Dean A. NoseepJun 25, 2014 Staff
Dean A. Noseep died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He was 40 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, June 27, at Rocky Mountain Hall in Fort Washakie with the Episcopal church officiating. An evening service and wake were at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at the Sophie Noseep residence, 21 Noseep Lane, North Fork Road, Fort Washakie. Interment will be in the Sacajawea Cemetery.
Dean Noseep was born Aug. 1, 1973, in Tahlequah, Okla., the son of Matthew and Anna Noseep. He was raised on the Wind River Indian Reservation and moved to Chicago to pursue a career in marketing and health care. He attended schools in Fort Washakie and Lander and was a graduate of the University of Wyoming.
He was a two-time all-conference basketball player, made all-state basketball his senior year in high school and was a two-time all-state cross country qualifier. He also was a Nike Cross Nationals participant, and his family said he was the first Native American to walk on to a Division I basketball program. He also played in various national volleyball tournaments.
His family said he enjoyed volleyball, basketball and running, socializing with his nieces and nephews, and talking on the phone with his granddaughter.
He is survived by his parents; sister Sophie Noseep; brother Michael Noseep; grandmother Nancy Phillips; aunt Irenice Noseep;, uncles Willard (Terry) Noseep and Jim Sarnie; grandmother Alvena Friday; grandniece/granddaughter Keryssa Noseep; nephew Jared Noseep; nieces Alyssa Noseep and Amber Noseep; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and the families of Cleo Goggles, Marliss Quiver, Jerry and Marcelia Redman, Lois and Clair Clubfoot, Judy Day, Leslie Noseep, Pam Lock, Alden Lock Jr., Doug Noseep, Willie Noseep, Rowena Day, Tidzump, Bonatsie, Shoyo, Sonnicants, Grant, St. Clair, Sarnie, Phillips, Horse, Coachman, Lyon, Chapman, Baldwin.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Virginia and Harry Noseep and Mary and Buster Barnett; aunts Elsie Day, Marlene Quiver, Louella Dixon and Ruth Noseep; and uncles Leslie Noseep Sr. and Dansel and Lenno Noseep.
Services are provided by Wind Dancer Funeral Home.