Josephine Harding

Jul 28, 2017 From staff reports

Josephine Harding of Riverton died Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at the Help for Health Hospice Home. She was 37 years old.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2017, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. The wake will follow at Ron McElroy's home, 24 Littleshield Road, Arapahoe. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church with interment at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.

Josephine Leah McElroy was born June 13, 1980, in Riverton, to David Dean and Frances Pearl (DeLorme) McElroy. She grew up on the Wind River Indian Reservation, spending most of her childhood in the Littleshield Road area, and in Riverton. She graduated from Riverton High School in 1998 and attended college majoring in accounting and business administration.

She was baptized into the Catholic faith and attended St. Stephen's Catholic Church.

On July 7, 2007 she married Ted Harding in Riverton. Together they had two children.

She worked as a waitress and as a construction flagger on the gas pipeline project. For the last 12 years she worked in the finance department of the Northern Arapaho Tribe.

She enjoyed drawing, reading, music, cooking, painting, doing crafts, and spending time with her family, especially her children.

She is survived her husband, Ted Harding; son, Haiden Harding; daughter, Hailey Harding; mother-in-law Iris Harding; brothers David (Alvonia) McElroy, Joe (Karie) Hatch and John (Bianca) Hatch; sisters Mia (Bob) Hatch and Lisa (Gary) Hatch; uncle, Louis (Margaret) DeLorme; aunts Yvette (Gene) Bartel, Carlene (Dave) Smith, Debbie DeLorme and Juanita DeLorme; cousins Sherry, Denise, Shawn and Kim DeLorme, Dannet Lester (Ortiz), David and Tracy Pulver, Carrie Smith, and Darren, Tammy and Tara Calhoun; best friend, Gretta Crouch; lifelong friend, Dallas Long; nieces Ashley Hatch, Destinee Jara, Amanda Smith and Larissa McElroy; nephews Wayne, Joseph and Jordan Hatch, Jonathan Hatch, Jayden Whiteplume, David McElroy Jr. and Sonny Hatch; other numerous nephews and nieces; and the McElroy, DeLorme, Hanway and Lawson families.

She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Frances McElroy; grandma, Josephine Hanway; uncle, Wayne DeLorme; and cousins Ranea DeLorme Dragswolf, Robert Mares and Rita Mares.

Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home (

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