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Arizona, Flagstaff – Funeral services for Charles Billie, 74, were held Feb. 9, 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. 

Burial followed at the Arizona Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery Camp Navajo in Bellemont, AZ.  Charles was born July 23, 1943, into the Todich’ii’nii (Bitter Water Clan), born for Tsi’naajinii (Black Streak Wood People Clan) and Kiyaa’aanii (Towering House Clan).  Charles passed away Jan. 31, 2018. Charles is survived by his sons, Kory L. and Lionel J. Billie; daughters, Koren C. and Kristiana J. Billie; siblings, Bahe Jackson; and eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his unborn son; wife, Etta Babbitt Billie; parents, John and Ethel Billie; brothers, John Billie Jr., Woody , Tsosie, John Ben and Benny Billie; and sister, Alice B. Monroe. Charles served in the U.S. Army from 1968 – 1970.  He served as a mortician in Tuba City. (Navajo Times, February 8, 2018)

Arizona, Castle Butte – Funeral services for Russell Lee Begay, 59, were held Feb. 3, 2018 at the New Life Fellowship Church.  Interment followed at the Dilkon community cemetery.  Russell was born Mar. 10, 1958 to Robert Lee and Florence Begay, in Winslow AZ., into the Tabaaha (Water’s Edge Clan), born for Totsohnii (Big Water Clan).  His nali is Todich’ii’nii (Bitter Water); chei is Tl’izi lani (Many Goats).  Russell passed away Jan. 30, 2018 at home. Russell is survived by his sisters, Judy Grey, Annie, Laverne, and Lorenda Begay, and Beatrice Tsosie; brothers, Andrew Begay, Calvin Begay Sr., and Gilbert Davis.  (Navajo Times, February 8, 2018)

Arizona, St. Michaels – Funeral services for Anthony Paul Keeto, 50, were held Feb. 6, 2018 at the St. Michaels Catholic Church.  Interment followed at the St. Michaels community cemetery.  Anthony was born Jan. 9, 1968 in Fort Defiance, into the Kiyaa’aanii (Towering House Clan), born for Tliizi lani (Many Goats ts Clan).  He passed away Jan. 25, 2018 in Fort Defiance.  Anthony is survived by his sons, Travis Keeto and Jessy Keeto; daughter, Tanisha Keeto; mother, Elizabeth Keeto; brothers, Henry Keeto Jr., Virgil and Patrick Keeto; sisters, Ida Peshlakai, Laverne Keeto and Virginia Hardy; and two grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his father, Henry Keeto, Sr.; Anthony Sage Keeto, Rebecca Keeto, Helen Keeto and Emery Keeto. (Navajo Times, February 8, 2018)

Arizona, St. Michaels – Funeral services for Rose Marie Shorty, 93, of Cross Canyon were held Feb. 7, 2018 at the St. Michaels Catholic Chruch.  Interment followed at the Kinlichee community cemetery in Kinlichee, AZ.  Rose was born Aug. 7, 1926, in Cross Canyon, into the Tsenjikini (Honeycombed Rock People Clan).  She passed away Feb. 3, 2018. Rose is survived by her sons, Raymond and Benjamin Shorty; eight daughters; sister, Cornelia Mego; and 177 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry Shorty; son, Dan Shorty; daughter, Evalina Begay; grandsons, Leroy Begay and Elrickson Mann; granddaughter, RaeAnn Sullivan; parents, Irene and James John; and brother, Carlos John. (Navajo Times, Feb. 8, 2018)

Arizona, Flagstaff – Graveside service for Billy Dean Crawley, 82, of Kayenta was held Feb. 14, 2018 at the Citizens Cemetery.  Billy was born in Phoenix to Alice and Dillard Crawley.  His maternal clan is Osage (Black Bear) and his paternal clan is English.  Billy passed away Feb. 10, 2018 in Flagstaff. Billy is survived by his daughters, Tammie Dee Nelson, Whitney Dawn Crawley-Miller and Michelle Dawan Jensen-Crawley; sons, Billy Dean Crawley II, Cooder Dean Crawley, and Chandler Dean Crawley; stepdaughter, Nika Nicole Augustine; stepson, Gunnar Soren Jensen; sister, Alice Maxine Crawley; brother, Dillard Crawley; and 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents. Billy served in the U.S. Army.  After service he became a tour operator for the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. (Navajo Times, Feb. 15, 2018)

