DeMonte Johnson Sr.
FORT HALL — DeMonte “Ogoo” Johnson Sr., 64, of Fort Hall, passed away, Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.
DeMonte was born March 8, 1955 in Pocatello, Idaho to Richard Earl Johnson Sr. and Louise Compton Johnson Norman.
DeMonte has lived in Crow Agency, Montana, Elko, Nevada and Fort Hall, Idaho. He attended Fort Hall Elementary, Hawthorne Jr. High and Kicking Horse Job Crop in Ronan, Mont.
He married Pamela LaRoque in Missoula, Mont., they later divorced. On May 5, 1985, he married Sharon Honena in Blackfoot, Idaho.
DeMonte was a member of the Native American Church and enjoyed participating in Sundance Ceremonies.
DeMonte enjoyed riding horses, going to Temptation concerts, hunting, fishing, baseball, basketball, volleyball, pool and coaching his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed going to the casino and making roaches. Above all DeMonte loved watching his children and grandchildren participate in sports, watching his granddaughters dance at powwows and ride in the Indian pony races.
DeMonte is survived by his wife, Sharon H. Johnson of Fort Hall; children, Tyson (Sharmie) Johnson, Patrica L. Johnson, DeMonte (Fawn) Johnson Jr., Pearl D. Johnson, Thomas Johnson, RayLee and Rayanna Shane, Thunder Tendoy, Twinkal Tendoy and Delsray Honena Tendoy; and godfather to Darryus Honena; brothers, Richard (Shirley) Johnson Jr., Tail Earl (Pat) Johnson, Robert (Laura) Johnson, Wallace Johnson; sisters, Suzan (Lawrence) Bagley, Sharlene (Lance) Silverhorn, Barbara (Jackson) Thompson, Elma (Richard Sr.) Thompson, Naomi E. Johnson, and Judy M. Johnson. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Dayton, Rose and Tillie Eldridge, Te’lah Martinez, Nathan, Jordan, Shyne and Alicia Johnson, Ryesha and Starlynn Runninghorse, Marci Kelhoyma, Sienna Johnson and Kieren Johnson and the BadBear families of Crow Agency, Mont.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Johnson Sr. and Louise Compton Johnson Norman; nephews, LesSanyole “Sun” Honena, Troyson Johnson; brothers, Larry, Cedric, Eugene, and Edward Johnson; and aunt, Naomi Jane Johnson.
DeMonte was taken to his residence on Simplot Rd. at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2019 where he remained until a viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave in Blackfoot. A sunrise service is Saturday morning and traditional burial services will follow at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Sandhill Cemetery.
Condolences may be shared at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Clarence Benally Sr.
FORT HALL — Clarence Mel Benally Sr., 69 of Fort Hall passed away on Wednesday April 3, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Clarence was born December 6, 1949 to Melvin Benally Sr. and Flora Tillie Osborne in Pocatello, Idaho.
Following high school, he also attended the BIA Madera Employment Center in California where he studied auto mechanics and heavy equipment operating. He received his certification through Idaho State University VO-Tech in automobile mechanics. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1969-1975 in the Vietnam Conflict.
Clarence knew the value of hard work and service. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for J.R. Simplot and as a school board member for the Shoshone-Bannock Schools. He supported Ghost Canyon Drum Group and the Lady Chiefs Shoshone Bannock Basketball.
He was a member of the Good Shepard Episcopal Church in Fort Hall.
Traveling, fishing, hunting, exploring, playing stick games and attending powwows were some of his favorite pastimes.
Clarence’s family was a big part of his life. He is survived by his children Clarence Benally Jr., Ezra J. Benally and Conrad C. Benally, his sisters, Andrea M. Dunn, Louida Benally, Patricia Warjack, Connie Frank and Tina Benally, his grandchildren, Savon P. Benally, Atalya D. Benally, Ashra S. Benally, Mary Star Benally and Issac B. and one great-grandchild Chauncey Cayden Benally.
He was preceded in death by his parents Melvin Benally Sr. and Flora Tillie Osborne, his brothers, Henry Palmer, Clydale Benally, Melvin Benally Jr., Enos Benally and his sister Ozella Benally.
A prayer service was at 5 p.m. on Tuesday April 9, 2019 at the Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave. in Blackfoot. He was taken out to the family residence on Broncho Road from Sunday April 7, 2019 where he remained until the time of services on Tuesday at the funeral home.
FORT HALL — Darrell James Pebeahsy, 26, passed on April 9, 2019 because of health issues at Pocatello, Idaho. He was born on September 30, 1992.
Funeral and viewing services will be on Thursday, April 11 at 10 a.m. at Debbie Pevo’s residence on Cemetery and Philbin Roads. Family services will be on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 3 p.m. Burial services Saturday April 13, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Cedar Cemetery.