Frieda Kathleen Williams

November 23, 1944 – November 11, 2020

Frieda (Kat) Kathleen Williams II of V born November 23, 1944 beloved daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, great-grandmother. Frieda passed November 11, 2020 with her loving family by her side. 

She loved helping and working for her tribal community as a Community Relations Coordinator. She did the Tulalip Parades, Spee-bi-dah and many more events. She was also in Northern Exposure. She loved spending time with her family and friends. 

She is survived by her loving children, Frieda Cavanaugh III, Jonny Cavanaugh Sr., Walia Cavanaugh, and Joyia Kinlicheeney. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Frieda IV, Michael, Terence, Myron, Kathi, Leo, Goo, Mary, Jonathan, Jazlyn, Monica, Carmen, Salisha, and Talon; and numerous great grandchildren. Her loving memories will always be cherished. 
Preceded in death by parents, Charles Sr. and Freda Williams I; her brother, Charles Williams Jr.; grandson, Jonny Cavanaugh Jr. (BamBam); her soul sister, Leeta Barner; special cousin, Andy Thomas; and her grandparents, aunts, and uncles.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Mission Beach Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home.

Carla Marie Cheer

March 28, 1983 – November 3, 2020

Carla Marie Cheer was born on March 28, 1983 in Everett, WA. She was well known for being a good mother, daughter, sister, cousin, niece and friend. She wouldn’t stop loving and enjoying life even when life’s struggles hit her, she kept fighting for her family. While bringing a lot of life and color into the world. Always making sure to shower her kids with hugs and kisses. She was a doting woman while also being benevolent to others throughout the community. 

Carla started working at a young age with summer youth than moved on to Tulalip bingo as a floor worker and also in the Bingo Deli. 

Carla was survived by parents Teen and Richard (Two Dogs) Muir; her children Alisyanna Henry; her father Adrian Henry; Adeyez Root his father Andy Root, Anthony Flagg his father Robert Jamal Flagg; and sister Aneeta “Hootchie” Cheer.

She was preceded in death by her father Stanley Cheer Sr.; brothers Kevin Cheer and Stanley “Chubs” Cheer Jr.; grandparents Violet Napoleon and Richard Spencer,Arnold Cheer Sr. & Barbara Cheer; nieces Naveah, Avialynn; and nephew Gavin.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 12:00 PM at Mission Beach Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home.  

Charles Sneatlum III

June 23, 1972 – October 29, 2020

Charles (Chaz) Sneatlum III, a Tulalip Tribal Member, was born on June 23, 1972 to his parents Charles R. Sneatlum Jr. & Janet D. Patrick. He entered eternal rest on October 29, 2020 at Tulalip WA. Charles led an active life as a Commercial Fisherman & Hunter, a Black Jack Dealer and Security at the Tulalip Casino and also worked with the Grounds Maintenance Crew for Quil Ceda Village.

Charles was preceded in death by grandparents Wesley & Joyce Patrick, Charles & Shirley Sneatlum, parents Charles Sneatlum Jr. & Janet Patrick, brother Edward Sneatlum, son Michael Sneatlum, grandson Louie Williams Jr. Charles leaves behind his mate Jenny Marteney. He also leaves behind his children James Dean Agulair, Charles Williams, Charles Sneatlum IV, Louie Williams, Mary Jane Moses, Shirley Mae Sneatlum, Janet Enick Sneatlum, Caitlyn Sneatlum, his grandchildren Ilena Spencer Williams, Isabelle Williams and nephew Baby Ed Sneatlum.

Bert C. Robbinson

March 30, 1937 – October 16, 2020

Bert C. Robbinson passed peacefully in his home in Tulalip, Washington on October 16, 2020 following a long battle with cancer. Bert was born March 30, 1937 in Everett, WA. He was preceded in death by his father Orman Robbinson, mother Rosemary Stevens Robbinson, and his brothers Chuck, David, and Danny Robbinson. He is survived by his wife Cookie Fryberg Robbinson, children Bob (Sandy) Robbinson, Carol Wagner, Mike Robbinson, Leanne Fryberg, Steve Fryberg, Stephanie Fryberg, and Leonie Lindhorst; grandchildren Alisa, Rob, Chrissy, Jimmy, Albert, B.J., Brooke, Anthony, Bobby, Meika, Michael, Andrew, Randy, Anthony, Tyler, Steve, Rilla and DonDon (Double D); great grandchildren Sarah, Tela, McKenzie, Tyrone, Emma, Sadie, Koby, Kamrin, Kole, Aven, Alex, Chance, Melanie, Emily, Rian, Parker, and Carsyn; and great-great grandchildren Hazel, Troy, Arya, Elliana, and Rowan. His siblings Glen and Pat Robbinson, Steve and Sharon Robbinson, Robin Baker, Marilyn and Gary Bassett, and Karen Sue Robbinson, and many beloved nieces and nephews. 

