Sep 14, 2012 - StaffTravis M. Armajo, of Lander, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, in Lander. He was 32 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Blue Sky Hall at Ethete. Burial will follow at Sacajawea Cemetery at Fort Washakie. A wake was Friday evening at the hall.
Travis McQuean Armajo was born June 30, 1980, at the Bannock Memorial Hospital in Pocatello, Idaho, to Harold Luxon and Florene Gay (Pahneeno) Armajo.
He was raised by his grandmother, Vivian Armajo, and attended school at Fort Washakie and graduated from Flandreau Indian School in South Dakota and attended Haskell College in Lawrence, Kan. He lived the majority of his life in the Ethete area.
His family said he was an accomplished artist, working with charcoal drawings; he was a composer of music, writing his own songs and lyrics and playing the guitar. He had one CD out and played his music on 88.1fm. They said he also liked working and enjoyed tinkering on electronics and computers.
His grandmother said he was of the Latter-day Saints faith and respected Native American traditions and was raised the Indian way.
Mr. Armajo worked for the Wind River Casino in customer service and surveillance in the security department of the casino. He had most recently been working for American Laundry in Lander and had just been hired at the Maverick Motel in Lander.
He is survived by his father, Harold Armajo; grandmother Vivian Teton Armajo; three sons, Andreas Armajo, Cassius Armajo and Jesus Harris; mothers of his children, Danette Smith and Jean Harris; two brothers, Dwight Diggie and Ramsey T. Armajo; three sisters, Joy B. Armajo, Babs and her husband Julio Diaz and Princess Perry.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Florene Armajo; paternal grandfather, Thomas Armajo Sr.; and maternal grandparents Geraldine Antelope and Dar Pahneeno.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at www.thedavisfuneralhome.com.
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