Roger Brown

Obituary of Roger Thomas Brown

                Roger was born on August 28, 1948 to Leo Lonebear Sr. and Margarite Lonebear at Ft. Washakie, WY.

                He worked in different trades in Riverston and Casper WY; Salt Lake City, UT, Billings, MT and Denver, CO. He held certifications as a painter and building Construction. His work history also includes working at INTEL in Rio Rancho, NM and as a government employee at the VA in Albuquerque.

                Roger was a fluent Arapaho speaker and apprentice under Bobby Joe Goggles at Arapaho School for a period of time.

                He was most proud of his service in the army, with a classified record, having served special ops with the elite Screaming Eagles, 182nd Airborne Division. An officer described Roger’s service record as “impressive”. As was his nature, Roger was humble about this.

                For 10 years, Roger was an equal partner in a jewelry accessory making business with his wife where he made beautiful necklace hangers. The name of the business was “love my Earrings”, later adding “necklaces”. He was very proud about being an equal partner in a successful business.

                Being kind was a part of his persona, always generous and helping the homeless.

                Roger was his own man, with his own voice, making his own decisions.

                Roger is survived by his wife, Martha and resided in Albuquerque, NM for 20+ years. They had no children. He claimed Julia and Joseph Woodenlegs as daughter and son and their children as grandchildren. Brother Leo Lonebear Jr. survives him as well as sister, Georgine Brown and their families.

                He had been a Golden Gloves Champ in his younger years with a record of 63/02 and boxed in different parts of the US. He was training for the National Golden Gloves when he was called to duty with the army.

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