Sweet little Vienna Elita Ruiz went home to be with our father on Thursday May 11th, 2023 while she peacefully slept. Though we may not understand this unimaginable loss, her spirit will continue to live on through the hearts she touched during her 6 precious months here on earth.
Matthew 5:4 – Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
A celebration of life for Vienna will be held Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 11:00 AM at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, 804 State Ave, Marysville, WA 98270.
Marlys Diane Dover, 68 of Everett passed away April 8, 2023. She was born Feb. 17, 1955 in Everett, WA to Charles and Jean Weldon. She grew up in Lake Stevens. She graduated from Lake Stevens High School. She married William Dover on Oct. 25, 1982 in Lake Stevens. They had two beautiful daughters, Carly and Courtney. She loved reading and her dream was to own a book store.
She is survived by her two daughters, Carly (Elliot Jenkins) Dover and Courtney Hymer; sisters Janet Butler and Bonnie Fortner; 3 grandchildren Zoe, Emery, and Castile, She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and brother Kenneth Jensen. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.
Marvin Nobe smith of the Nex-Perce Tribe residing in Tulalip,
was born December 29 1949 to jack Smith and Irene Scott and passed away April 29 2023 Marvin Nobe Smith was a brilliant man that had mastered in fishing and hunting He never hesitated to help his fellow Fisherman with hanging their nets, fixing their boats and motors He also enjoyed the outdoors such as hunting and camping with his wife and two sons Merle hayes and Carnegie hayes along with numerous grandchildren and nephews He and his wife enjoyed spending time with the senior program going on trips and attending bingo day He’s survived by his wife April Smith, his daughter Paulette Smith, and Bernadette Hayes, siblings Janice Smith, Anna Ziegler, Elizabeth Murillo, Adrian Ziegler, numerous grandchildren, special nieces and nephews great grandchildren.
An evening service will be held Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 6:00 PM at the Tulalip Gathering Hall. A celebration of his life will be held Friday at 10:00 AM at the Tulalip Gathering Hall with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home.
Sarah Ivarra, 37 of Tulalip passed away April 26, 2023 at home. She was born Oct. 24, 1985 to Gilbert and Myrna Ivarra in Everett, WA. She graduated from high school in 2004. S traveling especially to Texas to see her dad. She enjoyed her Native American culture. Her life revolved around her children, mother, and uncle Cy. She liked her job at the Security Pallet Shelter. She is survived by her children, Olivia and Daisy; her parents, Gilbert Ivarra, and Myrna Pacheco; her uncle Cy; aunts Marilyn, Juanita, Elizabeth, and Tina; siblings, Travis, David,Christina, Cyrus, Eli, Alicia, Vanessa, Elsa, Gil Jr, and Katelee. An evening service will be held Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 6:00 pm at the Tulalip Gathering Hall. A celebration of her life will be held Wednesday, at 10:00 am at the Tulalip Gathering Hall with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home.
Patrick Joseph Alexander became our ancestor on March 26, 2023. Born in Everett, WA on July 26, 1956 and was a proud member of The Tulalip Tribes. He spent his life surrounded by love from his numerous nieces and nephews. Uncle Pat loved to teach kids how to bead and play basketball. He enjoyed riding his bike. Pat was always willing to help others and sat with our dear loved ones the night before their burials on many occasions. He painted the thunderbird on the Marysville High School. His surviving family members are His siblings are: brother Maurice Alexander Jr., sister Maureen (Richard Denver) Alexander, brother Francis (Regina) Alexander, brother David (Nanette) Alexander. Nieces and nephews are: Carlee Jones, Maureen Enick, Philip Alexander Jr., Ginger Enick, Joseph Alexander, Crystal Alexander, Shawnee Sheldon, Courtney Jefferson, and Philip Alexander III. Pat is preceded in death by mother Patricia L. Williams (Tulalip) & father Maurice Alexander Sr. (Lummi Nation). Brother Phillip Alexander Sr. (Tulalip) Services will be held on Friday, March 31, 2023 at the Tulalip Gathering Hall at 10am. His final resting place will be the Tulalip Mission Beach Cemetery.
Santiago went on to be with our creator on 03/03/2023, at Providence Hospital in Everett, WA. He left behind his Mother Aliana Diaz, Stepmother Chandell Diaz. Siblings Gloria Warner, Michael Warner, Charles Warner and Anthony Herod. Santiago had many talents he was passionate about, such as drawing, playing the flute and basketball. We will miss his contagious laugh, beautiful smile, limitless love, uplifting spiritand giving personality. He was preceded in death by his step-father Jonathan Warner.
Tulalip Tribal member, Lydia Mae Lahela Hinsee went to be with the lord March 5th, 2023. She was born to Holliday Hayes and Samuel F. K. Hinsee on September 29th 1987, in Everett, WA. Lydia loved posting her MUOTD (makeup of the day) and playing Pokemon Go where she met her love Sam, the father of her one and only miracle baby Taylor (Tay Tay). Tay Tay was the light of her life, her rainbow baby whom she waited 14 years for. She always updated family and friends about her pregnancy journey and baby milestones on social media for everyone to adore.
