Nancy Rose Boomhouse Moses

Nancy Rose Boomhouse MosesOur beloved “Rosebud” was born on May 15, 1965, raised on the Tulalip Reservation and went to be with our Lord on September 16, 2012 and into the loving arms of her ancestors.

Her sweet smile grew with love for all her family. Having a great sense of humor, she leaves a wonderful treasured memory in our hearts forever. At a young age she would share time with little brother JR, playing with his cars. Her tender hearted names for her siblings resembles the fun times they had.

Sisters are forever, from the non-stop piggy back rides, she, like her sisters loved all genres of music, which led to dancing to Tina Turners “Rollin” – she would twirl her hands till the last beat. The Forever Halloween dress up concerts were fun times with travels to every beach possible. She loved her quiet times and visits with her family. The trips to the mountains were one of her favorite pastimes.

Her mother and father gave her a lifetime of love and grand teachings. Her life’s passion was her babies, kiddos. She spent every minute with hugs and kisses and strolls to the beach with her nieces and nephews. Her siblings shared their children with Nancy. Like her beautiful aunties, she enjoyed being their lil’ mama. If she was at the beach with us now we will always be her treasure and her journey will be forever in our treasure box, our hearts.

Nancy now joins Marya D (Jones) Moses, Harold O. and Charlotte Paul.

She will be dearly missed by her parents, Gilbert Sr. and Janice Moses; her siblings, Sylvia (Robert) Myers, Arnel (Alan) Williams Sr. and Gilbert Moses Jr.; her aunts, Charlene William and Clarice Moses; her nieces and nephews, Crystal Myers, Paul Myers, Laura Myers (Alex Jimenez), Alan Williams Jr., Bruce Williams, Tiffany Williams, Dane Williams Sr., and Gilbert Moses III.; her grandbabies, Julian and Elyssa Myers, Jala Jimenez, Ean Williams and Dane Williams Jr.

Visitation will be held Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 1 – 2 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home. Interfaith Service will follow at 6 p.m. at the Tulalip Tribal Gym. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, September 21, 2012 at the Tulalip Tribal Gym with interment following at Mission Beach Cemetery.

Raymond Moses

Raymond MosesRaymond Charles Moses, was born on September 25, 1966 and went to be with our Lord on October 18, 2012. He was born to Victor Sr. and Esther Moses. When Raymond was growing up, his father taught him to live off the land. He was a fisherman, clam digger and hunter. He worked at East Berries for a number of years. Raymond enjoyed going to Darrington and camping in the mountains.

Raymond leaves behind his sons, Charles Cultee, Justice Moses, Tristin Moses. He also leaves behind his brothers, Victor Moses Jr., Kelly Moses Sr., Shane Moses Sr; and sister, Angie Moses.

Raymond is preceded in death by his father, Victor Moses Sr.; mother, Esther Moses; his two brothers, Kim Moses and Mark Moses; his two sons, William and Jacob Moses; his grandmothers, Myra Moses and Lillian Grenier; grand-fathers, Walter Moses and William Grenier Sr.

He was loved by all his aunties, uncles, nieces and nephews, and will be missed by all who were close to him.

Visitation will be held Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 12 Noon at Schaefer-Shipman with an Interfaith Service following at 6 p.m. at the Tulalip Tribal Gym. Funeral Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Tulalip Tribal Gym with burial following at Mission Beach Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, Marysville.

Violet Rose Pierce

Violet Rose PierceViolet Rose Pierce, 30, of Marysville, Washington went to be with her creator on July 31, 2012.

She was born May 7, 1982 to Charles and Lila Pierce in Yakima, Washington. She was a member of the Yakama Nation. She was a traditional Summer Powwow dancer. Violet was a Junior Princess for the Tulalip Veterans and Everett Hibulb Powwow. Some of her favorite things were to pick berries with her mom and dad as well as going to the casino.

Violet is survived by her parents, Charles and Lila Pierce; her dogs, Tootsie and Max; brothers, Gary Pierce of Toppenish, Clarence Pierce of Toppenish, James Pierce of Muckleshoot, Travis Pierce of Marysville, Ted Gemmer of Everett; sisters, Jackie Miller of Yakima, Carleen Pierce of Marysville, and Jessica Pierce of Marysville; grandmother, Rose Kempf of Tulalip; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be held Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 12:00 noon at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home followed by a 6 p.m. Interfaith Service at the Tulalip Gym. Funeral Services will be held Monday at 10:00 a.m at the Tulalip Gym followed by burial at Johnny Tommie Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home.

