|Herbert Roy Martin Sr.
Herbert Roy Martin, Sr., 65, Fort Hall resident passed away Sunday,
Oct. 14, 2001 at a local geriatrics center following an illness.
He was born Nov. 20, 1935 in Fort Hall to James Martin and Phoebe Burton.
Herbert worked for the tribe for many years as a mechanic with Soil
and Moisture. He was a member of the Native American Church and was a Sun
Dance Member and was a warm dance leader. Herbert enjoyed stick gaming,
traveling to pow-wows and dancing.
Herbert is survived by his sons, Lebyron, Myron, Byron, Vernon, Olyis
and Herbert Jr.; daughters, Byrona and Tracy; half brother, Lindford Ponzo
and half sister, Aldene Pevo; uncle, Friday Tindore. He is also survived
by seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Native American funeral services will by held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, Oct.
18, 2001 at Gibson Cemetery. Friends and relatives may call at the family
residence on Cemetery/Rio Vista Rd today until times of services on Thursday.
Downard Hansen Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
POCATELLO - James Rodriguez, 70, of Pocatello, died Monday, October
15, 2001, at a local care center.
He was born August 1, 1931, in McCammon, Idaho, to Jose V. and Nellie
Gonzales Rodriguez. James served in the U.S. Army in Korea during the Korean
conflict. He was also stationed in Japan. He retired from the J.R. Simplot
Gay Mine in 1988. He also served as a Sho-Ban firefighter. This group was
originally formed under Jimmie Dann.
Jamesí hobbies were bowling and fishing. He enjoyed his friends, his
children and grandchildren. He had a great love for farm work.
James is survived by his wife, Henriette Kutch Rodriguez; three sons,
James E. Rodriguez, Jr., Fort Hall, Milton (Glenda) Rodriguez, Fort Hall,
Alphonso (Marine) Rodriguez, TeKonsha, Michigan; four daughters, Yolanda
Rodriguez, Fort Hall, Carmen Rodriguez, Fort Hall, Mary (Vincent) Little,
Fort Hall, Cheri Faye Rodriguez, Fort Hall; one sister, Isabelle (Houston)
Queen, Palestine, Texas; one brother, Joe (Beth) Rodriguez, Afton, Wyoming;
one uncle, Tony Gonzales, Pocatello; 11 grandsons, five granddaughters,
two great-grandsons and eight great-granddaughters. He was preceded in
death by his mother, father and one grandson.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October 19, 2001, at noon
in the Henderson-Cornelison Funeral Chapel, 431 North 15th Ave., Pocatello.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening, Oct. 18 from 7 p.m. to
9 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home.
Interment will follow services at the Parker-Kutch Cemetery, Fort Hall.
Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Fort Hall Veterans.
Alice W. Chee, 57
Alice W. Chee, 57, former Blackfoot resident, died Tuesday, October,
2001 in Lewistown, Montana.
She was born October 20, 1943 in Fort Defiance, Arizona to Charlie
and Eunice Begay Wauneka.
She was raised in Arizona until her teenage years. She came to Idaho
with her family, where she met and married John Chee of Teton, Idaho.
She was a homemaker and also worked during the potato harvests. Alice
enjoyed crocheting, cooking, hunting, traveling and spending time with
her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Dennis Chee and Johnny Chee both of
Rexburg, ID., Edward Chee of Lewistown, MT., Benny Chee of Fort Hall, ID.,
Lavar (Shauna) Chee of Pocatello, Charlene (Eddie) Ibarra of Idaho Falls,
ID., Donna Chee of Blackfoot, ID., Ronnie Chee of Lewistown, MT. and Elsie
Begay of Chinle, AZ.; a special friend, Garth Schielke of Lewistown, MT.,
numerous brothers and sisters, and ten grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.
A funeral service were held 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 12, 2001 at the
Hawker, Hill Funeral Chapel.
The family met with friends for one hour prior to the services at the
According to her wishes, cremation followed the service.
Albert L. "Dead-eye" Grant Jr.
Albert L. "Dead-eye" Grant, Jr., 83, passed away October 13, 2001,
at a local long term care center.
He was born November 7, 1917, in Colby, Kansas to Albert L. and Nellie
(Ford) Grant. He spent his early childhood in Kansas. He later moved to
Ashton, Idaho and has lived in Fort Hall for 51 years.
He married Annie C. Owens on April 9, 1938 in Rexburg, Idaho. He always
said, "We were married by a judge and he gave us a life sentence without
parole." They were married for 63 years.
He was a retired truck driver. He worked for Washington Construction
in Soda Springs, Idaho at the
time of his retirement from 1978-1980. He had driven from Los Angeles
to New York as a long-haul truck
driver for Sharp Trucking of Preston, Idaho and Lynch Trucking in Salt
Lake City, Utah, and various other
He was a member of both the Operating Engineers, Local 370 and the
Albert liked inventing, reading, metal collecting, playing cards, listening
to music, motorcycles, guns,
fishing, but most of all his family.
