Obit: Waddington, Maurine (1971 - 2012)


Contact: Audrey Roedl



Surnames: Waddington, Lewis, Bailey, Price


----Source: The Loyal TRG (Loyal, Clark County, WI) 11 April 2012-04-17


Waddington, Maurine (14 JUNE 1971-06 APRIL 2012)


Maurine K. (Lewis) Price-Waddington, 40, Willard, 40, Willard, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2012, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, with her family at her side. A memorial service held at 3 p.m., on Tuesday, April 10 at Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville.


Maurine Katherine Lewis was born on June 14, 1971, to Sid Lewis and Nona J. Bailey, in Neillsville. She attended the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Elementary School, the Duluth Cathedral High School, and graduated from River Falls High School. Following high school, she worked for the Ho-Chunk Casino in Baraboo in various managerial capacities, then was employed in service software, and accounting with general businesses in Madison. She served as research intern in the Native Americans into Medicine Program at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She married Michael Price of Baraboo in 1996. To this union, a son, Jared Price (now age 16) was born. Jared is a junior in the Baraboo High School and a member of the varsity basketball tam. As a young child, Maurine attended the LCO Ojibwe Elementary School on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation near Hayward. Her mother, Nona, was a teacher in the tribal school. While there, Maurine was immersed in the Ojibwe Indian culture and languages. She learned about the Ojibwe drum and about protocol at pow wow gatherings. Early on, she sang behind the LCO Badger Drum group and participated in numerous powwow celebrations. While at Duluth Cathedral High School, she performed as "Lisa" with "Royal Badness," a theatrical lip-sync song group who conducted all the music of Prince and the Revolution in 1984-85. Their performance drew critical rave reviews and played to sell-out audiences in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin.


Maurine was a member of the Wisconsin Ho-Chunk Nation and from the Bear Clan. Her great aunt, Tillie (Stacy) Buker of Willard, was her "grandmother" Jen Tieman of Willard, chaplain with the Christian Motorcycle Association, gave her supportive care and divine guidance in her final hours. Stacy and Lowe relatives also provided support in her final days at the hospital.


Maurine is survived by her parents, Sid Lewis and Nona Bailey; her son, Jared Price; two sisters, Melissa Lewis Raymond, and Mary Elizabeth Lewis-Raymond; two brothers, Aaron Bailey and Andrew Bailey, and her aunt, Dr. Susan Delaney.


The family expresses their appreciation ti the Ho-Chunk Nation Government and Health Care Center who have provided professional and technical support. Also, appreciation is given to the staff and doctors at the Sacred Heart Hospital Critical Care Unit.




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