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Madeline Spoonhunter

Jan 24, 2013 Staff

Madeline Spoonhunter, of Arapahoe, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at her home. She was 74 years old.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Interment will be at the Spoonhunter Cemetery, 1234 17 Mile Road. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Davis Funeral Home, with a second rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Stephen's Catholic Church, with a wake following at the family home. A feast and giveaway will follow at Great Plains Hall.

Madeline Addison was born May 20, 1938, in Fort Washakie, the daughter of Burdick Addison and Susie Cora (Goodman) Addison. She attended schools at St. Stephen's, Albuquerque, N.M., and Dull Knife, Mont. She graduated from St. Stephen's.

She married Robert Joe Spoonhunter in Riverton.

Throughout her life, she lived in Montana, Wyoming and California.

Mrs. Spoonhunter was of the Catholic faith and participated in church activities and traditional Indian ceremonies.

She spent her lifetime as a culture teacher and was employed by the Arapahoe School, Great Plains Headstart and Social Services. She was also a member of CSBG and was an election judge.

Her family said she enjoyed playing bingo, going to the casino, watching TV game shows and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her sons, Burdick Seminole Sr. and Stephen Seminole; adopted sons Tater Warren, John Enos, Jess Birdshead, Dominic Norse, Corey Spotted Elk, Yellowstone Addison and Jerome Goggles; daughters Teri Seminole, Johnetta Seminole and Suzette Seminole; brother John Addison; sisters Frances Dewey, Lydia Jenkins, Alice Molash and Lucy Arthur; grandchildren Burdette Seminole, Darlynn Seminole, LaTasha Bell, Jennifer Shakespeare Teran, Johnetta Shakespeare, Jozette Limpy, Suzann Limpy, Kayla Seminole, Miracle Seminole, Thomasena Seminole, Burdick Seminole Jr., Jeremy Means, Alvin Seminole, Corey Shakespeare, Johnathan Limpy, Jarith Limpy, Zion Sioux, Cordell Seminole, Nakowa Seminole, Taylor Seminole, Bobbie Wells, Jordin Harris, Adam Spoonhunter, Shane Spoonhunter, Nathaniel Spoonhunter, Quaven Spoonhunter, Byrdie Lou Spoonhunter, Tavalene Spoonhunter, Tyvrin Bell, Byron Spoonhunter, Duane Makeshine, Maurice Duran and Quinn Duran; 20 great-grandchildren; nephews Matthew Charging Crow, Jude Charging Crow, Terry Spoonhunter, Lance Addison, Yellowstone Addison, Lonestar Addison, Billy Addison Sr., Mervin Addison Jr. and Alan Jay Addison; nieces Lori Jones, Cora Durgin, Coreen Addison, Leah Addison, Fatima Addison, Aurilda Addison, Frances Addison, Gwen Addison and Almedia Addison.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Spoonhunter; parents Burdick and Susie Addison; brothers Mervin, Tommy and Leo Addison; sister Aurilda Addison; children Alvin and Nancy Spoonhunter; grandchildren LaToya Means and Taylo Yellowfox; nieces and nephews Sally Addison, Benno StandingElk, George Addison, David Addison, Stanford Addison, Glen Addison, Hank StandingElk, Susie Spoonhunter, Shane Addison, Southernman Addison, Leah Addison and T.J. Addison.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at

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