Alvie (Al) Richard McCollum Nov. 30, 1937 – Dec. 11, 2019 Alvie (Al) Richard McCollum, 82 of Tulalip, WA, passed away December 11, 2019. He was born November 30, 1937 in San Fernando, CA to Alive and Cecilia McCollum. He owned his own machine shop in Marysville. He did concrete work for housing foundations and he moved homes. He was a commercial fisherman with his wife, Jean, and he worked for the Tulalip Tribes in logging maintenance and housing maintenance. He was a handyman for many in the community. He is survived by his children, Gary McCollum, Lisa (Lisa) Olver, Robert Fryberg, and Mary Oman; brother, Jess (Margie) McCollum; sister, Katherine Prater; grandchildren, David Charley, Joe Davis, Rocky Renecker, Riley Renecker, Colett Boualavanh, Kayla Pablo, Sharlo Pablo, Levi McCollum, Anthony Sanchez, Merrissa Sanchez; and numerous great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean; son, Rocky (Leslie) Renecker; daughter, Shannon Edwards-Pablo; sisters-in-law, Janet McCloud and Marleen Myers; grandchildren, Louie Pablo III, and Byron McCollum. A celebration of life will be held Monday, December 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.
Franklyn P. Roff
Franklyn “Frank” P. Roff, 88 of Monroe, WA, passed away November 23, 2019. A celebration of Frank’s life will be held Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 11:00 am at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, Marysville, WA, with inurnment to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery, Tulalip, WA.
James D. (Jim) Adams James (Jim) Adams 65, passed away November 30, 2019 at Providence Hospital in Everett, Washington. Jim was born in Wichita, Kansas on January 29, 1954. Jim was preceded in death by his son, Chase R. Adams; mother, Mildred Adams, father, Eugene Adams; brother-in-law, Ray Ribaud and aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents on both sides of his family. He is survived by his wife, Ellene L. Adams and son, Jaret J. Adams; sister, Marcia Ribaud and brother, Mike Adams. Jim was an uncle and great uncle to many nieces and nephews. Both his mother and father’s families originated from Oklahoma state. Jim’s family moved to various states due to his fathers work for the Boeing Aeronautics company living in California, Louisiana and Washington where Jim met and married his wife of 40 years, Ellene and where both sons, Jaret and Chase, were born at Providence Hospital in Everett. Jim attended college and earned his CPA license. Jim, his brother, and father all worked for the Boeing company in Everett where Jim became a Lead in the company. Jim’s athletic career began in his early school years with basketball, football and was pitcher for his baseball team. He continued to play softball as a pitcher through college but eventually ended baseball thereafter. Jim had many friends during his lifetime and had had many adventures. He lived a full life and was very much loved and admired for who he was as an individual, friend and family member. Jim will be missed by so many. God bless him and keep him. A celebration of Jim’s Life to be held Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 12:00 Noon at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, Marysville, WA.
Renee Kathy Lou (Simpson) Olson was born on March 23, 1962 to Dawn and Glenn Simpson in Everett, Washington, she joined her family on the other side on November 28, 2019 at the Evergreen Hospice Center in Kirkland, Washington. She is survived by her husband, Todd Olson; children, Tashina (Claudio), Tyrone (Cassandra) Brisbois Sr., TJ (Tah-sheena) Laramie; mother, Dawn Simpson; sisters, Deb (Howard) Brown, April (Rocky) Brisbois and Sjeabon Simpson; grand children, Yessenia, Evelyn, Mauricio, Eternity, Kamri, Tyrone, Jr., Ayden, Madison, Jackson, Jameson, Gabriella, Tyson, Trinity, Tara, Teairra and Theodore; aunts, Ginnie Carpenter, Joy Lacy, Joann Jones and Millie Jones; uncles, Dale (Barbara) Jones, Richard (Toby) Jones, Marvin Jones and Delmer Jones; daughter-in-law, Seanna Olson and many cousins, nieces and nephews in the Jones, Brown, Retasket, Lacy, Carpenter, Simpson, Dunn, Comenote, Hudson and Young Families. She joined her father, Glenn Simpson, daughter, Bridgette (Simpson) Martin, sister, Sharon Kae (Simpson) Comenote, sister-in-law, Kim (Taylor) Simpson; grandparents, George and Luella Jones, Ada Tipton and Aubrey Simpson; aunts, Caroline “Uppy” Thornberry, LaVerne Jones, Gloria St. Germaine, Lorraine Jones, Phyllis Lowe and Bev Jones; uncles, Stan Jones Sr., Alpheus Jones Sr., Lynn “Stomper” Jones, Norman Jones, Billy Jones, Chucky Jones, Cecil Lacy, George Carpenter, Bob Thornberry and Howard St. Germaine, her dog “Scrappy CoCo” on the other side. Funeral Services to be held Monday, December 9, 2019 at 10:30 am at the Tulalip Gym.
