Edward Lil George Sneatlum, 44 of Auburn, died June 6, 2018 in Everett, WA. He was born May 15, 1974 to Charles Ronald Sneatlum & Janet D. Patrick in Everett. Edward attended school in Tulalip, WA & Chemawa School in Salem, OR. After school he started in the gaming business in Tulalip & continued in Muckleshoot. He was a general laborer. Edward enjoyed stick games, fishing, hunting, playing pool, gambling and going to concerts. He was a member of Qua-Qua Amus Long House since 1990. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Sneatlum of Auburn; step-daughters, Sonya Williams of Auburn, 3 grandchildren, Kelsey, Kimberly & Elizabeth all of Auburn. He is also survived by his mother, Janet Patrick of Tulalip; step-daughter, Alondra Velador; brothers, Charles Sneatlum & Timothy Jones both of Tulalip, numerous, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, & nephews. Edward was preceded in death by his father, Charles Sneatlum, Jr., grandfather, Charles A. Sneatlum, Sr., grandmother, Shirley Marie Sneatlum, grandparents, Wesley & Joyce Patrick, Aunt Sheryl Sneatlum – Teo, Aunt Charmaine Sneatlum, cousin, Derek Sneatlum, niece, Courtney Aho, niece, Ashley Aho, nephew, Michael Sneatlum, aunt Sunnee Sneatlum, uncle Cliffy Sneatlum, aunt Emeline Patrick, uncle Daniel Patrick, uncle Leonard “Abner” VanPelt, cousin, Cheryl Bagley, step-son, Robby K. Kublic & uncle Amos A. Bob & cousin, Justine Comenote. A visitation will be held, Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Weeks’ Funeral Home, 451 Cemetery Rd., Buckley, WA. Funeral service will be held, Monday, June 11, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. at Muckleshoot Pentecostal Church with burial at Mission Beach Tulalip Cemetery.
Tina Louise Pacheco, 56, of Tulalip, WA, left to be with her parents on June 2, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hirontimus and Magdalen Monger in 1992. She also was preceded by her brothers, Joey Pacheco and Daryle Pacheco. She married Scott Danielak in 1996. She helped to mother her step-children: Jesse, Jana, and Kaitlyn. She had one son, Damon Hatch. She is survived by her life partner and best friend, Tia Ward. She leaves behind her siblings: Anita (Randy) Rodgers, Lucinda Cladoosby, Charles Vassar, Robert (Lisa) Monger, Rose (Kevin) Webb, and Mark Monger. She also had many nieces, nephews, and cousins that she loved very much. She graduated from Chemawa Indian School. She loved to travel and Hawaii was her favorite destination. She was a professional photographer and took thousands of pictures of family, friends, graduations, weddings, and funerals. She owned a business called Just Your Style. She was a minister to all she came to know. She was the first to show up when there was a death in the family of a close friend or tribal member. Many stories are told of when she helped in very loving ways. Her final occupation was as a Safety Coordinator. She trained others about first aid and safety. She also worked to help others be prepared for any emergency. She always had what anyone needed in her car. We are all left better because she was part of our lives. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman with an Interfaith service to follow at 6:00 p.m. at the Tulalip Gym. Funeral Services will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Tulalip Gym with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.
Bonnie Jean Hynes , 58, of Lynnwood, WA, peacefully passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018, after a courageous fight with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. She is survived by her mother, Audrey Hynes, sisters: Johanna Van Scoy, Lora Seaward, Debbie Hynes and long-time companion of 30 years, Ralph McIntosh. Bonnie enjoyed all things Bingo, Bowling, Disney and Craft related. She made many friends participating in events at several Senior Centers around Snohomish County and on the Tulalip Reservation. Bonnie was a beading master and could whip up a bracelet for anyone in any theme after chatting with you for just a few minutes. Bonnie loved children and children loved Bonnie. Her nieces and nephew were a light in her life and she was especially thrilled to have recently become a Great Aunt. Bonnie always had a kind word and a smile for everyone she encountered and will be missed by all who knew her. For information regarding her memorial, please contact Johanna Van Scoy at 425-876-1617.
