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Lori Ann Spoonhunter

Lori Ann Spoonhunter

Dec 3, 1963 - Jul 21, 2018
Lori Ann Spoonhunter, 54, of Arapahoe passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Sage West Hospital – Riverton. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 26, 2018, at Great Plains Hall followed by the wake at 795 17 Mile Road. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, July 27, 2018, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church with burial to follow at Arapaho Catholic Cemetery.

Lori Ann Spoonhunter was born on December 3, 1963 in Riverton, WY to Edwin and Julia (Brown) Norse. She was given her Native American name of “Walking Woman”. She was raised on the Wind River Reservation where she lived her whole life. She attended schools at St. Stephen’s and graduated from Wyoming Indian High School. She attended Central Wyoming College for two years studying Business.

She was baptized into the Catholic faith, practiced Traditional Ways and was member of the Native American Church.

On July 22, 1987 she married Alfred M. Spoonhunter.

She worked for the last twenty-two years in the Human Resource Department at the Wind River Casino.

Lori was a Traditional Dancer and enjoyed being in the Powwow’s.

She is survived by her sons, Sterling, Alfred Ward “Bliss”, Steven “Stevie” SunRhodes, Jr., and Clayton WallowingBull; daughter, Brittany, Susan Rae H., Whitney H., Rosey Shine H.,LaZhonna N., and La Neicho N. ; brothers, Wayne Sr.(Gloria), Dominic (Monica), Matthew, Wally Oldman, Leo, Jr.(Rhonda), Steven Sr., Forrest, Leland Black, Darrell (Florine) Hutchinson, Raphael Norse, and Rudolph Norse, Sr.; sisters, Carol, June, Matilda, Julia Mae, Rose, Haroldine Moss, Katherine (Tony) Underwood, Mary Ann Duran, Karen Black, Roberta Norse Oldman, Erma Big Crow, and Roshelle Norse; grandchildren, Amaya “My-My”, Goodlance, Tre’dynn “Tre-Tre” , Kaydence “Kay Kay”, Mila Norse, Melanie, Maddie, Devin, Devonna, Clayton G. l, Jr., and countless more; and the families of Brown, C’Hair, Yellowbear, Black, Tyler, Spoonhunter, and Totus

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, Alta and Andrew Brown, Lynn Wilson, and Mildred Norse; daughter, Ashley Norse; brother, Ambrose C’Hair, Sr.; nephew Bryon L. C’Hair; uncle and aunt, Herman and May Norse, and uncle , Burton Hutchinson.

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Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.