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Wardina Kay Spoonhunter

Wardina Kay Spoonhunter

Jul 1, 1983 - Apr 15, 2007
Dina Spoonhunter of Arapahoe died Sunday morning, April 15, 2007, in a traffic accident on 17 Mile Road. She was 23 years old.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church south of Riverton. The Rev. Father Dan Gannon will officiate and interment will be at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery at St. Stephen's.

There will be a viewing at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17.

Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at St. Stephen's. A wake will follow at the home of Joyce Duran, #16 C'Hair Lane, Arapahoe.

Wardina Kay "Dina" Spoonhunter was born in Lander on July 1, 1983, the daughter of Ward Michael Spoonhunter and Reva Kay SunRhodes. Her Indian name was "Neciisei," meaning Water Woman.

She attended schools at Arapahoe, Wyoming Indian, and in Bismarck, N.D. She grew up on the Wind River Indian Reservation but had lived in North Dakota for a few years.

Ms. Spoonhunter was a member of the Catholic faith and the Native American Church.

Her family said she enjoyed going to pow-wows, being with her children, family, and friends. A very active person, her family said she enjoyed "wrestling around" and liked teasing her favorite aunt, Melissa Little Thunder.

Ms. Spoonhunter was a cook and had worked at the Northern Arapaho Ranch, Burger King, Holiday Inn, and Comfort Inn and Suites.

Survivors include three sons, Ward Michael Spoonhunter, Isiah Thomas Spoonhunter, and Shadow James Micah Eagle; her mother, Reva Kay SunRhodes; adopted father, Forest Duran; grandparents, Dwight and Estelle SunRhodes and Laura and George West Shakespeare; brothers, Dwight Moody Spoonhunter, Michael Lee SunRhodes, Ronald Jenkins, Joseph Jenkins, Raymond Little Thunder, George Little Thunder III, Thunder Little Thunder, Damon SunRhodes, Robert Behan, Ricki Jo Behan, Reuben Behan, Willow Pingree, and Melvin Brown, Jr.; sisters, Whitney Marie SunRhodes, Kristina Behan, Cheryl LittleThunder, Rhonda Behan, Estelle LittleThunder, Robin Behan, Delaine SunRhodes, Tiffany Arthur, Delight Brown, Michelle Brown, Adelia Jenkins, Delight SunRhodes, Loretta SunRhodes, and Kelly Jenkins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ward Michael Spoonhunter; sister, Shawna Marie SunRhodes; brother, Ronald Behan, Jr.; grandparents, Dwight and Estelle SunRhodes; aunts, Clarinda Behan, Donna Marie Jenkins; uncles, Ronald Behan Marshal Duran, Dwight and Morry SunRhodes.

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