LEE-TE-Ahwit Krystal RayAnne Cooper aka Luvy Krystal was born to Pamela and Douglas Cooper on January 28, 1992. Ahe was a Lifetime resident of Tulalip, WA. She is survived by her mother and father; brothers, Codeey Billy Johnny, Kayden Johnny and sisters, Kesha and KaylishiousBoome; grandparents, Jan and Willie Cooper, Clarissa Johnny; uncles, Merle and Albert Johnny, Aunty Edith and Robe Cooper; grand-uncles and aunties, Rozelda Roberts, Shar Roberts, Sandra and Pete Joseph, Smoky and Leah Roberts. She was preceded in death by her grandpa, Albert Johnny Sr., and aunties, Alfreda and Alberta Johnny. Services will be Monday, September 11, 2017. Leaving Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home at 3 p.m., proceeding to 8125 Reuben Shelton Drive one last time. We will be leaving the home on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 9 a.m. to Greg Williams Gym for 1910 Indian Shaker Church service at 10 a.m. with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.
Michael Rae Sheldon, 64 of Tulalip, WA, passed away August 28, 2017, four months from his 65th birthday. He was born December 28, 1952, in Everett, WA, to Melvin R. and Nola Sheldon. Mike grew up his early years in Tulalip before moving to Skagit County where he graduated from Burlington Edison High School. He attended Washington State University and completed his BA degree from Antioch University in 1996. Mike began his fishing career in 1973 working as a crew member on a Purse Seiner in Alaska. After the Bolt decision he transitioned to a gill netter. Mike owned and operated the “old Salty” for many years. Mike was a man of many trades but his true love was fishing. He met Kathy in 1986 and they married in 1996. Mike was a proud member of the Tulalip Tribes and he loved to do native art. Mike is survived by his wife, Kathy; daughter, Kandida Jones; two grandchildren Tyler and Kayla; siblings, Mel Sheldon, Toni Sheldon, Tina (Jim) Dillon, Nola “Jr” Two Feathers; his aunt, Marlene Petersen; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, and son, Dillon Michael Sheldon. Services will be held Friday, September 8, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman.
Etta Frances Jones, 85 of Tulalip, WA, passed away August 20, 2017, in Everett, WA. She was born September 2, 1931, in Everett to George Craig Sr and Delia Jimicum. Etta was a Pow Wow Vender and collected jewelry. She was active on the Pow Wow trail. She was very active in her community being at almost every event. She was very generous. Etta graduated with an Associates Degree from Northwest Indian College. She is survived by her children, William L. “B.J.” Jones Jr., Rita (Dana) Matta, Virginia Nancy McClellean, Valerie Matta, Kirk (Bonnie Lancaster-Jones) Jones, Bonnie Jones, Georgia Bridges; sister, Darlene Grayloe; 49 grandchildren; 101 plus great-grandchildren; and five great great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawrence Jones; Dave Brown; children: Juanita Jones-Morales, Dale “Buck” Jones, Peggy Sue Shopbell; and baby Keith Jones. A Prayer Service will be held on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the Tulalip Gym with an interfaith service to follow at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Tulalip Gym with burial following at Mission Beach Cemetery.
Dec. 1, 1965 – August 10, 2017 Brenda Lyle, 51, of Tulalip, WA was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away early in the morning on August 10, 2017. She was born December 1, 1965 in Everett, WA to Willis and Marcella (Williams) Lyle. Brenda loved camping, road trips, concerts, traveling with the Tulalip seniors, doing arts and crafts, she loved her berries, her favorite thing was spending time with her kids and grandkids. She is survived by her Mate, Daniel Jones; children, Sandy (Jeremy), Joe Myers Jr., Teresah Danielson, Frank Madison, William Madison, Sandy Sue Madison; grandchildren, Jaley, Marissa, Makaila, Gabriel, Desmond, Shiloh and Vatta; sisters, Pamela Peters, Lisa Lyle and Tina Lyle; brothers, Jeff (Kathy) Lyle, Mark (Sherry); numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and special friend Alvie McCollum. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Galen, Keith, Trevor, Vincent and stepbrother, James Price; and grandchild, Deliah. Special thanks to Leanne and Veronica for the love they shared with her. Visitation will take place on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home. Interfaith services will be at 6:00 p.m. at the Tulalip Gym. Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Tulalip Gym with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.
Wayne Warren Williams, 89, of Tulalip, WA, passed away August 2, 2017. He was born May 10, 1928, in Everett, Washington to Francis and Harriette Williams. He serviced in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Wayne worked on the ferry boats for the Black Ball Line; he worked for Boeing; and for 40 years for the Tulalip Tribes, holding several positions such he was the manager for the Tulalip Tribes and the first general manager for Bingo. Wayne served one term on the Tulalip Board of Directors. Wayne had a keen business sense and was very helpful in getting the Tulalip Casino built. Wayne was widely respected in the Northwest and his advice was much sought after. Yet Wayne’s favorite job was being a grandfather. Wayne is survived by his children, Brian (Corinna) Williams, and Darryl (Julie Russell) Williams; grandsons, Joseph and Jordan Williams; and cousins, Roberta Skoog and Blanche James; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be held Monday, August 7, 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 Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Tulalip Gym with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.
June 7, 1995 – July 30, 2017 It is with great sadness that we have lost our beloved Donna Louise Bill-Tom, 22, of Tulalip, WA, who passed away July 30, 2017. She was born June 7, 1995 in Bellingham, WA to Jerome and Margiann (Solomon) Tom. She grew up in Tulalip. Donna was eager and willing to learn to make things by hand, such as shawl making, crocheting, beading, weaving cedar and wool. She was learning to cook for gatherings. She was never hesitant to follow her families’ traditions. Donna loved Stick Games. Donna is survived by grandmother, Jolene Bill of Tulalip; great-grandmother, Geraldine Bill of Tulalip; three sisters, Marsha Solomon, Lauralee Bill-Tom, and Sarah Ann Solomon all of Tulalip; four brothers, Jerome Tom Jr, Jesse Tom, Ray Tom and Lawrence Tom of Lummi, WA. She is also survived by numerous aunties, uncles, cousins and other relatives. Donna had a very special friend in spirit, Albert Young Jr. She was preceded in death by her mother, Margiann (Solomon) Tom; aunties, Kathleen Bill, Miriam Bill of Tulalip; uncle, Joseph Bill of Lummi; great grandfather, Joseph Bill of Lummi; grandfather, Richard J. Solomon of Lummi. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 2:00 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, August 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Tulalip Gym with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery. We want to acknowledge the tragic losses in our family and community and to let everyone know that our prayers, love and respect are with everyone.
February 20, 1984 – July 30, 2017 Katherine “Katie” Marion Jimicum, 33, of Tulalip, WA passed away July 30, 2017. She was born February 20, 1984 in Everett, WA to Michael Jefferson and Ruby Jimicum. She was known for being loving and caring and would “Give You the Shirt off Her Back”. She loved her children. She is survived by her two children, Christopher Jefferson-Jimicum, Carlee Jones-Jimicum; and parents, Ruby Jimicum and Mike Jefferson; siblings, Sylvia Jefferson, Violet Jefferson, Alvina Jimicum, Theresa Jimicum; numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Joe Jimicum, Jane Moses, Frank and Norma Jefferson; her sister, Lena Jimicum; and nephews, Dason and Carlos Jimicum. Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 2, 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 held Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Tulalip Gym with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.
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.