Crystal Lynn (Gobin) Wassillie

Sunrise: February 2, 1969 Sunset: July 15, 2019 Crystal Lynn (Gobin) Wassillie was born on February 2, 1969 to parents, Rhonda Faye Gobin and James Morris, Sr. and made her journey to the ancestors on July 15, 2019. She was raised with the greatest teachings by the strong women in her family; an unbreakable bond with her mother who taught her to be a giver to the community, sharing unconditional love to all. Crystal was a proud Tulalip Tribal member and spent most of her life on the Tulalip Reservation where she raised her four children: Dustin, Taylor, Marlee and Carter. Crystal lived life to the fullest and especially enjoyed spending her time garage saleing, dancing at Travelers 1, 2 and 3, any and all cultural events, camping with her children in Chelan, WA, being surrounded by family and friends, most especially her grandchildren, and she loved casino hopping. She was proud to serve her community by any means, working in numerous positions for the Tulalip Tribes including various positions at the Tulalip Casino, Caregiving, and the ARMS program with Family Services. She leaves strength and love behind in her children: Dustin (Cody), Taylor, Marlee, Carter, Shelby, Hayden and Tatiana; her mother, Rhonda Faye from Tulalip Bay; grandkids, Aaliyah Hatch, Diego Moses, Gracelynn Hatch and Nizhoni Phair; aunties, Valda (Herb), Helen (Dave), Debbie (Dean); uncles, Billy (Teri), Jonny (Candy), Tony (Judy), Mike (Rae Anne); brothers, Jim (Christina), Joe (Deanna), Lindy (Dora), Steve (Danielle), Brodie, Junior and Joey Lugo; sisters, Alicia Lugo, Paula Hatch and Martina Myers; and special friends, Karen Zuehl, Sara Lacy and Raylynn Davis. She was welcomed on the other side by the love of her life, David James; also greeting her, grandmothers, Ebey, Nonie and Donie; fathers, James Morris, Sr., Jerry Torres and Gerald Lugo, Sr.; aunties, Marilyn Lewis, Wendy Young, Marilyn and Merri Morris; cousins, Teddi Shane, Gordy Hawk II and Spencer Morris; and her fur babies, Sissy and Macho. Crystal will be missed by many family and friends and remembered for the love and light she shared on her walk. Visitation will be held Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 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.

Carol Jean Cepa June 30, 1938 – June 28, 2019

Carol was born Carol Jean Shiplet in Monroe, WA, at her grand-parents’ home. She died two days shy of her 81st birthday.

Carol was born on her mother’s birthday. Her parents were Dorothy Ellen (Aldridge) Shiplet and Emory Luther (Million) Shiplet. She started off her first few years in Skykomish, WA, and then down in the Ravenna/Greenlake area where her father was a fireman. She went to Lincoln High School. She met and married Larry Leroy Cepa. Carol was a spouse of a Tulalip Tribal member. They were married for 57 years. They started married life in Lake City, Ballard, then Edmonds, WA. They had three children: Laurie, Dennis and Lisa. Carol loved camping and fishing with the Galer’s and Bjerkness’s. She had an in-home day care for 16 years. She retired as a reconcilement clerk in the banking industry. She was also the bookkeeper for a diaper service she and Larry owned and were partners in for several years in Ballard. She loved sewing and was very talented, especially doll clothes. Carol would dress dolls that were refurbished, giving to children at Christmas time. She made beautiful teddy bears. She made Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls for children at Fred Hutchinson hospital. She used to hold and rock babies at Children’s Hospital. She made donations to charities that corrected children’s cleft palates. She had a special relationship for these charities as she had a jaw that was damaged in childhood. She was one of the first patients in Seattle to get tooth implants. Carol loved dogs and cats, her eyes would light up when she would see them walk across the room or jump up in her lap. She also really enjoyed playing pinochle with friends and her mother until she could no longer drive to the card parties. Her last projects were sewing pillows and gowns for Hospice and tying lap quilts with her mother and doing jigsaw puzzles.

Carol leaves behind her children, Laurie Cepa, Dennis Cepa and Lisa Cepa; her sister, Peggy Trim (Larry) and brother-in-law, Danny Stamaris. She leaves behind her nieces and nephews, Larry Trim (Lois), Mark Trim (Janet), Louis Trim (Kelley), Lois Brown (Tom), MaryJo Trim, Terry Parker (Pam), Sherry Guzman (Pete), Ennette Brumbaugh, Ron Burns (Donna), Brad Burns (Josie), Jim Barrie (Evelyn), Craig Barrie (Rochelle), Sunny Golden (Doug), Daniel Stamaris (Heather), Don Stamaris (Michelle),Rose Ward (Karl Miller), Dean Fewkes, Tom Aldrich, Scott Aldrich, Stacy Wallace, Martin Cepa, Adam Cepa, and Carolyn Cepa. She is predeceased by her husband, Larry L. Cepa and parents, Emory and Dorothy Shiplet. Alzheimer’s stole a beautiful person from us too soon. Her smile and laughter will be missed.

The funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 10 am at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home located at 804 State Avenue, Marysville. Burial will follow at Mission Beach Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite Alzheimer’s research charity.

Scheiyenne Anthony Lane

Scheiyenne Lane was born on June 19, 1993 in Everett, Washington to Galen and Regina (Zackuse) Lane and returned to the creator on July 4, 2019. 

Scheiyenne, an enrolled member of Tulalip Tribes, lived all of his life in Tulalip, Attended Tulalip and Marysville Schools, graduated in 2011. At the age of 4 Scheiyenne started playing basketball at the Everett Boys & Girls Club. He also enjoyed playing little league baseball, worked summer youth and had an opportunity to work at the Tulalip Resort Casino in the buffet restaurant in which he enjoyed working with the chefs there. He also worked with Tulalip Housing Maintenance mowing lawns. “Schei”, “Ton Ton”, “Double T” or “Bo Boy” were the nicknames his loved ones called him. His most favorite past times were playing video games, x-box, grand theft auto, call of duty, Halo, Mario, and also loved skateboarding, snowboard-ing, and surf boarding, roller blading, speed skating, listening to all his favorite music, swimming, traveling to Hawaii with his mom, dad, and sisters, Sheniece and Temryss. And travelled to Puerto Rico with brother, Dakotah and sister-in-law, Jessie. He was a proud uncle to his nieces and nephews, Luz, Koda, Solana, and Isis Rose. Above all else Scheiyenne loved and cherished time purse seine fishing with his dad. Also loved growing up and hanging with his cousins, Breland and Shylee. Scheiyenne was a very giving, selfless, loving person. He wore his heart on his sleeve, he was a gentle spirit. He was quick to uplift people even if he was suffering himself. He had a very infectious, contagious laugh! He always wanted to lighten people’s spirits, we will miss him forever!! 

Our beloved Scheiyenne is survived by his Father, Galen and Mother, Regina Lane, siblings: Sheniece (Eric) Lane, Dakotah and Jessie Lane, Temryss and (Orion) Lane; nieces and nephews, Luz, Dakotah, and Isis Rose Lane, and Solana Edenshaw,; Grandparents, Gene and Marie Zackuse, Uncle’s, Junior (Jolene) Zackuse, Nathanial (Bugz) Zackuse, Jerard (Tabitha) Zackuse, Great Uncle’s, Harold (Juju) and Darlene Joseph, LeRoy and Judy Joseph, Kenneth Joseph; Great Aunts, Karen and Cy Fryberg, Judy and Tony Gobin, Carmen and John Burke; Great Great Uncle LeRoy and Lila Henry, Great Great Uncle Eugene (Stubby) Henry, Great Great Aunty’s, Annette Napeahi, Virginia Bill and Mary Jo James, Great Great Uncle Pete Henry. All from Tulalip. From the Lummi Tribe, Uncle Sonny and Jeanette Lane, Uncle Pat, Uncle Fred (Ronnie) Lane, Uncle Willie (Aileen) Lane, Uncle Michael (Terika) Lane, Aunty’s, Laverne Lane, Marcelline (David) Lane, Tina and Tony Julius, Doreen Lane, and Vernell Lane. Great Great Aunty Alice Scott, and Godparents, Vernon Jr. and Jeanette Lane. Preceded in death by Grandparents, Vernon and Nancy Lane, Great Grandparents, Harold (SLO-Jo) Joseph and Loretta James, and Pauline Comenote, Aunt Joanne Lane, and Cousin Michael Lee Joseph. 

Visitation will be held Monday, July 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home with a Rosary service to follow at 6:00 pm at the Tulalip Gym. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:00 am with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.

Bernard M. Williams III

“UNAHOY” Bernard Michael Williams III Sunrise – June 15, 1971 Sunset – July 5, 2019 Bernie leaves behind his mother, Judi Patrick; siblings, Francis (Karlene), JoAnn (Landry), Rose Buck, Rueben Reeves, and Marvin Edwards, including aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. He loved his family, especially his grandkids, Preceded in death by his father, Bernard Williams, Jr., his sister, Clarissa Williams, and daughter, Melodie Williams. He loved music and taking drives, he was lead singer for the Spee-Bi-Dah singers, traveling to pow wows, driving to different states. He worked at the Tulalip Casino, dealing Craps and making life-long friends that became a second family. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan – that was his team. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 9:00 am at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.