He is survived by his wife, Annie Grant, of Fort Hall; three sons:
Fred (Shanna) Grant, Centerfield,
UT, Jerry (Gingie) Grant, Fort Hall, Billy (Bonnie) Grant, Chubbuck;
three daughters: Patty (LaMar)
Larsen, Eugene, OR, Mary (Morgan) Hencley, Fort Hall, Nelda (Ray) Wellard,
Fort Hall; his step-mother,
Libbie Grant, Carnation, WA; six brothers and two sisters all of Washington:
Leon (Ina)Burnside, Howard
(Dorothy) Burnside, Deo (Ruth) Burnside, Eddie (Dot)Grant, Vern (Judy)
Grant, Ernie (Sharol) Grant,
Shirley (Glenn) Foster, and Sharon (Bob) Annette; 22 grandchildren,
34 great grandchildren and 5
great-great grandchildren. He was a father, a grandfather, and friend
to everyone who needed one.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Marie Martin, a
granddaughter, Launa Lee Grant, a
grandson, Truckee Grant, a great grandson, Coleman Grant, and a great
granddaughter, Sallee Tex Jackson.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2001,
at the Colonial Funeral Chapel, 2005 S. 4th Ave., Pocatello. The family
will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 18,
2001 and one hour prior to the services on Friday at the funeral home.
Della Pearl Mann Yupe
Della Pearl Mann Yupe, 48, passed away October 6, 2001 in Tonopah,
Nevada as a result of an automobile accident.
Della was born on June 25, 1953 in Fort Washakie, Wyoming to James
Stanley Mann and Gwen Lou Engavo.
She was employed in Tonopah since 1999 after relocating from Elko,
Nevada. She also resided in Fort Washakie, Wyoming. Della was a homemaker.
She married Calvert Cavanugh Yupe in 1976 in Fort Washakie, Wyo. She is
a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Survivors include her sons: Calvert Cavanaugh Yupe, Jr. of Tonopah
and Buddy Warren Yupe of Pahrump, Nevada and daughter Rennessa Lee Mann
of Elko, Nev.; brother James William Mann of Fort Washakie, Wyo.; and sister
Gloria Jean St. Clair of Fort Washakie, Wyo. Her grandchilden are Tristan
Budcalee, Jayson William Boss and Nicholas Aaron Mann, all of Elko, Nev.
and Michael Lydell Enos, James Wagon and Scotty Nez, all of Fort Washakie,
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral memorial services will be held on Friday, October 12 at the
L.D.S. Church, Fort Hall Branch, Fort Hall, ID at 11 a.m.
Burial will be held at the Bannock Creek Cemetery on Friday, October
12 at 2 p.m.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Gunterís Funeral Home
of Hawthorne, Nev.
Calvert Cavanaugh Yupe
Calvert Cavanaugh Yupe, SR, 45, passed away October 6, 2001 in Tonopah,
Nevada as a result of an automobile accident.
Calvert was born in Pocatello, Idaho on January 4, 1956 to Zanetta
Rose Warren and Clarence Ryan Yupe. He married Della Pearl Mann in 1976
in Fort Washakie, Wyoming.
He grew up in Fort Hall and moved to Fort Washakie, Wyoming. He also
resided in Elko, Nevada and later to Tonopah, Nev.
He was employed by the Round Mountain Gold Mining Company as a heavy
equipment operator. He was also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints.
Survivors include his sons, Calvert Cavanaugh Yupe, Jr., of Tonopah
and Buddy Warren Yupe of Pahrump, Nev., a daughter Rennessa Lee Mann of
Elko, Nev.; sister Suzanne Yupe of Fort Hall. His grandchildren, Tristyn
Budcalee, Jayson William Boss and Nicholas Aaron Mann, all of Elko, Nev.
And Steven Miller Jr. and Liam Lloyd Clarence Miller of Fort Hall, ID.
He also had many nieces and nephews.
His parents preceded him in death.
Funeral memorial services will be held on Friday, October 12 at 11
a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on the Fort Hall
Reservation, Highway 91. Burial will be held on Friday, October 12 at 2
p.m. at the Bannock Creek Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Gunterís Funeral Home,
Lillian C. Robinett
Lillian C. Robinett died September 27, 2001 at age 90 in Lovington,
New Mexico. She was born Lillian Clementine Faulkner, November 18, 1910
at Fort Hall, Idaho. In 1927 she married Dennis Hilderbrand of Oklahoma,
they later divorced. December 24, 1939 she married Charles B. Robinett.
He preceded her in death in 1987.
Lillian was a homemaker and lived in several towns in the west. Formerly
of Albuquerque, New Mexico, she had lived in Lovington since 1997. She
was a member of Saint Thomas Catholic Church in Lovington.
Survivors include a daughter, Jackie Allison of Cassville, Missouri;
four sons, Louis Hilderbrand of Vancouver, Washington; Charles Robinett
and Ronald Robinett of Lovington; and Gregory Robinett of Albuquerque;
a brother, Boyd Faulkner of Maine; nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren
and 15 great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Patricia Cooper, also preceded
her in death.
