Mar 26, 1952 - Jan 21, 2022
Funeral services for JoAnne Dorris Blackburn, 69, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 28, 2022 at the Fremont Center. Interment will follow at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery. A wake will be held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 950 Rendezvous Road.
Mrs. Blackburn passed away on Friday, January 21, 2022 at SageWest Hospital in Riverton, Wyoming.
JoAnne’s Arapaho name was “Woman Dances Far” Hisei betee’ee beebeion. She was baptized into the Catholic faith at St. Stephens Catholic Church.
JoAnne was born on March 26, 1952, son of Seth and Lucia (Brown) Blackburn in Fort Washakie, Wyoming. She attended schools at St. Stephens, Flandreau Indian School in South Dakota as well as Central Wyoming College.
Mrs. Blackburn worked with various Northern Arapaho Tribal Programs throughout her life. She enjoyed taking care of her family and grandchildren as well as listening to country music and going to the casino.
Survivors include her sons, Linc Simmons, C.J. Walker, Raymond Walker and Preston Walker; brother, Byron Yellowbear; sisters, Bernice Emarthle, Liz Yellowbear, Kay Yellowbearin, Lorrina Yellowbear, Gwyn C’Bearing, Birdie Brown, Joan Brown, Kenzie Lopez and Matilda C’Hair; grandchildren, Brittney Little Whiteman, Cole Walker, Ayden Spoonhunter, Jordan and Jayden Walker and Kailyn Walker; great grandchildren, Shawy and Brianna Quiver; nephews, Don, Richard Brown, Ricky, Martin, W. Ryan and Kenneth Blackburn, Jr., Jason “Maurice” Walton, Duane and Tom Oldman, Melvin Blackburn; nieces, Laureen Case, Dee Brown, Brenda Hubbard, Lanette Brown, Inez Brown, Sarah Willow, Sherry Blackburn, Deidre, Geraldine Blackburn, Lupe Blackburn, Noreen Oldman and Denise Addison; families of Brown, Blackburn, Walker, Yellowbear and C’Hair. We apologize if anyone was forgotten as we have numerous relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lucia (Brown) Blackburn and Seth Blackburn; grandparents, Augustine and Iva Brown; daughter, Shawna Walker; grandson, Jared Little Whiteman; brother, Dan Brown, Kenneth, Sr., Linus and Pat Blackburn, Gene Monroe, Gene Monroe, Charlie Manderson, Pat Brown; sisters, Patsy Snook, Mary Rose, Violet, Macy Yellowbear, Bobbi Warren, Angela Blackwolf, June Brown, Sharon Addison and Ramelda Panzetanga.
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Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.