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Van Catlin Black
September 27, 1961 ~ December 21, 2023 (age 62) 62 Years Old
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Van Catlin Black 09/27/1961 - 12/21/2023 Son of Paul Elvis Black and Eunice May Belly Mule Born in Watonga, Oklahoma to the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribe. Moved to Montana in his middle school years Lived with Auntie Katherine Foote and his good friend Jr. Otherbull and his family. Attended school till Graduating from High School 1981 from Colstrip, MT He enjoyed in his youth playing basketball, including winning a basketball championship in 1976. Also, played in summer leagues. He moved to a few states then settled down with his wife Sioux Woman Black in Grand Junction, Colorado. They were married up until her death in 2022. When asked about Van, responses were "He was a kind man" and "Was a really great friend". Was told about memories of his horseman days, playing basketball, mason worker, hanging out with good friend John, and eating beans with Frybread. Due to health conditions, he was sent to St. Mary's in Grand Junction, Colorado. Where he received lifesaving treatment but passed away on 12/21/2023.
Preceded in death by his parents, brother Herman, sisters Edna, Leona, Violet and Charolette. Aunt Katherine Foote, Helen Yellowrobe, Uncles, Aunties, and others.
Leaving behind Brother Elvis Black, daughters Amber Black(Alex Lewis), Alison Black(Ben Wilson), Virginia Williams(Joe Limberhand), and 13 Grandkids.
Thank you to the Doctors and Nurses that did all they could for our father in his time of need. He left this life in peace. Thank you to John Williamson for 26+ years of friendship and helping him in his last days. Thank you to all the family and friends that gave their time and effort to send our dad off in a good way.
Graveside Services: Concho Cemetery, Friday, 2:00 PM, Concho, OK
Officiating: Rev. Waylon Upchego
Services under the direction of Turner Funeral Home, Geary, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to the family at email@example.com, or you can find us on facebook.com (Turner Funeral Homes).