Lauren Kurt Dewey

Sep 6, 2013 Staff

Lauren Kurt Dewey died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 54 years old.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church with Father Phil Wagner officiating. Interment will follow at the Arapahoe Catholic Cemetery. A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Great Plains Hall in Arapahoe with a wake to follow at 72 Little Wind River Bottom Road.

Lauren Kurt Dewey was born April 28, 1959, in Thermopolis, the son of Lloyd James and Edith (Smith) Dewey.

He served as an altar boy in his church during his youth. He attended the Hot Springs County High School and later received his GED.

On Aug. 8, 2011, he married Alva Menz in Riverton.

He worked in seismography and truck driving and as a cook for the Wind River Hotel and Casino. He also worked in the oilfield, at the Arapaho Ranch and as a pipeline worker.

His family said he was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan.

He is survived by his wife, Alva; sons Paul Dewey and family of Milwaukee and Josh Dewey and family of Ohio; daughter Theresa Dewey of Wisconsin; brothers Gerald Dewey and family of Worland, Justin Dewey of Arapahoe, Marcus Dewey of Arapahoe, Jim Dewey and family of Casper and Charles Dewey of Arapahoe; sisters Patti and family of Riverton and Velma and family of Marion, Iowa; adopted family Chico Her Many Horses and family, Pat Iron Cloud and family, Chris Eagle Hawk and family and Rubenia Hernandez.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Edith; grandparents Scott and Inez Dewey and Clarence and Catherine Smith; sister Maxine Lehman; and the brothers and sisters of the Soldier Wolf family.

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

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