Walking on as listed in the September 2017 NFIC

ARIZONA, St. Michaels – Funeral services for VERNOLD LIVINGSTON, 64, of Window Rock, were held July 21, 2017 at the LDS Church in St. Michaels.  Interment followed at the Damon Cemetery in Fort Defiance.  Vernold was born Aug. 12, 1952, in Rehoboth, N.M., into the Kiyaa’aanii (Towering House Clan), born for Haltsooi (Meadow People Clan). Vernold passed away July 13, 2017 in Albuquerque. Vernold is survived by his wife, Judith Livingston; sons, Jason, Vernon, Brent, and Brandon Livingston; daughters, Jamie and Shalynn Livingston; sisters, Janice Becenti, Julia Alonzo, Sadie Esparza, and Erline Begay; and eigth grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Wilhelmina Livingston; sisters, Ernestine Arviso, Grace, Adah, Irene, Linda, Velma Livingston, and Emma Carviso; brothers, Larry and Harold Livingston; and granddaughter, Morgan Hope Livingston. Vernold majored in architectural and civil engineering at Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque.  He was employed as assistant director of production at Navajo Housing Authority and project planning director and project manager in the construction industry.  He owned Livingston Construction Company. (Navajo Times, August 17, 2017)


ARIZONA, Fort Defiance – Funeral services for MICHAEL E. SHIRLEY, 34, of Navajo, N.M., were held Aug. 18, 2017 at the Potter’s House in Fort Defiance.  Burial followed in Deersprings, AZ.  Michaeel was born July 13, 1983, in Fort Defiance, into the Naaneesht’ezhi Tachii’nii (Charcoal Streaked Division of the Red Running Into the Water Clan), born for Ma’ii deeshgiizhinii (Coyote Pass-Jemez Clan).  He passed away Aug. 9, 2017, in Gallup. Michael is survived by his wife, Tima Plainfeather; son, Matthew Shirley; daughter, Sharnell Zoey Shirley; mother, Virgilynn Shirley; brothers, Alonzo Begay and Angelo Begay Jr.; sisters, Krystle Headley, Nicole Begay and Rosangela Begay; grandfather, Zander R. Shirley Sr.; and nali, Betty Franklin.  He is preceded in death by his father, Angelo Begay; brother, Rolando Shirley; and grandmother, Minnie Shirley. Michael was employed with Sunny Day in Gallup and as a chef, pastry chef and security work. (Navajo Times, August 17, 2017)

ARIZONA, Cameron – Funeral services for MARY ANN MCCLELLAN, 73 was held Aug. 18, 2017 at the Cameron Nazarene Church.  Burial followed at the Citizens Cemetery in Flagstaff.  Mary Ann was born July 5, 1944, in Gray Mountain, AZ., to Daisy and Joe Jensen.  Mary Ann passed away Aug. 13, 2017, in Flagstaff. Mary Ann is survived by her husband, Carl McClellan; mother; daughters, Charlene Thomas, Charlotte Alvarez, Charolene Ford and Carletta McClellan; son, Chris McClellan; sisters, Marie Colorado, Helen Begay, Rosie Jensen, Shirley Jensen, Sarah Jensen, Judy Bedonie and Verna Jensen; brothers, Fred and Joe Jensen Jr.; and 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her father; brother, James Jensen; and sisters, Mae Pete and Bernita Jensen. (Navajo Times, August 17, 2017)

ARIZONA, St. Michaels – Funeral services for GWEN GRACE “GIGI” BUSH, 52, of St. Michaels was held Aug. 26, 2017 at the Mary Mother of Mankind Parish in St. Michaels.  Burial followed in St. Michaels.  Gwen was born Dec. 9, 1964, in Fort Defiance, into the Honaghaahnii (One-walks-around Clan), born for To’aheedliinii (Water Flows Together Clan).  Gwen passed away Aug. 22, 2017, in St. Michaels. Gwen is survived by her parents, Marjorie and Ronnie Bush; brother, Duane Bush; sister, Rhonda Bush; and grandmother, Maggie Slinkey.  She is preceded in death her brother, Ronnie Bush Jr.; niece, Tamika Day; and grandfather, Mark Slinkey Sr. (Navajo Times, August 24, 2017)

