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Jul 1, 2013 - Staff
Wally Hebah died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at his home surrounded by family and friends following a lengthy illness. He was 68 years old.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at the Shoshone Episcopal Mission at Fort Washakie with the Rev. Pat Bergie and Arlen Shoyo and Harrison Shoyo Jr. officiating. An evening service and wake will be at 6 p.m. Monday, July 1, at the Shoshone Episcopal Mission. Interment will be in the Sacajawea Cemetery.
Alvin Wallace Hebah was born March 5, 1945, at Fort Washakie, the son of the late Robert Hebah and Laura Tillman Hebah.
He was a lifelong resident of the Wind River Indian Reservation. He attended schools at Fort Washakie, Flandreau Indian School, SIPI and Fullerton Trade School. He was employed at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., and also was a certified welder.
His family said he enjoyed bull riding and attending rodeos later in life. He was a member of the Rocky Mountain Indian Rodeo Association.
He is survived by his daughters, Donna and Harold Morgan Sr. and family, Jennie Becenti and companion Forest Duran Sr., Della Hebah and family, Neomi Hebah and family and Tanya Hebah and family; son Curtis Moon; sister Anita Peggy Nipwater; aunts Zedora Enos and Josephine Sierra; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three grandchildren; aunts Marjorie Tillman, Bessie Tidzump and Lizzie Panzatanga; and family members Merle Moon, Phyllis Weiser, Lyell Ute Sr., Donald Ute and Cecelia Rose Hebah,
Services are provided by Wind Dancer Funeral Home.