Virgil G. AntelopeJan 17, 2013 Staff
Virgil G. Antelope died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper surrounded by his family. He was 59 years old.
A overnight visitation will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Blue Sky Hall in Ethete. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Blue Sky Hall in Ethete. Burial will follow in the Yellow Calf Cemetery in Ethete.
Virgil Garrett Antelope was born Jan. 17, 1953, at Fort Washakie, the son of Virginia L. Thunder and the late Raymond Isis.
He attended schools at Mill Creek Elementary and Flandreau Indian School in South Dakota.
He played rhythm guitar for his band, the Wind River Outlaws. He was well known for his art in his beadwork.
He previously worked as a bus driver and a custodian for the Fort Washakie School District 21 for 14 years. He was loved by many students and faculty.
His family said he enjoyed hiking, traveling and being outdoors. He was a devoted fan of the Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs and Denver Broncos.
He is survived by his grandmother, Virginia Antelope, who raised him; wife of 23 years, Regina; sons Anthony and Adrian White Antelope; daughters Leslie "Josie" Antelope, Darilyn Bent and Nicole "Fawn" Antelope; grandchildren Leandre, Ra'el, Dustin, Zachery, Ashia, Brayden, Makai, Rokko and Kaylynn; sisters Laurie Antelope, Debra K. Antelope and Rhonda McCabe; brothers Randy Olson and Neil Crazy Thunder; adopted family Roy Blackburn, Joseph Blackburn, Angela Brown, Francis Monroe, Jane Dewey and Raelene Stacy; and numerous nephews, nieces and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father; brother Johnny Guthrie; grandfathers Vernon Sr., Roberts Sr., and Martin Armour Sr.; uncles Bruce Armour and George Antelope; and cousins Thomas, James and Brenda Antelope.
Services are under the direction of the Hudson's Funeral Home of Lander. An online guest book is available at www.HudsonsFuneralHome.com.