William Edward “Sonny” Sam

William Edward "Sonny" SamWilliam Edward “Sonny” Sam was born May 22, 1937 in Tulalip, WA and continued his journey to be with the ancestors on September 21, 2012.

Sonny, a Tulalip Tribal Member and Bible Shaker, spent his life in this area holding jobs in logging, construction and security and always enjoyed the time he could get taking rides in the mountains, berry picking, hunting and gambling.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Hagen Sam; mother, Gertrude Kitsap Sam; sons, William E. Sam Jr., Anthony Kitsap Sam; daughters, Angela Sam and Loreen Sam-Barr.

He leaves behind sister, Mildred Sam-Lewis; sons, Clinton “Bodie” Sam (Tulalip), Stacey Sam (Auburn, WA); daughters, Wanda “George” Sam (Tulalip), Augusta “Gus” Lobehan (Tulalip), Jessica Myers (Tulalip); and niece, Patricia Ann Sam; 29 grandchildren; 31 great-grand-children; and many dear friends and relatives.

Sonny will be greatly missed by all whose lives were touched with his presence and prayers.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 starting at 1:00 p.m. at Schaeffer-Shipman Funeral Home; followed by a wake service starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Tulalip Tribal Center; a Funeral

Service will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2012 starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Tulalip Tribal Center; Burial to follow at Mission Beach Cemetery, Tulalip, WA.

Ella Fay “Fatter” Sanchez

Ella Fay "Fatter" SanchezElla Fay “Fatter” Sanchez, 54, of Tulalip, WA passed away November 2, 2012 at home. She was born July 9, 1958 in Everett, WA to Francis Peters and Katherine Guss.

She was very outgoing. She loved being on the water, dancing, cooking. She worked at Security at the Administration Building. She worked as a supervisor at the Tulalip Bingo.

She is survived by her children’s father, Robert Power; and her mate, Robert Putney; her children, Ivy, Selena, Robert, John, Anthony, Albert, and Cindy; three sisters, Elizabeth, Smitty, and Shelly; her mother, Katherine; 23 grandchildren; five great – grandchildren; her cousin Boyd; and numerous other relatives.

Visitation on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 12 Noon at Schaefer – Shipman, followed by a service at the 1910 Shaker Church at 6 p.m. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 9:00 a.m. at the 1910 Shaker church with a burial following at Mission Beach Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Schaefer- Shipman.

Antonio Richard (Savage) Spencer

Antonio Richard (Savage) SpencerAntonio Richard Spencer (Savage), 30, passed away on September 28, 2012 in Tulalip, WA. He was born to Vivian A. Spencer October 8, 1981 in Toppenish, WA.

He is survived by his mother, Vivian Ann Spencer; brother, Solomon George Spencer; sister, Tara LittleFeather Spencer; children, Deiondre Isaac Moses-Spencer, Daunte Sevarr Spencer-Davis, Alena Kathleen Fryberg, Antonio Richard Spencer Jr.; nieces, Daisha Smith-Spencer, Eliana Haileia Spencer, Vivianna Marcalina Spencer-Lopez, Avaughnei Elizabeth Spencer; nephew, Ivan Spencer-Hernandez; aunts, Mildred Spencer, Sophie Spencer, Rose Cross, Lucy Spencer; uncles, David Spencer Sr., Charles Spencer, Robert Spencer, Neil Laclair.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Mary Johnny Spencer and Richard George Spencer Sr.; aunts, Mary June Jimicum, Ruthie Zackuse, Shirly Andre, Harriet Hillaire, Velma Papakee; uncles, Steve Spencer, Richard Spencer Jr. (Butch).

Viewing to be held October 5, 2012 at Schaefer-Shipman from 1-2p.m. Rosary held at Tulalip Tribal Gym at 6p.m. Funeral Services on October 6, 2012 at 10 a.m., held at Tulalip Tribal Gym.
Antonio will be remembered as a wonderful Son, Brother, Uncle, Father, Nephew, Cousin, Friend and talented artist poet who will live forever in our hearts.

