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John Addison

John Addison

Feb 6, 1948 - Sep 4, 2014
John “Sluggo” Addison, 66, of Arapahoe, died at the Wyoming Medical Center on Thursday, September 4, 2014.

A rosary and wake will start at 7 P.M. on Tuesday, Sept. 9th at Fatima Seminole’s residence, 327 Great Plains Road, Arapaho, Wy,

Native American Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 10th at Fatima,s Seminole’s Residence with burial to follow at Spoonhunter Cemetery, 1234 17mile rd.

John Baptist Addison died on Sept. 4, 2014 at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming. John was born on Feb. 6, 1948 to John B. Oldman and Pearl Friday in Watonga, Oklahoma. Burdick and Susie Addison later adopted him. John attended school at St. Stephens and Arapahoe Schools. Attended college at The Institute of American Indian Arts, and The College of Santa Fe. He spent most of his life on the Wind River Reservation, and also lived in Santa Fe, NewMexico and Oklahoma. He married Celina Marie Vigil on Feb. 14, 1976 in Santa Fe, N.M. He was a member of the Native American Church, the Eagle Drum Group, and was a Native American Artist. He enjoyed beading, photography, singing, pow-wows, artist painting, drawing, fan making, dancing outfits, and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his daughter Fatima P Seminole; sons, Yellowstone K. Addison and Lonestar J. Addison; 10 Grandchildren; brother Wallace Oldman Sr.; adopted brothers, Burnette Whiteplume and Darrell Hutchinson; sisters, Carla Gebo, Rose Oldman, Roberta Eagle, and many adopted sisters and brothers.

He was preceded in death by his wife Celina; son Southernman V. Addison; daughter Leah Marie Addison; parents and adopted parents, John Oldman, Pearl Friday, Burdick Addison, Susie Goodman Addison; brothers, Jerome Oldman, Benjamin Oldman, John Oldman; sister, Lucy Ann Williams, other family members, Pecailla Black, Leland Friday, Ruby Friday, Louis Tamebull, Frank Armajo, Madine Spoonhunter.