A Mass was held at St. Thomas Catholic church in Lovington. Interment
was at Sandia Memorial Gardens in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Roxanne Lee Steady, 45, born August 24, 1956, passed away Monday, October
1, 2001, at a local medical center. She was born the 8th of 10 children
to Lawrence and Lena Timsanico Steady in Pocatello, Idaho. She was educated
in American Falls and Pocatello, graduated from Pocatello High School in
After high school she attended Idaho State University, she later received
her training as an E.M.S., and progressed to be a C.N.A. She married Delmar
Small and they had a daughter, Sommer Small. Delmar passed away in 1977.
She had a son, Michael Lawrence Steady
with Richard Whiteclay of Harding, Montana. She later had a daughter,
Annie Weiser with Gary Weiser, of Blackfoot. She then met Patrick L. Caldwell
in 1989, they were married six months later. She enjoyed ranching and farming
with Pat, also being outdoors and
in the mountains, her favorite hobby was reading. Her family and friends
will deeply miss her sense of humor.
She is survived by her two daughters, Sommer Small of Pocatello, Annie
Weiser of Blackfoot; a son, Michael Lawrence Steady of Pocatello; her husband,
Patrick Caldwell of Blackfoot; two sisters, Barbara (Leo, Sr.) Neaman of
Pocatello; Roslyn Steady of Pocatello; brother Wayne Steady of Pocatello;
a granddaughter, Raquel Kaye Martin; a niece, Linda Arquette and a nephew,
Richard Dawson Jr. and numerous other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 4,
2001, at Colonial Funeral Chapel, 2005 S. 4th Ave., Pocatello. Services
will conclude at Colonial Funeral Home. As by her request she was cremated
and her ashes will be scattered at a later
Condolences may be sent to the family online at http://colonial.plan4ever.com.
POCATELLO - Madelyn Lovejoy, 60, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001 at a local
Family services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at her and
her sisterís home, Loretta Edmo, Yellowstone Highway, between Edmo and
Arrangements were under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home, 2005
S. Fourth Ave., Pocatello.
Rita Bear First
Rita Bear First, 58, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2001, at a
hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born June 22, 1943, in Pocatello,
Idaho, to Young White Bear and Ella Eagle.
She married Thomas First, they had two children, Anthony and James
Rita has worked as a teachers aid, at AMI and as a potato processor.
She attended the Native American Church and the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints. She did bead work, loved to travel, hunt, camp, dancing
and taking care of people. She was an open minded individual who was also
a fighter and didnít believe in quitting. She had a strong heart and her
life evolved around her grandchildren.
She is survived by children; Linda Bear, Kent WA, Anthony First and
James First, both of Fort Hall, ID; brothers, Lee Bear and Alton Bear,
both of Fort Hall, ID; a grandson, Delvin T. First; nieces and nephews,
Nino Bear, Lila Martinez, Twila Bear, Leo Bear, Little Bear, Susan Bear,
Kendall Ballard, Sampson Bear; adopted brothers, Kim Seamon and Lewis Bear
and all other grand children.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Evelyn Navo and
Melissa Bear; a brother, Young White
"George" Bear; and two nephews, Alvin and Alfred Bear.
Traditional Native American services was held 2:00 p.m. Saturday at
the Lincoln Creek Cemetery. She was at Reservation Road between Hawthorne
and Philbin. Arrangements are under the direction of
Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave., Pocatello.
Travis Calvin "T.C." Holloway
PARADE. S.D. - Travis Calvin "T.C." Holloway, 24, died Tuesday, August
28, 2001, in an automobile accident near Faith, South Dakota.
Visitation and a prayer service was held September 3rd at the Holloway
Ranch. Vistitation began on September 4, at the Eagle Butte High School
auditorium in Eagle Butte.
Holloway was a saddle bronc rider who came to compete at the Dodge
National Finals Circuit Rodeo held in Pocatello. In 2000 he was nationally
ranked 13th in the PRCA.
Burial was Sept 4, 2001 at the ranch.
Kessling Funeral Hom of Mobridge was in charge of arrangements.
Cleora E. Jackson
Cleora E. Jackson, 65, Fort Hall, died peacefully at her home on Friday
at her home in Fort Hall. Cleora was born on June 13, 1936 in Lander, Wyo.,
to Franklin Granville Edmo and Eula Metz Edmo Peyope. She attended grade
school in Fort Hall and graduated from seventh grade at Blackfoot Junior
High School. In 1954, Cleora graduated from Haskell Institute, Lawrence,
Kans. She immediately enlisted in the United States Air Force. In 1956
Cleora married James W. Jackson while, stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii. They
had three children together. In 1973, she graduated from Idaho State University
with a Bachelor of Science degree in social work. In 1975, she received
her Masters Degree in social work from Portland State University. Cleora
worked for the U.S. government and retired after 30 Years of service. She
also worked with the Shoshone-Paiute tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation
as the director of the behavioral health program. Cleora enjoyed traveling,
rodeos, visiting with her grandchildren and selling beadwork at pow-wows
and conferences. In her earlier years, she took ballet lessons from the
Kassie Dance Studio in Pocatello. Through her travels, she met many people
and made several friends with whom she kept, in touch with. Cleora is survived
by her two daughters, Della Jackson Howard, Owyhee, Nev., Anna Jackson
and her son William Bruce Jackson, both of Fort Hall and nine grandchildren.
