Walking On as listed in the June 2018 NFIC

Arizona, Holbrook – Funeral services for Marcus James, 56, of Holbrook were held May 11, 2018 at the Faith Assembly of God Church in Holbrook.  Burial followed at the Holbrook cemetery.  Marcus passed away May 6. 2018.  


Marcus is survived by his wife, Tina M. Marcus; daughter, Martina (Abel) Martinez; and grandson, Marcus Fenix Martinez.  He is preceded in death by his son, Matthew Leo James. Marcus was a minister at Faith Assembly of God Church in Holbrook, the Co-op Assembly of God in LaVeen, AZ and The Living Word Assembly of God in Carson, NM. (Navajo Times, May 10, 2018)

Arizona, Tsaile – Funeral services for Emmajean Tsosie H. Begaye, 73, of Lukachukai were held May 10, 2018 at the LDS Church in Tsaile, AZ.  Burial followed in Lukachukai.  Emmajean was born Sept. 29, 1945, in Chinle, into the Tachii’nii (Red Running Into the Water People Clan), born for Todich’ii’nii (Bitter Water Clan).  Emmajean passed away May 7, 2018 in Lukachukai. Emmajean is survived by her sons, Franklin S. Begaye and Jackie Ray Hall; daughters, Dorothy M. Claw and Coretta Sigrid Hall; brothers, Isidore T. Begaye, Ralph T. Begay, and Marcellus S. Begaye; sisters, Angela A. Sandoval, Ellouise Thompson, LaVerne T. Begaye and Gladeeh Begaye; grandparents, John D. Davis, Lucy Pete, and Hosteen Chee; and 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband, LaSalle Hall; parents, Steven Tsosie and Dorothy Davis; sisters, Louise Ann Harvey and Patricia Mae Begaye; brother, Leroy T. Harvey; and son, LaSalle Faron Hall. (Navajo Times, May 10, 2018)

Arizona, Fort Defiance – Funeral services for Erma J. Eddie, 55, were held in May.  Erma was born in Fort Defiance, into the Totsohnii (Big Water Clan), born for Kiyaa’aanii (Towering House Clan).  Erma passed away May 7, 2018 in Gallup. Erma is survived by her father, Naswood Begay; sisters, Ruth Marrietta and Veronica Keetso, Priscilla Dempsey and Jolene Kee; and brothers, Gilbert Begay, Jonathan Kee and Joe Kee Jr.  She is preceded in death by her mother, Ruth J. Begay. Erma graduated from the University of New Mexico and served in the Army National Guard.  She was an accountant and receptionist. (Navajo Times, May 10, 2018)

Arizona, Winslow – Funeral services for Henry Moore Jr., 70 were held May 19, 2018 at the Winslow Funeral Home.  Burial followed at Desert View Cemetery.  Henry was born Nov. 14, 1947 in Flagstaff, into the Tsi’naajinii (Black Streak Wood People Clan), born for Ye’ii dine’e Tachii’nii (Red Running Into the Water People Clan).  His nali is Ashiihi (Salt People); chei is Kinlichii’nii (Red House).  He passed away May 13, 2018 in Flagstaff. Henry is survived by his wife, Marie Moore; children, Henry Moore III, Kimberly Salas; Kordell Moore, Ernie Tsosie, Robin Oso, Tommy Tsosie, Samantha Barrales, Quentin Fernando and Sharon Curley; sisters, Leatrice Lane and Lea Lane; 21 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his son, Lyle Moore; parents, Henry Moore Sr. and Aurelia Charlie-Moore; sisters, Lydia Moore and Beatrice Moore-Vezie; and brothers, Donald and Harold Moore. Henry earned an associate’s degree for Eastern Arizona College and a bachelor’s degree for Eastern Tennessee State University.  He served with the U.S. Public Health Services Department of Environmental Health under the Indian Health Service.  Henry was employed with the Navajo Nation Office of Environmental Health.  He held public offices, Birdsprings Chapter vice president, Leupp Schools Incorporated Board of Directors, and member of the Winslow Indian Health Care Center Health Board. (Navajo Times, May 17, 2018)

