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Chrystal C. Dewey

May 16, 2012 - Staff

Chrystal C. Dewey, 41, of St. Stephen's, died Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Riverton.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 17, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Interment follows at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery at St. Stephen's.

A rosary is at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church, followed by a wake at 1508 Elmwood Drive, Arapahoe.

Chrystal Charity Dewey was born Dec. 30, 1970, in Riverton the daughter of John Charles Dewey and Valerie June Marie Oldman. She graduated with honors from St. Stephen's Indian High School in 1987.

Ms. Dewey was a homemaker and lifelong resident of the Wind River Indian Reservation. She worked as a file clerk for the department of social services at the Northern Arapaho Nation, as a cashier as the Arapahoe Store, as a foster parent for the Department of Family Services, and as a teacher for the Early Headstart program.

She was of the Catholic faith and was a member of CYO in her younger years. She participated in traditional Indian ceremonies of the Northern Arapaho Tribe.

Ms. Dewey belonged to the St. Stephen's Indian High School Basketball Booster Club in 2007.

Her family said she enjoyed spending time with her family and children, beading, fishing, camping, going to garage sales, going to basketball games and watching sporting events in which her children participated.

Survivors include her companion, Byron "Huddy" Makeshine; her mother, Valerie Friday, aka. June Oldman; stepfather Arthur Hernandez Sr.; sons Joeron Engavo, Caleb Engavo, Joequan Engavo and Quayden Burnette; adopted sons Malcolm Whiteplume, Robert C'Bearing Jr., Evan Terrence Smith, Braxton Ridgley, Bon Ridgley, Lawrence "Larry" Oldman, Steven "Buzz" Oldman Jr., Blaine Oldman, Phillip Whiteplume and Buster Gambler; brothers Steven "Stevie" Oldman Sr., Ernest "Tater" Oldman Sr., Curtis Oldman Sr., Dean Dewey, Lloyd Oldman, Lakota Oldman, Jerry Antelope Sr., Anthony Hernandez, Arthur Hernandez Jr., Danny D. "Sparky" Ortiz, Louis Whiteplume, Robert C'Bearing Sr., Ty Teran, Sam Teran, Patton Jeran, Dennis Teran, Lenny Monroe, Leo Monroe, Rueben Oldman, Walter Brown, Tez Brown, Bryan Brown, Dominic Littleshield, Ernest B. "Barnes" Oldman and Talon Oldman; sisters Tina Jenkins, Danelle Friday, April Friday, Rhonda Monroe, Lorenza Monroe, Valerie Means, Maria Smith, Elizabeth Smith, Valene Smith, Terri Smith, Jerri Smith, Cheryl Oldman, Kathaleen Daney, Mona Daney, Claudia Jenkins, Shelynn Perea, Amanda SixFeathers, Allison SixFeathers, Josephine SittingEagle, Leanne Shongutsie, Anna Whiteplume, Angie Dewey, Lawrencetta Bell, Jamie Bell, Michelle Brown; grandparents Rueben Jenkins, Wayne Brown, Eva Mead, Flossy Brown, Sophie Oldman, Dan Brown; grandchildren, Kiarra Charity-Ann Whiteplume, Kaiden Whiteplume, Alicia Oldman, Kencin Brown, Traycen Christenson, Lane Teran; uncles Steven Oldman Sr., Virgil Oldman, Erwin Teran, Al Addison, Darrel Hutchinson Jr., William "Buddy" Oldman, Darrel Smith Sr.; aunts LyElla Monroe, Ramona Oldman, Terri Teran, Benita Smith, Pamela SixFeathers, Francis Dewey, Elvina Buckman, Amelia Shakespeare; nieces Sherry Oldman, Ranell Oldman, Marcel Oldman, Tianah "Littlesister" Farris, Summer Oldman, Naliaah CíBearing, Ali CíBearing, Anastasia Jenkins, Alyssa Bell, Sherae Bell, Stephanie Bell, Latisha Monroe, Jonae Spoonhunter, Merle Oldman, Illikea Oldman, Angie Smith, Jennessa Trujillo, Yesceniya Trujillo, Josephine Oldman; nephews Gregory Oldman, Shawn Whiteplume, Curtis Oldman Jr., Brinden White, Ernest Oldman Jr., Quayden Oldman, Joseph Oldman, Mathew Oldman Jr., Jonothan Spoonhunter, Jamison Spoonhunter, Elijah Oldman, Quentin Oldman, Darell Smith Jr., Matthew Smith, Micheal Smith, Marcus Oldman, Louis Oldman, Curtis R. Oldman, Albert SixFeathers Joe SixFeathers.

She was preceded in death by sons Donovan Blackburn and Joshua Dewey; her father, John Dewey; brothers Ernest Jenkins, Javin and Alvin Talksdifferent, Brandon Farris, Marcus T. Oldman, Donny Oldman, Royce Killsontop, Thomas Addison, Matthew Oldman Sr.; grandparents Marie Oldman, Flora Dewey, Roseline Addison, Lawrence Oldman Sr., Ernest B. Oldman and Dorothy Brown; uncle Larry Oldman Jr.; aunt Nellie Daney; sister Bambi Friday, nieces Gina Oldman and Morningstar Jenkins; stepfather Leonard Friday.

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home (www.theDavisFuneralHome.com) of Riverton.

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