Arizona, Flagstaff – Funeral services for Louise Worker Gordy were held Feb. 14, 2018 at the Flagstaff Church of the Nazarene.  Interment followed at the Citizens Cemetery in the veteran’s section.  Louise was born May 2, 1932 in Gray Mountain, AZ, into the Kiyaa’aanii (Towering House Clan), born for Kinlichii’nii (Red House Clan).  Louise passed away Feb. 9, 2018 in Phoenix. Louise is survived by her three daughters, two sons, one stepdaughter, 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her mother, Hast’iin Ashihii’Bi Tsi; father, Naalnishi Begay; brother, Leo Worker; husband, Lawrence K. Gordy; son, Leonard Gordy; and three granddaughters. (Navajo Times, February 15, 2018)

Arizona, Leupp – Funeral services for Ben Cooley, 68, were held Feb. 10, 2018 at the Leupp Presbyterian Church.  Interment followed at the old Leupp cemetery.  Ben was born Mar. 15, 1949, in Fort Defiance, into the Tsi’naajinii (Black Streak Wood People Clan), born for Honaghaahnii (One-walks-around Clan).  His nali is Hashk’aa hadzohi (Yucca Fruit-Strung-Out-In-A-Line).  Ben passed away Feb. 2, 2018 in Mesa, AZ.
Ben is survived by his sons, Jay and Francis Cooley; brother, Francis (Spade) Cooley; sisters, Juanita Morgan, Barbara Jean Yazzie; and Elenore Bobbi Hammer.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Clinette Cooley; brothers, Jerry, Ramon, Joe Jr., Darrell Lee, and Robert Cooley; and sister, Sandra Cooley. Ben received an associate degree and was employed as a truck driver, substance abuse counselor and summer youth counselor. (Navajo Times, February 15, 2018)

Arizona, Round Rock – A traditional burial service for Julia Ann Clauschee, 81, was held Feb. 10, 2018 in Round Rock.  Julia was born May 15, 1937 into the Kinlichii’nii (Red House Clan), born for Ashiihi (Salt People Clan).  Julia passed away Feb. 7, 2018 in Fort Defiance. Julia is survived by her son, Dr. Joseph Chee; daughters, Gertrude Clark, Judith Bitsoi and Jacquline Phillips; and 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Jean and John Chee. Julia received a bachelor’s degree in education and was employed at  the Chinle, Tsaile Window Rock and Fort Defiance Elementary Schools, Cottonwood BIE School, Wide Ruins and Ch’ooshgai Community Schools. Julia was a translator for Lukachukai Catholic Church and dorm supervisor for Many Farms High School. (Navajo Times, February 15, 2018)

Arizona, St. Michaels – Funeral services for June Y. Shondee, 75, were held Feb. 13, 2018 at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament. Interment followed at the family plot in Ganado, AZ.  June was born June 30, 1942, into the Todich’ii’nii (Bitter Water Clan), born for Tl’izi lani (Many Goats Clan).  Her nali is Todich’ii’nii; chei is Kinlichii’nii (Red House). June passed away Feb. 8, 2018. June is survived by her husband, Clarence Shondee; son, Budford R. Henry; and daughter, Michelle Iszick.  She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Florence Yazzie; brothers, Herman Yazzie and Regianld Begay; and sisters, Bernice Ranger, Rosie Yazzie and Beverly Yazzie. June was a member of the unified school boards. (Navajo Times, February 15, 2018)
     
Minnesota, Minneapolis – A wake for Carolyn “Carrie” Ida Bellanger, 54, was held Feb. 8, 2018 and continued until her traditional service on Feb. 10, 2018 was held at the Red Lake Community Center in Red Lake. Carolyn was born on Dec. 14, 1963 to Ardelle and Antoine Bellanger Sr.  Carolyn passed away Feb. 4, 2018 at home. Carolyn is survived by her daughters, Yvette, Lavonne, Miranda and Lorena Bellanger and Valerie Dodge; son, Ronnie Bellanger; sisters, Charlys May, Marie Bellanger, Diane (Robin) Lussier, Judy (Dallas) Bellanger, Anita (Hadi Bozorgzedah) Bellanger and Victoria White; brothers, Donald, Antoine Jr. and Steven Bellanger and Sam White; aunties, Muriel Dickenson, Sherleen and Ardella Blue and Lorraine Bellanger; uncles, Gerald Dickenson, Daniel, Joseph “Tiny” and Arthur Bellanger and Melvin Jourdain; special granddaughters, Lena and Victoria Bellanger; several more grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Violet Jackson; one grandson; nephews, Quentin Benais and Joshua Bellanger; great niece, Tashiela Greenleaf and great nephews, Daryl Bellanger. (Red Lake Nation, February 23, 2018)