According to Cleoraís wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service
was held Monday at the Hawker Hill Funeral Home in Blackfoot.
Brandt James Kershaw
Brandt James Kershaw, 24, of Boise passed away on Monday, August 27,
2001, in Boise. Brandt was born on February 4, 1977, in Blackfoot to Gary
and Vicki Kershaw. He lived in Blackfoot for a short time and moved to
Pocatello when he was four years old. In Pocatello he enjoyed participating
in many activities, including soccer, karate, baseball, basketball, football,
and golf. He moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he graduated from Blackfoot
for a short time and moved to Pocatello when he was four years old. In
Pocatello he enjoyed participating in many activities, including soccer,
karate, baseball, basketball, football and golf. He moved to Salt Lake
City, Utah, where lie graduated from Jordan High School and attended Salt
Lake Community College. Brandt was married to Emily Boyd in June of 1998
in Salt Lake City, Utah; together they shared a love of travel, golf and
camping. They were later divorced. Prior to moving to Boise, Brandt was
employed by Intermountain Health Care and worked at Primary Childrenís
Medical Center and LOS Hospital in materials management and surgery. Brandt
is survived by his parents, Gary and Vicki Kershaw of Pocatello; two sisters,
Kristi (Mark) McCavic of The Dalles, Oregon, and Meredith (Jason) Doleac
of Salt Lake City, Utah; his grandfather, Tom McGuiness of Irrigon, Oregon;
his grandmother, Dons Ayers of Salt Lake City, Utah; and many cousins,
aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Tina McGuiness;
his grandfathers, Arthur B. Kershaw and Arnold L. Ayers. Funeral services
will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2001, at Henderson Cornelison
Funeral Home in Pocatello, Idaho. Friends and family are welcome to visit
one hour prior to the services. The family also will receive friends from
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the Hawker Hill Funeral Home in
Blackfoot, Idaho. Funeral arrangements are trader the direction of Hawker
Hill Funeral Home. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations
be made to The Walker Center, 1120 A Montana St., Gooding, Idaho 83330.
Willie Floyd Bache
Willie Floyd Bache, 65, of Fort Hall died Sunday, August 26, 2001 at
the Bannock Regional Medical Center in Pocatello.
He was born February 4, 1936 in Fort Hall, ID., the son of William
Bache and Viola Burton Bache.
In October of 1951, he married Marjorie Devinney in Fort Hall. She
preceded him in death. He was a member of the Native American Church. He
was a farmer and rancher in the Fort Hall area and he also worked at the
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and attending rodeoís. He was a leader
and strong believer in the Native American Church.
He is survived by three sons, Floyd (Janice) Bache of Fort Hall, ID.,
Lindy James Bache and Lucas Bache of Boise; two daughters, Theresa Bache
of Fort Hall and Virginia Bache of Lawrence, Kansas; twenty-six grandchildren
and ten great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Wilbur Lee Bache, daughters, Wanda
Bache and infant Viola Jean Bache, a brother Custer Bache, his parents.
A burial service will be held 2:00 p.m Thursday, August 30th, at the
Bannock Creek Cemetery under the direction of the Hawker, Hill Funeral
The family met with friends on Monday and Tuesday, August 28, 2001
at the Lloyd Yupe residence on E. Ballard Road. Funeral will be Thursday,
FORT HALL - Kirby Aaron Hevewah, 35-year-old Ft. Hall resident, died
Wednesday, August 1, 2001, near Montpelier from injuries sustained in a
He was born December 29, 1965, in Pocatello, Idaho, the son of Abner
Hevewah and Edna Papse Hevewah.
He grew up in the Fort Hall area and attended schools in Blackfoot.
At age 18, he began fighting fires with the Sho-Ban Wildland Firefighters
and worked his way up with them to be with the Helitak operators. He had
fought fires with various forest service districts.
The past year and a half, he has worked for England Masonry in Pocatello.
He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He honored his
Native American heritage and enjoyed the sun dances. He was an accomplished
artist and enjoyed doing crafts and carpentry. Most of all he loved and
enjoyed his daughter.
Survivors include his daughter Cammie Chrea Hevewah living in Iowa,
his mother Edna Papse Hevewah of Fort Hall, five brothers, Rodney Papse,
Hobby Hevewah, Lloyd Hevewah, Lucas Hevewah and Ronald Hevewah and a sister
Elda Hevewah, all of Fort Hall.
