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Leonard Moss, Sr.

Aug 26, 1943 - May 6, 2024

Traditional Native American funeral services for Leonard Joseph Moss, Sr., 80, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 10, 2024 at Great Plains Hall.  Interment will follow at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery.  A Prayer Service will be held at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, May 9, 2024 at Great Plains Hall with a wake to follow at the Moss residence, 9 Young Chief Lane, St. Stephens, Wyoming.


Mr. Moss passed away on Monday, May 6, 2024 in Riverton, Wyoming surrounded by his loving family.


Leonard was born on August 26, 1943, son of Clarence and Edna Trumbull Moss in Fort Washakie, Wyoming.


He graduated from St. Stephen’s High School.  He was a member of the Catholic church and believer in the Northern Arapaho traditions.  He participated in Sweats and the Arapaho Traditional ceremonies.


Leonard enjoyed attending the casino, watching boxing and basketball and was an avid fan of the Denver Broncos.  He loved to watch old western movies and especially loved spending time with his great grand and grandchildren.


Mr. Moss worked at the Joint Mineral Department, was a cultural teacher as well as a basketball coach at St. Stephen’s High School.  He was the first Arapaho language teacher at St. Stephens.  In the early 2000’s, Leonard, along with his teammates, were inducted into the Wyoming Basketball Hall of Fame.  Mr. Moss also worked at the Circle Ridge Oil Field and was most recently employed at the Credit Program for the Northern Arapaho Tribe.


Survivors include his daughter, JoAnn Moss; 20 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren, 3 great, great grandchildren; The families of Moss, Young Chief, Trumbull, Buckman, Monroe, Antelope, Spoonhunter, Whitening, numerous family and friends not mentioned.


Mr. Moss was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Edna Moss; daughter, Theresa Moss, Yvonne Moss and Francine Gambler LoneBear; son, Tator Moss and Jerome Gambler, Jr.; brother, George Moss; sisters, MarieAnn Moss and Margaret Moss; grandchildren, Jediah Brown, Veronica Moss and Patricia Moss.


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