Arizona, Kayenta – Jeanette Parrish passed away May 5, 2018 at the San Juan Regional Hospital in Farmington.  Jeanette was born Nov. 11, 1918 , in Kayenta, into the Todich’ii’nii (Bitter Water Clan), born for Tachii’nii (Red Running Into the Water People Clan). Jeanetter is survived by her sons, Robert, Arthur, Norman and Albert Parrish; daughter, Stella Edwards, Lillian Wallen, Felicita Young, Jane Parrish, Helen Cody, and Gladys Yellowhair; and 207 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Rodney Parrish Sr.; daughter, Lois Mitchell; and sons, David, Raymond Parrishand Rodney Parrish Jr. Jeanette raced horses, wove rugs and saddle blankets and was herbalist. (Navajo Times, May 17, 2018)

Arizona, Fort Defiance – Funeral services for Lee “Lefty” Litson Jr., 50 were held May 15, 2018 at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Fort Defiance.  Interment followed at the family plot in Black Rock, AZ.  Lee was born May 7, 1968, in Fort Defiance into the Tachii’nii (Red Running Into the Water People Clan), born for Kiyaa’aanii (Towering House Clan).  His nali is Totsohnii (Big Water); chei is Bit’ahnii (Under His Cover).  Lee passed away May 9, 2018, in Mesa, AZ. Lee is survived by his parents, Doris and Lee Litson Sr.; and siblings, Leanne, Wendi, Dawnel, Janel, and Tenneile Litson.  He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Marion and Frank Todakonzie Sr.; and Isabel and Martin Litson. Lee attended Mesa Community College.  He was employed as a chef and automotive mechanic. (Navajo Times, May 17, 2018)

Arizona, Fort Defiance – Funeral services for Doris Marie Litson, 74, were held May 22, 2018 at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Fort Defiance.  Interment followed at the family plot in Black Rock, AZ.  Doris passed away May 17, 2018, in Albuquerque.  Doris was born Jan. 16, 1944 in Fort Defiance, into the Tachii’nii (Red Running Into the Water People Clan), born for Bit’ahnii (Under His Cover Clan).  Her nali is Todik’ozhi (Salt Water); chei is Tabaaha (Water’s Edge). Doris is survived by her husband, Lee Litson Sr.; daughters, Leanne, Wendi, Dawnel, Janel, and Tenneile Litson.  She is preceded in death by her son, Lee Litson Jr. (Navajo Times, May 24, 2018)

Arizona, Fort Defiance – Funeral services for Marie Ann Gorman, 68, were held May 19, 2018 at the Fort Defiance Potter House.  Interment followed at the Fort Defiance cemetery.  Marie passed away May 15, 2018 in Phoenix.  Marie was born Oct. 11, 1949 in Fort Defiance, into the Tsenabahilnii (Sleep Rock People Clan), born for Hashk’aahadzohi (Yucca Fruit-Strung-Out-In-A-Line Clan).  Her nali is Kiyaa’aanii (Towering House); chei is Bit’ahnii (Under His Cover). Marie is survived by her daughters, Karlene Shirley, Karen Haskie; sons, Carl Dedman Jr., Nathaniel Karlsson, and Kyle Karlsson; sisters, Fose Gorman Dedman, Julie Gorman Begaye, Theresa Upshaw, and Bernice Roanhorse; and brothers, David Bryant Jr. and Anslem Gorman. Marie worked for Sage Memorial Hospital, Project Hope and Window Rock Police Department. (Navajo Times, May 24, 2018)

Arizona, Rock Point – Funeral services for Elsie T. Descheny, 84 of Rock Point were held May 25, 2018 at the Navajo Lutheran Mission Church in Rock Point.  Burial followed at family plot in Rock Point.  Elsie passed away May 22, 2018 in Chinle.  Elsie was born July 25, 1933 in Chinle, into the Kinyaa’aanii (Towering House Clan), born for Tabaaha (Water’s Edge Clan). Elsie is survived by her sons, Reeder, Roger, Leroy, Roy Descheny and Ralph Descheny Jr.; daughters, Rita Wilson, Darlene Shepherd, Ophelia Burnside, Matilda Descheny and Lorinda Lee; parents, Kee and Asdzaa Yazzie Tsosie; and brother, Tom Tsosie.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Descheny Sr. Elsie worked for the Rock Point Community School for 47 years. (Navajo Times, May 24, 2018)

