Lucei, Elanor N,

WASHINGTON, Wapato – Funeral services were held for ELEANOR N. LUCEI, 86, on March 2, 2010, at the White Swan Independent Shaker Church. Interment followed at the Toppenish Creek Cemetery. Eleanor was born November 22, 1923, in Toppenish, Washington. She passed away February 27, 2010, in Wapato.

    Ellie was raised and educated in the Yakima Valley and at the Chemawa Indian School near Salem, Oregon. A member of the Yakama Nation and Independent Shaker Church, Ellie worked as a laborer in the Yakima Valley and Columbia Basin for various farmers and warehouses. She also worked for a time as a nurse’s aide in Tacoma. She enjoyed embroidery, hand sewing quilts, making jewelry, traditional food gathering and was a big rodeo fan. Ellie also enjoyed following all of her granchildren’s activities. (Yakama Nation Review, March 17, 2010)

 

 

 

 

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