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Tomas B Ybarra

Tomas B Ybarra

Jan 7, 2014 - Jan 7, 2014
Tomas B Ybarra 60 of Riverton, died on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at his home. A rosary and wake will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Wesley Monroe Sr. home located at 1501 Elmwood Drive. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 10:00 am at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church with Father Phil Wagner officiating. Burial will follow at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery.

Tomas B Ybarra was born on December 30, 1953 in Bryan, TX to Jesus Ybarra and Helen (Oldman) Bear Ybarra. He moved to the Wind River Reservation when he was young and spent his life there. He attended the Fort Sill Indian School, Central Wyoming College, and Minneapolis Community College.

He married Priscilla Oldman in 2003.

He was a member of the Catholic faith and also the Native American Church.

He worked as a farm hand on the Arapaho Ranch, a janitor and maintenance at the Arapaho School, was a childcare provider, and worked in entertainment at the Wind River Casino.

His family said that he enjoyed drawing, watching western movies, playing cards, cooking, playing the guitar, signing, and writing poems. He loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his sons, Claude Tomas, Tomas Bear, Jr., and Norman Ybarra; his daughter, Melanie (Christopher) McAdams; his brothers, Mike G Duran and family, Claude Duran Sr. and family, and Delmer Duran Sr. and family; his sisters, Ida Monroe and family, Judy Duran and family, Willow family, Oldman family, Duran family Flores and Ybarra family of Bryan, TX, Black family, Herrara family, Roman family, Hanway family, Thunder family, Bear family of Montana, Redfield family, Headley family, Pingree family, Littlethunder family, Sun Rhodes family, Monroe family, C’Hair family, Littleshield family, Family and Friends from House of Hope; and numerous grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

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Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.