Arizona, Winslow – Funeral services for Terry Clyde, 49 of Dilkon AZ., were held May 25, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Winslow.  Burial followed in Winslow.  Terry passed away May 18, 2018 in Holbrook, AZ.  Terry was born Sept. 18, 1968 in Winslow. Terry is survived by his mother, Betty Clyde; brother, Darrin Clyde; and sisters, Beverly Nez, Christina Davis, Delphenia Clyde, Carm Johnson, Sylvia Begishe and Natalie Brown.  He is preceded in death by his father, Hoskie Clyde; and brothers, Dalton Clyde, Gabriel Vaughn and Juwayne Nez. Terry was employed as a silversmith. (Navajo Times, May 24, 2018)

Minnesota, Red Lake – A wake and service for Alfred James Benais, 83, of Red Lake was held Apr. 26 and Apr. 27 at the New Little Rock Community Center in Red Lake.  Interment followed in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.  Alfred passed away Apr. 23, 2018 at the Corner Stone Residence in Kelliher, MN.  Alfred was born July 7, 1934 in Red Lake to Henry and Alice (Johnny) Benais. Alfred is survived by his brothers, Joe Benais and Herman Littlejohn; sisters, Judy and Darlene Littlejohn; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by wife, Roselynn King Benais; parents; brothers, Clarence Leonard Benais, Francis and Ronald Littlejohn; sisters, Verna Redeagle, Mary Jane Cloud and Jenny, Delores, Carol and Doreen Littlejohn and Joyce Littlejohn McArther. Alfred worked for the Red Lake DNR as a trapper he was stationed at the Red Lake Farm. (The Red Lake Nation, May 11, 2018)

Minnesota, Red Lake – A wake and service for Myrna Jean Hardy, 73 of Ponemah was held Apr. 30, 2018 and May 1, 2018 at the Boys and Girls Club in Ponemah.  Myrna passed away Apr. 27, 2018 in Red Lake.  Myrna was born Aug. 10, 1944 in Red Lake to Roy and Elsie (Johnson) Mosher. Myrna is survived by her husband, Clifford C. Hardy; daughter, Celeste (Anthony) Erickson and Shari (Tyrone Schoenborn Sr.) Hardy; son, Robin (Savannah Martin) Hardy; step daughter, Jerry Begs His Own; son-in-law, Roland Wilson Sr.; 12 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by her parents; step parents, Anthony and Mary Wilson; brothers, Greg Johnson and Roy Mosher Jr.; sister, Karen Bowman; and daughter, Karen Goodteacher.  Myrna did internship in Washington DC and worked for the BIA. After returning to Ponemah she worked within the Bureau of Red Lake and opened a store and worked for AmeriCorps as a director. (The Red Lake Nation, May 11, 2018)

Minnesota, Red Lake – A wake and traditional service for Anthony Allen Wells, 22 was held May 3, 2018 thru May 5, 2018 at the Redby Community Center in Redby, MN.  Interment followed in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery at Red Lake, MN.  Anthony passed away Apr. 28, 2018 in Red Lake, MN.  Anthony was born Apr. 2, 1996 in Red Lake to George Allen Schoenborn and Toni Wells. Anthony is survived by his parents; special dad, Elwin Jourdain Jr.; sisters, Tyra Schoenborn, Keira and KeiAuni Love Johnson; brothers, D’Andre Wells, Gavin Jourdain, Tyrell, Jerrell and Tyrese Schoenborn; grandmas, Doreen Wells and Molly Sigana; aunties, Rose Schoenborn and Brandi Wells; uncles Dan and Chris Wells, Avery, Shaun and Kevin Schoenborn ; friends and cousins, Dan Sayers, Lonny Kingbird Jr. and Dave Johnson; and many other family and friends.  He is preceded in death by his grandpas, George Schoenborn Sr. and Raymond “Burr” Strong; great-grandmas, Carol Wells and Alvina Strong; great-grandpa, Anthony Wells; and several relatives and friends. (The Red Lake Nation, May 11, 2018)

