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Sara E. Aoah
Jun 28, 2013 - Staff
Sara E. Aoah died Monday, June 24, 2013, at Help for Health in Riverton. She was 71 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Mary Jane Goggles residence, 40 Shipton Lane, with Philbert McCleod officiating. An evening service and wake will be at the same location. Interment will be in the Wind Dancer Cemetery.
Sara Elaine Aoah was born Jan. 24, 1942, in Fort Washakie, the daughter of the late Lehi and Mary Aoah.
She was a lifelong resident of the Wind River Indian Reservation. She attended schools at Fort Washakie, Lander, Morton and St. Stephen's. She was a homemaker and enjoyed visiting with family and friends, telling stories, attending powwows and being around grandchildren. She was a missionary for the LDS Church.
She is survived by her daughters, Alva Good Crow, Maude Reddes and Barbara Aoah; son Cody Teichert; sisters Delores "Faye" Thayer, Mary Jane Goggles, Rose Wadda and Nelda Aoah; brother Dexter Aoah; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Winona Generaux, Orbana Cady, Alice McGill and Ava Aoah; brothers Eli Hill and Joseph Aoah; grandparents Queen Panzatanga, Beaver Hill and Nambadoah Zinabadeeah; aunts Lucy Bonatsi, Addie Wesaw, Helena Wesaw, Lydia Panzatanga, Agnes Hill, Katie Hill, Ellen Hill and Jenny Aoah; uncles John Hill and Hunting Hill; nieces and nephews Cleo Thunder Hawk, Deanna Friday, Hector Aoah, Hermis WallowingBull, Ruby St. Clair, Marlys Andrews, Paxton Cady, Marisa Kane, Ellen Generaux, Menerva Archaletta, Juanda Archaletta and Sheldon "Fred" Hill.
Services are provided by Wind Dancer Funeral Home.