Oct 16, 2012 - StaffMedrick H. Moss Sr. of Arapahoe, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 65 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Eagle Hall with a wake to follow at 44 C'Hair Lane. Internment will be at Arapaho Catholic Cemetery.
Medrick Herman Moss was born Dec. 6, 1946, in Fort Washakie to Herman Joseph Moss Sr. and Rosie (Bitner) Moss. He grew up around Ethete and Arapahoe and graduated from Flandreau Indian School. He also lived in Hudson and Glasgow, Mont.
He married Wilma Rose C'Hair on July 20, 1973, in Lander. She preceded him in death.
Mr. Moss was honorably discharged from the United States Army on Jan. 1, 1974.
He was a member of Trosper Redman Moss American Legion Post No. 86 and formerly belonged to Arthur Antelope Brown American Legion Post No. 84. He also was a member of the Saint Stephen's Catholic Church.
He worked for the C-Store gas station, Arapaho Housing and the Araphoe School.
His family said he enjoyed playing with his grandchildren and great-grandson. He also liked to go to the casino and play bingo. When he was younger he traveled to Oklahoma, taking his family fishing, hunting and watching basketball.
He is survived by his sons, Ronald White, Medrick Moss Jr., Bryson Whitewolf, Mitchell C'Hair Sr. and his wife Vicki and Mark C'Hair; daughters Johnna Moss, Madonna Oldman and Kenzee C'Bearing; brothers Leonard R. Moss Sr. and his wife Alice, Donald Moss and his wife Linda, Alonzo Moss Sr., Nelson Moss and his wife Emma, Patrick Moss, George Moss and his wife Eunice, Leonard J. Moss Sr. and Wayne Brown; sisters Susanna Oldman, Rosella Moss, Ursula Aragon and her husband Robert, Maxine Moss, Anita Carrier, Gloria Wheeler and her husband Larry, Frances Heindenberg, Vera C'Hair, Rochelle C'Hair, Sadie C'Hair and Duane Bell; aunts Virgina Antelope, Geraldine Brown, Effie Urevich and her husband Leonard and Anita Portwood; uncles John Warren Sr. and Bobby Warren; adopted parents Burton Hutchinson Sr. and Joyce; grandchildren Brandi, Dylan, Joshua, Jaymes, John, Blasť, Cetara, Ciera and Brandon; great-grandson Kaiden.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman J. Moss Sr., Rosie Bitner Moss and Eileen Moss; wife Wilma "Rose" Moss; son Mitchell Patrick Moss and his companion Olivia Black; brothers Kendall Moss Sr., PFC Weldon Dale Moss, Herman J. Moss Sr., Norman Moss, Charles Moss, Richard Moss, Raphael Moss, Paul Moss Jr. and John P. Moss; sisters Tekawitha SunRhodes, Delores Moss, Eileen C'Bearing, Vicky Friday, Julie Brown, Elizabeth Brown, Mary Theresa Moss, Marie Ann Moss and L. Cpl Amanda Carrier; grandson Bradley N. Moss; nephew Curtis Wheeler; friends Ed Underwood, Douglas Whiteplume and Jerry Headley.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at www.thedavisfuneralhome.com.
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