Oct 18, 2013 - StaffLillian Pearl St. Clair-Hereford died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 89 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Rocky Mountain Hall in Fort Washakie with Harrison Shoyo Jr. and Arlen Shoyo officiating. An evening service and wake will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Rocky Mountain Hall. Interment will be in the Chief Washakie Cemetery in Fort Washakie.
Lillian Pearl St. Clair was born Sept. 14, 1924, in Fort Washakie, the daughter of Lynn and Eloise (Sonnicant) St. Clair.
She was a lifelong resident of the Wind River Indian Reservation. She attended government school in Fort Washakie and Lander schools.
On April 15, 1946, she married Victor Hereford Sr. in Fort Washakie.
She worked for the CHR Program as a counselor and at the Wyoming State Training School.
Her family said she enjoyed bowling, gambling, beading, puzzles, Scrabble, traveling, watching all sports and her grandchildren play sports.
She is survived by her daughters, Lilayne "Coose" Hereford, Dallas J. Coando and Judy Day; sons Victor "Turk" Hereford and John (Carol) Hereford; sisters June O'Neal, Clarisse Tendore and Mary Alvarez; brother Chester St. Clair; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lynn and Eloise St. Clair; husband Victor Hereford Sr.; sons Alan "Bunp" St. Clair and Dale Hereford Sr.; brothers Floyd St. Clair Sr. and Larry St. Clair; sisters Eva B. McAdams and Margaret "Maggie" Nowlin; grandsons Jesse Frank Day, Aaron Panzatanga and Jonathan Panzatanga.
Services are provided by Wind Dancer Funeral Home.
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