Eleanor Jean Watt
Jan 15, 1949 - Feb 24, 2018
Eleanor Jean Watt, 69 or Riverton died Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. A Rosary will be 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the St. Stephen’s Catholic Church followed by a wake at the family home 47 Red Crow. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church with burial to follow at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery.
Eleanor Jean Watt was born January 15, 1949 in Fort Washakie, WY to William and Elma (Smith) Spoonhunter. Her Indian Name was Notoone’ – “My Daughter”. She attended schools in Arapahoe and graduated from Lander Valley High School.
She was baptized into the Catholic faith and was a faithful member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church.
On November 4, 1967 she married William “Bill” C. Watt in Daly City, Calif. Bill was in the U.S. Air Force so they lived in many different areas including Spokane, WA, Colorado Springs, CO, Honolulu, HI, Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc, CA, Peru, IN, Berminhamin, Germany, Hessich Oldendorf Germany, and Albuquerque, NM before moving back to the Wind River Reservation area on May 1, 1994. She remained in the Wind River Reservation area until her passing.
She worked for many years as the Religion Education Coordinator at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church and in recent years she worked at the Wind River Casino as an Espresso Maker.
She enjoyed playing Bingo, going to the Casino, listening to Jim Felix, and shopping at thrift stores. Above all she loved spending time and cooking for her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, William C. Watt, Sr.; sons, William Watt, Jr. and Donald Watt, Sr.; daughters, Nicole Wagon, Tamara Dixon, Marie Watt, Autumn Dodge, and Jocelyn Watt; sisters, Karen Spoonhunter-Brown, Angela Spoonhunter, Billie Ann Spoonhunter, and Dawn Michelle Spoonhunter; brother, Jerry Smith; twenty-one grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Elma Spoonhunter; son, Matthew Watt; sisters, Ruby Warren, Anita Spoonhunter, Mary Spoonhunter, and Mary Jean Day; brothers, Roy Spoonhunter and William Spoonhunter; granddaughter, Millani Watt; and daughter-in-law, Michelle Goodluck-Watt.
On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com.
Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.