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Walter John Brown
Jul 31, 2012 - Staff
Walter John Brown, 42, of Arapahoe, died July 27, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, at Blue Sky Hall with Father John Gaffney officiating. Interment will follow at Whiteplume Cemetery. A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday, July 30, at Blue Sky Hall with a wake to follow.
He was born Nov. 8, 1969, in Lander, the son of Jerome J. Brown and Elvina Buckman.
Mr. Brown was a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe and the Catholic Church.
He lived in Hardin, Mont., for 12 years, during this time he married Lisa BadBear of Hardin, Mont.
Mr. Brown worked as a manager for an apartment complex while caring for his wife after she became disabled in 2002. Walter also resided in Portland, Ore., Billings, Mont., Browning, Mont., Fort Washakie, Riverton and Colorado Springs, Colo.
His family said he enjoyed traveling, fishing, swimming, gardening, visiting, playing slots, spending time with family and friends and helping care for family members. They said he especially enjoyed taking the children out for activities, listening to music, barbecue cooking with his own sauces and fixing special salads. He also loved spending time with his faithful dog, Pocko.
He is survived by his mother, Elvina Buckman; brothers Marty and Bryan Brown and Myka Blackburn; sister Michelle J. Brown; nephews Salvador Brown, Kevin and Reece Blackburn; nieces Alana, Martina and Laura Brown, Annamae, Mia and Mayla Blackburn; maternal aunts Leona, Marion, Beatrice and Elva Buckman, and Georgetta Revere; maternal uncles Clayton RunningCrane, Leo and Wesley Monroe, Leonard and George Moss and Ted Washington; paternal aunts Georgine and Pam Brown, Alvina Aragon, Valerie Friday, Luella Monroe, Lou Oldman, Terry Teran, Pam SixFeathers and Benita Smith; paternal uncles Frank Mead, Howard Brown, Steven M. Oldman Sr., Virgil Oldman and Ernest Oldman Sr.; grandparents Evangeline Mead, Flossy Brown, Wayne and Connie Brown, and Rueben and Bonnie Jenkins; and numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lisa Brown; niece Mary Jane Blackburn; father Jerry Brown; grandparents John and Laura Buckman, Maria Oldman and Roseline Addison; and numerous relatives.
Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home (www.theDavisFuneralHome.com) of Riverton.