Earl “Moxy” Renecker

Earl “Moxy” Renecker passed away in his home in Tulalip, WA on November 9, 2019 at the age of 99 years. Moxy was a Tulalip Tribal Member and Veteran Merchant Marine serving in World War II.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Bernice Shelton Renecker, and sons, Dell and Jim Renecker; his mother, Isabelle Brown Gobin, father, Jesse Renecker, and all his siblings – Isabelle, Anna Mae, Shirley, Emery, Daryl, Frank, and John. He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Renecker; grandchildren, Cody (Sausha) and Tyler Perry, Zee Morehead; the sparkle of his eye, great-great grandson, Leland Stephen Perry; and special friends and caretakers, Michael Archangel and Sonny Nguyen.

Moxy was born in Whidbey Island May 25, 1920. He attended Haskell University as a young man and earned certification as a Welder. Moxy joined the service as a Merchant Marine shortly after marrying Bernice in 1942. When he returned home, he and his wife and children relocated to Eastern Washington where he became a Welder for Hanford Nuclear Plant. He retired from Hanford in 1984 and moved back home to Tulalip with his wife and daughter. He worked for the Tulalip Tribes for several years as an Automotive Maintenance Supervisor.

Moxy was a very ambitious and hardworking man, thus earning him the nickname “Moxy” at a young age. He loved to tend to his garden and work in his yard. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife and family. In later years he loved time with his grandchildren, and his great-great grandson. Moxy was also known for his love of playing Slot Machines, at home in Washington and in Reno, NV. Moxy was a character, funny, quick witted, and a flirt with the ladies and loved by many. He was also a true role model of strength, integrity, hard work, commitment and loyalty. He loved his family and always looked after to make sure they were taken care of. He will be forever in the hearts of those who were blessed to know and love him.

Visitation will be Friday, November 15, 2019 at 1pm at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home. Interfaith will be 6pm at the Tulalip Tribal Gym. Funeral services will be November 16, 2019 at 10am at the Tulalip Tribal Gym with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.

Judy Lynette Wayne (1991 – 2019)

May 28, 1991 – November 6, 2019 Judy Lynette Wayne was born May 28, 1991 to William “Tonner” Wayne and Susan Sicade Jones, in Auburn, WA. She resided in Tulalip, WA where she was helped raised by dad, Jeffery Jones, Sr. She then lived in Seattle, WA off and on.

Judy is survived by her significant other, Anthony Bob; and daughter, Laycei Star Bob; as well as her siblings, Crystal and Michael Monger, Roseann and Thomas Reeves, Edward and Ada Wayne, Michael Jones, Jeffery Jones Jr., and Baby Sister, Emily Jones; her grandparents, Leonard “Buddy” Wayne, Jr., Rose Napoleon Sicade, and Mildred “Millie” Jones; and her great uncle, Marvin Napoleon; as well as numerous aunties, uncles nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Judy will be joining the other side with her parents, William “Tonner” Wayne and Susan Sicade Jones; grandma, Judy Wayne; grandpa, Henry “Hank” Sicade; grandpa, Alpheus “Gunny” Jones Sr.; auntie, Susan Wayne; uncles, Leonord “Layback” Wayne III, Robert Michael Wayne Sr., and Stanton Sicade Sr.; cousin, Dontae Jones; and special friend and sister, Chenoeh Prez-Bill; great grandparents; and numerous great aunties, uncles, and cousins.

In her short 28 years of life she enjoyed spending time with family and friends celebrating birthdays and holidays. She loved watching her wrestling and binge- watching her shows as well as cheering for her Seattle Seahawks. She loved being a homemaker, listening to music, traveling to church, sitting by the water, collecting beautiful rocks, and she loved animals. Judy owned 2 beard dragons, a dog, and a cat who gave her litters of kittens. She would go where her spirt would lead her. She was a very outgoing and loving person with a big heart who enjoyed life. She touched many people and always greeted you with a smile and a hug. Judy went to be with the Lord the evening of November 6, 2019 in Seattle, WA. She will be missed by her family, friends, and anyone who met her in their life.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home with an Interfaith service to follow at the Tulalip Gym at 6:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Tulalip Gym, with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.

Stanley Gale Jones Sr. (1926 – 2019)

Chief “SCHO-HALLEM” July 10, 1926 – November 5, 2019 Stan Jones Sr., 93, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in the comfort of his home on the Tulalip Reservation. He continued on his journey with his loving family by his side.

Born on July 10, 1926 in Monroe, WA to George Culver Jones and Juanita Jones (Giddings), Stan moved back permanently to his ancestral homelands at 3-years-old, shortly after his mother passed away. His father remarried and Stan’s childhood home blossomed to include 17 siblings. Like many Native households of the time, they grew up poor, often not having running water or electricity, but through the struggles Stan and his family persevered. At just 17-years-old, he dedicated himself to a cause much larger than himself and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He proudly served two years in Platoon 770 and saw action along the frontlines of World War II. Stan often recalled his time in the tank battalion occupying Nagasaki, Japan immediately after the Atomic Bomb was dropped.

