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St. Helen's Catholic Church
Friday October 15th, 2021
10:00am

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Michael Arrowchis, Sr.

The family asks that you please wear a mask to all of the services.

Michael Arrowchis, Sr., age 71, of Ft. Duchesne, passed away October 10, 2021, at the Uintah Basin Medical Center.
He was born December 4, 1949, in Ft. Duchesne, to Bishop and Dorothy Mae Samora Arrowchis. He played football and wrestled at Union High School, where he received the nickname, “Boojie.” He married Janet Ridley, and they later divorced. He married Linda Hackford, and they later divorced. He married Connie Cleo Womack on April 29, 2000, in Ballard, Utah.
Michael served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a manager of the Bottle Hollow Marina, a truck driver for Target Trucking, a conservation officer for the Ute Tribe Fish and Wildlife, and helped release the first wild turkeys to be put on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation. He worked at the BIA Roads Department and Irrigation. He worked in the maintenance department and later as the Natural Resources lead ranger for the tribe. He was a member of the Native American National Fish and Wildlife Association.
In his younger days, he enjoyed fishing, but hunting became his favorite thing to do. He also was in a bowling league, played softball, coached softball, was a basketballer and really liked to cook. He rode his Harley Davidson and drove hot rod cars - specifically his Camero – as often as possible. He had great craftsmanship in making fans, roaches, and jewelry, and believed in his traditional ways as a Turkey Dancer and a Sundancer. He was active in the Catholic Church, serving on St. Helen’s Parrish Council, and was a member of the VFW Post 4519. The most important things in his life were his family and friends.
Michael is survived by his wife, Connie; daughter, Melisa (Chris) Arrowchis Pedraza, both of Ft. Duchesne; his granddaughter he was raising, Evalise Arrowchis; another special daughter, Stephanie (Jonathan) Cuch; grandchildren, Shay Wopsock (Chelsea Kidd), Sophia Arrowchis, Roberta “Bertie” Cesspooch, Jessica & Loreesa Black, Myah Cuch; siblings, Frank (Glenda) Arrowchis, Whiterocks; Smiley Arrowchis, Colorado; Lloyd Carl Arrowchis, Whiterocks; Marie (Kee) Zahne Arrowchis, Ft. Duchesne; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Jr.; daughter, Buffy Arrowchis; parents; siblings, Beverly Jean Arrowchis, Elaine Joyce Murdock, Lina Marie Arrowchis, Lloyd Carl, Jr., and parents-in-law, Stanley & Cleo Womack.
Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Helen’s Catholic Church. There will be a Rosary at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday followed by a viewing until 8:00 p.m. The family asks that you please wear a mask to all of the services.
Burial will be in the Neola Cemetery.


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Guestbook

Connie--I just heard about Mike. I can't tell you how sorry I am. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Deanne Bunnell Brighton Oct 18 2021 6:59 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Arrowchis, Sr.

Larry and Karen Anderton Oct 18 2021 10:07 AM

He is a wonderful man and is going to be missing terribly. My heart hurts for the family, you're all in my thoughts and prayers. May the blessed Trinity strengthen and comfort you in this time of sorrow

Beverly Etheredge Shifflet Oct 16 2021 7:21 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Arrowchis, Sr.

Cody and Beverly Shifflet Oct 16 2021 7:14 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Arrowchis, Sr.

Mary Navanick & Family Oct 16 2021 1:19 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Arrowchis, Sr.

Jimmy Bowker Oct 16 2021 11:25 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Arrowchis, Sr.

Sherry Christensen Oct 16 2021 10:18 AM

Connie we are so sorry for your loss. Mike was so fun to be around and his stories fascinating. We love you and are sending prayers your way.

Ken & Linda Smith Oct 15 2021 11:59 PM

Connie. I am so sorry for the loss of your dear husband. My God be with you.

Vickie Hagman Oct 15 2021 10:37 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Arrowchis, Sr.

Morris & Anita Duncan Oct 15 2021 9:13 PM

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