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Ronald 'Ronnie' Whiteplume

Ronald "Ronnie" Whiteplume

Sep 11, 1960 - Jul 1, 2023

Funeral services for Ronald “Ronnie” Leo Whiteplume will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at Blue Sky Hall with interment to follow at the Whiteplume Cemetery.  A Prayer Service will begin at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at Blue Sky Hall with a wake to follow.


Mr. Whiteplume passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2023 in Great Falls, Montana.  He was currently living in Cut Bank, Montana but previously resided in Ethete, Wyoming.


Ronnie was born on September 11, 1960, son of Jimmy Chavez and Ruth Whiteplume Gilchrist in Lander, Wyoming.  He grew up on the Wind River Reservation and attended the Mill Creek Elementary and as the years progressed, he attended Wyoming Indian High School. 


Mr. Whiteplume was of the Episcopal Church and a strong believer of the Northern Arapaho culture and ways.


He worked as a truck driver in Browning, Montana.  He was also a wetland fire fighter for many years.  His hobbies were art work.  Ronnie was a great artist who loved to draw and paint as well as listen to all different kids of music.  He also loved to travel and attend pow-wows.  He was an outdoorsman that spent time fishing, hunting and camping.


Ronnie was a joker who loved to terrorize and make people laugh. 


Survivors include his daughters, Jessica Whiteplume and Alexandra Whiteplume; son, Ronan Whiteplume; numerous grandchildren and adopted children; his special grandson, Hunter; brother, Lydell Whiteplume; sisters, May McInnis and Mona Trudue; his companion, Laurie Red Fox; the families of Whiteplume, Revere and Chavez.


He was preceded in death by his parents, James “Jimmy” Chavez and Ruth Whiteplume Gilchrist; grandparents, James Whiteplume and May HungryWolf Whiteplume; brothers, Wesley Whiteplume, Ira Whiteplume; sisters, Eileen Whiteplume, Gladys Whiteplume and Ruby Whiteplume; ex-wife, Burnette ShotGun.


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Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Crematory, and Monuments