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Erwin Teran

Erwin Teran

Nov 27, 1956 - Apr 14, 2015
Erwin R. Teran, 58, of Arapahoe, WY, died at Sage West Hospital – Riverton, on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. A wake will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015, at Great Plains Hall at 7:00 pm.. A traditional Native American Church funeral service will be on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Great Plains Hall at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery.

Erwin R. Teran was born on November 27, 1956 in Lander, WY to Booker T. Teran and Martha (Wesaw) Teran. He attended schools in Fort Washakie, WY and Flandreau, SD. He was a life- long resident of the Wind River Reservation.

He was a member of the Native American Church.

On April 11, 1992, he married Terry Oldman in Riverton, WY.

His family said that he enjoyed fishing, golfing, telling stories to friends and family about his work as a seismographer all over the United States. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Terry; his sons, Tylis Teran, Sr, Samuel Teran, Patton Teran, Talon Oldman, Brandon Gould, and Yogi Headley; his daughters, Terri Smith, Jerri Smith, Maria Smith, Valene Smith and Elizabeth Smith; his brother, Leland Teran; his sisters, Beatrice (Ron) Haukkas, Marva (Vince) Haukaas, and Reba Teran; his brother-in-laws, Virgil Oldman, Stevie C. Oldman, Tater Oldman, and Darrel Smith, Sr.; his sister-in-laws, Lou Oldman, Junie Friday, Benita Smith, Ava Headley, Cassie Oldman, and Rachel Felter; his aunt, Lydia Harris; his grandchildren, Illikea Oldman, Elijah Oldman, Lane Teran, Tylis Teran, Jr,. Acelino Benavidez, Abriel Shakespeare, Loni Oldman, Loki Oldman, Yesceniya Trujillo, Janessa Trujillo, Nathanyle Smith, Alex Smith, Joshiah Smith, Augustine Figueroa, Angelina Smith, Royce Smith, Kissana Chhak, Evan Smith, Shawn Whiteplume, and numerous others; and the families of Weed, Norah, Ute, Robertson, Hill, Meeks, Durgin, Isis, Wagon, and Tyler and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Martha Wesaw Teran and Booker Teran; his son, Donny Oldman; his mother-in-law, Maria Oldman; his grandmothers, Ethel Tillman, Viola Hill, Lucinda Wesaw and Bessie Taylor; his grandfathers, Patton Teran, Frank Hill, and Willie Hill; his brothers, Floyd, Julius, Ed. Tyliss, Dennis, and Patton, Larry Oldman, Jr., and Marky Oldman; his sister, Nellie Daney; his nieces, Esperanza Teran, Cindy Ute, and Jamie Bell; his nephews, Leon Ute, Berk Ute, Royce Killsontop, and Ernest “Babyson” Jenkins; his aunts, Laura Tyler, Gloria Phillips, Suzette Wagon, and Arvella Crispin; and his uncles, Elmer Isis and Raymond Isis. On-line condolences may be made to the family at

Services provided by Davis Funeral Home.