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Franklin Martell III

Sep 20, 2013 - Staff

Franklin Martell III passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.

He was 31 years old.

He was born Jan. 25, 1982, in Lander, the son of Franklin Martel Jr. and Bernelle Martel.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Blue Sky Hall in Ethete. An evening service will also be held from 7-9 p.m. at Blue Sky Hall with a wake to follow at the family residence, 241 Willow Street, Ethete.

Interment will be in the Friday Cemetery.

He attended schools at Wyoming Indian, Wind River, Araphaoe, St. Stephens, St. Labrare and Central Wyoming College. He was a welder and a medical technician. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, working on cars, cooking, grilling, helping others, speaking Arapaho, going to the mountains and being outdoors, shooting guns and throwing knives, shooting pool and throwing darts, slicing game meat and making chokecherry patties, cutting lumber, tending to horses, and participating in and attending Native American ceremonies.

He is survived by his parents; companion Sara Segura; sisters Erin Martel (Shawn), Kristen Ione, Fatima and Loretta Martel, Amy C'Hair, Shawna Jo Bell, Eugenia and Alta Mary Deputy, Rohena Lessard, Amber and Tiffany Deputee, Cleon and LaShay Shall, Francisca, Cabrina, Trixy and Tresta Phelan, Heather Morgan and Roylynn Rides Horse, Donelle (Charles) Lonedog, Vernita Thunder, LaDawn and Courtney Smith, Janessa Glenmore, Angel Todd, Jennifer and Virginia Eagle, Glenda Carne and Joely Littlebird, Rose Dodge, and Cassie Tyler; brothers Brett and Lee Martel, Mitchell Depree, Phil and Eric Vigil, Michael and Hawk Bell, Mitchell Warren Jr., Buffalo Martel, Kenneth Lessard, Brent Terrana, Beau and Kyle Yellowplume, Darrell Toughar, Marval Phelan, Joseph Morgan, Micah and James Shawl, Roy Rides Horse, Bobby and Scott Takes Enemy, Roy and Gordon Eagle, Joey Littlebird, Justin and Chucky Dodge, Jopey and Barney Tyler, Ramelle and Reland Wanstall, Ken, Kendall and Nathan Duputee, Brad Harris, Tracy and Tory Burson, Tyson Smith, Crow Chief Thunder, Leslie and Cameron Todd; grandparents Mary Big Hair-Deputee, Verna Thunder, Caroline Goggles, Clara Thunder, Richard Thunder, Eugene and Mildred Goggles, Darrell and Florine Hutchinson, Lloyd and Alvena Pickett; aunts, Sharon Bell, Connie Martel, RaDonna Martel, Cheryl and Myron Littlebird, Marilyn and Frank Eagle, Carolyn and Charles Dodge, Marvene and Janell Thunder, Clarinda Calling Thunder, Ella and Albert Chavez, Alta and Isaac Chavez, Jenny Phelane, Letty and Joe Morgan, Ernestine and Jerry Pretty Weasel, Frances and Robert Takes Enemy, Linda and Kenny Shawll, Rhonda and Shannon Glenmore, Julene and Calvin Todd, Carol, Cathy and Karen Snyder; uncles Wes Martel, Kenneth and Eugene Deputee, Gordon Wanstall, Lydell Thunder, William Carpenter, Rich Brannan, Buddy and Robert Hall, Jim and Linda Large, Pat and Charlotte Goggles and Virgil and Rose SunRhodes; other family members Reno and Rocket Watson, Quinten Martel, Mason Boatwright, Devin, Brett, Sumner and Korbin Martel, Russell Hebah, Bradley Martel, Troy and Chase Marcus, Kayla Hebah, Nies, Trinity and Madison Martel, Lela C'Hair, Tianna and Taylor Trosper, Katelyn Brown, Kayliah Martel, Kevin Brown and Ryan and Teryn Martel; aunts and uncles Gary and Mike LaJeunesse, Merton, Brian, Milton and Kenneth Trosper, Gary Patrick and Dean Goggles, Dan and Vicky Ortiz, Bob Coulston, Ronnie, Bill, Prestonand Julian Armour, Patrick, Vernon, Alden and Robby Harris, Deland and Donny Quiver, Byron and Bill Sage, Western Thayer, Allison Sage Jr., Annette Velarde, Maxine Trosper, Georgie Crawford, Cindy, Becky and Ardeena Sage, Mary Katherine and Rosanna Armour, Celeste, Iris and Christy Coulston, Rosella, Debbie and Donna Harris and Mary Jane Whiteman.

He was preceded in death by Franklin and Loretta Martel, James Deputee, Richard Ione and Iron Wanstall, William and Cleon Thunder, Roy and Viola Wanstall, Florence Hall, Violetta Buckman, Richard and Agnes Ortiz, Adaline Armour, Edlor Quiver, Victor, Laura, Thomas, Robert and Paul Revere, Tyrell Takes Enemy, Reid Bell, Christopher and Hawk Bell, John Yellowplume III, Kevin Lassard, Brian Willow, Brett Martel Jr., Rena Wanstall, Melecia Hall, William Thunder, Tony Brannan, William Thunder III, Lonnie Bell Sr., Donald Bell, Jess Large Keith Goggles, Bruce Chavez, Dave Guerue, Thayne Thunder, Ron Wanstall, John Yellowplume, Dodie Harris, Evan Smith, Reuben Martel, Chris, Bobby Jo and Peter Goggles, Chris Goggles, Joe Sage, Burton Hutchinson, James Trosper, Reuben and Joseph Martel, Victor Revere Sr., Katherine LaJeunesse, Pearl Brown, Hazel Sage, Bridgette Trosper, Katherine Snyder, Grace Champ and Laura Revere.

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