsie in Fort Washakie.

She graduated from Dubois High School and was a member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe. She participated in the Gift of the Waters Pageant, One Shot Antelope Hunt, Shoshone Reunion, and danced as a traditional dancer. She was an accomplished beadworker and completed many orders for individuals. She also made her own beaded outfits. She enjoyed going to the casino and playing bingo. She worked at Rocky Mountain Hall as a janitor for many years. She believed in American Indian ways.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Dansyl Posey; grandparents Hugo and Duty Tyler Bonatsie and Louis Tassitsie; brother Eugene Leroy Tassitsie; and sisters Aletha Jean, Ardela Kay, Thelma Jarvis, Valorena Tassitsie, Sharon Hereford and Cynthia Moon.

Survivors include her daughter, Lola A. Nipwater of Fort Washakie; grandson Robert Brown, brother, Randall Adolph Tassitsie of Reno, Nevada; sisters Rosemary Perry, Beverly Large and Philberta Tassitsie, all of Fort Washakie; sister-in-law Earnestine Littletree; brother-in-law Ivan Posey and family; and the families of Charlene Meyers Charging, Day, St. Clair, Hill, McLeod, Hereford, Nipwater, Nagitsy, Green, Ferris, Large, LaJeunesse, Bixby, Thompson, Big Knife, Bonatsie, Brown, Posey, Jarvis, Tyler and Hardin.

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