Minnesota, Red Lake – Funeral services for Ronald Lee Smith, 58 were held May 18, 2018 at St. Antipas Episcopal Church in Redby, MN.  Ronald passed away May 15, 2018 at home in Redby.  Ronald was born Aug. 20, 1959 in Red Lake, MN., to John Delbert and Ethel (Garrigan) Smith. Ronald is survived by his wife, Bonnie Smith; sons, Floyd Strong, Ronald Strong, Lee Neadeau, Lucas Hanson, and Dusti Southworth; 11 grandchildren; mother; sisters, Leah Smith and Collette Maxwell; and brother, John Delbert Jr.  He is preceded in death by his father; brother, Rick Smith; grandparents, John and Anna Garrigan and William and Ellen Smith. Ronald attend forestry school and worked as a commercial fisherman and worked for Red Lake Builders as a carpenter. (The Red Lake Nation, May 25. 2018)

Minnesota, Red Lake – A wake and traditional service for Delton Reeves Buckanaga “Gitchi Makwa” The Great Bear, 16 of Red Lake were held May 17, 2018 thru May 19, 2018 at the Red Lake Center.  Burial followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Red Lake, MN.  Delton passed away May 12, 2018.  Delton was born Mar. 28, 2002 in Bemidji, MN., to Dennis Buckanaga and Charla Geionety.  Delton is survived by his parents; brothers, John Graves, David St. John, Charles May II; sisters, Leah Bevins, Denise Buchanaga, Laberta Geionety, Chiana Roberts, Amber Bevins, Denessa Buckanaga, Shaliecia Geionety, Dariun Caldwell, Chisa and Cheina Roberts; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He is preceded in death by his brothers, Timothy Geionety, Dennis Floyd “Makwa” Roberts and his grandparents. (The Red Lake Nation, May 25. 2018)

Minnesota, Red Lake – A Traditional Lakota ceremonies for Walter Dan Hardy III were conducted by Guy Red Owl, Richard Two Dogs, and Richard Broken Nose.  His Minnesota Anishinaabe family kept a spirit fire going for four days followed by a feast.  Funeral services were held May 1, 2018 at St. Katharine’s Episcopal Church of Martin.  Interment of his ashes will be next to his mother in Redby Community Cemetery in Red Lake, MN.  Walter passed away Apr. 19, 2018 in Martin, SD.  Walter was born Nov. 23, 1985 in St. Paul, MN., to Kathleen Renee Smith. Walter is survived by his sisters, Geraldine Hardy and Paula Hare; nieces, Shania Buck, Davie Lynn Hare, Miley Hare; nephews, Lordez, and Joel Hardy and David Hare Jr.; friend, Pete Janis; father, Mark Butterbrodt, MD; aunts, Gerri Howard, Clarice Cloud, Beverly, Vicky, Marilyn, Tracy, Alberta, Patricia and Diane Smith; uncles, Ejay and Herb Smith; aunts, Mary Ann Jackson and Lynn Hublou; uncles, Bob and John Butterbrodt; many cousins, nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his father, Walter Hardy Jr.; mother; grandparents, Herb and Delores Smith; aunts Thelma “Rosie” and Marjorie Smith; uncles, Gary and Clinton “Cootie” Smith; and cousins, Curtis and Roxianna Cloud, and Gary and James Smith.  Walter graduated from Oglala Lakota College. (The Red Lake Nation, May 25. 2018)  

New Mexico, Gallup – Funeral services for Gorman Yazzie, 60, of Asaayi, NM., were held May 10, 2018 at Cope Memorial Chapel in Gallup.  Burial followed at Sunset Memorial Park.  Gorman was born Apr. 30, 1958 in Fort Defiance, into the Tsenjikini (Honey Combed Rock People Clan), born for Tachii’nii (Red Running Into the Water People Clan).  Gorman passed away May 6, 2018 in Gallup. Gorman is survived by his wife, Jolene J. Yazzie; sons, Jeb Gould, Kevin Yazzie, and Todd Yazzie; stepson, Ryan Manygoats; stepdaughters, Rachel Lavea and Tricia Manygoats; brothers, Herman, Hershman and Freeland Yazzie; sisters, LeNora Y. Fulton and Christine Cazares; and 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Fannie Barney-Yazzie and Sherman Yazzie; and grandparents, Hataali Anagholi (Laughing Medicineman) and Astaa (Lady) Mose. Gorman earned a four year scholarship to Northern Arizona University and graduated with a  bachelor’s degree in forest management and a master’s degree in forestry.  He was a Helitech certified firefighter and was employed with BIA Fort Apache, Navajo Nation Forestry Dept, Navajo AML, EPA, and Ecosystem Management with NAU, Utah State University and Colorado State. (Navajo Times, May 10, 2018)

