Ruby Whiteplume

Mar 6, 1955 - Apr 30, 2018
Ruby Elizabeth Whiteplume Nenehe’i3i’ Nii’eihiiho’

Ruby Whiteplume, 63, of Arapahoe, Wyoming died on April 30, 2018 at University Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was married to Burnett Lee Whiteplume of Arapahoe, Wyoming.

The Rosary will be held Thursday, May 3, 2018 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Great Plains Hall in Arapahoe, Wyoming. The funeral services will be held Friday, May 4, 2018 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Great Plains Hall. Burial is at the Yellow Calf Cemetery.

She was born on March 6, 1955 to Amiel Nickerson Quiver and Ann Merle Friday Quiver of Ethete, Wyoming, Wind River Indian Reservation. Ruby graduated from Chilocco Indian School, Oklahoma. She earned an Associate of Science degree from CWC. Ruby earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wyoming. She was a member of the armed forces serving in the U.S. Army.

Ruby was an active and dedicated member of the Native American Church. She was a catechumen of the Catholic Church, as well. She was a woman of strong faith and belief in the power of prayer.

Ruby enjoyed spending time beading and sewing for her grandchildren and other family members. She liked to attend dances. Ruby enjoyed watching her loved ones play in basketball games and tournaments. She enjoyed cooking for special occasions. It made her joyful to have her family and relatives participate in all the Arapaho Ceremonies.

She knew the Arapaho Language from her Grandparents and held it dear to her heart.

Ruby is survived by her Husband, Burnett; her grandchildren: Khalia Quiver-Whiteplume, Kenya Quiver-Whiteplume, Koltyn Groesbeck, Kendallyn Armajo; her children: Annie Quiver Whiteplume, Amiel Nick Quiver Whiteplume, Dustin Big Medicine Sr., Dustin Big Medicine Jr., Devon Big Medicine, Sienna Arthur, and Debra Bell; son Doug Big Medicine and daughter Kristie Big Medicine; her siblings: Mike Quiver, Jolene Quiver, Melvena Quiver, and Gloria Quiver; her Aunts: Mary Alice Addison, Laverne Hutchison, Julia Whiteman, Alrita Talks Different, Tillie Jenkins, Dorothy Robinson; her Uncles: Harvey Spoonhunter, Theron Spoonhunter, Marlin Spoonhunter. She is survived by many numerous and beloved family members of the Quiver, Friday, Whiteplume, Yellowplume, Redman, and Goggles families; and by her many beloved family members and relatives within the Native American Church, respectfully.

She is proceeded in death by her Grandparents, Parents, and Sister.

If we left anyone out, we apologize for the exclusion and please forgive us, at this time. Ho Hou

Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.

On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com.