Minnesota, Pillager – A wake for Duane Charles Feather, 56, was held on Feb. 10, 2018 and continued until his funeral service on Feb. 12, 2018 at the Old Little Rock Community Center in Red Lake. Duane was born Feb. 8, 1961 in Red Lake, MN to Geraldine Yellow and Melvin Feather, Sr.  Duane passed away Feb. 2, 2018 at home. Duane is survived by his brother, Melvin Feather Jr.; sisters, Carolyn (Ivan) Feather and Delores Yellow; and many other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by parents; brothers, Doug and Darrell Feather and several nieces and nephews. (Red Lake Nation, Feb. 23, 2018)

Minnesota, Minneapolis – An overnight wake for Dena Rose Meeshenow, 29, was held on Feb. 11, 2018 at the Veterans Memorial Building in Cass Lake, MN., and a second overnight wake at the Redby Community Center on Feb. 12, 2018 and continued until her traditional service Feb. 13, 2018.  Dena was born Mar. 8, 1988 in Bemidji, MN.  Dena passed away Feb. 7, 2018 at home. Dena is survived by her mother and step-father, Deanna Meeshenow and Daniel McKenzie, Sr.; father, Anthony Strong; children, Denaiya, Arianna, Michela and Aiyana Fineday; significant other, Franklin Fineday, Jr.; brothers, Daniel McKenzie, Jr., Joseph Littlewolf, Florentino Mialma-Alarcon, Elias Miranda, Trevin Atkinson, Bee Boswell, Alexander Miranda, Eric White and Kevin Jackson; sisters, Roberta “Baby Berta” McKenzie, Danielle (Will) McKenzie, Marissa Feather and Shay Leigh Hanks; grandparents, Roberta and Harold “Paddy Joe” Jones; several other relatives and friends.  She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Violet “Vye” Rose (Feather) Roy, Fredrick “Fred” Robert White, Scotty R. Meeshenow, Sr. and Geepy Strong; great-grandparents, Cordelia Feather and Joseph Spears; great aunt and uncle, Jane Blue and Francis “Banjo” Wayne Feather; aunt and uncles, Scotty R. Meeshenow, Jr., Gary Strong and Choppie and Carol Strong; cousin, Michael “Emjay” James Littlewolf; brother-in-law, Tonio Weaver; and numerous aunties, uncles and cousins. (Red Lake Nation, February 23, 2018)

Minnesota, Redby – A celebration of life for Ronald Dale Fowler, 73, was held Feb. 15, 2018 at the Redby Community Center.  Ronald was born May 14, 1944 in East Grand Forks, MN., to Glen and Hazel Fowler.  Ronald passed away Feb. 8, 2018 at the Sanford Hospital in Bemidji.  
Ronald is survived by his wife, Joyce Fowler; children, Kevin (Gwen) Beaulieu, twins Tom and Todd Radke, Gerald Needham; daughters, Ramona (Edward) Maxwell and Dannette Needham; son, Franklin (Beth) Beaulieu; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; other relative and many friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gary Fowler; brothers-in-law, William and Roman Beaulieu, Jr.; and son-in-law, Edward Maxwell. (Red Lake Nation, February 23, 2018)

Minnesota, Red Lake – A wake for Myron Joseph “Joe” Sumner, 64, was held Feb. 16, 2018 at the Ponemah Boys and Girls Club and continue until the funeral service.  Myron was born Aug. 12, 1953 to Simon and Angeline (Strong) Sumner in Red Lake, MN.  Myron passed away Feb. 9, 2018 at Sanford Hospital in Bemidji. Myron is survived by his sons, Michael (Paula) Martin, Sr. and Jeremy (Dawn) Martin, Sr.; 14 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Beaulieu; great niece, Maytaeya Sumner; nieces and nephews, Rita, Melissa, Angela, Gerald Beaulieu, Melanie, Richard Jr. and Preston Sumner and many nieces and nephews, family and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Richard “Dickie”, Henry “Stretch”, Simon “Digger” Jr. and Douglas Sumner; sister, Thelma; significant other, Mary “Jo” Sumner and other family. (Red Lake Nation, February 23, 2018)

