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Jonathon 'John' Means

Jonathon "John" Means

Nov 18, 1958 - Jun 12, 2017
Jonathon “John” Means, 58, of Riverton, died at his home on Monday, June 12, 2017. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm on Friday, June 16, 2017, at Great Plains Hall. The memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Great Plains Hall.

Jonathon Kenneth Means was born on November 18, 1958 in Riverton, WY to Bruce and Berndean (Bell) Means. He was raised on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota where he played basketball, baseball, and was a boxer. He moved back to Arapahoe on the Wind River Reservation when he was 18 years old and remained there until his passing.

He was a Sho-Rap fire fighter before he became disabled.

He enjoyed the casino, liked visiting with people and was an artist specializing in drawing.

He is survived by his son, Arlo Means of Riverton, WY; daughter, Alyda Means of Riverton, WY; brothers, Norbert L. Bell of South Dakota, Eugene Bell of Riverton, WY, Leroy Means of Montana; and William “Billy” Means of Riverton, WY; sisters, Anna Means of South Dakota and Mary Means Two Moons of Montana; and grandchildren, Mya, Jayden, Jakobi, Maddox, and Lylac.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bruce and Berndean Means; and two brothers, Bert Mean and Bruce Means, Jr.

On-line condolences may be made to the family at

Arrangements under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.