ARIZONA, Tsiyi Be’ak’id – A memorial service for MABLE BENALLY, 72, of Black Mesa was held July 31, 2017 at the Forest Lake Baptist Church in Tsiyi Be’ak’id.   Interment followed at the family plot in Tsiyi Be’ak’id.  Mable was born Dec. 15, 1944, in Tsiyi Be’ak’id, into the Todich’ii’nii (Bitter Water Clan), born for Bit’ahnii (Folded Arms Clan).  Mable passed away July 25, 2017, in Flagstaff. Mable is survived by her husband, Daniel Benally Sr.; sons, Norman, Daniel Jr., and Aaron Benally; daughters, Elsie , Fern, and Lucille Benally; mother, Ateed Yazzie Lake; sisters, Nellie Begay, Katie Charley and Helen Benally; and seven grandchildren and many half-siblings through her father and mother.  She is preceded in death by her father, Big Leg Benally; brother, Keith Benally; sister, Gloria Lake; and grandparents, Attakai Begay and Ateeke Bimah Begay. Mable was an active member of Black Mesa United Inc., Dine Ranchers Association and Mesa View Baptist Church. (Navajo Times, August 24, 2017)

ARIZONA, Black FallsRUTH MCCABE of Black Falls passed away Aug. 12, 2017.  She was born Nov. 15, 1926, along the Little Colorado River, born to Tse nijikini (Cliff Dwellers People Clan), born for Kinyaa’aanii (Towering House Clan).  Ruth was known for her missionary work with her husband John P. McCabe. (Navajo Times, August 24, 2017)

ARIZONA, Fort Defiance – Funeral services for EVERETTSON ANDY SCOTT, 18, of Fort Defiance, were held Sep. 2, 2017 at the Potter’s House in Fort Defiance.  Burial followed in Pigeon Springs, N.M.  Everettson was born Sep. 11, 1998 in Fort Defiance, into the Hashk’aa hadzohi (Yucca Fruit-Strung-Out-In-A-Line Clan), born for Ashiihi (Salt People Clan).  Everettson passed away Aug. 27, 2017 in Fort Defiance. Everettson is survived by his parents, Anthony and Vera Jones Scott Sr.; brothers, Vernon Yazzie, Aaron, Aaronson, Eric and Ericson Scott; sisters, Verncina and Verlincina Scott; grandparents, Irene Sampson and Louis Jones Yazzie and Reah and Joe Scott.  He is preceded in death by his brother, Anthony Scott Jr.; and uncle, Benny Scott. (Navajo Times, August 31, 2017)

ARIZONA, Chinle – Funeral services for RICHARD HENRY DRAPER, 51, of De Muerto AZ., were held Sep. 2, 2017 at the Potter’s House in Chinle.  Burial followed in the Draper Ranch family plot in Chinle.  Richard was born Nov. 16, 1965 in Flagstaff, into the Bear Clan of Chippewa Tribe, born for Ashiihi (Salt People Clan).  Richard passed away Aug. 25, 2017 in Del Muerto. Richard is survived by his wife, Cynthia Draper; sons, Richard Jeremy and Seth Ryan Draper; daughters, Heather Nicole and Mandi Garnet Carol Draper; father, Richard Phillip Draper; brother, David Scott Draper; sister, Kimberly Draper; and grandchild, Liam Ryder Terrell.  He is preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Ruth Draper; grandparents, Lloyd and Carole Voss and Henry and Garnet Draper. Richard attended the Motorcycle Mechanic Institute in Phoenix and worked as a Honda certified mechanic. (Navajo Times, August 31, 2017)