Minnesota, Ponemah – A wake for Mildred “Millie” Marie Holthusen, 69, and funeral service was held Feb. 16, 2018 and Feb. 17, 2018 at the Ponemah Boys and Girls Club.  Mildred was born Feb. 3, 1949 in Pine Point, MN., to Melvin Sr. and Frances (Bagley) Strong.  Mildred passed away Feb. 13, 2018 at the Red Lake PHS Hospital in Red Lake, MN. Mildred is survived by her husband, Delwyn Holthusen Sr.; children, Marida Seki, Michael Seki, Delwyn (Bobby) Holthusen Jr., Cheryl (Jeff) Holthusen, Della (Ronald) Cloud and Yvonne Holthusen; siblings, Margaret Parkhurst, Rex (Elsie) Strong, Willy (Earlene) Strong, Mavis Strong, Melodie (Mike) Strong, Merrilee Jan “Budda” Strong, and Melvin (Yvonne) Strong Jr.; 24 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Mike and Louise Bagley and Joe and Isabelle Strong; parents; grandchildren, Charlie Donnell and Baby Boy Strong; sister, Marilyn June Strong; nephew, Wesley Strong and brother-in-law, Joe Parkhurst. (Red Lake Nation, February 23, 2018)

Minnesota, Red Lake – Funeral services for Richard William Barrett Sr., 75, were held Feb. 19, 2018 at the Red Lake Humanities following a wake that began Feb. 17, 2018 at the Little Rock Community Center.  Richard was born July 15, 1942 in Red Lake to Adolph and Rachel (Chaboyea) Barrett.  Richard passed away Feb. 12, 2018 at the Red Lake Hospital. Richard is survived by his wife, Lucy Barrette sons, Richard “Rick” (Michelle) Barrett Jr. and Gary Lee Thunder; daughters, Cheryl Thunder and Michelle Cobenais; 9 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Peggy Whitefeather, Mary Ellen Winegardner, and Corinne “Corky” Georanson.  He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Darrell and David Barrette. Richard served on the Red Lake Reservation Board of Commissioners for the Housing Authority and the Red Lake Housing Finance Corporation.  He was a Little Rock District Representative for the Red Lake Tribal Council and worked for Red Lake Forest Products for more than 50 years. He was involved in the creation of the National Indian Housing Council and the Great Lakes Indian Housing Association. (Red Lake Nation, Feb. 23, 2918)

New Mexico, Littlewater – Funeral services for Jimison K. Bebo, 58, were held Feb. 3, 2018 at the Rock of Ages Church in Littlewater.  Jimson was born Apr. 17, 1959, into the Tl’ogi(Weaver-Zia Clan), born for Tsi’naajinii (Black Streak Wood People Clan).  His nali is Kiyaa’aanii (Towering House); chei is Ashiihi (Salt People).  Jimson passed away Jan. 24, 2018. Jimson is survived by his sons, Jerrison, Lyonel, and Gabriel Bebo; brothers, Harrison and Peterson Bebo; and sisters, Virginia Yazzie and Rhonda Enrico.  He is preceded in death by his father, Jimmy K. Bebo; and sisters, Yvonne Bebo and Julia Chavez. (Navajo Times, February 1, 2018 )

Arizona, Ganado – Funeral services for Thomas Herbert Begay, 84, were held Feb. 23, 2018 at the Glory Temple Church.  Burial followed at the Ganado cemetery.  Thomas was born Sept. 8, 1933 in Ganado, into the Honaghaahnii (One-walks-around Clan), born for Tsenjikini (Honey Combed Rock People Clan.  Thomas passed away Feb. 18, 2018 in Winslow, AZ. Thomas is survived by his sisters, Leta S. James and Lena A. Ree.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Begay; mother, Lena Ella Begay; brother, Danny W. Begay; and father, Hostiin Clotsoi.
Thomas was employed with Public Health Service, Dennehotso Chapter president and Navajo Area School Board Association. (Navajo Times, Feb. 22, 2018)