Traditional burial services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 5, 2001,
at Sandhill Cemetery in Fort Hall. The family met with friends starting
on Saturday, at 9 a.m. at the Hevewah Residence until time of services
A prayer service was also held Saturday evening at 7 p.m. at the Hevewah
residence in Gibson.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Hawker Hill Funeral
Chief Vernon Henry
WARM SPRINGS, Oregon - Chief Vernon Henry, the first elected Paiute
chief of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs passed away July 11 in
a single-car accident on Highway 3, Mile Post 25, north of Simnasho, Oregon.
Henry, 66, was a passenger in a pick-up driven by Ruby Bulloch, 28,
who is a member of another tribe. The pick-up rolled and Henry died at
the scene. Bulloch was taken to Mountain View Hospital.
Chief Henry was elected Paiute chief in 1987 and during his leadership
worked to build partnerships with other Paiute tribes.
He is survived by four children: daughters Leah Henry, Martha Winishut
and Alexandria Henry and a son Anthony Henry. He was preceded in death
by a son Roderick. He had many relatives in Fort Hall.
A prayer service was held July 12 in Warm Springs, a dressing ceremony
was July 13 at the Agency Longhouse followed by overnight services. Burial
was July 14 at the Lower Seekseequa Cemetery.
FORT HALL - Ellsworth Nevada, 41, of Ft. Hall, died Thursday, June
21, 2001 in Pocatello, Idaho.
He was born June 13, 1960 in Salmon, Idaho to Russell and Eula Warren
He grew up and attended school in Lemhi County and Blackfoot High School
and later moved to the Gibson area.
As a young man he signed up for the job corps, and while there he completed
studies and received his GED.
He returned to Fort Hall, trained for firefighting and was a Sho-Ban
Firefighter. He worked as a laborer in potato warehouses and attended vocational
and received a certificate in carpentry. He worked odd jobs liked doing
carpentry and making furniture.
He is survived by his son, Neal Stuart Nevada; one brother, Edward
(Bessie) Nappo; four sisters, Irene (Leo) Ariwite, Elizabeth (Clarence)
Benally, Celestine (Rodney) Pohipe, Tina (John) Graves; one great aunt,
Lois (Alfred) Navo; and numerous nieces and nephews; and grand nieces and
He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell Nevada and Eula W.
Nevada, grandparents, Richard Nevada and Jessie T. Nappo, one brother,
Neal James Nevada; one sister, Themila N. Wahtomy; and two nephews, Ryan
M. Wahtomy and Malcolm Nappo.
The family will receive visitors on Monday, June 25, 2001 at the Edward
Nappo residence on Broncho Road. A prayer service will be held on Tuesday,
June 26 at 10 a.m. at the same residence with a viewing starting at 8 a.m.
Interment was in the Salmon Cemetery.
FORT HALL - Roscoe Forrest Tissidimit, 49, of Fort Hall, died Tuesday
morning June 19, 2001, in an automobile accident.
He was born June 4, 1952, in Pocatello, to Raymond and Florence Papse
He married Bertha Snipe They were later divorced. He married Pandorah
Wilson, who passed away two years ago.
Roscoe was a member of the Endtime Ministry and the Native American
Church. He liked to listen to music and meet with friends. He was an accomplished
artist and also a sundancer. In his younger years he worked with his uncle,
Delford Wettenbone, ranching. He also enjoyed restoring older-model cars.
He is survived by five sons: from his first marriage, Ray (Vidella)
Tissidimit, Terrence "Toby" Tissidimit, Trevor Lee Tissidimit; from his
second marriage, Roscoe F. Tissidimit Jr., Cordell Ricky Tissidimit. He
is also survived by numerous aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one son, Troy Forrest Tissidimit, and brother,
Funeral services and burial was Saturday, June 23 at 2:30 p.m. at the
Gibson Cemetery. A viewing was held at the late Delford Wettenbone residence
Friday, June 22, from noon to 2 p.m. Services were under the direction
of Grove City Funeral Home, Blackfoot, Idaho.
FORT HALL - LaNelle Fisher, 74, passed away at her home, Tuesday, June
19, 2001. She was born July 21, 1926, in Fort Hall, Idaho, to James Coopooie
and Pansy Edmo.
She was raised and educated primarily in Fort Hall but moved to Fort
Washakie for several years. There she met and later married Harry Longhair.
After their marriage, they moved to Fort Duchesne until 1966 when he passed
away and she returned to Fort Hall. She married Orie Fisher June 30, 1972,
in Fort Hall, Idaho.
LaNelle was a member of the Native American Church. She enjoyed sewing,
tanning hides, beadwork, traveling, camping, gardening, and all activities
and music that celebrated her culture.
She is survived by her husband, Orie Fisher, Fort Hall, three children,
Carma Jack, Alvin (Mary Lee) Longhair, all from Fort Duchesne, Alta (Adolph)
Appenay, Fort Hall; a grandson, Troy Gardner and granddaughter, Tetona
(Meredith) Kanip, a nephew, Cecil Tindall, all of Fort Hall;17 grandchildren
and numerous great grandchildren throughout Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah.