MINNESOTA, Brainerd – Funeral services for MASON JAMES SMITH, 44, were held Aug. 24, 2017 at the old Pine Point School.  Mason passed away Aug. 18, 2017 at CentraCare in St. Cloud, MN.  Mason was born July 20, 1973, in Detroit to Regina Smith. Mason is survived by his children, Dayton Smith, Trenton Sargent, Ian Sargent, Adrianna Smith, Leylah Smith, Aleigha Smith and Dominic Smith; mother, Regina Basswood; brother, Dylan Keezer; step-brothers, Calvin and LeRoy Basswood; sisters, Blossom Annette, Sharon Basswood, and Melissa Basswood; special friend and significant other, Dawn Basswood.  He is preceded in death by his brother, Delmar Basswood Jr.; and grandmother, Margaret Smith. Mason worked as lead chef and also for Clow Stamping. (Anishinaabeg Today, September 6, 2017)

MINNESOTA, White Earth – Funeral services for DONOVAN WILLIAM KIER, 50, were held Aug. 17, 2017 at the White Earth Community Center.  Donovan passed away Aug. 3, 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Hospital in Detroit Lakes.  Donovan was born July 22, 1967 to Beverly and Donovan Kier Sr., in Minneapolis. Donovan is survived by his mother; children, Rachael, Krystal, Michael, Tresa, Donovan, and Dionnica; grandchildren, Azayvionna, Marcus, Precious, Lawrence, Esai, Makenna, Lawrenzo, Jorrilynn, Donovan, Zach, Jerimiah, Sandrea, Tristan, and Michael, Vanessa and Keaton; brothers, Jeff, Kieron, and Raone; and his special nephew, Kaylon “Brother”.  He is preceded in death by his father; grandparents; sons, Brandon and Jordan; and sister, Theresa. Donovan worked at the Shooting Star Casino and Garelick Steel in Minneapolis.. (Anishinaabeg Today, September 6, 2017)

MINNESOTA, Red Lake – A wake for DAVIS WAYNE ROSEBEAR, SR., “MEDWESHKANG”, “THE ONE WHO’S HEARD WALKING”, 28, of the Bear Clan and Red Lake was held Aug. 6, 2017 until his service Aug. 8, 2017 at the Boys and Girls Club in Ponemah MN.  Davis passed away Aug. 3, 2017 in Red Lake.  Davis was born Apr. 13, 1989 in Bemidji, MN., to Cora Rosebear and Maynard Cloud, Sr. Davis is survived by his parents; children, Chloe, Davis Jr. and Madison Rosebear; fiancé, Raven Hardy; brothers, David Jr., Chad, Daris (Shauna Stately) Rosebear, Maynard Jr. and Brent Cloud; sisters, Keishaun and Geralynn Jourdain, and Amber Cloud; grandparents, Karen May and David (Andrea) Rosebear, Sr., and Russell Cloud Sr.; aunties, Carol May, Ruth Whitefeather, Laurie, Diana and Thelma May, Shirley and Rose Rosebear; uncle, William “Bill” May Sr., Herb May and Myron Kingbird, Sr.; special sisters, Crystal Raincloud, Dell M. Johnson, Denise and Dawn Rosebear; special brother, Corey May, Sr.; nieces, Larissa, Kaissee and Starlee Oakgrove and Shanise Rosebear-DeFoe; nephews, Micheal and David Seki; cousins and many friends.  He is preceded in death by his great grandpa, Herbert “Zemo” May; great grandma, Melinda May; great aunts, Marilyn, Gloria and Roxanne May; great grandparents, Frank and Margaret Rosebear, Robert and Alma Iceman; grandma, Darlene Cloud and other relatives. (The Red Lake Nation, September 8, 2017)

MINNESOTA, Red Lake – A wake for JULIA ROSE JONES, 68 of Redby MN., was held Aug. 20, 2017 until her services on Aug. 22, 2017 at the Redby Community Center in Redby, MN.  Julia passed away Aug. 17, 2017 at the Red Lake HIS Hospital.  Julia was born Feb. 21, 1950 to Josephine (Clark) and Joseph Howard Sr. in Red Lake, MN. Julia is survived by her special friend, William Desjarlait; sisters, Frances Johnson, Joyce, Janice, and Georgianna Howard, and Donna Spears; brother, Joseph Howard, Jr. and grandchildren Anthony and Janelle Howard.  She is preceded in death by her son, Richard; parents; sisters, Judy, Marilyn and Joann; brother, George; niece, Sheri Howard; and great nephews, Shaun and David Howard. Julia graduated from Chef school and worked for many years as a processor at the Red Lake Fisheries. (The Red Lake Nation, September 8, 2017)

