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Cornelius "Corney" Warren

Sep 4, 2013 - Staff

Cornelius "Corney" Warren, of Riverton, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 70 years old.

A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Davis Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Arapaho Catholic Cemetery.

Cornelius Leo Warren was born Jan. 5, 1943, at Fort Washakie, the son of William Lawrence and Allie (Vanderbilt) Warren. He was given the Indian name "Gentle One."

He attended school at St. Stephen's when he was younger. At an early age he went to live at the Wyoming State Training School in Lander. He then left there and moved into the community with Grace House. He eventually moved to Community Entry Services in Riverton where he lived a number of years before moving to their facility in Jackson Hole. He finally settled in Riverton with the program where he lived and spent time with his friends.

He had various jobs with Community Entry Services, always keeping busy.

His family said he loved to work on crafts, beading, drawing, listening to music (rock and roll), dancing, going to powwows, spending time with friends and family, traveling with his guardian and friend, Richard Keene, camping and fishing. One of his dreams was to go to college, and he did attend some college art classes.

He is survived by his sisters, Anita Portwood and Geraldine Brown; brothers Nelson and Crawford White, Alonzo and Nelson Moss, John Warren Sr., and Robert "Bob" Warren; nephews Raynold "Rastis" Nelson and Ted Thayer; nieces Cheryl McLaughlin, Randee Savage and Tina Dixon; guardian and friend Richard Keene; family and friends at CES; and numerous other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Alfred Warren, William "Billy" Warren, Hubert Warren Sr., Raymond Warren, Benjamin Warren Sr. and Leonard Warren; sisters Barbara Posey, Violet Case, Beverly Hereford, Marguerite Spoonhunter, Victoria SunRhodes and Edith Ramsdell; and Dave Case, Russell Thayer and Juanita Herford.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at www.thedavisfuneralhome.com.

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