She was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather, Giddeon Edmo;
a son, Clayson Longhair; brothers, Tagley and Myers Coopooie; sisters,
Ruby Ballard, Judith Honena, and Molly Coopooie; and her first husband,
Harry Longhair and numerous nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.
She was taken to the Fisher home on west Reservation Road until Saturday,
June 23, 2001. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. at the Cedars Cemetery.
Colonial Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Sadie Ann Fisher
FORT HALL - Sadie Ann Fisher, 92, passed away Thursday, May 31, 2001,
at a local medical center.
She was born Feb. 14, 1909 to Jacob and Lucy (Copjoe) Peyope in Washakie,
Utah. She married Frank Fisher Jr. in.1930. They had six children, Orie,
Ruby, Ruth, Elizabeth, Lillian and Patty, and they also raised two grandchildren.
Sadie enjoyed sewing, beadwork, and gardening.
She is survived by a son, Orie (LeNell) Fisher; two daughters, Ruth
Fisher, Patty (Harvey Tinno) Shay, all of Fort Hall; a sister, Esther Peyope
Yupe; 8 grandchildren, Cassandra, Debra, Abigail, Alisha, Steve, Kim, Allen
and Derrick; 5 great-grandchildren, Ranette, JaNeill, Salena, Nakeesha
and Shayna; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, (March 8, 1984); all her
brothers and sisters except Esther; daughters, Ruby, Elizabeth and Lillian;
3 grandchildren; Brenda, Brooks and Finley Jr.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, June 4, 2001, at the Bannock
Creek Cemetery. Viewing was at the tepee at the Fisher home, one quarter
mile past the railroad tracks on Sheepskin Road.
Arrangements were under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home, Pocatello.
Lillian T. Shaw
OWYHEE, Nev. - Funeral services for Lillian T. Shaw are Saturday, June
2, 2001 at 10 a.m. at the Human Development Center in Owyhee, Nev.
Feeding is after the funeral services only and food donations are appreciated.
Tasha Winterdove Bacon
OWYHEE, Nev. - Tasha Winterdove Bacon, age 20, passed away in Boise,
Idaho, on Monday, May 21, 2001.
Viewing was Thursday, May 24, 2001, 7 p.m., at Deborah Baconís residence.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. in Owyhee, Nev., at the Human Development
Center. Interment followed at the New Cemetery.
Tasha was born March 26, 1981, in Owyhee, Nev., to Deborah Bacon and
Nathan Bacon. She attended grade school in Owyhee. Upon entering High School,
Tasha relocated to Sparks, Nev.
She returned to Owyhee as a sophomore and graduated from Owyhee High
School in 1999.
Tasha is survived by her parents, Deborah and Nathan Bacon of Owyhee,
Nev., Brother Hank Johnson of Hungry Valley, Nev., Grandmother, Lucille
Hilderbrand of Owyhee, Nev., Aunts: LaVonne and Denise Bacon of Boise,
Idaho, Lorita Bacon of Owyhee, Nev., Becky and Myrna Hilderbrand of Owyhee,
Nev., Evelyn Hardin of Reno, Nev., Uncle James Hilderbrand of Shawnee,
Okla., and many loving Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, and Nephews.
ROSS FORK - Curtis Farmer, 54, of Ross Fork, died Friday, May 18, 2001
at the Pocatello Regional Hospital following an illness.
He was born April 29, 1947 in Pocatello, Idaho to Davis and Esther
He has lived in the Ross Fork area all his life. He attended school
in Fort Hall and Blackfoot High School, and attended diesel mechanic school
in Tacoma, Washington.
In November 1969, he married Thelma Jim in Elko, Nevada.
He worked for the J.R. Simplot Gay Mines for 30 years, served as a
Land Use Commission Chairman for the Sho-Ban Tribe for 4 years, and was
a cattleman and rancher.
He enjoyed rodeos, hunting, and fishing. He was a sponsor for basketball
He is survived by his wife Thelma, his mother, Esther Farmer; one son,
Kurt Shayne (Marlo) Farmer; one daughter, Marcy Farmer, all of Ross Fork;
two step-daughters, Lynette Dixey, Joann (Phil) Dixey both of Pocatello;
four brothers, Gary Farmer, Sr., Deloyd (Leah) Farmer, both of Fort Hall,
half-brother, Delbert Farmer of Gibson, Larry (Connie) Farmer, of Ross
Fork; one sister, Dora (Timothy) Navo, of Gibson; one half-sister Janice
Satanas, of Tygh Valley, OR; and 8 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, two brothers, Blaine Farmer
and Wade Farmer.
A burial service was held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Ross Fork Cemetery.
A prayer service was conducted Saturday at the Hawker, Hill Funeral Chapel.