MINNESOTA, Red Lake – A wake for LAWRENCE JOSEPH LONG, SR. “MAKADE MIIGWAN”, “BLACK FEATHER”, 66, was held Aug. 22, 2017 until his traditional services Aug. 24, 2017 held at the Red Lake Community Center.  Lawrence passed away Aug. 20, 2017 at the Red Lake HIS Hospital in Red Lake, MN. Lawrence is survived by his son, Michael Long; daughters, Winona (Alex Ferris) Long and Carol; brothers, Ronald, Bradley Long and Charles (Marion) Martin, Sr.; many aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Larry Long, Jr.; brother, Patrick Long Jr.; sisters, Kathy Long and Barbara Willett; auntie, Julia Whitefeather; uncle, George Whitefeather; and several other relatives. Lawrence was chef at the Seven Clans Casino in Thief River Falls, MN. (The Red Lake Nation, September 8, 2017)

MINNESOTA, Red Lake – A wake for LAVONNE WHITEFEATHER-GREENLEAF, “MAKOONZ”, “LITTLE BEAR”, 69, of Red Lake and the Kingfisher Clan was held Aug. 19, 2017 until her service on Aug. 21, 2017 at the Boys and Girls Club in Ponemah, MN.  Lavonne passed away Aug. 16, 2017 in the Jourdain-Perpich Extended Care Center in Red Lake, MN.  Lavonne was born July 9, 1948 to Emma (Gibbs) and Peter Greenleaf, Sr. Lavonne is survived by her sons, Aaron Weitzel, Sr., and Allen Weitzel; sister, Avanell Greenleaf; brothers, Al and Erwin Greenleaf; adoptive mother, Susan Johnson; adoptive sisters, Linda Perkins, Darlene Johnson, Doris Seki and Emily Perkins; adoptive brothers, Steve and Darrell Johnson; 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Elizabeth, Eleanor and Marcella; brothers, Ralph, Terry, Peter, Jr., Lance and Lars. (The Red Lake Nation, September 8, 2017)

NEW MEXICO, Albuquerque – A memorial service for GERTRUDE ALYS LAFOLLETTE (formerly Ms. Mulcahy), 97, Aug. 28, 2017 at the Daniels Family Funeral Services Wyoming Chapel.  Burial followed at the Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe.  Alys was born Dec. 24, 1919, in New Haven, Conn.  She passed away July 23, 2017 in Albuquerque. Alys is survived by her husband, Seward Mark LaFollette; children, Barbara Senne and Suzanne LaFollette-Black; nephew, Robert Mulcahy; nieces, Bonnie and Mary-Anne; and four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Gertrude and William F. Mulcahy; brothers, David and Joseph Mulcahy.   Alys had a dancing school in the Philippines and was an active member of NARFE, USO, American Legion and Elks.  Professionally, she worked at GE, Pentagon, NASA and Air Force financial services. (Navajo Times, August 17, 2017)

NEW MEXICO, Tohatchi – Graveside service for NELVIN SMITH, 49, was held Aug. 28, 2017 at the Tohatchi community cemetery in Tohatchi.  Nelvin was born Feb. 7, 1968, in Gallup, into the Naakai dine’e (Mexican Clan), born for Tachii’nii (Red Running Into the Water People Clan).  His nali is Ashiihi (Salt People); chei is Todich’ii’nii (Bitter Water).  Nelvin passed away Aug. 20, 2017, in Albuquerque. Nelvin is survived by his parents, Irene and Billy Smith; sisters, Arlene Casuse, Orlinda Boyd and Michelle Jarvison; and brothers, Ornell and Olsen Smith.  He is preceded in death by his daughter, Nelvina Smith. (Navajo Times, August 24, 2017)