Oct. 2, 1951- Nov. 27, 2019 Born October 2, 1951 in Bremerton, WA to Marvin Napoleon Sr. and Susie (Joseph) Napoleon. Marvin went to be with the Lord on the afternoon of November 27, 2019 in Arlington, WA. He graduated High School from Olympia High School in 1969. He then continued his education and attended college at Eastern Washington graduating with his bachelor’s degree. He worked for our people helping the government form the Indian Child Welfare he was one of the first Native Americans to help. He later retired in 1989. For the last 30 years he loved spending time with his family and friends, traveling in his mobile home. He later settled in Tulalip, WA in 1997. Marvin loved his four legged babies, he would take them for their daily walks around the neighborhood. He loved going to bingo, and taking pictures. You never saw him without a camera. He loved watching the Yankees, and Seahawks play. He never missed a game. He enjoyed going to all kinds of events and luncheons. He leaves behind His spouse, Alice Sanches; sons, Joseph Napoleon, Richard Sanchez; sister, Rose (Napoleon) Sicade; grandchildren: Kaylee Napoleon, Richard Sanchez Jr. and Jadin Sanchez; nephew, Frederick Sicade Sr. and nieces, Leandra Napoleon and Tara Parks. He is entering heaven with his parents Marvin and Susie Napoleon Sr; daughter, Jessie Napoleon; brothers, Ron, Don, Terry, Henry, and Sam Napoleon, sister, Ruthanne Napoleon and his two dogs, Bear and Feather; niece, Susan Jones, nephew, Stanton Sicade Sr.; aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents Visitation is Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home with an Interfaith Service following at 6:00 pm at the Tulalip Gym. Funeral Services to be held Friday at 10:00 am at the Tulalip Gym with burial following at Mission Beach Cemetery.
Lori Lynn White Bear 56, left her family too soon while peacefully resting at home on Monday, November 25, 2019 in Tulalip, Washington. She was born November 15, 1963 in Everett, WA to Daniel T. McLean Jr. and Jeanne (Jones) McLean. Lori attended and graduated from Indian Heritage High School in Seattle, WA. Following graduation, she started working with numerous establishments for the Tulalip Tribes for 35 years. She married the love of her life, James White Bear, and they resided in Tulalip. They celebrated 28 years of marriage in June. Lori had a passion for singing, dancing and music. She enjoyed watching her kids play sports especially her sons. Having love for her family, she loved supporting her children, and her grandchildren competing in athletics. Lori is preceded in death by her grandparents, Nora and Dan McLean; along with Arlene (Charles) Holding; Ed and Stan Jones Sr, Gloria and Howard St. Germaine and father, Daniel (Padty) McLean Jr., and father-in-law, Edmund White Bear, and uncle, Stanley (Sony) Jones Jr., and aunt, Gloria Holding. She leaves behind her grandmother, JoAnn Jones; mother, Jeanne McLean; her mother-in-law, Nora White Bear, her husband, James White Bear, her daughter, Jennifer Young; sons, Brandon Williams, James E. White Bear (Kathi), and Nashone White Bear; siblings: Daniel (Mike) McLean III, Kenny McLean (Ginger), Michele Myles (Lee), and Shawn McLean; along with brother-in-law, Edmund Whte Bear Jr., and sisters-in-law, Candace Myers and Amber White Bear; grandchildren, Marqel, Kileya, Devon, Jayden, Brandon Jr., Neveah, Morgan, Maddox, and Colt; aunts, Teri (Billy) Gobin, Gayle Jones, Karen Holding, uncles: Milton McLean and Gary Holding (Karen) and numerous nieces and nephews and nephews. Visitation is on December 3, 2019 1:00 pm at Schaefer-Shipman with an Interfaith service following at 6:00pm at the Tulalip Gym. The funeral service in the morning of December 4, will be at 10:00 am following with the burial at Mission Beach Cemetery.
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.
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.
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.
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.