Arizona, Chinle – Funeral services for Virgil Brown Sr., 80, were held Feb 21, 2018 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church.  Interment followed at the family plot.  Virgil was born Dec. 6, 1937, in Chinle, into the To’aheedliinii (Water Flow Together Clan), born for Tachii’nii (Red Running Into the Water People Clan).  He passed away Feb. 17, 2018 in Chandler, AZ. Virgil is survived by his sons, Virgil Brown Jr., Vernon Brown and Vincent Brown; daughters, Vergie Yazzie and Verdenas Begay; and 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.  He is preceded by his wife, Irene Rose Brown; parents, Margaret  Talliwood and John Brown Sr.; brothers, John Brown Jr. and Calvin K. Brown Sr.; and sisters, Helen Heyde, Louise Tah, Zonnie Silversmith, Bessie Martin and Anna Lewis. Virgil retired from law enforcement. (Navajo Times, Feb. 22, 2018)

Arizona, Inscription House – Funeral services for Ralph Drake, 61, were held Feb. 24, 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Burial followed at the family plot in Navajo Mountain, UT.  Ralph was born Sept. 18, 1956, in Navajo Mountain, into the Ashiihi (Salt People Clan), born for Bit’ahnii (His Sheaves/Under His Cover Clan).  Ralph passed away Feb. 18, 2018 in Winslow, AZ (Navajo Times, February 22, 2018)

Arizona, Hardrock – Funeral services for Michael R. Manson, 49, of Hardrock, were held Feb. 15, 2018 at the Navajo Gospel Mission.  Interment followed in Hardrock.  Michael was born Nov. 24, 1968 in Tuba City, into the Tl’aashchi’i (Red Bottom People Clan), born for Ta’neeszahnii (Tangle Clan).  Michael passed away Feb. 8, 2018, in Flagstaff. Michael is survived by his son, Matthew Manson; daughter, Taylar Manson; mother, Dora Manson; brothers, Joseph, Richard, Daniel, and Kenneth Manson; and sister, Delphine Chief.  He is preceded in death by his father, Joe Manson; and brother, Ernest Manson. Michael graduated for North American College in Tempe, AZ.  He was employed as a commercial and industrial electrician and residential carpenter, drywall installer, plumber and auto mechanic. (Navajo Times, February 22, 2018)

New Mexico, Torreon – Funeral services for Helen T. Pinto, 78, of Torreon were held Jan. 27, 2018 at the Torreon Navajo Mission Church.  Interment followed in Torreon.  Helen was born Apr. 25, 1941 in Torreon, into the Ta’neeszahnii (Tangle Clan)/Kinlichii’nii (Red House Clan), born for Kiyaa’aanii (Towering House Clan)/Naakai dine’e (Mexican Clan).  Helen passed away Jan. 21, 2018. Helen is survived by her husband, Ronald Pinto; sons, Kenneth Toledo and Virgil Castillo; daughter, Wanda Ignacio; brothers, Roy and Tony Trujillo; sister, Nanapah Trujillo; and 17 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her son, Norbert Castillo; and parents, Jose Trujillo and Juanita Barbone. Helen was a weaver and silversmith. (Navajo Times, February 1, 2018)

New Mexico, Heartbutte, Johnny D. Slim, 88, passed away Feb. 1, 2018.  Johnny was born Nov. 11, 1928 to Slim Jim (hataalii neez) and Alice Willie, into the Ta’neeszahnii (Tangle Clan), born for Ts’ah yish’idnii (Sage Brush Hill Clan). Johnny is survived by his wife, Bessie Slim; sons, Amos, Norman, Jerry, Ivan and Johenson Slim; daughters, Evelyn Joe, Nadine Delgarito, Geraldine Slim and Farrah Tsalate; brother, George, George Jim; and 36 grandchildren and 50 great-great-grandchildren. Johnny worked on the railroad and was a proud member of the Native American Church. (Navajo Times, February 8, 2018)

New Mexico, Vanderwagen – Funeral services for Sharmaine Johnson, 40, of Albuquerque, were held Feb. 16, 2018 at the Broken Arrow Bible Church.  Sharmaine was born Feb. 14, 1977, in Gallup, into the Kiyaa’aanii (Towering House Clan), born for Tsenabahilnii (Sleeping Rock People Clan).  Sharmaine passed away Feb. 6, 2018. Sharmaine is survived by her mother, Renea Etsitty; father, Thompson Johnson; step-mother, Barbara Johnson; son, Jason Shendo; daughter, Rachel Johnson; sisters, Latonya Johnson, Lasheena Johnson-Barnhurst, Chelsea Etsitty, Staci Etsitty and Tanya Gomez; and brother, Kyle Eduvigen.  She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Emma Yazzie, Sarah and Tom K. Johnson Sr. and many othe family members and friends. Sharmaine attended classes at Central New Mexico University and was in ROTC and Marine Academy. (Navajo Times, February 8, 2018)

