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Lorraine Monroe

Lorraine Monroe

Jul 23, 1955 - Nov 22, 2012
Lorraine Monroe of Arapahoe, WY died Thursday, November 22, 2012 at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 57 years old.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at St. Stephens Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Arapaho Catholic Cemetery. A Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Davis Funeral Home, with a wake following at Great Plains Hall. An overnight vigil will continue at the family home.

Lorraine Monroe was born in Lander on July 23, 1955, to Fredrick Herman Monroe, Sr. and Joan Caroline (Duran) Monroe. She lived in Arapahoe all her life.

She attended Mill Creek Elementary School and was graduated from Flandreau Indian School in 1973. She went on to Kicking Horse Job Corp, where she attained certificates as a counselor aide and for office skills in 1976.

Ms. Monroe enjoyed playing bingo, going to the casino, spending time with family and friends, and taking care of her grandchildren. She supported her grandchildren at all their sporting events.

She had been employed at Riverton Memorial Hospital, Wind River Health Care as a CNA, and as a child care provider.

Ms. Monroe was a homemaker, and a member of the Catholic Church and Native American Church.

Among her survivors are her son, Steven M. Monroe, Sr.; an adopted son, Bryan Sanchez; daughters, Drisella Durgin and Amy Durgin; former companion, Loren Durgin; father, Fredrick Herman Monroe, Sr.; brothers, Leo H. Monroe, Sr., Virgil T. Monroe, Sr., Stoney Monroe, Eric Underwood, Michael L. Duran, Delmar Duran, Jr., Wesley S. Monroe, Sr., Ronald Monroe, Sr., Verdale Duran, Forest Duran, Shane Duran, Dominic Duran, Damon J. SunRhodes, Alfred Duran, Jr., Tommy Y’Barra, Gaylen Littleshield, Paul Bell, Sheldon Bell, Alfred Bell and Brian Bell; sisters, Theda Monroe, Melissa Littlethunder, Reva SunRhodes, Caroline “Tyler” Duran, Erin Duran, Diana Underwood, Chalice Shakespeare, Stephanie Duran, Claudette Duran, Mary Ellen Pingree, Trishanna Monroe, Beatrice Monroe, Rowena Elliott, Chasity Smith, Prisella Bell, Sandy Bell and Valerie Bell; 16 grandchildren, Steven Monroe, Jr., Katelynn Gardner, Benjamin Gardner, Jr., Shawna Gardner, Malakai Dresser, Lahliyah Dresser, Auburn Bell, Alexcia Bell, Antyn Bell, Aneillio Quiver, George Quiver, Jr., Shawn J. Monroe, Susie Yellowbear, Natasha Janis, Ariana Underwood, Shadow Underwood, Prayla Underwood; one great grandchild; uncles, Michael G. Duran, Delmar Duran, Sr., Claude Duran, Sr., Leo Wesley Monroe and Tommy Y’Barra; aunts, Joyce Duran, Judy Duran, Tiny Monroe and Leona Buckman; nephews, Alfred Monroe, Chris Monroe, Levi Monroe, Ryan Monroe, Leo H. Monroe, Jr., Lenny Monroe, Leo W. Monroe, Craig Monroe, Garrett Monroe, Virgil Monroe, Jr., Lyle J. Ute, Steven T. Monroe and Aaron Underwood; nieces, Camelia Monroe, Leona Monroe, Gail Ute, Alfreda Monroe, Tanya Monroe, Rhonda Monroe, Lorenza Monroe, Charlene Monroe, Tiesha Underwood, and Shaylee Underwood.

Ms. Monroe was preceded in death by her mother, Joan C. Duran Monroe; a son, Shawn Durgin; sister, Almeta Ute Monroe; brother, Alfred Monroe; Cindy Ute; maternal grandparents, Steven and Ida Duran and paternal grandparents, Leo and Mary Monroe.

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Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home