Donna Dee “Dee Dee” (Cameron) Williams

Donna "Dee Dee" WilliamsDonna Dee (Cameron) Williams was born on January 15, 1964 and entered into rest on August 17, 2012.

She was born to Larry L. Price and Toniena White Adams.

Dee Dee was raised by Bob and Keeta Cameron along with Lee, Jamie and Sherry. She graduated from an Alternative School then went on to obtain her AA degree. She enjoyed being a hair stylist, doing beadwork, crocheting and worked at the Tulalip Casino. She loved having time spent with her family and friends.

She leaves behind her Girls; Cassie Dee Cameron and Chantel Marie Rutledge; her grandbabies (whom were her world), Alexas, Daycee and Nadia Fecht. She will also be missed by her mother; her siblings; nieces, nephews; and numerous family members.

Visitation will be held at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home on Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012 from 1-2 p.m.

Interfaith service will be held at The Tulalip Tribal Gym at 6 p.m.

Funeral Service will be held at The Tulalip Tribal Gym on Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 10 a.m., followed by Interment Services at Mission Beach Cemetery.

William Charles (Bill) Williams

William Williams“Bill” age 59, was born October 25, 1952 and passed away in Everett, Washington on September 14, 2012.
A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held in the Port Susan Community Chapel located at 12015 Marine Drive, Tulalip, WA on what would have been his 60th birthday on October 25, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.
Donations in his memory are being accepted at Key Bank under the Bill Williams Memorial Fund. For any other information contact 360-420-0950.

Desmond Paul “Dez” Pablo

Desmond Paul “Dez” Pablo

ST. IGNATIUS – Desmond Paul “Dez” Pablo, 29, went to be with the Creator on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. A member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, he was born Sept. 10, 1983, in St. Ignatius to Roger and Maxine (Adams) Pablo. He was raised on the Flathead Indian Reservation by his parents and on the Tulalip Reservation in Washington by his Qene’ Leota Pablo.

A woodsman by trade, he post and poled until a logging accident left him in a wheelchair. Even this didn’t slow Dez down! As a lifelong “hoopster,” he was undefeated in all games for the last couple of years he played. He played all over Washington, Idaho and Montana with the “Descendants,” “Desert Horse” and “Hillside Ballers.” He always loved his basketball and was still the “Biggest Baddest Indian Around,” in his words!

He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Price; grandparents, Louis “Pug” Pablo Sr. and Nadine Papin Adams; aunt, June Iona Pablo; cousins, Louie Roy Pablo III, Viola Brown, Heather Adams and Geralynn Grayboy; nieces, Omniara Pablo, Marie Burke and Baby Heather Adams; and nephews, Michael OneHorn and Louis Snowy Mountain Shepard.

He leaves behind his parents, Roger and Maxine Pablo; significant other, Mary Jo Hawk; daughter, Ayden and Roll Dogg Tuggers; brothers, Roger Jr. and William Pablo (Kristina); sisters, Deah Adams (Kevin); twin sister, Rosi Pablo (Matt); Qene’ Leota Pablo; grandfather, Louis Adams (Gert); uncles, Danny Pablo Sr. (Stephanie), Eddie Pablo Sr. (Lori), Louie Pablo Jr., Eugene “Bones” Pablo, Jim Adams, Ray Adams and Jason Adams (Autumn); aunts, Myrna Dumontier (Greg), Brenda Morton (Randy), Arleen Adams (Bill) and Andrea Adams; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family members from Montana and Washington.

A wake was held Monday at the Arlee Community Center, where the rosary will was recited on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Wake closing was on Wednesday with Mass following at the Community Center. Interment was at Jocko Cemetery. Condolences may be left at


Bret Allen Whitley

obit-Bret WhitleyBret Allen Whitley was born on August 31, 1960 in Mountlake Terrace, WA. He passed away on December 3, 2012 in Everett, WA.

Some of the things Bret loved were spending time with friends and family, most especially his grandchildren. Around Christmas time every year, they would make a trip to Disneyland.

He will be missed by his parents, Robert and Joann Mason; his loving wife of 34 years, Cindy; daughter, Angela Childers Whitley, and his grandchildren, Justice, Jaydin, and Nevaeh. He also leaves behind his brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and numerous friends.

Bret was a very caring person and will be missed by many.

Visitation was Thursday, December 6, 2012, followed by a celebration of Bret’s life at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home. Burial follow ed at Mission Beach Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home