April 10, 1953 – July 19, 2017 Connie Ann Watters, 64, of Marysville, WA passed away July 19, 2017 in Everett, WA. She was born April 10, 1953 in Everett to George and Betty Taylor. She grew up in Tulalip, WA and worked for the Tulalip Tribes – Smoke Shop, Bingo, and with the Northwest Fish Commission. She is survived by her husband, David Watters; son, Lee McCluskey; stepson, Nic X. Moser; siblings, Calvin (Marguerite) Taylor, Gus (Janet) Taylor, Sharon (Steve) Taylor, Lance (Tammy) Taylor, and Rod Simpson Jr.; grandchildren, Tyson James Morris-Miller, Draven Lee Morris, Sage Jess Robbins, Aiyiana Shay Miller; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and patrons of Kuhnle’s and Friendly’s Taverns. She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents, Dallas “Tex” Taylor, Ruth and Joepete Gobin, Lizzie Krise, Bertha and Ike Issac Kona Sr; brother, Gordon Lynn Taylor; sister, Kimberly Lee Simpson; grandchild, Lindy “Zack” Morris II. Funeral Services will be held Monday, July 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Schaefer-Shipman with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.
Peter Ray Woods, 47, of Everett, WA, passed away on July 5, 2017, as a result of an accident. He was born May 2, 1970, in Everett to James and Catherine Woods. He grew up in Everett and graduated from Everett High School. Peter was roofer and painter. He is survived by his four children, Shatona Woods, Brandon Woods, Isaiah Woods, and Marley Woods; siblings, Janie Woods, Larry Woods, Kevin Woods, and Tim Woods; five grandchildren, Amiah Woods, Samariana Wright, Bailey Powers, Russel Woods, and Tealyn Powers. Peter was preceded in death by his parents. Services will be held Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at Schaefer-Shipman with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.
April 21, 1936 – July 4, 2017 Levi David Aleck Sr., 81, of Marysville, WA passed away July 4, 2017. He was born April 21, 1936 in Mill Bay, B.C., Canada to Edmond and Sara Aleck. Levi was a logger, fisherman, he ran a green chain and was a fish technician. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Aleck; five children, Tony Aleck, Beverly Hobart, Chrissy Aleck, Mary Aleck, and Levi Aleck Jr.; 21 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death parents and brother, Frankie; and son, Joe Aleck Sr.; granddaughters, Crystal Aleck and Hope Jimicum; five infants – four boys and one girl; and great grandson, Markel Aleck. A visitation will be held Monday, July 10, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman with a Shaker Service to follow at 6:00 p.m. at the Tulalip Gym. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Tulalip Gym with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.
Steven’s blue light special ended on June 19, 2017. He spent over 20 years working for K-Mart. Steven leaves behind his wife, Candace; son, Cory; step-children, Lyle Brown and Monica Brown, parents, Art and Olga Maxwell; siblings, Michael (Alecia) Maxwell and John Maxwell; and father-in-law, Raymond Sheldon Sr. There wasn’t a pond, lake, or even a puddle that didn’t have a fish Steven could see. The last few years of his life, he spent traveling with his wife and son from Hawaii to the east coast. His contagious laugh will be missed by all. A funeral service will be held on June 22, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.
Walter Paul Steinbach, 83, of Tulalip, WA, died May 22, 2017, in his home. Walt was born May 24, 1933, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Walter and Ruby Steinbach. Walt was a commercial fisherman for over 50 years, fishing in the waters of Alaska and the Puget Sound in his beloved boat the Virginia M. He was a respected member of the Tulalip community and will be missed by all. Walt is preceded in death by Virginia Steinbach and Josephine Landert-Steinbach. Walt is survived by his children, Walt Steinbach Jr., Ed Steinbach, Carol Jones; six stepdaughters; seven grandchildren; 19 great children; one great-great grandchild; and many family members. A recitation of the Rosary and a funeral mass will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the Tulalip Gym.
