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Mervin Bushyhead

Mervin Bushyhead

Dec 17, 1951 - Aug 23, 2014
Mervin “Merv” Bushyhead, 62, of Arapahoe, died in Chubbuck, ID on Saturday, August 23, 2014. A rosary will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 7:00 pm at St. Stephens Catholic Church with a wake to follow at 393 Left Hand Spur in Arapahoe. A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 29, 2014, at 10:00 am at St. Stephens Catholic Church with burial to follow at Arapaho Catholic Cemetery.

Mervin L. Bushyhead was born on December 17, 1951 in Riverton, WY to James Joseph and Theresa (Goodman) Bushyhead. He spent his entire life on the Wind River Reservation.

He was a member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church.

His family said he enjoyed playing Bingo, watching T.V., going to the movies, and hanging out with family.

He is survived by his brothers, John M. Bushyhead, Sr. and Stanford Bushyhead, Sr.; his sister, Frances Dewey; his aunts, Helen Hanway and family, Katherine LongKnife and family, Bernadette Lodge and family, Roberta Werk and family, and Liz Whitecow and family; his nephews, Mitchell Stacey and daughters, James Gardner, Sr. and family, Marcus Gardner, Sr. and family, Thomas Bushyhead and family, John Bushyhead, Jr. and family, Stanford Bushyhead, Jr., Steven Bushyhead and family, Charles N. Bushyhead, James Goodman, Sr., Darrell Goodman, Melvin Littleshield, Jr., Jude Charging Crow Jr., Mathew Charging Crow, Terry Spoonhunter, David Dewey, Jerry Dewey, Alvin and Arlita Talks Different, Steven Seminole, and Burdick Seminole; his nieces, Serena Gardner and Bill Goggles, Teresa Bushyhead and children, Kris Bushyhead and family, Anna and Lydell Whiteplume, Sam Littleshield, Cindy Littleshield, Cheryl Blackburn and family, Brenda Goodman, Arlene Goodman, Elizabeth and Shawn Antelope, Johnetta Seminole and Suzette Seminole; his granddaughter, Tashayla Nez; and extended families, Friday, Dewey, C’Bearing, Addison, and Talks Different.

He was preceded in death by his father, James J. Bushyhead; his mother, Theresa Goodman Bushyhead; his wife, Elvita Haskins; his daughter, Jolene M. Bushyhead; his son, Michael J. Bushyhead; his sister, Margaret Washington; his brother, Joseph Bushyhead; his brother, Peter Bushyhead; his sister-in-law, Matilda Bushyhead; his aunt, Flora Dewey; his aunt, Elizabeth C’Bearing; his aunt, Susie Addison; his uncle, Charles Goodman; his sister, Joann Birdshead; his sister, Madeline Spoonhunter; his sister, Margaret M. Littleshield; his brother, John Goodman; his brother, Linus C’Bearing; his brother, Leo Addison; his brother, Benno Standing Elk; his brother, Linus Dewey; and his sister, Lucilla Washington.

On-line condolences may be made to the family at

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.