James Douglas “JD” Fryberg, 29, went peacefully in his sleep to be with our Lord on May 11, 2018, in Walla Walla, WA. JD was born December 7, 1988 in Everett, WA, to Gina Harrison and Dean Fryberg Jr. He was a loving, caring and adventurous soul. He grew up in Tulalip, Washington constantly surrounded by his family and friends. He had two children whom he loved and cherished very much, Tarynn Fryberg and Autumn Fryberg. He was so proud of his children. Throughout recent years, JD connected with his Native culture and became a grass dancer. He loved the Powwows he was able to participate in and danced with heart. JD also gained a passion for art that included drawing and beading. He was an amazing artist and made beautiful pieces for his family. No matter what JD was going through, he would make sure everyone else was doing ok. He constantly provided encouragement and support to family and friends to follow the right path and make a good life. JD always wanted everyone to know how much he loved them. He is survived by his children, Tarynn Fryberg and Autumn Fryberg; parents, Gina Harrison and Theseus Jones and Dean “Dizzy” Fryberg Jr. 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-grand-parents, Glen and Lee Parks; Special Aunt, Deedee Parks, Special Uncle, Alex Salinas and also numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles cousins and all his special brothers. JD 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-Granparents, Violet “Speedy Parks and Orville Harrison. JD will be missed by all and is now in Heaven rejoicing with his loved ones. Visitation will be May 17, 2018, from 1pm-2pm at the Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home. Interfaith services will be May 17, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Tulalip Tribal Gym. Funeral Services will be May 18, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Tulalip Tribal Gym with burial to follow at the Mission Beach Cemetery.
sta-gwa-letsa #1 Rose Margie Kempf-Harvey was born on June 4, 1944, in Darrington, WA, and passed away May 3, 2018, in Everett, WA. She was born to Jackson and Jessie Harvey and was the youngest of seven children. Rose helped the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe get federally recognized and was involved in initiating the ICW Act. She was a fisherwoman and was the first one to fish on the Sauk River. She loved the Seahawks, Mariners, picking berries, canning, and traveling to Hawaii. Rose also had her own Fry Bread stand, “Rosie’s Fry Bread and Indian Tacos.” Rose was also head cook for different spiritual ceremonies. She leaves behind her children, Lila Pierce, Donald Kempf Jr., Edward Kempf, Marvin Kempf, and Angie Thurbush, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Kempf Sr.; mother, Jessie T. Harvey, father, Jackson Harvey; brother, Paul Harvey; as well as Sally Moses, Violet Napoleon, Helen Pierce, Mary Jack, Jasper Harvey, Brandon Kempf, and Violet Pierce. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home. Interfaith services will be at 6 p.m. that same evening at the Tulalip Gym. Funeral services will be May 9, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the Tulalip Gym with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.
Helen Lucille Fenrich “Woman Warrior”, 66 of Tulalip, WA, went to be with her creator on January 31, 2018 with her family by her side. She was born March 29, 1951 in Everett, Washington to Elliott and Arlene Brown. She worked for the Tulalip Tribes for over 45 years in many positions advocating for our children, treaty rights, and overall best interest of all Tribal people. Her expertise as a Policy Analyst Liaison taught many who worked with her to be a fierce advocate never giving up on their battles to protect the children. She worked with three governors, Gregoire, Locke, and Inslee earning their respect. Helen’s boys, grandchildren, and nieces and nephews always came 1st! Her goal was to keep her family together, for them to be successful, and have a good life. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Alan; eight boys, Vincent Hatch, Tony Hatch, Alan Fenrich Jr., Austin Brown, Kedryn Hatch, Danny Fenrich, Tayler Hatch, and Jesse Hatch; four siblings, Carol Davis, Wayne Brown, Richard Brown, Elliot Brown Jr., three aunties, Anita “Keeta” Sheldon, Maxine Williams and Lorraine Hatch; and numerous grandchildren. She was preceded in death by numerous family members. A visitation will be held Monday, February 5, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman with an Interfaith service to follow at 6:00 p.m. at the Tulalip Gym. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, February 6, at 10:00 a.m. at the Tulalip Gym with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.
Joseph “JoJo” Duane Dias, 68 of Tulalip, WA, went to be with his creator on January 17, 2018. He is now with his wife, Noma Dias; his son, Joseph Jr., and his other siblings. He was born September 2, 1949 in Tacoma, WA, where he grew up and graduated from high school. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was a commercial fisherman. JoJo was the eldest of the family and the rock that held them together. JoJo is survived by his daughter, Tanya (Jeff) Tompkins; siblings, Bobby Dias, Bruce Dias, Cat Berrey, and Debbie Habitch; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home with an Interfaith Service to follow at 6:00 p.m. at the Tulalip Gym. Funeral Services will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the Tulalip Gym with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.