After being honorably discharged from the military in August 1946, he met his soul mate, JoAnn Barrie. In 1950, the pair eloped in a private ceremony in Tacoma, WA and have been happily married for 69 years. They have five children: Jeanne McClain, Stanley “Sonny” Jones Jr. (deceased), Gayle Jones, Teri (Billy) Gobin and Randy Jones. Scho-Hallem’s family tree grew to include 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and many more great-great-grandchildren.

A lifetime of dedication and commitment to his tribe and community, Stan served as the longest running Tulalip Tribes board member in history. He joined the Tulalip Board in 1966, serving 44 consecutive years to the greater interest of his people. For more than half of that time, 26 years to be exact, Scho-Hallem served as Chairman. His wisdom, integrity, passion and sincere caring for the future of his people and Tribe resulted in his being voted into office for a remarkable 15 terms. Some of his accomplishments include: working on the Boldt Decision, which awarded Washington State tribes half of the state’s salmon catch. He was appointed the first Chairman of a National Task Force on Indian Gaming, and was instrumental in the negotiation of the first Tribal-State casino compact. Prior to being elected to the Board, Stan worked in logging, commercial fishing, fuel delivery, and as an electrician. He retired from the Board of Directors after 44 years, serving his last day in office on April 3, 2010. Only days later, on April 7 in San Diego, Stan was honored with the prestigious “Chairman’s Lifetime Achievement Award” at the National Indian Gaming Association’s annual convention. Over his lengthy career he remained committed to seeing Tulalip thrive, while receiving many awards for his innovative leadership.

Forever a leader, Scho-Hallem’s family said in his final moments he was still concerned with the well-being of the Tribe and was at peace knowing his Tulalip people are “staying the course”. Stan is preceded in death by his parents, George and Juanita Jones; son, Stan “Sonny” Jones Jr.; siblings: Jack Jones, Gloria St. Germaine, George Jones Jr., LaVerne Jones, Caroline “Uppy” Thornberry, Alpheus “Gunny” Jones, Lynn “Stomper” Jones, William Jones, and Chuckie Jones.

He is survived by his siblings: Virginia Carpenter, Dawn Simpson, Joy Lacy, Dale (Barb) Jones, Marvin Jones, Richard (Toby) Jones, and Delmer Jones; grandchildren: Mike, Shawn, Kenny, Laurie, Michelle, Stanley “Skipper” (Krystle), McKenna, Auri, Kingson, Tyee, Teresa (Jeff), Mika, Jordan, Tashena, Faith, Bow, Ryan, Mario, Nina, Teonie, Colten, Leora, Lyndsey, Kayla, and Nate; four dedicated caregivers: Dee, Maria, granddaughter, Tashena and niece, Rossane; and his always faithful canine companion, Champ. He also leaves behind numerous extended family members and a tribal community that he loved so dearly.

Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, November 11, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. and continuing on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. (both services located inside the Tulalip Resort’s Orca Ballroom). Burial at Mission Beach Cemetery with a dinner to follow at the Tulalip Youth Center’s gym.

Sophia Henry (1987 – 2019)

April 25, 1987 – October 30, 2019 Sophia S. Henry, 32, passed away October 30, 2019 in Lummi, WA. Sophia was a former Sedro-Woolley, WA resident and an enrolled Tulalip Tribal member. She was born April 25, 1987 in Bellingham, WA to Randall Henry and Loralei Boome. She enjoyed crocheting, beading, listening to music and spending time with her nieces. Sophia touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed in various communities including: Lummi, Upper Skagit and Tulalip. Sophia will be remembered for her beautiful smile and caring heart. She is survived by her three beautiful children, Joshua Wilbur Henry, Loralei Henry and Lawrence Henry; her sister, Mary Henry; and nieces, Raven Revey and Aiyana Gorham; her grandmother, Ruby Boome; and her good friend, Barry Wilson; as well as aunts, uncles and adopted family. Sophia is preceded in death by her mother, Loralei Boome; father, Randall Henry; nephew, Johnny Revey Jr.; fiancé, Joshua Wilbur; grandfather, John Henry I; grandmother, Barbara Henry; and grandfather, Lawrence Boome Jr. Visitation will be held Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home with a Celebration of Life to follow at 6:00 p.m. at the Tulalip Gym. Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Tulalip Gym with burial to follow at the Mission Beach Cemetery.

