Ruby A. WillowMar 5, 2013 Staff
Ruby A. Willow died Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Casper. She was 64 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 7, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church with Father Eckley Macklin officiating. Interment will follow at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery. A rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at Davis Funeral Home. A wake will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at Eagle Hall.
Ruby Ann Willow was born March 9, 1948, in Fort Washakie, the daughter of Jesse O. and Evelyn (Antelope) Willow.
She attended the Mill Creek Elementary School, Fremont County Vocational High School and Flandreau Indian School.
She spent many years working in different places including Riverton, Casper, South Dakota, Utah, Idaho and Denver working in nursing homes. She lived in South Dakota for 10 years before moving back to Fremont County in 2008.
She was an active member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church.
Her family said she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed working crossword puzzles and attending powwows and was a powwow queen in her younger years.
She is survived by her sons, Byron, Chet and David Killsree all of Riverton; daughter Cherie Killsree of Riverton; grandchildren William Ghostbear Jr., Whitney, Wynonna and Wendall Ghostbear; great-grandchildren Wardina, Shyleigh and Ida Mae Ghostbear; brothers Wesley, Rodney and Ruben Willow all of Ethete; and sisters Janis Moss, Victoria Moss, Frances Blackbear and Patricia K. Willow all of Ethete.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary; parents; brother David Willow; twin grandchildren; and sisters Patricia and Louise.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at www.thedavis