April 23, 1962-Jan. 13, 2018 Tammy Lynn Dehnhoff was born April 23, 1962 to parents, Cecil and Philomena Maahs, and went home to be with the Lord on January 13, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Tammy met lots of people while working in the Dental field and was appreciated by many for her kind and caring personality. She dedicated many of her years serving the people in her community on the Tulalip Reservation. Tammy enjoyed her time teaching Sunday school, watching Hallmark movies, working in the yard and garden beds. She always looked forward to spending time with her family, making lasting memories. Tammy leaves behind her loving husband, Tim; her sons, Tyson and Connor; daughter, Tayna Greene (Michael); granddaughters, Apple and Fern; sisters, Brenda (Don) and Pam; father-in-law, Charles “Bud” and special family friend, Tiffany West. Tammy will be missed by many, and leaves behind with us her legacy of strength, compassion, forgiveness and uncon-ditional love. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home with inurnment to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.
Raymond Wallace Paul Sr., 62 of Tulalip, WA, went to be with his creator on January 1, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born February 5, 1955 to Wallace and Arlene Paul in Toppenish, WA and was a member of the Yakama Nation. He is survived by his wife, Wanda; his children, Princess, Ray Jr., Mildred, and Arletia; siblings, Cynthia Powderface, Beatrice Kahama, Christopher Paul, Byron Lloyd, and Stephen Lloyd; eight grandchildren, Arlene, Aniyaha, Little Wanda, Bradley, Brian, Cecelia, Koda, and Gabriel; and numerous nephews and nieces. A funeral service was held Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, Marysville, WA. There will be all night services held at the Toppenish Longhouse at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Burial will be held January 5, 2018 at sunrise at the Yesmowit Cemetery in White Swan.
Loretta Ethel James was born on December 15, 1929, and entered into rest on December 25, 2017, surrounded by all her children and family. She attended Marysville Schools; Martha Lake School in Seattle; and was given the opportunity to attend the University of Washingtonunder the direction of Professor Ralph Johnson for the American Indian Court Judges Association Training, through the Swinomish Tribe. She successfully completed and became a Tribal Court Judge. Other positions and employments Loretta had were Community Action Program Aide; Chief Judge for the Swinomish and Puyallup Tribes; Associate Judge for the Tulalip Tribes, Suquamish Tribe, Lummi Nation; and Squaxin Tribe; Resident Aide at Tulalip Housing; served on the Tulalip Enrollment Committee; served as past Chairman of the Tulalip Elders Committee. She was an active inspiration in helping organize the NAIWA – the National American Indian Women’s Association. Loretta while serving as judge in Swinomish, actively participated in the 1974 case of the Boldt Decision, heard through the US District Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. As judge she also was hearing cases on Indian Child Welfare. She was a major advocate for members in Tulalip, Lummi, Swinomish, Puyallup, Suquamish, and Squaxin tribes. She fought to get their children back. Her last position was the Boom City Magistrate. She is survived by her seven children, Marie (Gene) Zackuse, Harold (Dolly) Joseph Jr., LeRoy (Judy) Joseph, Kenneth Joseph, Karen (Cy) Fryberg, Judy (Tony) Gobin, and Carmen (John) Burke all of Tulalip; siblings, LeRoy (Skooky) and Lila Henry of Tulalip, Annette Napeahi, of Tulalip, Mary Jo James of Tulalip, Eugene Henry of Swinomish, and Virginia Bill of Tacoma; step children, Charles James Jr., Leonard James, and Mark James; 28 grandchildren and 70 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Harold Joseph Sr., and Charles J. James Sr.; brothers, Oliver Henry, Woodworth Henry, Morey Henry, Duane Henry, Hanford Henry and Patrick Henry; sisters Donna Cooper, Betty Lou Henry and Patricia Cheer; and grandson, Michael Lee Joseph. A visitation will be held Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home with a Recitation of the Rosary to follow at 6:00 p.m. at the Tulalip Gym. Funeral Services will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Tulalip Gym with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.