Tamara Matilda TimbanaNov 12, 2013 Staff
Tamara Matilda Timbana died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, following an automobile accident. She was 27 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services will be at noon Thursday, Nov. 14, at Rocky Mountain Hall with Harrison Shoyo Jr. and Arlen Shoyo officiating. An evening service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Verlon Timbana residence, 10 Granite Drive, Boulder Flats. A wake will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Rocky Mountain Hall in Fort Washakie. Interment will be in the Friday Cemetery in Ethete.
Tamara Matilda Timbana was born Nov. 10, 1986, in Lander, the daughter of Pamela Friday and Verlon Timbana. She was a lifelong resident of the Wind River Indian Reservation. She attended schools at Fort Washakie, Starrett Junior High, Wyoming Indian and Central Wyoming College.
She had worked for Property and Supply, and at the time her death was employed by Hines General Store.
She is survived by her companion, Bryan Sanchez; parents; children Isaiah, Benjamin and Abraham Niedo; grandparents John and Rose Wadda; brothers Michael, Trent, Ian and Dwight Timbana; sisters Marissa Amos and Teresa Timbana; great-grandmothers Verna Thunder and Caroline Goggles; aunts Marlo Friday and Marilyn Groesbeck; uncle Chester Friday III; and relatives Matthew White Clay Jr., Taylor Friday, Kimora Washakie, Melanie Hill, Sofia Antelope, Ayiana, Kianna, Verlon Craig and Taelynn Rose Timbana, Abigail Shakespeare, Eva Amos and Tiwahewin Amos.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Chester Friday Jr., Chester Owl Friday Sr., Effie Friday, Frank and John Timbana, Matilda Buckskin and Maggie McAdams; aunts Deann Friday, Ruby St. Clair, Carleen Hill, Venessa "Blondie" Sitting Eagle, Nola Dresser and Cleo Thunder Hawk; and uncles Stan and Alan Friday, Craig and Jamieson Timbana, Bret Guina and Edward Wadda.
Services are provided by Wind Dancer Funeral Home.