NEW MEXICO, Gallup – Funeral services for DONNIE WADE BARNEY, 32, were held Aug. 25, 2017 at Rollie Mortuary in Gallup.  Burial followed in Becenti, N.M.  Donnie was born Oct. 25, 1984, in Gallup, into the Bit’ahnii (Folded Arms Clan), born for Naakai dine’e (Mexican Clan).  His nali is T l’ogi (Hairy Ones/Weaver-Zia); chei is Kiyaa’aanii (Towering House).  Donnie passed away Aug. 19, 2017, in Gallup. Donnie is survived by his parents, Marsha Faye and Nathan Barney; daughter, Bianca Barney; and sisters, Camey Barney, Karyn Barney, and Heather Smith.  He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Caroline and  Ernest D. Becenti, and Katherine and  Jerry Barney. (Navajo Times, August 24, 2017)

NEW MEXICO, Gallup – A memorial service for RONNIE TSADIASI UPSHAW, 58, was held Aug. 26, 2017, at the Rollie Mortuary Palm Chapel in Gallup.  Burial followed at a later date.  Ronnie was born Dec. 19, 1959, in Gallup, into the Dibelzhini (Black Sheep Clan) and Zuni Pueblo.  His nali is Naasht’ezhi dine’e (Zuni); chei is Honaghaahnii (One-walks-around).  He passed away July 31, 2017. Ronnie is survived by his son, Avery Mitchell; sisters, Connie Upshaw Brown, Zetia Bradley, Treva Upshaw, Pam Tsadiasi Marurger, and Cordelia and Delia Tsadiasi; brothers, Benny Upshaw Jr., and Philemon and Freemont Tsadiasi; and four grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Upshaw Goldtooth; fathers, Antonio “Tony” Tsadiasi and Benny Upshaw Sr.; brother, Gerald Gold; and grandparents, Charlie and Elizabeth Francis, Anna and Lastyano Tsadiai, and Tom and Bah Upshaw. (Navajo Times, August 24, 2017)

NEW MEXICO, Crownpoint – Funeral services for JACKSON J. CRAIG, 51, were held Aug. 24, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Crownpoint.  Burial followed at the family plot.  Jackson was born Jan. 17, 1966, into the Tsi’naajinii (Black Streak Wood People Clan), born for Bit’ahnii (Folded Arms Clan).  His nali is Tachii’nii (Red Running Into the Water People); chei is Haltsooi (Meadow People).  Jackson passed away Aug. 20, 2017. Jackson is survived by his son, Kendrick Craig; daughter, Kyera Craig; and sisters, Jackie Craig Bates, Jolene Craig-Thompson and Colene C. Arviso.  He is preceded in death by his mother, Gracie T. Craig; and father, Johnson E. Craig. Jackson was a rodeo coach at Navajo Technical University and Dine College.  He was the Indian Junior Rodeo Association president and workforce youth coordinator. (Navajo Times, August 24, 2017)     

OKLAHOMA, Canton – Funeral services for DAVID FANMAN JR., 68, of Fort Defiance were held Aug. 26, 2017 at the Canton Native American Gym in Canton.  David was born Mar. 31, 1949, in Clinton, OK. David is survived by his wife, Lorraine B. Fanman; sons, David Fanman III and Carlos L. Gloria; daughter, Sarah M. Fanman; and sisters, Linda Jensen, Janice, Rosie, and Bealuh Fanman.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Annie Allrunner and David “Gunsmoke” Fanman Sr.; brothers, James, Kingsley and Malcom Fanman. David was an enrolled member of the Southern Cheyenne Tribe.  David received his associate’s degree from the University of New Mexico and Dine College.  He served 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps.  David worked for the Window Rock Unified School District No. 8 as a substitute, special education teacher and a home-bound teacher working with at-risk students.  He was a hereditary Cheyenne chief. (Navajo Times, August 31, 2017)

