Charles “Walking Charlie” A. Spencer, 64 of Tulalip, WA, passed away September 2, 2018 at home. He was born September 25, 1953 in Everett, Washington to Richard Spencer Sr. and Mary Johnny. He was a welder and a custodian for the Tulalip Tribes. He loved his family. He enjoyed pole fishing and taking long walks. He also liked his music and collecting nick backs. He is survived by brothers, David and Bobby; sisters, Mildred and Vivian; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and 14 brothers and sisters. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home with an InterFaith Service will 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.
Cecile Rose Elworth-Menge was born February 14, 1963 in Seattle, WA, and passed away on August 6, 2018 in Everett, WA. Cecile was named for both grandmothers. Cecile loved to spend time gardening, tending to her animals, being outdoors, and taking care of people. She had a quick and infectious laugh. Cecile entered into the US Army in San Jose, CA, as a radio operator and separated in Fort Gordon, GA, after serving four years. She is preceded in death by her father, Charles Elworth and granddaughter, Aiden; granddaughter of the late: Margaret (Henry) Holmes and Charles S. Oliver Sr. and Mildred and Anthony Kazmirski; Aunt Catherine (Oliver) Rivera, Uncle “Manny”, Charles H. Oliver Jr. and first cousin, Michael Proo. Cecile is survived by her husband of 20 years, Scott Menge; mother, Alma Louise Elworth; daughter, Angelina Elworth; son, Anthony Elworth; son, Jean-Luc Elworth; siblings, Julie, Brian and Christopher Elworth; grandchildren, Leila, Kurian, Kaimira, Henry, and Jordan; best friend, Dena McClinton; and John and Jean Chilcott, Colleen (Donnelly) and Generoso Tandiama, Patrick (Karyn Barnes) Donnelly, Janie Lynn (Donnelly) and Kurt Moose, Kevin Kazmirski, Terrence Kazmirski; Aunties, Cecile (Oliver) Hansen and Carolyn Oliver. An Interfaith service will be August 10, 2018 at 6:00pm at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home. Funeral services will be August 11, 2018 at 10am at The Tulalip Tribal Gym.
Alpheus Edwin Jones Sr. was born July 8, 1940 in the Tulalip Old Hospital and entered into rest on August 5, 2018. He was a commercial fisherman, and would fish with Wheatie on Sarah Jean and Skipper on the Night Owl, salmon ceremony fish cooker, and enjoyed traveling, playing basketball, softball, and hardball. Alpheus coached the Tulalip Chiefs and Tulalip co-ed team and The Bad Company Youth Basketball team. He was inducted into the NIAA Hall of Fame in 2007. He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Louella and numerous family members, as well as special grandchild, Dontae Wayne Jones. He is survived by his wife, Mildred L. Jones of 53 years, as well as his children, Charlie and Roxanne, Jeff Jones Sr., Alpheus Jones Jr., Dana Jones, Luella Ann and Leon Enick, and Allison Jones; siblings, Stanley and JoAnn Jones Sr., Virginia Carpenter, Dawn Simpson, Joy Lacey, Dale Jones and Barbara Jones, Marvin Jones, Richard Jones and Toby Jones, Delmer and Bev Jones, Virginia Cross, Lorraine Cross, Marlene Cross, George Cross Jr.; granddaughter, Brittany Nelson-Jones; and numerous grand-children and great-grand-children. Special Caretaker Bernard Duplessis. He also leaves behind his special cat, Simba. Visitation will be held on August 9, 2018 at 1pm at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home. Interfaith will be at 6pm at the Tulalip Tribal Gym. Funeral service will be August 10, 2018 at 10am at the Tulalip Tribal Gym with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.
February 10, 1948 – July 19, 2018 Danny Lee Hunter, 70, went with the Lord peacefully at the Hospice Care Center in Everett, WA on July 19, 2018. He was born on February 10, 1948 to George Lee Hunter and Bessie Marie Hunter in Bremerton, WA. He lived with his wife, Carol Hunter, of 36 years; and their dogs, Dottie and Chico. He was instrumental in developing their property and building their home. He worked several years at the Maltby mill as a laborer, a mechanic, carpenter and landscaper. He was a creative artist who loved painting and also enjoyed rock and roll music. He also would spend many hours on the water fishing for bass and crappie. He was survived by his wife, Carol; brother, Randy Hunter; stepson, Bob Jackson; and grandson, Jacob Jackson. Dan was preceded in death by both parents; seven siblings; stepson, Tony Jackson; stepdaughter, Nadine Jones Robinson (Kenneth Robinson); and stepgranddaughter, Katia Jones. An Interfaith Service will held Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Tulalip Gym with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.
Diana Lynn Hunt was born on September 8, 1946 in Chicago, IL, and passed away on June 20, 2018 with family and her dogs at her side.
Her early life was marked by struggle and hardship, which instilled in her a strong work ethic. She lived in numerous places across the country, including Reno, San Francisco, and Sedro-Wooley. Intensely proud and private, Diana was enigmatic. She was known by many, yet by few.
Much of her career was spent in the gaming industry, including a stint at Harrah’s Casino in Reno, NV. Upon moving to Everett, she began working for the Tulalip Resort Casino, ultimately staying there for almost twenty years. Affectionately known as “Big Red”, she was the small and fierce Assistant Pit Manager until her retirement several years ago.
A lover of animals, Lord of the Rings, and opera, Diana also read widely, including many sci-fi and mystery novels.
Though predeceased by her son, Michael Yancey, and great-grandson Joseph Michaels, Diana is survived by her husband, John, her daughters Carmen (Steve) Michaels, Michelle (Steve Harris) Rick, and Joanna (Jen Ham) Hunt, as well as eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
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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.