New Mexico, Coolidge – Funeral services for Pearl Ration, 56, were held Feb. 9, 2018 at the Elms Haven Church.  Burial followed at the Thoreau community cemetery.  Pearl was born July 27, 1961 in Gallup, into the Kiyaa’aanii (Towering House Clan), born for Todich’ii’nii (Bitter Water Clan).  Pearl passed away Jan. 31, 2018.  Pearl is survived by her sons, Jake Shorty, Timothy Ration and Adam Shorty; daughters, Kesha Singer-Shorty and Nizhoni Shorty; parents, Pierce Ration and Esther Kee; sisters, Percy Ration, and Rena Ration and seven grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband Randy Shorty Sr.; son, Isaac Shorty; and grandparents Martha and Joe House. Pearl was a self-employed silversmith. (Navajo Times, February 8, 2018)

New Mexico, Gallup – Graveside service for Leonard Carlston, 65, was held Feb. 12, 2018 at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Gallup.  Leonard was born May 1, 1952, into the Naakai dine’e (Mexican Clan), born for Haltsooi (Meadow People Clan).  Leonard passed away Feb. 7, 2018
Leonard is survived by his son, Marshall Carlston; daughters, Marsha Spencer and Raven Buoye; sisters, Sharon Leslie, Dolly Silverfox and Victoria Jymm; and brothers, Peter, Tommy and Randy Carlston. Leonard served in the U.S. Marine Corps. (Navajo Times, February 15, 2018)     
Oklahoma, Talihina – Ralph Lee White, 54,  passed away Jan. 25, 2018.  Ralph was born July 16, 1963 in Fort Defiance to Evelyn (Frazier) and Benjamin White Sr. Ralph is survived by his sister, Susan (Ben) Manuelito; brothers, Meryle White and Ben (Debbie) White Jr.; nieces, nephews, cousins and many other family and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Ruthe Arlene Hudson-Owens and Bernice Ann Wauneka. Ralph was a member of the Oklahoma Choctaw Tribe and the Pine Grove Baptist Church.  Ralph received an associate degree from Eastern Oklahoma State College.  Ralph worked as a machinist and a cook. (Navajo Times, February 1, 2018)

Wisconsin, Wabeno – Funeral services for Eric J. Wamego Jr., 38, were held Feb. 6, 2018 at the Sunnyside Community Church, Wabeno, WI.  Eric was born Mar. 21, 1979, in Rhinelander to Arlen Wamego Sr. and Diane (Shepard) Peters.  Eric passed away Feb. 2, 2018.
Eric is survived by his parents; step-father, Alvin Peters; daughters, Stella Pemma and Kiala Wamego; son, Mason Wamego; fiance, Eryn Whittington.  He is preceded in death by his brother, Arlen Wamego Jr. (Potawatomi Traveling Times, February 15, 2018)

Wisconsin, Oneida – A family service for Beverly Jean (Powell) Schoep, 79, was held in Angola, IN Feb. 13, 2018 at Pleasant View Church of Christ.  Beverly was born Jan. 14, 1939 in Detroit, MI., to Amelia (Skenandore) and Henry William Powell.  Beverly passed away Feb. 5, 2018 at the home of her daughter’s home in Angola, IN. Beverly is survived by her sister, Etta (Powell) Withington; children, Daniel Schoep, Gerald (Roberta) Schoep, and Laura (Robert) Brady; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Schoep; parents; grandparents, Rose (Metoxen) and Jamison Skenandore; brother, Donald Skenandore; sister, Patricia A. Cornelius; Rosemay Powell; son, Larry A. Schoep; and grandson, Cameron S. Schoep; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Beverly earned an Associate Degree in Accounting and worked as a bookkeeper. (Kalihwisaks, March 1, 2018)