Victor D. Nelson Sr. of Tulalip, WA, left us to be with our Lord on March 19, 2017. Victor was born in Tacoma, WA, on August 25, 1956, to Thomas and Fuiko Nelson. The oldest of six children, Victor worked at Tulalip Bingo as a Caller for over 20 years before he retired in 2012. He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Fuiko Abe Nelson; his brothers, Thomas and Patrick (Pickle) Nelson; his mother-in-law, Josephine M. Landert Steinbach; and one grandchild, Mikyla. He is survived by his first wife, Jodi Nelson and their son, Jason (Corey) Nelson; second wife of 28 years, Betty, and their children, Natasha Clark, Layla (Myron) Fryberg and Victor Nelson, Jr.; special niece (daughter) Jeanifer (Lupe) Flores; siblings, Robert, William and Debra Nelson; father-in-law, Walter P. Steinbach; seven sisters-in-law; one Very Special brother-in-law; eight grandchildren; one great grandson; many nephews and nieces; and many, many grandnephews and grand-nieces. The family would like to thank Providence Colby Campus for the care of Victor during his illness. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 23, 2017, 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.
February 3, 1942 – March 17, 2017 Mary Jane Jack, 75 of Tulalip passed away March 17, 2017. She was born February 3, 1942 in Darrington, WA to Jackson Harvey and Jessie Tommy. Mary was a master weaver, bead worker and knitter. She work at the Hatchery for 30 years and Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission. She was a teacher of Lushootseed language for the Sauk-Suiattle. She was an avid Seahawk fan. She travelled during the summer to various Pow Pows around the country. She is survived by her children, Rainey (Melissa) Jack Sr, Anderson Jack, Virginia (Matthew Charlie Sr.) Jack, and Timothy Jack; her sister, Rosie Kempf; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Windy Jack; sons, Peter Jack, Peter Jack II, and John Harvey Jack; and siblings, Helen Pierce, Violet Napoleon, Sally Moses, Paul Harvey and Casper Harvey. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman with an Interfaith Service to follow at 6 p.m. at the Tulalip Gym. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Tulalip Gym with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/heraldnet/obituary.aspx?n=mary-jane-jack&pid=184612166&fhid=2242#sthash.ESJFMKiG.dpuf
Jennifer Violet “Jen-Jen” Fryberg, 24, of Tulalip, WA, went to be with the love of her life, Tyler Edwards, while being surrounded by her family. She was born September 16, 1992, in Everett, WA to Dean “Diz” Fryberg Jr. and Kathryn Cavender. During high school she was an honor student and during her senior year she choose to join her spiritual life of Seion in Swinomish and followed through and received her GED. She went to college at Northwest Indian College where she studied the Lashootseed language. She enjoyed debating with her college professors. She followed in her father’s footsteps, and at the age of eight fell in love the life of Seion and entered into a huge family in Swinomish with Chester and Polly Cayou as her special parents. Her childhood soul sisters who loved to laugh with her were Shylee Burke, Christina Williams, Dawn Spencer, Alanna Williams, Desiree Dumont and Rilla Jones, and special godson, Francis “Bub” Hatch. She is survived by her parents, Dean “Diz” Fryberg Jr. And Kathryn Cavender; siblings, David (June) Caven-dar, Michael Thompson, Joshua (Danielle) Fryberg, Ashley Harrison, J.D. Fryberg, Danika (Aurelia Keo) Hatch-Aguilar, Deanne Fryberg, Trevor (Cassandra Jimicum) Fryberg, Rocky (Stephanie) Harrison, Tabatha Fagundas, and Nate Hatch; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 16, 2017, 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.
March 25, 1934 – March 13, 2017 Neil Vincent LeClaire, 82, of Everett, WA, made the journey to his Creator. Neil was born in Tulalip, WA. A proud member of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington. He graduated from Marysville High School in 1953. During the summer he went to a logging camp to work with the “big boys”, and then attended Seattle Pacific University for a year to study Engineering. He married his high school sweetheart, Colleen Jean Simons in 1954. They had two beautiful children, Christopher Neil LeClaire and Michelle Martha LeClaire.