Bert graduated from Longview High School in 1955. He spent most of his career as a computer programmer and systems analyst. A self-taught computer programmer in the early 70’s when computers were relatively new. He spent most of his career developing and analyzing computer systems for REI, Egghead Software, Nintendo, Continental Foods (Sysco), and Costco. He retired in 2000 and spent the remainder of this life being an amazing husband, father, brother, uncle, and grandpa to his family, as well as a great friend to many who loved and adored him. He loved watching football, especially the University of Washington Huskies and Seattle Seahawks, playing slots at the Q casino, and socializing with his dear friends at Don’s. All that said, Bert was rarely seen anywhere without his life partner of 40 years, Cookie. 

The family thanks all those who shared their love and friendship with Bert over the years, but especially when he was battling cancer. 

Bert Robbinson’s graveside service will be at Mission Beach Cemetery, Tulalip, WA on Wednesday, October 21 at 12:00 pm. There will be a procession from Shafer-Shipman to the cemetery at 11:20am just before the service. Arrangements are entrusted to Shaefer-Shipman Funeral Home.

Tonya Renee Sheldon

January 24, 1954 – October 6, 2020

Toni Renee Sheldon passed on October 6, 2020. Toni was born January 24, 1954 in Everett, WA to her late mother Nola Heminger (Sisseton) and her late father Melvin R Sheldon, Sr. (Tulalip Tribes). She joins her brother Michael Sheldon, father Stan W. Fox, grandmother Theresa Sheldon and grandfather Robert W. Sheldon of Tulalip and her grandmother Cora Heminger, her aunties Rose Lewis and Gwen Hatch.

She is survived by her daughters Terra (David) Perrin, Theresa Sheldon, Shawnee Sheldon (Jeff Monsegur), Heidi Follestad (Chris Enick) and Courtney (Anthony) Jefferson Grandchildren Justine Sheldon, Alexis, Emily, Kailani, Adrian, Klayton, Kayleena, Jaidin, Isabelle, Lilly, Mason, Ma’Kylah, Kaidence, Madison, Amenya, and Baby Buffalo (Anthony Jr). Her brother Melvin R. Sheldon Jr, sisters Tina (Jim) Dillon & Nola Two Feathers and niece Alicia (Clayton) Horne and aunt Marlene Peterson.

She graduated from Burlington High School in 1972. She attended the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in New Mexico. Graduated from Skagit Valley College with her Nursing Degree. She worked in Oncology at Skagit Valley Hospital. In early 90’s she became a social worker for Indian Child Welfare for Tulalip Tribes, volunteered on the Sea-Yaht-Sub Committee, and was the only female to pull canoe for Tulalip in the 1989 Paddle to Seattle. Last decade was spent being an amazing grandma to her grandchildren. We thank all the caretakers who gave our mother her independence. She will be greatly missed.

Toni Sheldon’s graveside service will be at Mission Beach Cemetery, Tulalip, WA on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM. Arrangements entrusted to Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home.

Dolores “Annette” Medcalf

1951 – 2020

On Thursday, September 17, 2020, Dolores “Annette” Medcalf, loving wife, and mother of three passed away at age 68.

Annette was born November 4, 1951 in Seattle, WA. On March 14, 1969 she married Joe “Corky” Medcalf. She took care of many people as a home care aid for many years. They raised three children, son Kalonie, and two daughters, Theresa and Elizabeth “Mimi”, and granddaughter Kailene. Although there are many who call her Mom.
Annette was a loving and caring woman. She made friends wherever she went. She was smart, witty, and always ready to smile and laugh. She was an excellent cook and a crafty creative person.

Annette is preceded in death by her mother, Rose and several beloved brothers and sisters. She is survived by her husband, Corky; children, Kalonie, Theresa and Mimi; grandchildren, Kailene, Mayson, and Zoie; great-grandchildren, Joey and Jaycee; brother Charles Blatchford; sisters Molly (Tamur) Zahir, and Leona Ward.

A funeral service will be held Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Tulalip Gym in Tulalip, WA with burial to follow at the Mission Beach Cemetery.
November 4, 1951 – September 17, 2020

Clyde Bernard WILLIAMS Sr.

JUNE 14, 1931 – SEPTEMBER 4, 2020

Clyde was surrounded at home by his family at his passing, along with his favorite caregiver, Terry “Pizano” (his nickname for her).

