Steven Blackburn of Riverton died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2107, at the Help for Health Hospice Home. He was 55 years old.
Rosary and wake were Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 940 Rendezvous Road. His funeral was Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Davis Funeral Home.
Steven Wayne Blackburn was born Sept. 29, 1962, in Riverton, to Larry Griffe and Margaret Ann Blackburn. He was raised and attended schools on the Wind River Indian Reservation and was a lifelong resident.
He enjoyed reading and storytelling and loved going to the casino. In his younger days he liked riding horses, watching western movies and Star Trek movies, and he wore out the movie Lonesome Dove.
Family members said he loved to walk and exercise, but above all he loved spending time with the love of his life. Leilani Brown.
His family said his favorite saying was, "I am a simple man."
He is survived by sons Ricky Blackburn Jr., Kaden Johnson, Louis Whiteplume, Norman Willow Jr., Jonathan, Nicholas, Garrett, Gentry, Bronson, Edward (EJ), Roman, Hawk, Jamakee, Cody, Martin, Derrick, Juwan, Mika, Gary, Drew, Shane and Basil Blackburn, Jakota, TY and Sterling Wolfname, Alfonso (Cholo) Roman, Lorenzo Roman, Angel, Javier and Valente Carrillo, Donovan and Dj Littleshield, Micheal Manderson and Devin Spoonhunter; daughters Jamay Blackburn, Courtney Blackburn, Josslynn Mills, Michelle, Billie Jo and Jenny Blackburn, Lily St. Clair, Lonni Warren, Shelly Anderson (Robert), Desirae Willow, Marie Kane, Martisela Roman, Brooke Bentancourt, Dawn Buffalo, Javonn, Carmella and Rochelle (Li'l Bit) Lynch, Hannah Blackburn, Jori Lamebull, Marsha Blackburn, Vanessa and Lisa Ferichs, Lindsey and Jayshawn Friday and Jamie Goodman; uncles Kenneth Blackburn Sr., Vincent Yellowbear, William J. C'Hair and Dan Brown; aunts Joann, Patsy and Ruby Blackburn and Liz, Kay and Lorrina Yellowbear; brothers Ricky Blackburn Sr., Ronnie (RK) Kane, Glen Blackburn, Micheal Dale Blackburn, Martin Blackburn, Ryan Blackburn, Kenneth (KJ) Blackburn Jr., Micheal Frerichs and Freeman Blackburn; and sisters Betty Jo Johnson, Melody (John) Blackburn-St.Clair, Sarah (Norman) Willow, Sandra Littlewhiteman (Jack), Melisa (Artuto) Carrillo, Sherry, Geraldine, Mona D, Hope, Robin, Crystal and Penny Blackburn and Romona Fererichs.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mary Lonebear/ Brown; grandfather Basil Blackburn; his mother, Margeret (Peggy) Blackburn; his father, Larry Griffe; aunts Lilian (John) Kane, Edward and Sherly Blackburn and Elizabeth Blackburn; uncle Andrew James Blackburn; and companions Leilani Brown, Micheal D. Blackburn, Lucellia and Kim Blackburn, Skunner, PJ, Gary, Donovan, Dawayne Micheal III, Penny and Yvette Blackburn, Tiffany and Cami Warren, Gregory Seth Blackburn, and Perry Blackburn.
Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home (www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com).