New Mexico, Counselor – Funeral services for Jake Pinto, 89, of Counselor were held May 3, 2018 at the Cedar Hill Church in Counselor.  Interment followed in Counselor.  Jake was born Feb. 20, 1929 in Pueblo Pintado, NM., into the Naakai dine’e (Mexican Clan), born for Hashk’aahadzohi (Yucca Fruit-Strung-Out-In-A-Line Clan).  Jake passed away Apr. 23, 2018 in Rio Rancho, NM. Jake is survived by his wife, Bessie S. Pinto; daughters, Joann Manygoats and Jena Pinto; brothers, Charlie Yazzie, Jimmie Y. Pinto, Donald, Johnny and Gary Wood; sisters, Fannie Jim, Francina Ramone, Roberta Sandoval, and Nancy W. Brown; and 16 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank Wood and Emma Pena Pinto; sons, David, Mike and Teddy Pinto; and six great-grandchildren. Jake worked as a pipe worker, DNA representative, Cuba liaison bus driver, railroad worker, rancher, irrigator and local driver education teacher.  He spoke five languages (English, Navajo, Spanish, Pueblo and Apache). (Navajo Times, May 10, 2018)

New Mexico, Gallup – Funeral services for Janett T. Naswood, 77 of Fort Defiance, were held May 18, 2018 at the Cope Memorial Chapel in Gallup.  Burial followed at Sunset Memorial Park in Gallup.  Janett was born Aug. 21, 1940 in White Horse Lake, NM., into the To’ahani (Near the Water Clan), born for Naakai dine’e (Mexican Clan).  Janett passed away May 13, 2018 in Fort Defiance. Janett is survived by her sons, Elmer, Elbert, and Elton Naswood; sisters, Lalie Yazzie, Lucy Sandoval, Helen Sandoval, Esther Tsosie, Angie Tsosie; Charlotte Salt, and Alice Jones; and two grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her son, Eldon “Ebba” Naswood; parents, Bessie and Charlie Tsosie. Janett attended Kiowa School of Practical Nursing and the University of New Mexico-Gallup School of Nursing.  She was employed with Indian Health Service in Crownpoint and Fort Defiance. (Navajo Times, May 17, 2018)
 
Minnesota, Cass Lake - Harold R. “SkipFinn, 69, of Cass Lake passed away May 17, 2018 at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis.  A memorial meal was held May 21, 2018, at Veterans Memorial Building, Cass Lake, MN.  Skip was born on Oct. 27, 1948, in Cass Lake, MN, to Harold “Haley” and Elverna Finn.  Skip is survived by his wife of 37 years, Teri, daughter Jamie (Gabe) Becker-Finn of Roseville, MN, son Jacob Finn of Las Vegas, NV, beloved grandchildren Koivu and Vida Becker-Finn of Roseville, MN, siblings Jerry Finn, Susie Morris, Pat Finn, Randy Finn, Jewell Finn, Deb Suchon, Mick Finn, best friend Mike Schmid, and many much loved nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Mike Finn and Holly Finn. Skip was a member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. Cass Lake was always his home. He worked as an attorney and small business owner and was the first Native American to serve as a Minnesota State Senator.  Skip mentored many DFL and Native political candidates throughout the years, including his daughter, State Representative Jamie Becker-Finn. Skip was the first in his family to attend college, at Moorhead State College and the University of Minnesota. He majored in both Sociology and American Indian Studies, and in 1971 was the first student to receive a degree in American Indian Studies at the U. He later received a law degree from the U of M in 1979.

