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Lucy M. Blackburn

Lucy M. Blackburn

Sep 29, 1938 - Aug 2, 2007
Lucy M. Blackburn of Arapahoe died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 68 years old.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Robert Hilbert will officiate and interment will be at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery at St. Stephen's.

There will be a rosary at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton, with a second rosary at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Eagle Hall at St. Stephen's. A wake will follow at her home, 100 C'Hair Lane.

Lucy Mary Blackman was born on Sept. 29, 1938, at Fort Washakie, the daughter of John Blackman and Annie Frances (Black Bull) Blackman.

She married Joseph Blackburn, Sr., in Thermopolis in September of 1959.

Mrs. Blackburn was a member of the Catholic faith and the Native American Church.

A homemaker, her family said she dedicated her life to raising her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. They remember her as a great story teller who enjoyed Native American church music and sundance songs. Her hobbies included reading and sewing.

Survivors include sons, Roy Blackburn, Joseph Blackburn, Robert Blackburn, Seth Blackburn, Martin Blackburn, and Sterling Blackburn; daughters, Frances Blackburn, Jane Dewey, Angela Brown, Irene Houser, Monica Antelope, Amelia Shakespeare, Lucille Stonecalf, Patricia Polyvoeama, Shereah Blackburn, and Nora Milsap; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Anastasia Blackburn, Helen Hanway, Ruth Mary Goggles, and Gladys Moss; brothers-in-law, Kenneth Blackburn, Sr., LeRoy Shakespeare, and Burton Hutchison.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Blackburn, Sr.; a son, Peter Stoney Blackburn; sisters, Monica Welsh Joyce Blackman, Martina Bull, and Mae Norse; brother, Simon Blackman; nephews, Clyde Blackburn, John Blackman, Kenny Shakespeare, Sr., and Curtis Shakespeare.

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