TEXAS, Stamford – A celebration of life for DANIELLE “DANI” JAMIE MADISON DURAN, 11, was held Aug. 17, 2017 in the Stamford High School, Stamford TX.  Cremation followed at a later date.  Danielle was born Aug. 19, 2005, in Fort Defiance to Matthew and Joan (Vasquez) Duran.  She pass away Aug. 12, 2017. Danielle is survived by her parents; sisters, Mariah and Whitney; brothers, Zach and Chrelleistian; grandfather, Pat Duran; grandparents, Joe and Desbah Vasquez; grandparents, Louis and Sandy Jumper; uncles, Mark (Tracy) Duran and Casey (Kim) Ellsworth; aunts, Nicole (Neil) Avant, Tiffany (Jimmy) Ellsworth-Watson, and Keri Duran Talley; Debbie (Felipe) Martinez, Elizabeth (Stanford) Skacy, and Sharon (Leo Bonnie) Vasquez; and many cousins and friends.  She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Mary Ann Anderson; great-grandparents, Roy and Hazel Anderson, and Raymond and Concha Vasquez; great-grandmother, Hilda Begay; and aunt, Cindy Vasquez Yazzie. (Navajo Times, August 17, 2017)

WASHINGTON, Tulalip – Interfaith services for BRENDA LYLE, 51, were held at the Tulalip Gym on Aug. 14, 2017 and funeral services were held Aug. 15, 2017 at the Tulalip Gym.  Burial followed at Mission Beach Cemetery.  Brenda was born Dec. 1, 1965, in Everett, WA., to Willis and Marcella (Williams) Lyle. Brenda is survived by her mate, Daniel Jones; children, Sandy (Jeremy), Joe Myers Jr., Teresah Danielson, Frank, William, and Sandy Sue Madison; grandchildren, Jaley, Marissa, Makaila, Gabriel, Desmond, Shiloh and Vatta; sisters, Pamela Peters, Lisa Lyle and Tina Lyle; brothers, Jeff (Kathy) Lyle, Mark (Sherry); numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and special friend, Alvie McCollum.  She is preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Galen, Keith, Trevor, Vincent and stepbrother, James Price; and grandchild, Deliah. (dx lilap syacab, August 30, 2017)

WASHINGTON, Tulalip – Interfaith services for WAYNE WARREN WILLIAMS, 89, were held Aug. 7, 2017 at the Schaefer-Shipman and funeral services Aug. 8, 2017 at the Tulalip Gym.  Burial followed at the Mission Beach Cemetery.  Wayne was born May 10, 1928, in Everett, WA., to Francis and Harriette Williams.  Wayne passed away Aug. 2, 2017. Wayne is survived by his children, Brian (Corinna) Williams and Darryl (Julie Russell) Williams; grandsons, Joseph and Jordan Williams; and cousins, Roberta Skoog and Blanche James; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Wayne served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.  He worked for the Black Ball Line, Boeing and the Tulalip Tribes. (dx lilap syacab, August 30, 2017)

WASHINGTON, Tulalip – A Prayer Service and Interfaith service were held for ETTA FRANCES JONES, 85, of Tulalip, WA., and funeral service was held at the Tulalip Gym.  Burial followed at Mission Beach Cemetery.  Etta was born Sep. 2, 1931, in Everett to George Craig Sr. and Delia Jimicum.  Etta pass away Aug. 20, 2017, in Everett WA. Etta is survived by her children, William L. “BJ.” Jones Jr., Rita (Dana) Matta, Virginia Nancy McClellan, Valerie Matta, Kirk (Bonnie Lancaster-Jones) Jones, Bonnie Jones, Georgia Bridges; sister, Darlene Grayloe; 49 grandchildren; 101 plus great-grandchildren; and five great great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawrence Jones; Dave Brown; children, Juanita Jones-Morales, Dale “Buck” Jones, Peggy Sue Shopbell; and baby Keith Jones. Etta graduated with an Associates Degree from Northwest Indian College.  She was a Pow wow Vender. (dx lilap syacab, August 30, 2017)