Wisconsin, Oneida – Visitation for Caroleen M. Skenandore, 87, was held Feb. 18, 2018 at the Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory. Oneida Hymn Singers sang followed by a prayer service with a funeral service following on Feb. 19, 2018 at the Oneida Methodist Church.  Caroleen was born on July 10, 1930 in Green Bay, WI., to Eastman and Ellen (Moore) Cornelius.  Caroleen passed away Feb. 14, 2018 at home.
Caroleen is survived by her children, Elaine Skenandore-Cornelius, Connie Vandehei, Carolyn Skenandore, Merlin Skenandore, Joanne (Leroy) King, Clyde (Shari) Skenandore, Darrell (Luann) Skenandore, Debbie Thurndercloud, Brenda Skenandore; nephew, Steve Skenandore; 37 grandchildren; 77 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Clyde Sr. (Betty) Cornelius and Yvonne Honea. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norbert Skenandore Sr.; parents; sister, Leila Carson; daughter; sons, Norbert Jr. and Marvin Skenandore; grandsons, Kenneth Skenandore III, Merlin Skenandore, Jr., Aaron King. (Kalihwisaks, March 1, 2018)

Wisconsin, New Lisbon – Visitation and prayer service for Richard George “Rick” Bean, 62, was held Feb. 17, 2018 at the Hare Funeral Home.  Richard was born Aug. 7, 1955 in Milwaukee, WI., to Herbert Jerald and Donna May (Barlow) Bean.  Richard passed away Feb. 10, 2018 at home. Richard is survived by his wife, Shari Bean; family, Richard (Mechelle) Bean, Richie, and Ashley, Erin (Dion) Mani, Aubrey, Rebecca Bean, Katie (Aaron) Shirek, Jasper, Felicity, and Violet, Collin Boudreau,  Jeri (John) Mehne, Michelle (Ken) Lobenstein, Ron (Julie Steenberg) Thompson and Kimberly Bean and Tyler and Alissa.  Rick is preceded in death by is parents, and brother, Barry Bean.
Richard worked as a Medical Support Assistant at the Tomah Veteran’s Hospital. (Kalihwisaks, March 1, 2018)

Wisconsin, Oneida – Mass of Christian Burial for Virginia E. Skenandore, “The Fox”, 87, was held Feb. 24, 2018 at the Church of the Holy Apostles, Oneida.  Virginia was born July 20, 1930 to Edward and Agnes (Skenadore) Metoxen.  Virginia passed away Feb. 22, 2018.  
Virginia is survived by her children, Leanne Doxtater, Matthew Skenandore, Vicky Blaker, Susan (Linwood) White; daughter-in-law, Amy Skenandore;  and many grandchildren and great grandchldren. and great-great-grandson, Zander; sister-in-law, Ann Metoxen; brother-in-law, Mike Hill; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, David G. Skenandore Sr.; son, David Skenandore Jr.; grandchildren, Katherin and Katrina; siblings, Gertrude Webster, Kaiser Webster, Raymond Metoxen, Samanthia (Farmer) Metoxen, Earl Metoxen, Josephine Nolan, Delia Matson, Elda Swamp, Dorothy Denruyter, Lyndahl Metoxen and Commadore Metoxen. Virginia was a military wife. (Kalihwisaks, March 1, 2018)

Wisconsin, Hayward – Funeral services for Joseph A. DeMarr, age 30, of LCO were held March 7, 2018 at Pineview Funeral Service in Hayward.  Burial is in Whitefish Cemetery. Joseph was born July 4, 1987 in Hayward, WI to Oliver and Barbara (Quaderer) DeMarr.  Joseph passed away Mar. 3, 2018 at his home. Joseph is survived by his parents; grandmother, Irene Quaderer; brother, Oliver DeMarr Jr.; sisters, Dena (George Thayer) Quaderer, Jill (Curtis Crone) DeMarr; uncles, Frank Martin, Alex DeMarr, Les Quaderer; aunts, Diane Quaderer; Cheryl E. Quaderer, Lisa Quaderer, Tami Quaderer; many nephews, nieces, cousins; and cat Gypsy.  He is preceded in death by his sister, Darcy R. Quaderer; grandfathers, Richard Quaderer Sr., Raymond DeMarr Sr.; grandmother, Elizabeth DeMarr; uncles, Richard Quaderer Sr., Alfred DeMarr Sr., Raymond DeMarr Jr., Jerome DeMarr, Ted DeMarr; cousin, Richard DeMarr Sr. Joseph worked for Coops Pizza Parlor in Hayward and most recently for LCO Country Store.

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