Michael “Mike” Edmo
FORT HALL — Michael “Mike” Lamose Edmo was born on April 16, 1960.
Mike passed away at a care facility in Everett, Wash. on December 29, 2017. He spent much of his life in Fort Hall and in the Seattle and Everett, Washington area. He lived with his aunt Zelma and his cousin Sonny Ballard.
Mike was born to Ronald “Scrub” Edmo and Rose Taquena. He was the eldest of several siblings from whom he was separated from at an early age.
Mike was raised by his paternal Aunt Zelma L. Ballard who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his parents, paternal-grandparents Lamose and Jane Pongah Edmo, two brothers Ronald “Tad” Murray and Joseph Fullmer, and other paternal aunts and uncles.
Mike is survived by his paternal aunts Bonnie E. Ish, Marlene (LeRoy) Skunkcap, and uncle Milo (Annette) Edmo and a maternal uncle Elliott Taquena. Mike’s many cousins have fond memories of growing up with him.
A viewing was on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Wilks Funeral Home, 211 W. Chubbuck Rd., Chubbuck, ID.
On Thursday, January 11, 2018, a viewing and memorial luncheon was at 11 a.m. followed by a 1 p.m. funeral service at Wilks’ Funeral Home. Burial/Internment will follow at the Episcopal Mission Cemetery, Mission Road, Fort Hall, Idaho.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family online at wilksfuneralhome.com
FORT HALL — LaDale Dane LeClair, longtime resident of Fort Hall, Idaho, passed away unexpectedly on January 2, 2018 at the age of 35.
LaDale was born October 7, 1982 in Pocatello, Idaho, son of the late Virginia Lou LeClair. He attended Riverside Indian School in California, and Kicking Horse Job Corps in Montana. He worked with the Fish & Game with Shoshone Bannock Tribes. He enjoyed camping, fishing, horseback riding and being outdoors.
LaDale is survived by his uncles, Lonny (late Virgilena) LeClair, LeRoy LeClair, both of Fort Hall; 5 aunts, Charlene (late Alfred) Ignacio, LeMoore, Calif.; Florenda LeClair (Wayland Ballard), Yakima, Wash.; Diane LeClair, Fort Hall; Ruby Bernal, Ogden, Utah; Christine Rameriz, Fort Hall; and cousins, Sherry Neaman of Toppenish, Wash., Lucy Neaman, Kendra (Thayne) Wahtomy, Shirley LeClair-Bernal; Helena Rameriz; Desmond LeClair, Stephen (Kenzie) LeClair-Bernal of Camp Lejeune, N.C. & Beaumont Rameriz.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Lou LeClair; two aunts; Shirley Ann LeClair Small and Theresa Jean LeClair, grandparents, Herbert and Dorothy Calico LeClair, and great-grandparents, Leon and Minnie Gun Calico.
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. on Saturday January 6, 2018 at Parker Kutch Cemetery in Fort Hall. A gathering was at 2 p.m., Friday, January 5th at the Ross Fork Community Center on Ross Fork Creek Road. Condolences may be sent to the family online at wilksfuneralhome.com
Pearlene LaRay Posey
FORT HALL — Pearlene LaRay Posey, 24, of Blackfoot, Idaho, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 in Fort Hall, Idaho.
Pearlene was born January 29, 1993, to Trudi Coando and Michael Posey Jr. in Lander, Wyoming.
She resided in Fort Washakie, Wyoming as a child. She attended Fort Washakie Head Start, Fort Washakie Elementary, St. Stephens Elementary, Lander Valley High School and Central Wyoming College.
As an adult, she lived in Fort Washakie, Wyoming, Idaho Falls, Idaho and Blackfoot, Idaho.
She worked for Little Wind Casino as a cage worker and for Shoshone Rose as a casino vault worker. She also worked at Warm Valley Senior Citizens as a cook and a driver.
Her hobbies included beading, coloring, dancing, listening to music, playing on her phone, playing cards and dice, and hanging out with family and friends.
She is survived by her mother, Trudi Coando; friend, Louie Meeks III; son, Loahnezz Northern Sky Meeks; daughter, Acacia Trudi Rose Meeks; brother, Damon Coando; sister, Woodzie Posey; grandmothers, Rosie Posey, Paulene Posey, Ruby Posey; grandfathers, Ivan Posey, Ernie Posey.
She is preceded in death by her father, Michael Posey Jr.; grandparents, Anita Goggles Posey, Tinnie Coando, Lilly Norah, Valentine Norman, Martha Norman and numerous other relations.
A wake was started at 8 p.m. on January 3, 2018 at Rocky Mountain Hall in Fort Washakie, Wyoming.
Pearlene was taken to Sacajawea Cemetery for burial services at noon on January 4, 2018.
All funeral arrangements were under the care and direction of Trudi Coando and the Posey family.
Gregory Lyle Nappo
FORT HALL — Gregory Lyle Nappo, 46, of Blackfoot, Idaho, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018 at his home.
Greg was born January 11, 1971, to Edward Nappo, Jr. and Bessie Meeks Nappo in Pocatello, Idaho.
He attended school at Chemawa Boarding School in Oregon and graduated from Sho-Ban High School in 1989. During his high school he excelled playing football and softball. Other than the time he spent at school in Oregon, he lived his lifetime in the Blackfoot and Fort Hall area.
Greg was together with his longtime companion, Tetonia Teton. To this union was born one son, Lucas.
He had worked for Christensen Farms and was a firefighter and worked on the camp crew for Sho-Ban Tribes.
Greg was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Greg played basketball in school and on a basketball league up into his 40s. He also enjoyed playing foosball, horseshoes and other sports. He enjoyed fishing and especially loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by his son, Lucas Nappo of Oklahoma; grandson, Deluka Nappo, parents, Edward and Bessie Nappo of Blackfoot, brothers, Jeffery (Oleta) Nappo and Samuel (Annie) Nappo; sister, Inna Nappo; numerous nieces and nephews, including his favorite nephew, Golden Vasquez.
Greg was preceded in death by his brothers, Edward “Eddy” Nappo III and Malcom Nappo; and sister, Arlinda Faye “Wendy” Nappo.
Greg was taken to the family residence on Broncho Road starting Thursday at 10 a.m. There will be a prayer service on Friday evening 6 p.m. January 5, 2018, at the Mountainview Baptist Church on Riverton Road. There will be a sunrise service at the family residence on Saturday, January 6, 2018 before going to the Salmon, Idaho Cemetery where burial services will take place at noon. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com