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Joyce M. Duran

Joyce M. Duran

Feb 12, 1940 - Oct 25, 2013
Joyce M. Duran, 73, of Arapahoe died Friday afternoon, October 25, 2013 at her home. Funeral services are set for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Burial will be at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery, St. Stephens, WY. Rosary service will be 7:00 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 at the Davis Funeral Home. A wake will follow at her residence, 16 C’Hair Lane, Arapahoe.

Joyce Marie Duran was born February 12, 1940 in Fort Washakie, Wyoming to Steven Duran Sr. and Ida Mae (Willow) Duran. She was a lifelong resident of the Wind River Indian Reservation. She attended Arapahoe School, Riverton High School, and Casper College. She worked for the Public Health Services for 35 years, and 10 years as a Culture Teacher at Arapahoe School. She also served as a Northern Arapaho Election Judge.

Her family said she enjoyed Beading, Bingo and Gambling, spending time with family, teaching, reading and craftwork.

She was a member of the Catholic Faith, Native American Church and participated in sweats.

She married Raymond P. Underwood in Lander, Wyoming in June of 1967 together they had three children.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond P Underwood, her daughter, Diana Underwood (Donald Watt Sr.) and her family; her sons, Michael Lee Duran and family, Eric Lee Underwood and family, Damon J SunRhodes and family, and Tracy Wagon and family; her sisters, Judy Duran and family and Ida Monroe and family; her brothers, Delmer J Duran Sr. and family, Claude L Duran Sr. and family, Michael G Duran and family, Tomas Ybarra Sr. and family, Kenny Redfield Sr. and family, and Chuck Redfield and family; her nieces, Erin J Duran and family, Caroline J Tyler and family, Chalice Shakespeare and family, Stephanie McRay and family, Claudette C’Bearing and family, Mary Ellen Pingree and family, Reva K SunRhodes and family, Mellisa LittleThunder and family, Chasity Smith and family, Theda A Monroe and family, Beatrice Monroe and family, Trishanna SunRhodes and family, Jamie Redfield and family, Jamie Redfield and family, Teresa Redfield and family, Catherine Headley and family, Priscilla Standish and family, Sandy Bell and family, Valerie Bell and family, Cori Duran and family, Cassandra Duran and family, Morietta Duran and family, Norma Jean Duran and Lupe Pingree and family; her nephews, Delmer Duran Jr. and family, Gregory Duran, Leo Duran and family, Shane R Duran and family, Dominic P Duran and family, Claudio Duran Jr. and family, Lamar Duran, Shado Duran, Tomas Ybarra Jr., Gaylen LittleShield and family, Kenny Redfield Jr. and family, Richard Redfield and family, Percy Headley and family, Wesley S Monroe Sr. and family, Ronald J Monroe Sr. and family, Verdale Duran and family, Newell Duran and family, Alfred Duran and family, Kenny Duran and family, Randy Duran and family, Leo H Monroe Sr. and family, Virgil T Monroe, Sr. and family, Stoney Monroe Sr. and family, Sheldon Bell Sr. and family, Brian Bell and family, Alfred Bell and family and Paul Bell Jr. and family; and extended families, Albert Willow family, Margrite Brown family, Joe Duran family and Phillip Bear family.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, son, Rodrick L Underwood; her sisters, Estelle SunRhodes, Joan Monroe, Virginia Duran, Arlene Bell, Margaret Duran, Mary Ellen Duran, and Doris Flores; and her brothers, Steven Duran, Jr., Wayland Duran, Virgil Duran, and Jerry Headley.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.