She loved collecting LOL Dolls, mini brands , shopkins and squishmallows. She loved binge watching her favorite tv shows and staying up late to talk with her sisters. She enjoyed playing her favorite slots and playing bingo with her family. She also loved photographing scenery. Her motherly instinct was strong, always taking care of numerous babies including her siblings.
Lydia leaves behind her Parents Holliday & Antonio, Daughter Taylor, Son Sammy. Siblings Wanda (Ryan), June, Lola, Jaelarae, Kayden/Alex, Avaughnei and Akela (KeKe) Special sisters Layla, Denise, Jessica Bustad,Teresa, Selena (Walla Walla) and Brother Calvin (Cali-Cal). Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Second mom’s and Nieces & nephews.
She was preceded in death by her Father Samuel F. K. Hinsee, Dad Ronald J. Horne Sr., Great Grandma Marjorie Lydia Henry Hayes, Grandparents Warren and Wanda (Williams) Hayes, Jo Landert and Walter Steinbach, Merle Hayes II, Uncle Victor Nelson Sr. , Brother Troy D. Bradford, Special nephew Kiyaire Leeoni Wilson Flores. And many other family and friends.
An evening service will be held Thursday, March 9, 2023 at the Tulalip Gathering Hall. A celebration of Life will be held Friday, March 10, 2023 at 10:00 am at the Tulalip Gathering Hall with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.
Donna C. September 19, 1946 – Ancheta-Martinez February 12, 2023 Donna C. Ancheta-Martinez, 76 of Denver, CO, passed away February 12, 2023. She was born Sept. 19, 1946 in Seattle, WA to Perfecto Ancheta and Louise Paul-Ancheta. She grew up in Seattle. She married Hank Martinez on August 16, 2004 in Denver, CO. In 2005 she reunited with her family in Seattle, She is survived by her husband, Hank (Honey-bunch) Martinez; children, Amy, Steven, Judy; siblings, Ronnie, Dorothy, Billy, John and David; grandchildren, Colette, Dustin, and Kyrie; and aunt Donna Paul. She was preceded in death by her parents; son Jeff; and siblings, Joseph, Phillip, Susan, and Vernon, A celebration of her life will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023 at 10:00 AM at the Tulalip Gathering Hall with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.
David Charles Fryberg Sr., 81, passed away on February 14, 2023 surrounded by his family.
He was born on December 30, 1941 at the Tulalip Hospital to Abraham “Shorty” and Elizabeth “Rose” Fryberg.
David attended Marysville school district until he enlisted in the Marines in 1959. He was a proud military man and served two tours in Vietnam during his enlistment. He continued his education later in life and graduated with his Bachelors degree from Antioch University of Seattle.
David was also a proud indigenous man who shared his cultural teachings with those close to him to include traveling the pow wow trail as a traditional dancer. He was a drum maker, carver and master weaver, sharing his artwork with many.
He was connected to the water in every aspect of his life. Beginning as a child, David was a fisherman and would relocate to the water during the various seasons to provide for his family alongside his father Shorty and other family members. He later served as a Welder, traveling from California to the Bering Sea repairing ships, remembered as a “masterful welder” with the ability to weld behind his back utilizing a mirror.
Throughout his adult life he had many titles and practiced in several areas of employment to include serving as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor for 30 years. Having 37 years of sobriety, David was held in high regard and provided a positive influence to many throughout his career as a Sobriety Counselor.
David ended his career as the Veterans Coordinator for Tulalip Tribes. He was known as an advocate and leader for veterans within Native communities all over the United States.
David leaves behind his loving wife of 37 years, Cherol Fryberg, Daughters – Sabrina “Sookie” and Dorothy “Topo” (Leland), Sons – David Jr. “Chip” (Tina), David “Tigger” (Debbie), Sister – Cookie Fryberg-Robinson, Grandchildren – Ross (Krisan), Richard (Trish), Ryan, Traci (Bryndon), Kisar (Hayley), Kalani (Wendy), Ali, Cheyenne, Wallace, Franky and Tashina.
He is preceded in death by his parents – Abraham “Shorty” and Elizabeth “Rose” Fryberg, sister – Delores “Punky” Williams and Brother – Leroy Fryberg Sr.
An evening service was held Monday, Feb. 20, 2023 at 6:00 PM at the Tulalip Gathering Hall. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023 at 10:00 AM at the Gathering Hall with burial following at Mission Beach Cemetery.
Donna C. Ancheta-Martinez, 76 of Denver, CO, passed away February 12, 2023.
She was born Sept. 19, 1946 in Seattle, WA to Perfecto Ancheta and Louise Paul-Ancheta. She grew up in Seattle. She married Hank Martinez on August 16, 2004 in Denver, CO. In 2005 she reunited with her family in Seattle,
She is survived by her husband, Hank (Honey-bunch) Martinez; children, Amy, Steven, Judy; siblings, Ronnie, Dorothy, Billy, John and David; grandchildren, Colette, Dustin, and Kyrie; and aunt Donna Paul. She was preceded in death by her parents; son Jeff; and siblings, Joseph, Phillip, Susan, and Vernon,
A celebration of her life will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023 at 10:00 AM at the Tulalip Gathering Hall with burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery.