Mar 13, 2014 - StaffRichard LongSoldier, of Riverton, died Friday, March 7, 2014, in Riverton. He was 42 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church with a wake to follow at 97 Little Shield Road. A funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 14, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church with Father Phil Wagner officiating. Burial will follow at Araphao Catholic Cemetery.
Richard David LongSoldier was born June 10, 1971, in Riverton, the son of Aloysious Anthony LongSoldier and Martina Rose Little. He graduated from St. Stephen's Indian High School where he participated in basketball and wrestling.
He lived in the Riverton area for most of his life but spent four years in Washington. While in Washington he worked as a firefighter for the Yakama Forestry Service.
When he returned to Riverton, he worked at 789 Casino as a security guard. He also worked construction as a renovator, remodeling houses. His family said this was more of an enjoyment in his life than a job. His family said he was always happy fixing and repairing homes.
He was of the Catholic faith.
His family said he enjoyed watching movies, going to barbecues and being around family. They said he was always there for support when they needed him. His daughter, Philiana LongSoldier, was a special joy to him, and she loved him very much.
He is survived by his daughter, Philiana LongSoldier; sisters Darla Sanchez and Verna LongSoldier; brother Ardie LongSoldier; uncles Richard Brown, Royce Brown and Marcuse Brown Sr.; and aunts Florita SoldierWolf, Violet Denman, Mildred Wahpat, Jenny Miller and Joyce Brown.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents, Richard and Anna Brown and Clarence and Maybull LongSoldier.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.
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