Curtis was taken to his home on Punkin Road, in Ross Fork on Sunday
RyAnna Kendra Hill
FORT HALL - RyAnna Kendra Hill, 15, of Fort Hall, died Sunday, May
13, 2001 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born September 18, 1985 in Lander, Wyoming to Lloyd Preacher
and Marian Ernestine Hill.
She attended school in Wyoming and at the Sho-Ban School in Fort Hall,
RyAnna enjoyed biking and playing basketball. She liked spending time
with her friends and especially her family.
She is survived by her father, three brothers, Adam Hill, Otis Osborne,
both of Fort Hall, David Shakespeare of Ethete, Wyoming; one half brother
Lloyd Preacher, Jr. of Fort Hall; three sisters, Mryah and Celene Preacher
both of Fort Hall, and Tammy Calico of Elko, Nev. She was preceded in death
by her mother.
Prayer and burial services were Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at the Gibson
Friends called at the DeMonte and Sharon Johnson residence on East
Simplot Road from noon Tuesday until time of prayer service and burial.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Hawker, Hill Funeral
FORT HALL - George Martin Stacey, 53 passed away Friday, May 4, 2001
at a local hospital.
George was born June 11 1947 to Mitchell "Henry" S. Stacey and Veda
Braman Stacey in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. He was raised in Fort Washakie
and attended Lander High School in Lander, Wyoming. Francis & Dan Tillman
and Wongaviche (Pinetree) helped raise him.
George was drafted into the Army Nov. 28, 1967 and served in Vietnam.
During his time in the service he received numerous medals for courage
- the Purple Heart, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device, Vietnam Service
Medal with two bronze Service Stars, Combat Infantryman Badge, I O/S/ Bar,
National Defense Service Medal, Sharpshooter Badge with Rifle Bar (M- 14).
He was honorably discharged on April 22, 1971 attaining the rank of specialist
George was strongly rooted to his Native American beliefs. He loved
cooking, and playing bingo, watching sports, especially boxing and football.
He was a regular attendant at the Fort Hall High School basketball games.
He also loved family outings in the mountains. He always enjoyed spending
time with his family. He had a sincere love for people in general and loved
to socialize. He also helped as a firefighter during the fire seasons.
George is survived by his wife, Adele Stacey, sons, Giles Timbana,
Pat Stacey, Greg Stacey, Colin Stacey, Marcus Stacey and Killian Stacey;
step-daughters, Terri "Lindroth" Evening, Dulcey "Dols" Evening, Allison
"Blooper" Evening, and Elise"Elias" Blacksmith; a brother Matthew Stacey,
and 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, Sonny, Michael
and Mark, 3 sisters, Marie, Jenny. and Estella. His aunt and uncle, Francis
and Dan Tillman and his grandfather, Wongaviche.
Prayer services were held at 6 p.m., Monday evening, May 7, 2001 at
Colonial Funeral Home after which George was taken to Adele Staceyís home
Wednesday, May 9. He was taken to Fort Washakie, Wyoming for burial.
Clifford W. Case
SILETZ - Clifford Willis Case, Sr., 66, passed away at his home April
He was born April August 29, 1934 to Clifford Calvin Case and Florence
He was a member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz. Clifford passed
on to be with the Lord and his other family members, his father; his mother;
sons, Erin Stewart Case and Ivan (Case) Miller, daughter, Venetia Case,
and grandson, Joshua Parr.
Clifford leaves behind his brother, Wayne Case, Sr. of Siletz; sister,
LaVetta Cunningham of Yakima, Wash.; Trina Case, his wife of eleven years;
daughters, Ardella Parr and Shannon Case of Siletz, Jeanette Case of Nisqually,
Washington and Pamela Case of Tacoma, Washington; sons, Reginald Case,
Clifford Case, Jr., LeRoy Case, and Levi Case of Siletz, and William Case-Cunningham
of Yakima, Washington. He also leaves behind numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren,
nieces, and nephews.
Clifford loved his family and sports, and was also passionate about
tribal politics. He frequently brought a team to play in the Old Timers
Basketball Tournament in Fort Hall.
Clara P. George
FORT HALL - Clara P. George, 78, of Blackfoot, passed away on Saturday,
April 28, 2001 in Pocatello.
She was born at home on August 11, 1922 in Miller Creek, Idaho to Joseph
& Bessie Dorsey Paddy and great granddaughter of Chief Nat Paddy.
She moved to Fort Hall when she was two years old, and has been a resident
She was married to Jack Tendoy, Jr. and from this union three children
were born, Franklin, Leroy Tendoy, and Donna Tendoy Tindore. She then married
Sherman George Sr. and they had four children, Loretta Tracy, Sherman George
Jr., Ruth G. Appeney, Hilda G. Eldridge.
Clara attended the old boarding school in Fort Hall. She enjoyed camping,
traveling, cookouts, doing beadwork, craftwork (handsewing). She also enjoyed
quilting in Fort Hall and picking berries.