Neil proudly served in the Army (Korea) from 1956-1958. He concluded his tour in the U.S. Army Reserves until 1962. He worked for Weyerhaeuser Mills for 37 years, ending his employment as a Journeyman Electrician when the mill closed. He was an active member of the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers Union as Chairman of Health and Welfare. In 1989, he was surprised to fall in love with Sharon Lee Greenhalgh. He acquired two wonderful step-children, Troy Alan Greenhalgh and Cari Dawn Greenhalgh. Neil and Sharon were partners for 28 years, married for 18.
Neil belonged to many pistol, rifle and archery ranges for many years where hr enjoyed trap and target shooting with the fellas. He watched every sport and played many as well. He loved to camp with his family and travel. He had many hobbies and could plan and engineer just about any problem you gave him. He loved to support his children, step-children, and grandchildren in all their many endeavors. He impacted the lives of many people with his care and support. Neil was a generous man who was willing to help others without reservation and had a strong work ethic that was admired by all. He was ambitious and always up for an adventure. Neil was a devoted son, father, husband, grandfather and friend.
Neil was preceded in death by his parents, Lincoln Napoleon LeClaire and Martha “Mamie” Alma (Hatch) LeClaire; his first wife, Colleen Jean (Simons) LeClaire; as well as additional family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife, Sharon (Greenhalgh) LeClaire; his two children, Chistopher (Linda) LeClaire and Michelle LeClaire; step-children, Troy (Amy) Greenhalgh and Cari (Rob) Dahl; and beloved grand-children, McKenna, Eli, Greyson Dahl and Shelby Greenhalgh; half siblings, David Daniel Spencer Sr., Robert Spencer, Charles Spencer, Mildred Spencer and Vivian Spencer; and cousins, Donald “Penoke” Hatch Jr., Ilene (Chuck) James, Cynie (Max) McGee, and Sally Prouty.
Funeral Services were held Monday, March 20, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the Tulalip Gym with burial following at Mission Beach Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory to USO, Disabled American Vets, or a charity of your choice.
“TE-AT-MUS” February 20, 1930-March 2, 2017 Honorable Korean Veteran, passed away March 2, 2017 with his family by his side. He was born February 20, 1930 to loving parents Marya Jones-Moses and Walter Moses Sr. He was a Member of the Tulalip Tribes. He graduated from Marysville High School in 1950. In high school he joined the National Guard. In the heat of summer, he would travel to Yakima for training. His brother, Walter Moses Jr., soon followed in his footsteps. In 1950 he enlisted in the US Army serving in the Korean War with his brother (who lost his life). He was awarded the Purple Heart and many other medals. After serving he would always say “I know I’m going to Heaven, because I’ve already been to hell”. After being Honorably discharged, he came home and worked as a commercial fisherman with his cousin, Bernie Gobin and then with his mother. Through his life he worked many other jobs, cutting shake boards, logging, Welco Lumber Co., Tulalip ground maintenance, where he kept the Tulalip Cemeteries’ beautiful. And finally as Tribal Historian because he wanted to share his culture and teachings to the children. He was requested by many schools to go and teach the history of our people. He loved to travel to the mountains, play bingo, go to the casinos and attend pow-wows. He enjoyed watching and going to sporting events. Most of all he loved teasing the ladies! He is survived by sisters, Johanna Moses, Rachel Hood, April Smith, Julie Russell, Vickie Tsoodle and Teresa Whitish; brothers, Gilbert Moses Sr., and Danny Moses Sr.; cousin, Willie Neil Moses; bumerous nieces and nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, Marya Jones-Moses and Walter Moses Sr.; brothers, Walter Moses Jr., (killed in action in Korea) and Victor H Moses Sr.; grandparents, William Bill Jones and Nancy Boomhouse-Jones and William Billy Moses and Julie Moses; six nephews and five nieces. Raymond was one like no other. He was a Veteran, storyteller, flirt, charmer, teacher, joker and warrior for his people. He will be missed by all who loved him dearly. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home with an Interfaith Service to follow at 6:00 PM at the Tulalip Gym. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 10:00 AM at the Tulalip Gym with burial to follow at Priest Point Cemetery.