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Marlys Andrews

Aug 17, 2012 Staff

Marlys Andrews, 50, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at her home because of a sudden illness.

Memorial services were at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Rocky Mountain Hall at Fort Washakie with traditional Indian funeral services with Harrison Shoyo Jr. and Arlen Shoyo officiating. Interment will be in the Wind Dancer Cemetery at Fort Washakie. Services are provided by Wind Dancer Funeral Home.

Marlys Renea Andrews was born Sept. 15, 1961, in Lander, the daughter of Duane Cady Sr. and Orbana Cady.

She attended school at Stevensville, Mont., and graduated from Dubois High School and attended Central Wyoming College.

She was a medical receptionist at Riverton Memorial Hospital.

Her family said she enjoyed crafting, hunting, fishing and four-wheeling with her husband, and she was an avid outdoorsman and loved NASCAR.

She was queen for the Rocky Mountain Indian Rodeo Association and represented the association at the Indian National Finals Rodeo in Albuquerque, and she was queen for Lander Pioneer Days Rodeo. She was a traditional Indian dancer, traveling with her mother and father to numerous powwows, and she was a member of the Riverton Does. She loved being with her grandchildren and family.

She is survived by her husband, Gene Andrews of Riverton; daughter Corrina and her husband Scott Hemsher of Laramie; brothers Duane and his wife Barb Cady of Lander and Moe Cady of Owyhee, Nev.; grandchildren Kayden and Sawyer Hemsher of Laramie; mother-in-law Jackie Hill of Shoshoni; father-in-law Barry Andrews of Salt Lake City; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and families of Cady, Aoah, Hill, LeClair, Glick and Trosper.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Duane Cady Sr. and Orbana Cady; brother Cody Dee Cady; and nephew Paxton Cady.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting all donations be made to Amedisys Hospice Care, attention Shelley Gonzales, 230 N. First St., Lander, WY 82520.

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