Eugene LaRose, age 69, of Ogden, passed away September 18, 2021, at the Heritage Park Care Center in Roy.
He was born April 7, 1952, in Ft. Duchesne, to Thomas LaRose, Jr and Virginia Manning LaRose. He married Zita Shoyo and they later separated. He has been companions with Andrea Azoff for the last 16 years.
Eugene served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Germany. He loved horses, raised them, and trained them to race in the Indian Relay Horse Races where he was very successful. He was very involved with the American Indian Movement. He had a passion for painting and his paintings not only brought joy to many, but helped keep the Native American ways of life alive. Many of his works of art were purchased and commissioned by tribes and non-tribal entities alike. He was a Sundancer and enjoyed traveling to Wendover to gamble. He was a jokester and took great pleasure in teasing his nieces, nephews, and cousins. His very giving heart will be greatly missed.
Eugene is survived by his companion, Andrea Azoff, of Ogden; his siblings, Thomasina Larose, California; Felecita (Duwane, Sr) Foolbear, Roosevelt; Persingula “Knuckles” LaRose, Cortez, Colorado; Kessley (Chanel) LaRose, Whiterocks; Paul LaRose, Ft. Duchesne; Waylon Upchego, Salt Lake City; uncles, Earl Manning, Sr., Everett Manning, Ferdinand Manning, Jr., cousins, Devere, Raymond, & Emmett Manning; granddaughter, Rica Accawanna; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded by siblings, Rudy, Hank Bearboy, Ranjo, Boll LaRose, Decker Larose, aunts & uncles, Marjorie L. Ridley, Dolores L. Arrowchis, Carol L. Wanna, Helen LaRose, Louise Yumbutz, Frank LaRose, Albert Manning, Dwight Copperfield, Remey LaRose, Clifton Manning, Eleanor Manning, and nephews, Thomas Tahguv; Les, Otis, Ted, Decker, & Albert Lanc Manning; Tyrell Sowsonicut; Chance Ridley; Ben LaRose; Tony Boyd; Tommy Joe; grandkids, Shooter & Freedom LaRose.
A viewing was held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, from 10-2 p.m. at the Hullinger Mortuary. Per Eugene’s wishes, he was cremated following the services.