Washington, Tulalip – Interfaith services for Rose Margie Kempf-Harvey, 73, were held May 8, 2018 and funeral services held May 9, 2018 at the Tulalip Gym.  Burial followed at Mission Beach Cemetery.  Rose passed away May 3, 2018 in Everett, WA.  Rose was born June 4, 1944 in Darrington, WA., to Jackson and Jessie Harvey. Rose is survived by her children, Lila Pierce, Donald Kempf Jr., Edward Kempf, Marvin Kempf, and Angie Thurbush; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Kempf Sr.; parents; brother, Paul Harvey; Sally Moses, Violet Napoleon, Helen Pierce, Mary Jack, Jasper Harvey, Brandon Kempf, and Violet Pierce. Rose helped the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe get federally recognized and was involved in initiating the ICW Act. (dx lilap syacab, May 12, 2018)

Washington, Tulalip – Interfaith services for James Douglas “JD” Fryberg, 29 were held May 17, 2018 and funeral services held May 18, 2018 at the Tulalip Tribal Gym.  Burial followed at the Mission Beach Cemetery.  James passed away May 11, 2018 in Walla Walla, WA.  James was born Dec. 7, 1988 to Gina Harrison and Dean Fryberg Jr. James is survived by his children, Tarynn and Autumn Fryberg; parents; Theseus Jones and Kathryn Cavendar; siblings, Josh (Danielle) Fryberg, Ashley Harrison, Danika (Aurelia) Hatch-Aguilar, Deanne Fryberg, Rocky (Stephanie) Harrison, Tabatha Fagundes, Trevor (Cierra) Fryberg, David (June) Cavendar, Michael “Dub” Thompson; grandpa,  Dean Fryberg Sr., Richard Madison; great-grandparents, Glen and Lee Parks; special aunt, Deedee Parks; special uncle, Alex Salinas; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and special brothers.  He is preceded in death by his sister, Jennifer Fryberg; grandmothers, Charmaine Harrison and Betty Henry; grandfather, Frank Madison Sr.; uncle, Hanford James Sr.; aunties, Marylou Williams and Lois “LouLou” Jones; great-grandparents, Violet “Speedy” Parks and Orville Harrison. (dx lilap syacab, May 19, 2018)

Washington, Tulalip – Bonnie Jean Hynes, 58 of Lynnwood, WA., passed away Apr. 25, 2018.  Bonnie is survived by her mother, Audrey Hynes; sisters, Johanna Van Scoy, Lora Seaward, Debbie Hynes and companion, Ralph McIntosh. (dx lilap syacab, May 26, 2018)

Wisconsin, Appleton - Funeral services for Charlotte A. Kaquatosh, 69, of Shawano was held May 21, 2018 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Neopit. Burial followed in the church cemetery.  Charlotte passed away May 17, 2018 in Appleton. Charlotte was born on August 28, 1948 in Two Rivers, to Ralph F. and Thelma L. (Stueck) Hoffman.   Charlotte is survived by her husband, Ben; one son, Jon (Teresa) Kaquatosh; grandchildren, Tyler, Austin, JaCee, Avery, Danielle, Cheyanne, Jonny and Julien; brothers, Joseph (Betty), John (Kim), James (Kristin), Jeffrey (Wendy), Jerry (Wendy), Jule (Teresa), Jay (Susan), Jan (Cindy) and Jed (Gina) Hoffman; sisters, Carol (Leon) Goska and Christine (Jim) Frederick; her in-laws, Jeanette (Bob) Orheim and Clara (Tom) Hartman; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents. Charlotte was a faithful member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Neopit.  Through the church, she helped teach the Menominee people religion and the Menominee language.
 
Wisconsin, Oneida – Service for Scharlene F. Kasee, “Shady Lady”, 81 followed the Oneida Hymn Singers on May 18, 2018.  Scharlene was born Apr. 19, 1937 to Malphais and Grace Smith.  Scharlene passed away May 13, 2018.  Scharlene is survived by her children, Doug Laster, Richard (Patricia) Buhr, Kelly (Dan) Skenandore, Buddy Laster and Sam (Melissa) Goodman; numerous grand and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and a special grandchild Shannon Laster; siblings, Betty (John) Dennison, Cecil Smith, Rose Smith, Valerie (Gerald) LaPlante, Malphais (Sue) Smith Jr., Mike Smith, Davis Smith, Verda (Kim) House, Earl Smith, and Selma Smith.  She is preceded in death by her sons, Crete Kasee, and Steven Lee Kasee; and siblings, Judy Adams, Joan Lee Smith, Jerry Smith, Melvin Smith and Terry Smith. Scharlene worked for many years at the Oneida Police Department as a dispatcher and then at the Oneida Casino. (Oneida Kalihwisaks, May 17, 2018)