Ruth F. Howlett (1982 – 2019)

Ruth Fay Howlett Ruth Fay Howlett, was born October 9, 1982 to Billy and Linda Zackuse and went to join her ancestors, October 11, 2019. Ruth loved fishing with her Dad, gambling, hanging out with her friends, taking her kids out, going for walks, and watching the Seahawks. She worked at the Tulalip Bingo, Arby’s, and Wendy’s. Ruth leaves behind her parents; children, Brianna, Steven, Tony, Aaliyah, and Lola. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Bill and Ruth Zackuse; sister, Lydia, uncle, James Zackuse, cousin, James Zackuse Jr., cousin, Josh Spencer, as well as other aunts, uncles, cousins, and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be missed dearly but never forgotten by loved ones. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 1-2pm at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home. Interfaith services will be 6pm at the Tulalip Gym. Funeral services will be October 17, 2019 at 10am at the Tulalip Gym with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.

Gail Lynn Morris (1964 – 2019)

May 29, 1964 – Sept. 5, 2019 Gail Morris, born May 29, 1964 in Tacoma, WA, passed away on September 5, 2019 in, Tulalip, WA. Gail loved to travel with her cousin Ronnie, spending time seeing rivers, oceans, and mountains. She especially loved animals, spending time in her garden, family reunions, and family home visits. Gail loved local outings such as going to Deception Pass, Mount Baker, and Point Defiance. She loved to give back – often making care packages and donating to animal charities. She was a proud member of the Tulalip Tribes. Gail is preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Paul Morris; father, Beaufort Paul “Pinky” Lavelle; grand-parents, Matthew and Amanda Paul; loving aunts, uncles, cousins; and her pet, Gemini. She is survived by her brother, John Morris; sisters, Joan Morris and Donna Bob; cousin/brother, Ronnie Ancheta; aunts, Donna Paul and Katherine “Chickie” Paul; special cousin, Sharon DeFevers; niece, Casey May Morris; numerous cousins; and loving dog, Coco and cat, Boo. The family would like to thank her caregivers, Celia, Charita, Abigail, Brisa, Paz, and Kathryn for taking such good care of her. Special thank you to Les Parks for all his help and supporting the family. Funeral services will be September 12, 2019 at 10am at the Tulalip Tribal Gym with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.

Richard Marlon Spencer

Ricky Marlon Spencer April 13, 1957 – Sept. 5, 2019 Richard “Rik” Marlon Spencer was born on April 13, 1957 to Richard and Violet Spencer in Everett, WA, and passed away September 5, 2019 in Tulalip, WA. Rik loved to spend time beading, playing bingo, collecting coins and sports cars, and commercial fishing. He also loved fighting fires. Rik would also dedicate his time to supporting ceremonial activities and helping families. Rik is preceded in death by his parents, Richard Spencer II and Violet Napoleon; sister, Viola Cheer; brothers, Clifford Paul Spencer, Richard Spencer III. Rik is survived by his brother, John Harvey Sr; sisters, Teena Muir and Jennifer Stanley, as well as numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be a gathering on September 10, 2019 at 1pm at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home. There will be an Interfaith service at 6pm that same evening at the Tulalip Tribal Gym. Funeral services will be September 11, 2019 at 10am at the gym with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.

Jeannette Jean Williams

Obituary of Jeannette Jean Williams

SEPTEMBER 14, 1949 – AUGUST 11, 2019

Jeannette Jean Williams, 69 of Tulalip, went to be with the Lord on August 11th 2019. Jeannette was born September 14th 1949 in Yakima, to Leo and LeValla Charles. As a young girl, she was always smiling and loved helping in any way she could, especially cooking. She met the love of her life, Henry, got married and shortly after moved to British Columbia, where she became a stepmother to his daughters. After Henry passed away in 1994, she moved back to Tulalip to care for her mother and be closer to her family. Jeannette was well known for her gift of crocheting and her love of playing bingo. Her favorite past time was just being around family, especially watching her Mariners and Seahawks games.

Jeannette is preceded in death by her husband Henry Williams; her parents Leo and LeValla Charles; brothers, Leo and Joseph; sister LeValla Charles; grandparents George and Madeline Johnny and Nora and Pete Dillon; stepdaughter Lita and numerous cousins and friends.

Jeannette is survived by her sisters, Rose Charles, Virginia Charles, Madeline Adams; brother George Charles; special nephews William Burchett Jr.(Katherine), Joseph Charles, special niece Rosemary Valencia(Roberto); very close great-nephew Desmond, and very close great-nieces Faith, Arielle, and Priscilla; close cousins Mildred, Vivian and Bobby and numerous friends and family.

Visitation will be held at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home on August 16th at 9:00 am. Services will begin at 10:00am. Burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.

God gave us such a kind, loving, gentle, sweet, caring and patient lady, we were blessed to have her in our lives. If we can take something from her life to celebrate it, let it be these characteristics.