Michael A. Brown III

Michael Anthony Brown III Our beloved Angel Warrior, Sunrise December 5, 2006 passed away April 7, 2019 with his loving parents by his side, Bridget and Nate Brown. He was a Tulalip Tribal Member, raised on the reservation, attended Totem Middle School, very proud to be in 6th grade. His big heart for his family and friends shined through his beautiful eyes, always followed that shine with a big smile. His great sense of humor and humble love with endless happiness, never let anyone go without “I love you” a hug, a kiss or even a knuckle bump. A special place in his heart “treasure chest” he kept his siblings, Mikhaio and Miniyah. He loved travelling, mountains, camping, holidays and birthdays with family, which always included random dancing at any moment. Bringing joy to everyone, something he set as a goal, he set goals and finished all with positivity. Gaming #1, Fortnite and GTA shout out: ninjamonkey6572, riding his quad and scooter, onto family swim, “Waterbaby”. He is survived by his parents, Bridget and Nate Brown; siblings, Mikhaio and Miniyah; grandparents, William “Tommy” Sands, Brenda Moses and Donna Anderson; great-grand-parents, Clarice Moses and Elaine Akins; great-great grandmother, “Big Mama” Ernastine Armstrong; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Schaefer-Shipman with an Interfaith Service to follow at 6:00 pm at the Tulalip Gym. Funeral Services will be held Friday at 10:00 am at the Tulalip Gym with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.

Kathy L. McCulley (1957 – 2019)

Kathy Louise McCulley Kathy Louise McCulley, born April 19, 1957, died peacefully on February 14, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Michael Sheldon. Loving mother of Kandida and the late Dylan Michael. Cherished Grandma of Tyler and Kayla. Adoring aunt to Krystal. Supportive sister to Larena. She was a kidney dialysis patient of 38 years proving that it is possible to have a long prosperous life while enduring dialysis treatment. She was the definition of strong woman, mother, grandmother, teacher and mentor. Kathy loved helping other dialysis patients with the daily routine and gave advice as to how to get through the difficult times. She also loved Painting, gardening, and animals of all kinds. Her love was unconditional and endless. She will be missed by everyone whose life she touched. A celebration of life will be held on April 14, 2019 at 3pm at the Tulalip Gym, 6700 Totem Beach Road, Tulalip, WA 98271.

Wendy Lee Aleck (1952 – 2019)

Dec. 30, 1952 – Feb, 12, 2019 Wendy Lee Aleck born December 30, 1952 in Everett, WA, to Joseph Jimicum Sr. and Mary Jane Jimicum passed away on February 12, 2019. Wendy was a nurse, preschool teacher, and worked at the bingo parlor and the Tulalip Cannery and East Point and Kodiak King Crab Cannery for many years. She loved fishing at the Stillguamish River, playing bingo, going to the casino, garage sale-ing, and second hand shopping. Wendy is preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Hope Jimicum, sister, Mary Jane Davis, brother, Larry A. Jimicum, and sister, Rose Fryberg aka Tootsie. She is survived by her husband, Anthony Aleck; son, Mitchell Jimicum, daughter, Susan Jane Jimicum, son, Albert Jimicum, brother, Albert Moses, sister, Ruby Jimicum sister, Mary Ellen Tom, as well as numerous grand-children, great grand-children, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 1pm at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home. There will be an Interfaith service at 6pm that same evening at the Tulalip Gym. Funeral services will be Monday, February 18, 2019 at 10am at the Tulalip Gym, burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery

Raymond Robert Sheldon Sr. (1931 – 2019)

June 28, 1931 – January 30, 2019 Raymond Robert Sheldon Sr., 87, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019. An Interfaith service will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Greg Williams Court with a light dinner at 5:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Greg Williams Court with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.

Brittany Nicole McGee (1989 – 2019)

Brittany McGee Brittany Nicole McGee was born on October 13, 1989 to Max and Cynie (Hatch) McGee. Brittany left us to be with our dear Lord on January 26, 2019. She was a Tulalip Tribal member and lived in Tulalip, WA, her whole life. She worked for Tulalip Casino as a Receptionist and also worked for the Tulalip Resort. Brittany was on the election committee for our Tribe for 10 years. Her sons were the joy of her life. She enjoyed cheerleading, going on joy rides with her best friends and listening to their music, loved to take selfies, roller skating, texting friends and family. Brittany liked Snapchat, instagram plus Brittany was a real Jokester, playing pranks on her sister, Megan, like sending her her into the Totem store to ask the clerk if they have any (Blinker fluid) so Meg goes In there and asks and when Megan comes out Brittany is video taping her and just laughing her butt off. Megan was embarrassed and said Brittany your stupid, Brittany said she could not stop laughing about it. Brittany leaves behind her mother and father, Cynie and Max McGee; sisters, Angie (David) Ancheta, Megan (Felipe); brother, Aaron Calloway; her nephew, Kane Hatch; and her sons, Carson and Cullen Enick. Preceded in death by her grandparents, Katherine (Molly) and Donald Hatch Sr., Agnes and Carl McGee; uncle, Larry Hatch; aunts, Evelyn Cross, Donna Muir, Sally Prouty and Barbara Hatch. Visitation will be January 30, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home with an evening service to follow at 6:00 p.m. at the Tulalip Gym. Funeral services will be January 31, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Tulalip Gym with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.