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Laziur Hanway, Sr.

Laziur Hanway, Sr.

Jul 5, 1956 - Jul 1, 2023
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A Memorial service for Laziur Stephen Hanway, Sr., 67, who passed away on July 1, 2023 in Lander, Wyoming, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, September 7, 2023 at Trinity Lutheran Church.  Military graveside rites will follow at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery.  Cremation has taken place under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.


Laziur was born July 5, 1956 to Gilbert Hanway, Sr. and Helen (Antelope) Hanway in Lander, Wyoming.  He was enrolled Northern Arapaho but was also a descendent of the Gros Ventre, Cheyenne, Crow, Chinese and French.  The Arapaho name, “Man Comes Out,” Laziur had brought a great deal of happiness and pride to his parents when he completed Sundance at the age of 16.


After graduating from Lander Valley High School, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp and completed boot camp at Camp Pendelton.  During his time in the Marines, Laziur served as a drill sergeant before working on computers.  He was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, where he fell in love with their language and culture.  After four years of service, Mr. Hanway was honorably discharged.


Laziur was a member of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod and raised all his children within the church, strengthening their relationship and communication with God.  As a single father to six children, Laziur passed onto each of them his inquisitiveness, drive and faith. 


Mr. Hanway earned two Associate’s degrees from Chief Dull Knife College and Central Wyoming College.  His passion for knowledge and many life experiences made him a well cultured individual with the ability to converse with anyone regarding any subject.


Despite his intellect, Laziur enjoyed being active and chose to work in carpentry, construction, landscaping and janitorial maintenance as well as a CNA Supervisor.


Laziur leaves behind his five children, Alta, Stephanie (Kenzi), Samantha, Steven and Silver; grandchildren, Phillip, Dametri, Faith, Gilbert, Joey, Samuel, Tuck, Geo, Brazen and Elysian; as well as family in Lame Deer and Busby, Montana.


He was preceded in death by both his parents; son, Seattle; brothers, Leonard Friday, Junior, John, Donald and Samuel; sisters, Mary Jane and Ramona; nephew, Manuel Chavez.


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Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Crematory, and Monuments.