Clyde Williams was a member of the Tulalip Tribes and the son of Lawrence and Christina Williams. He served in the United States Army in the 1950s, and was stationed in Germany where he was chosen to play on the Army baseball team, the Flaks. Clyde was an excellent baseball player and a great pitcher. (He had an arsenal of nine pitches!) He was drafted into Major League Baseball by the Philadelphia Phillies, requiring him to go straight to training camp after being discharged from his service in the army. Ultimately, he decided not to join the Phillies and so returned home to his family. Clyde was a fisherman by trade as well as a self taught master carver, with many of his carvings still displayed in the Tulalip Casino, Hotel, and Health Clinic. Clyde is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Maxine Williams, three sons; Clyde Jr., (Monica), Alan (Arnel), and Gene Sr. (Julie), along with 13 grandchildren; Alicia, Tatiana, Christina, Alan, Bruce, Tiffany, Dane, Jason, Casey, Gene Jr., Evan, Brandon, Tanessa, and honorary grandson, Art. Clyde is also remembered by 25 great grandchildren whom he loved dearly and enjoyed their company always. He is also survived by his brothers Herman and Arley Williams, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Christina and Lawrence Williams, sisters Jane Wright and Dorraine Jones, his grandfather, Andrew Fryberg and grandmother, Louise, and great grandmother, Elizabeth “Kiya”. 

Graveside service will be held Friday, September 11, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Mission Beach Cemetery.

Edward Lee Hamilton

NOVEMBER 12, 1968 – AUGUST 27, 2020

“Bo” Edward Lee Hamilton was born to Roxie Johnson Hamilton Brown and the late Eddie Hamilton in Joliet, Illinois on November 12th, 1968 and grew up in Warren Hill, Mississippi. Edward joined the Navy in 1986 and married Andrea Williams in 1993. To this union was born two sons: Neil Andrew Hamilton and Donovan Riley Hamilton. He served nine years of active duty for the Navy and then uprooted to Washington to be with his family. Edward worked at the Sea-Tac Federal Detention Center for 23 years. Throughout these years of service he made many lifelong friendships. He was truly an amazing friend, son, brother, husband, father and grandfather and cherished everybody and every memorable moment made. He had a love for fishing and was a die hard Dallas Cowboys fan who looked forward to talking smack come the annual football season. Edward lost his battle with cancer and left to be with the lord on August 27th, 2020. He is proceeded in death by his oldest brother, Peter Darrick Hamilton, his father, Eddie Howard Hamilton and four grandparents. He is survived by his mother, Roxie Johnson Hamilton Brown (Antwon), former wife Andrea Williams, two sons, Neil and Donovan Hamilton (and their siblings), grandchildren, Nevaeh Rose and Adriannah Nicole Hamilton, special baby Lunani (Marliah) four brothers, Joseph (Erica) Hamilton, Michael D. Hamilton, William “Simon” (Benita) Hamilton, and Dennis Raymond (Leah) Hamilton and many relatives distant and near.

Janet D. “Kah-My-Yah-Wit” Patrick

February 2, 1951 – August 2, 2020

Janet was an enrolled member of The Tulalip Tribes. After graduating from Marysville High School, Janet enjoyed learning the Culinary Arts. This was where she blended her love for food with the love of her people as she prepared meals for many, many people when she opened a food stand at Tulalip’s Boom City. For many years, Janet shared her infectious smile and fun-loving sense of humor across Tulalip. She fostered children when she could as her door was always open. She worked as a Table Games Dealer at the Tulalip Casino. She worked for bedachelh and she worked as a CHR Driver. Janet mentored many people and offered as much as she could if someone were in need. She spent numerous years on the Election Committee ensuring that everything was completed when the time came. She had quite a group of friends on that committee and cared deeply for all of them.

Janet’s family life was spent with her mate Charles R. Sneatlum Jr. and their two sons Charles III and Edward. She especially enjoyed her time with her special in-laws at the Muckleshoot Reservation. She enjoyed planning family reunions and, just as much, honoring the family history and culture by preserving as much information and teachings with her younger family members and other members of her family and the community.

Janet is survived by her son Charles R. Williams III (Jenny) and Timothy Jones, her siblings Arthur H. Williams, Thelma J. Williams (Cyrus), Marsha Judi Patrick, special son Francis Williams Sr., nineteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren and two dogs. She is also survived by her favorite nephew Jobey Tom Williams and favorite niece Valene Comenout. Janet also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, her special Mamason Carolyn Moses, and her caregiver Raetta Zackuse. Preceding her on her journey were her parents Wesley and Joyce Patrick, her mate Charles R. Sneatlum Jr., her son Edward King George Sneatlum, her uncle Amos A. Bob, her siblings Leonard Abner Van Pelt, Daniel Lee Patrick, Emeline Sally Patrick, her grandson Michael Sneatlum, her nieces Cheryl Bagley and Justine Comenout.
Janet’s family had a private Interfaith Service at one of the family homes on August 5, 2020. Visitation was held at Shaefer ShipmanFuneral Home on August 6, 2020 with burial at Mission Beach Cemetery at Tulalip, WA.