Wisconsin, Oneida – Funeral service for Richard K. Smith, 76, of Wausaukee followed the Oneida Hymn Singers on May 12, 2018 at the Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory.  Richard passed away May 6, 2018 at home.  Richard was born Sept. 2, 1941 in Tomah WI., to Jeanette (Skenandore) and Ervin Doxtater. Richard is survived by his wife, Gloria Smith; children, Richard (Chris), David and Rhonda Smith; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild; god child, Richard Jorgenson; and nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Virgil Doxtater, Marian Gonzales and Arnold Doxtater. Richard was an OTR truck driver for 30 years. (Oneida Kalihwisaks, May 17, 2018)

Wisconsin, Oneida – Funeral service for Stacey Brightstar King, 35, of Oneida followed the Oneida Hymn Singers on May 10, 2018 at the Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory.  Burial followed in the Oneida Sacred Burial Grounds included the Big Drum Service.  Stacey passed away May 5, 2018.  Stacey was born June 11, 1982 to Danny King and Patsy White in Green Bay. Stacey is survived by her sons, Abel, Carlos Martinez-King and David Cortez; daughter, Selena Jentz; sibling, Gloria White, Jason King, Joey Webster, Shelly and Danielle King, Lindsey and Kimberly Metoxen, Conrad White and Daniel King Jr., special caretakers, Moon and Michelle Hill, special cousins, Sheila, Sheri, Lynn and Robin; aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.  (Oneida Kalihwisaks, May 17, 2018)

Wisconsin, Oneida – Private funeral service and interment for Judy Ann Sauer, 74 of Menasha was held at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove, WI.  Judy passed away May 3, 2018 in Menasha.  Judy was born Sept. 9, 1943 in Shawano. Judy was married to Byron; mother of Michael (Maribel) and grandmother to Seth. Judy worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. (Oneida Kalihwisaks, May 17, 2018)

Wisconsin, Oneida – Funeral service for Michael S. LaFond, 71, Oneida was held on May 7, 2018 at the Ryan Funeral Home.  Burial followed at the Oneida Sacred Burial Grounds.  Michael passed away May 4, 2018 .  Michael was born Oct. 23, 1946 to M. Lawrence and Winifred “Winny” LaFond.  Micheal is survived by his wife, Victoria; children, Catherine (Gary) Smith, Colleen (Wayne) Griffin, Jessica (Leo) Stenstrom, Joshua Racine, five grandchildren, Chase, Chelsey, Autumn, Oliver, and Winnie; brother, Larry (Cathy) LaFond, and Victoria’s family, Vivian (Pete) Dittel, Veronica Glass, Valerie (Joe) Yazzie, Terry (Tania) Cornelius, Andy (Pala) Cornelius.  He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Davis, Robert, and Patricia LaFond; nephew, Mark LaFond; and in-laws, Harrison and Diane Cornelius. (Oneida Kalihwisaks, May 17, 2018)

Wisconsin, West Allis - Funeral services for Roderick Greengrass, age 63 of West Allis, were held Thursday, May 31, 2018 at the Native American Church.  Roderick passed away May 27, 2018.  Roderick, aka “Daga Hollywood” was born September 2, 1954 in Baraboo, WI., to John and Margaret (Lonetree) Greengrass. Roderick is survived by his brothers, Michael, Edward, and Morris and sisters, Denise, Darlene, Susan and Angela. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Craig and sisters, Cynthia and Jeanette. Roderick was an avid activist for Native American rights and the environment. He was also a concert promoter and was involved in the music industry for over 45 years and a member of the American Indian Movement, “AIM” since the 1970’s. He studied cinematography in Los Angeles and a former editor of the Circle newspaper in Minneapolis.  Roderick was well known for his feathered earrings. He also helped build the Native American Church in Wisconsin Dells along side his Father and Brothers.


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