Feb 17, 2012 - StaffAnthony D. "Sonny" Medicine Cloud, 38, died at his home on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Blue Sky Hall at Ethete with Catholic clergy officiating. Interment is in the Wolfrang Family Cemetery at Ethete.
An evening service and wake were Monday, Feb. 13, at the Eddie Friday residence, No. 289 Ethete Road.
Anthony Daniel Medicine Cloud was born Sept. 5, 1973, in Lander the son of Gary and Antionette Joyce Medicine Cloud.
His family said that at a young age, he became an avid fisherman and hunter and was involved with the Lander Baseball League. They said he loved riding horses, being on his dirt bike and riding his three-wheeler. He spent countless hours with his grandfather, Tony Wolfrang, with whom he traveled to numerous places.
He attended schools at Wyoming elementary and junior high and began his high school career at Wyoming Indian High School, later moving with longtime family and friends, the Blue Eyes family, to Buffalo, N.Y., where he attended high school for one year, and then moved to Albuquerque, N.M., with his aunt, Anna Werito, where he graduated from high school in 1992.
After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served for four years. He moved back to the Wind River Indian Reservation following his honorable discharge.
Mr. Medicine Cloud was a certified carpenter, worked numerous construction jobs, worked for Yates Construction Company from 2008 until his death.
Mr. Medicine Cloud is survived by his biological father, George Spoonhunter; sisters Rochelle Freeman and Lindy, Claudette Stanley and Gerald, Sheryl Shakespeare and Pockets, Lois Medicine Cloud, Beatrice Willis and Laynell Spoonhunter; brothers Gib Medicine Cloud and Jennifer, Gary Medicine Cloud and Kaye, Darrell Hutchison, Garrett Medicine Cloud, John, Terrell, George Jr., Phillip, Sky and Jarred Spoonhunter; grandparents Patsy Thompson, Florence Redman, Tina Day, Leona Buckman, Wallace Wolfrang, Albert Dodge, John Warren, Geraldine Brown, Anita Portwood, Bobby Warren and Carlos Harris; aunts Marge St. Clair, Charlene Hoover, Dee Cuch, Agnes Logan, Joanne and Frances Spoonhunter, Joanne Tucker, Amillia Little, Florita Eagle, Caroline Bowers, Anna Werito, Roberta Whiteplume, Susan Crazy Thunder, Clare Ware, Wilda Groesbeck, Dorothy, Rose, Huberta, and Winnie Dodge, Cora Lame Bear and Marlene Wolfrang; uncles Eddie and Phillip Friday, Harold Ouray, Everett Eagle, Willie Lone Bear, Rusty Stafne, Albert Jr., Charlie, and Damien Dodge, Charles Manderson, Marty Spoonhunter, Burnett Whiteplume, Alfred Burson and Stanford St. Clair; nieces and nephews Vivian Baker, Gillian and Gracelyn Medicine Cloud, Jordy Medicine Cloud and Robin Mountain; other members of the families of Spoonhunter, Warren, Friday, Dodge, Wolfrang, Lone Bear, Trosper, Harris, Medicine cloud, Sage, Thunder and Goggles.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Thelma Medicine Cloud; brother Austin Lone Bear; grandparents James F. and Margaret Spoonhunter, Anthony and Mary Wolfrang, Cecelia Friday, Tillie Eagle, Wilma Goggles and Jake Whiteplume; aunts Geraldine and Marion Spoonhunter, Anna Warren, Barbara Manderson and Catherine Friday; uncles Robert Smith, Carth, Eugene, Bradford. and Leonard Friday, Dave Wolfrang, Edward Eagle, and Douglas and Randy Whiteplume.
Services were provided by Wind Dancer Funeral Home of Fort Washakie.
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