Lynell L. Addison

Feb 8, 2012 Staff

Lynell L. Addison, 56, of Casper, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at the Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Blue Sky Hall at Ethete. Episcopal clergy will officiate. Burial follows at the Friday Cemetery.

There will be a prayer service and wake at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Blue Sky Hall.

Lynell Lois Addison was born Sept. 3, 1955, in Lander the daughter of George W. Groesbeck and Estelle (Friday) Dodge. She was a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe.

She grew up on the Wind River Indian Reservation, attending Flandreau Indian High School in South Dakota. She received her associate of science degree in social work from Casper College and was working on her bachelor's degree in social work through the University of Wyoming at Casper College. She also attended Weber State for a year, taking general studies courses.

She married William M. Addison on Nov. 18, 1997, in Riverton, and had lived in Casper for the past 10 years.

Mrs. Addison was a childcare facilitator.

She attended the Episcopal Church.

Her family said Mrs. Addison enjoyed traveling around the state, going to basketball games, watching her son run cross country, riding horses, being around her grandchildren, going to the pow-wows and sundances.

Survivors include her husband of 14 years, Bill of Casper; sons Michael G. Hatt Sr. and Shawn M. Brown; daughter Kayla Seminole; grandchildren whom she raised from infancy, Talea Addison and Michael Hatt Jr.; brothers George J. Groesbeck and Albert Dodge Jr.; sisters Rose Dodge, Winnie Dodge, Cora Lamebear and Huberta Dodge; grandchildren Emil Posey, Avery Posey, Aven Posey, Camellia Brown, Daiya Brown and Salem Ynostrosa; aunts Catherine Loneman, Linda Hurtado and Zette Underwood; uncles Bruce Groesbeck Jr., Felix Groesbeck Sr., Hubert N. Friday and Duane Friday; grandparents Verna Thunder, Caroline Goggles, Alvena Friday, Julia Whiteman and LaVerne Hutchinson.

She was preceded in death by her mother Estelle (Friday) Dodge; father George W. Groesbeck Sr.; sister Kristi Dodge; brother Dean Alan Friday; aunts Irene Friday Mountain Sheep, Corrine Revere, Elaine Hill and Wilma Bearing; maternal grandparents Chester Friday Sr. and Winnie Effie (Trosper) Friday; paternal grandparents Bruce Groesbeck Sr., Mattie (Amos) Groesbeck and Martha Groesbeck; great-grandparents Returns to War and Blind Woman; Maggie (Richards) Friday and Alison Trosper, Herry and Elizabeth (Owl) Friday; uncles Chester Friday Jr., Harry Friday and Hiram Armajo Sr., Arlen Groesbeck; aunts Maggie Friday and Theresa Friday; mothers-in-law Stella Addison and Marybelle Armajo.

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home ( of Riverton.

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