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Rebecca A. Warren
Feb 13, 2012 - Staff
Rebecca A. Warren of Riverton died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. She was 47.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church with burial to follow at the Sacajawea Cemetery at Fort Washakie.
A feast will follow the services at Rocky Mountain Hall in Fort Washakie.
A rosary is said at St. Stephen's at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, with a wake following at her home, 1421 Cowboy Lane.
Rebecca Ann Warren was born in Riverton on March 13, 1964, the daughter of Benjamin Warren Jr. and Vivian (Lahoe) Warren. Her Indian name was Red Earth Woman.
She was graduated from Riverton High School with the class of 1982 and earned her associate of science degree in social services from Central Wyoming College, where she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa.
She married Lindberg Shongutsie Jr. in 1987. They later divorced.
Ms. Warren was a benefit specialist for the State of Wyoming through the Department of Family Services.
She had also worked at the Wind River Casino gift shop and as a waitress at the Airport Cafe.
She was baptized in the Catholic faith, attended church at St. Stephen's Mission, and participated in American Indian traditional beliefs.
Her family said Ms. Warren enjoyed being around her family, camping, fishing, going on trips, participating in the sundance, and spending time with her granddaughter, Kiauna.
Survivors include daughters, Bobbi Shongutsie and companion Raheem Prak, and Emily Shon-gutsie; a granddaughter, Kiauna Shongutsie; brothers Ben Warren II and wife Marita, Earl Kurth Warren Sr. and wife Linda, Mat-thew Warren, Jerry Warren and wife Anna, Russel Warren Sr., Collie Warren and wife Ceila; sisters June Warren, Judy Roman, Janet Warren, Bendetta Green, Velva Warren, and Deanna Williams and husband Thomas; godchildren Autumn Behan, Russel Shaun Warren Jr., Jesse Warren, and Edena Dewey and husband Jeremey; adopted brothers Jesse Moss and wife Renae, Skeeter Moss, Shawn Moss, Preston Moss and wife Jessica, Joe Moss and Travis Moss; adopted sister,Britney Moss.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Bobbie Gambler; her parents Ben Warren Jr. and Vivian Lahoe Warren; grandparents Ben and Pauline Warren, Joe Lahoe, and Gladys Hickey; infant sibling twins Erica and Eric Warren; nephew Michael Blackburn; Lloyd Brown; adopted father Norman Moss; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton (theDavisFuneralHome.com).