Harriet L. TrosperJul 3, 2013 Staff
Harriet L. Trosper died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 71 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at Blue Sky Hall with Father Kinner officiating. An evening service will be 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, July 5, at Blue Sky Hall with a wake to follow at the family residence, 610 Ethete Road. Interment will be in the Whiteman Cemetery in Ethete.
Harriet Larae Trosper was born March 14, 1942, the daughter of the late James Trosper Sr. and Bridgett Friday Trosper.
She was a lifelong resident of the Wind River Indian Reservation.
She attended schools at St. Michael's Mission, Laramie Prep, Weber State College and Central Wyoming College. She was a Head Start teacher for 38 years.
Her family said she enjoyed rodeos, riding horses and in her younger years she was a jockey. She enjoyed family gatherings with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughters, Kim Harjo and her husband Gary, Sharalyn "Cissy" Whiteman, Rhonda Cruz and her husband Daniel and Ramona Compton; brothers Merton Trosper, Brian Trosper, Milton Trosper, Kenneth "Butch" Trosper, Frank Armajo and Harry Levato; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; aunts Caroline Goggles and Verna Thunder; and families of Friday, Thunder, Sage, Goggles, Hanway, Shakesepare, Dewey, St. Clair, Bell and Goodman.
She was preceded in death by her sons, Jerome "Beau" Whiteman, Gregory Trosper and Ernest SunRhodes Sr.; brothers Willie and Glen Trosper; grandparents Harry and Elizabeth Friday, Allison Trosper, Maggie Richards Trosper, Winnie St. Clair and Alberta Quiver; aunts Cecelia Friday, Nellie Shakespeare, Effie Friday and Hazel Sage; uncles Chester Friday Sr., Joe Sage, Bill Thunder Sr., Sam Friday and Chris Goggles.
Services are provided by Wind Dancer Funeral Home.