|Ethel Marie Bell of Arapahoe, WY died Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at her home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 3, 2012 at St. Stephens Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Arapaho Catholic Cemetery. A rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at St. Stephens Catholic Church, with a wake to follow at her home, 1381 17 Mile Road, Arapahoe, Wy.
Ethel Marie LittleWhiteman was born in Miles City, Montana on February 11, 1933 to Stanley and Grace (WalkingBear) LittleWhiteman. Born to the Whiteman family, she was adopted by the Teeth family and raised as one of their own daughters. As a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, she was the Pipe Carrier for both the Little Whiteman and Teeth Families and was the last of her generation of the Whiteman family. Ethel grew up in the Lamedeer, Montana and attended Ashland Elementary School and received a certificate from the University of Wyoming in basic nutrition.
On March 1, 1954 she married Vincent Paul Bell at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church. Together the couple celebrated 51 years of marriage.
She has lived in the Arapahoe area for the past 56 years. She had worked as a teachers aid in the Arapahoe School and as a Grandparent at Great Plains Early Head Start Center.
Mrs. Bell was a member of the Catholic Church and enjoyed doing beadwork.
Survivors include two sons: Nathan Bell and Anthony Bell; a daughter, Tina Bell Makeshine; nine grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, Leroy Whiteman, Phillip Whiteman, Jr., Theodore (Teddy) Whiteman, Ardina Whiteman, Leola Whiteman; and the Teeth family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Vincent P. Bell on Febr. 20, 2006; brothers, Buster Whiteman, Adrian Whiteman, Willis Whiteman, Aaron Whiteman, Phillip Whiteman, Sr., Johnny Whiteman; sisters, Mary LittleWhiteman and Rose (Redcherry) Posey.
On-line condolences for the family may be made at www.thedavisfuneralhome.com.
Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.