Clara had fourteen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and
two great great grandchildren. She had numerous sons and daughters that
she adopted through the Native American Church. She was also a well-known
She was preceded in death by her parents, seven brother, four sisters
and children, Franklin, Leroy Tendoy, Loretta Tracy, one step daughter,
Charlene George Farmer, two grandsons Aaron Evening and Bert Tohtsoni.
Burial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2001 at the Sandhill
Cemetery under the direction of the Hawker, Hill Funeral Home.
Family and friends may call at her home on Nagisty Road from 10 a.m.
Tuesday morning until time of the services on Thursday.
Lori Tavo Watkins
FORT HALL - Lori Ann Tavo Watkins, 30, El Paso, Texas passed away Saturday,
April 21, 2001 in an El Paso Hospital following an illness.
She was born April 2, 1971 to Adrian Pandoah and Larina Tavo. (Her
great grandparents were Ralph and Julia Shay) In addition to her early
education, she received her GED at I.S.U. She was a member of the L.D.S.
Church. Lori enjoyed music and cooking.
Lori married Rick Farmer years ago and they were divorced. She later
married Steven Watkins November 10, 1997 in West Virginia. Currently, they
were living in El Paso, Texas.
Survivors include her husband Steven; mother, Larina Dewey of Fort
Hall; grandfather James Tavo, Blackfoot; half brothers and sisters, Shauna,
Delin and Tracy Dewey, all of Wyoming, Roberta, Kimberly and Elnathan Johnson,
all of Nevada; Leah Pandoah, Fort Hall and Andrew Jackson, Lapwai, Idaho.
She was preceded in death by her father, three brothers and one sister.
She will be taken to the Elvina Shay residence on Philbin Road Thursday,
at 10 a.m. Tribal services will be conducted Friday, 2 p.m. at the Cedars
Cemetery. Initial arrangements are being handled by Downard Hansen Funeral
FORT HALL - Eric Lee Perry-Edmo, 20, passed away Sunday, April 22,
2001 from injuries sustained in a train accident.
He was born November 18, 1980 to Patricia Perry in Pocatello, Idaho.
At ten months of age, Linda Edmo Stevens adopted him and his sister Becky
Ellsworth raised him.
He attended Fort Hall and Tyhee Elementary Schools, Blackfoot Junior
High School and Shoshone-Bannock Sr. High School. He earned a high school
equivalency diploma in 1998. He attended Southwestern Polytechnic Institute
in Albuquerque, N.M. studying computer science and culinary arts.
He was employed as a cashier at T.P. Travel Plaza in Fort Hall. He
was also employed as a stocking clerk and cook in Albuquerque. He was a
member of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Fort Hall.
He was a friendly, out-going person who liked to play basketball, listen
to music, do artwork, sing rap music and dance.
He is survived by his natural mother Patty Perry; his mother Linda
(Kent) Stevens, Fort Hall; a daughter Erica, Albuquerque, N.M.; four brothers
Casey (Judy) Ellsworth, Crow Agency, Mont.; Wendall and Weston Ballard
of Fort Hall; Sky Spencer Ingawanup, Blackfoot; three sisters Rebecca Ellsworth,
Fort Hall; Willeena George and Wynette Ballard, Fort Hall; grandmother
Edmo; grandfather Robert "Red" Perry, Sr.
He was preceded in death by two brothers Scott Douglas Perry and Sterling
Harry McGill; grandmother Delores Racehorse; his grandfather Kesley Edmo,
Sr.; great grandparents John and Nettie Lucy Racehorse; his uncle Kevin
He was taken to the Wesley Edmo residence at 1099 Teepee Street in
Fort Hall Tuesday afternoon. A prayer service was conducted Wednesday,
April 25 at 6 p.m. at the same location.
A funeral service is Thursday, April 26, 2001 at 1 p.m. at the Good
Shepherd Episcopal Church. Burial will follow in the Mission Cemetery with
a graveside prayer.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hawker, Hill Sandberg
Raynard Harlan Bell
FORT HALL - Raynard Harlan Bell, 39, Fort Hall resident, died April
19, 2001, in Idaho Falls following an illness.
He was born October 9, 1961 in Pocatello, Idaho to Sara Ann Bell and
raised by his grandmother, Annie Bell.
He attended the First American Gospel Church.
Raynard worked as a ranch hand and also for the Sho-Ban Fire Fighter.
He enjoyed riding in the rodeos.
He is survived by a step-son, Raymond Monday of Boise, Idaho; two aunts,
Amy Kaiyou and Ramona Walema of Fort Hall; a sister, Bernadette Bell of
Fort Hall and many relatives in various nearby states.
Burial service was Monday, April 23, 2001 at the Gibson Cemetery south
A prayer service was held Saturday, April 21, 2001 at the Hawker, Hill
Funeral Chapel in Blackfoot with the Reverend Dr. Ramona Walema, officiating.
The family met with friends at the Amy Kaiyou residence on West Agency
and Batt Lane until time of burial service on Monday.