WASHINGTON, Wapato – Dressing Service for EDWIN PHILLIP CELESTIN, 60, of Yakima WA., was held Aug. 2, 2017 in the Valley Hills Funeral Home of Wapato.  Burial followed in the Zillah Washington Cemetery.  Edwin was born on Sep. 28, 1956 in Toppenish WA., to Hazel (French) and Francis J. Celestine.  He passed away July 31, 2017 in Wapato.  Edwin is survived by his mother; brothers, (Francis) Dale, Danny, and Tim Celestine, and his good bro, David Gonzales; sisters, Connie Celestine/Riley, Jennifer (Nelson) Iukes, Sandra Celestine and Angela Celestine Saldana; numerous nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.  He is preceded in death by his father; brothers, Donald, Darwin, Darryl and Mark Celestine; grandparents, Donneth and Abel French Sr., and Christine and Francis H. Celestine. Edwin attended Central Washington University.  He worked for Washington State Department of Forestry, and the Yakama Nation Housing Authority.  He was a member of the Yakama Nation and proud descendant of the Snoqualmie, Upper Skagit and Lummi tribes. (Yakama Nation Review, August 16, 2017)

WASHINGTON, Yakima – Dressing Service for LINDSEY HOWARD SELAM, 66, was held Aug. 3, 2017 in the Toppenish Longhouse followed by an overnight religious service.  Burial was in the Toppenish Creek Cemetery on Aug. 4, 2017.  Lindsey was born Mar. 22, 1951 to Howard and Delsie Selam in Toppenish WA.  He passed away Aug. 1, 2017 in Yakima. Lindsey is survived by his wife, Debbie (Lamebull) Selam; son, Aaron (Mariah) Selam; daughter, Cecelia (Jon) Selam; brothers, Lonnie (Theresa), Sylvester, and Vincent Selam; sisters, Bernita Bennett and Mardell Wallahee; numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews and grandnieces, whom he considered his grandchildren.  He is preceded in death his parents; brothers, Gabriel “Tush” and Terry Selam. Lindsey attended Utah State University and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in History and a teaching cerificate in 1980.  He also attended classes at Heritage University where worked towards a Master’s Degree.  He worked for the Yakama Nation as the Yakama Youth Treatment Director. (Yakama Nation Review, August 16, 2017)

WASHINGTON, Seattle – Dressing Service for THOMAS L. GONE, 59, was held Aug. 15, 2017 in the Toppenish Longhouse.  Funeral service was held Aug. 16, 2017 in the 1910 Shaker Church followed by in the 1910 Shaker Church Cemetery, White Swan, WA.  Thomas was born Dec. 29, 1957 to Christine First and David Julian Gone in Poplar MT.  He passed away Aug. 12, 2017 in the Swedish Hospital in Seattle, WA. Thomas is survived by his wife, Janet Gone; son, Christopher Thomas Gone; daughter, Aimee Elizabeth Gone; brothers, Julian David “Wus” Gone and Phillip Gone.  He is preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, friend and nephew, Matt Gone. Thomas graduated from Miles City College and Yakima Valley Community College with an Associate’s Degrees.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1979 to 1981.  He worked at the Seattle Indian Center, Washington State Employment Security, Yakama Legends Casino and the Indian Health Service.  H was enrolled Sioux, and Fort Peck Tribes and Gros Ventre descendant.  He was a direct descendant of Chief Medicine Bear the founding chief of the Fort Peck Tribes. (Yakama Nation Review, August 16, 2017)

WASHINGTON, Yakama – Dressing Service for C’CEAL M. SHIPPENTOWER, 58, of Toppenish WA., was held Aug. 7, 2017 in the Wapato Longhouse.  Burian services were held Aug. 8, 2017 in the Union Gap Cemetery.  C’Ceal was born Mar. 11, 1959 in Toppenish to Henry J. and Annie (Miller) Shippentower.  She passed away Aug. 5, 2017. C’Ceal is survived by companion, “Smitty” Stephen Smith; daughter, Angie (Patrick) Wesley; her children, Naomi, Damien, Jason, John, Juinevere, Michael and Patrick; sons, Sonny Ray Sampson and Darren Peterson; sisters, Nita Shippentower, Leona (Shippentower) Starr and Sirena John; brothers, Thomas, Charlie and Cary Shippentower; numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins and pets.  She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Lynette and Caroline Shippentower and Roberta Stahi; brothers, William and Henry Jr. Shippentower; son, Carl Sampson; and grandchildren, Jase Jim and Nakeesha Jim. (Yakama Nation Review, August 16, 2017)

