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Mar 12, 2014 - Staff
Eugenia Monroe, of Riverton, died Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 46 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church with a wake to follow at 972 Rendezvous Road. A funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 13, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church with Father Phil Wagner officiating. Burial will follow at Arapaho Catholic Cemetery.
Eugenia Lee Monroe was born Nov. 2, 1967, in Englewood, Calif., the daughter of Eugene J. and Geraldine L. (Smith) Monroe.
When she was 3, the family moved back to Riverton. She graduated from Riverton High School in 1986. She then moved to Albuquerque, N.M., where she attended the SIPI Technical School. She lived in Casper for a time before returning to Riverton 14 years ago.
She worked at St. Stephen's Indian School as a business manger before going to work as business manager at Wind River Hotel and Casino.
She was a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church.
Her family said she loved to fill in puzzle books, crossstitch and hang out with her niece Katie and grandsons, Cyan and Keenan Ware.
She is survived by her children, Braden Monroe of Riverton, BrayLee Ware and her husband Dylan, and Katie Monroe and Tyler Monroe; grandsons Cyan and Keenan Ware; special niece Solana Sisneros; special nephew Kristian Monroe; brothers Jay Monroe, Erron Monroe, Jarron Monroe, Darron Monroe, Mark Engavo and Darwin Perea; sisters Erica Engavo, Elberta Monroe and Elaine Monroe; godparents Sara Lopez and Glenn Smith; the families of Manderson, Smith, Montoya, Perea, Monroe, Brown, Friday, Durgin, Garcia and Jaramillo; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene Monroe; companion Ted Brings Yellow; grandmothers Ellen Parrick and Ellen R. Garcia; grandfather Pedro Garcia; great-grandfather Vincent Brown; and aunt Agnes L. Brown.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at www.thedavisfuneralhome.com.