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Dawn Michelle Day

Jul 24, 2012 - Staff

Dawn Michelle Day, 28, of the Wind River Indian Reservation, died Saturday, July 21, 2012.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the family residence, No. 643 Ethete Road, with Harrison Shoyo Jr. and Donnie Chavez officiating. An evening service and wake will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the family home. Interment will be in the Yellowcalf Cemetery at Ethete.

Dawn Day was born Aug. 13, 1983, in Lander, the daughter of Gregory Day and Vertina LaBatte.

She was a lifelong resident of the Wind River Indian Reservation and attended schools at Fort Washakie, Wyoming Indian, St. Stephens, Chimewa and Central Wyoming College. She was employed at the Wind River Casino as a black jack dealer and also worked at Shoshone Rose Casino.

Her family said she like to laugh and joke around with her friends and family and spend time with her three boys.

She is survived by her sons, Tyler Bell, Mariano Garcia and Rylan Day; father Gregory Day; brother Jeffrey Quiver Day; sisters Arika Revere, Gracie Ann Hooper, Tammi Lynn WallowingBull and Kailyn Washakie; adopted mother Zelma Weed; godparents Velma Rhodes, Joe Chavez and Dawn Spoonhunter; grandparents David and Mary Day, Isaac Chavez, George Knightin, Juanita and Mervin Stamp, Joe and Lily Chavez and families, Starr Weed Sr. and family, Eunice Coronado and family; aunts Colleen, Priscilla, Kristy and Joanne Bell, Madelyn Day and Angie Bates and family; uncles Dennis, William, Wilmer and David Day Jr.; other family members John and Phillip Spoonhunter, Nikki Ferris and family, Tiffany Day and family, Megan Kougher, Leslie Shakespear and daughters, Abigail and Angelique, Lynette Bates and family, Jamie Bates and family, Purity Mecichen and family and Ambrosia Antelope and family.

Services are under the direction of the Wind Dancer Funeral Home.

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