WASHINGTON, Yakima – Visitation for DELLNO D. “BUB” HOPTOWIT, 34, of Wapato, WA., was held Aug. 14, 2017 in the Heggie’s Colonial Funeral Home.  Dellno was born May 25, 1983 in Yakima to Duane D. and Barbara Hoptowit.  He passed away Aug. 11, 2017 Cottage in the Meadow of Yakima. Dellno is survived by his mother, Barbara Charley; children, Celana and Vance; companion, Josie Jackson; brother, Duane Hoptowit Jr.; sisters, Tamera, Serena, Deena, Tana, and Sophie Hoptowit; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles and many friends.  He is preceded in death by his father; uncles, Delno Hoptowit, Calvin Charley and Tully Nez. (Yakama Nation Review, August 16, 2017)

WASHINGTON, Toppenish – A Memorial Service for FRANK LEONARD WARD, 60, was held Aug. 5, 2017 in the White Swan Community Center.  Frank was born Nov. 27, 1956 in Seattle WA., to Annette (Dick) and Frank Ward Sr.  He passed away Aug. 2, 2017 in Toppenish. Frank is survived by his children, Jonathan and Stephanie; former wife, Sylvia; and numerous family and friends. Frank served in the U.S Marine Corp and attended college and chose a law enforcement career. (Yakama Nation Review, August 16, 2017)

WASHINGTON, Wapato – Dressing Service for ROBERT RORY TROMBLEE, 30, was held on Aug. 5, 2017 in the Valley Hills Funeral Home in Wapato, WA.  Robert was born June 29, 1987 to Robert Harold Tromblee Jr. and Gaynell Queahpama.  He passed away Aug. 3, 2017. Robert is survived by his parents; brothers, Harry (Alyre) Queahpama, Justus Cree, Robert H. (Jarine) Tromblee III, and James (Aleena) Tromblee; sisters, Liberty Cree, Roberta (Jim W.) Wallahee, Tanaya and Amy Tromblee; and 16 nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Gordon Estes Queahpama and Myra Sharlow, Edith Queahpama; brother, Joseph Queahpama; and nephew, Giovanni Camargo. Robert was an enrolled member of the Yakama Nation. (Yakama Nation Review, August 16, 2017)

WASHINGTON, Wapato – Dressing Service and overnight religious services were held Aug. 15, 2017 for ASHLEY NICOLD COLWASH-HERNANDEZ, 25, of Wapato.  Ashley was born Sep. 5, 1991 to Karen Norcross and Wayne Colwash Sr.  She passed away Aug. 13, 2017. Ashley is survived by her mother; stepfather, Tim Sampson; sisters, Kathy Shilow and Sasha Heredia; brothers, Dustin Carson and Wayne Colwash Jr.  She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Rose Washington; father; and uncle, Richard Norcross. Ashley was an enrolled member of the Yakama Nation and Chippewa Nation. (Yakama Nation Review, August 16, 2017)   

WISCONSIN, Hayward - ERYN C. HUFF,”ONIIKWE”,” She clears a path for us”, age 18 months, of LCO, passed away, Aug. 11, 2017 at her home.  Tribal Funeral Rites beginning with a feast were held Aug. 14, 2017 at Pineview Funeral Service in Hayward. Burial followed in St. Francis Cemetery in Reserve.  Eryn Charleen Huff was born Feb. 2, 2016 in Hayward, WI, to Aaron Huff and Tara Davis.  She is survived by her parents; sister, Mireya Lori Ann Huff; grandparents, Thomas Corbine, Elizabeth Gougé Corbine, Dennis Brabbs; great grandma, Helen Huff.  Eryn was preceded in death by her grandmother, Lori Ann Huff Brabbs; grandfather, Johnny R. Davis Sr.

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