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Thursday, 18 December, 2014


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Marianne Tissidimit
FORT HALL — Marianne Tissidimit, 64, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away at her home Monday, December 15, 2014.
She was born November 29, 1950 in Pocatello, Idaho the daughter of Louis Watson and Charlotte George.  She was raised by her grandparents Hudson & Jane Grant. 
She attended Blackfoot High School, Fort Hall Boarding School and Chilocco Indian School.
She married Larry Tissidimit in 1970 in Fort Hall, Idaho.
Marianne belonged to the Phantom Knight Riders horse group and was the only girl rider; this is also how she met Larry.
She enjoyed being a homemaker and cooking for round-ups and funerals.  She was a renowned beadworker (she made outfits for all her children and grandchildren and took orders from many people all over the states.) She enjoyed gardening, maintaining the lawn and would regularly go to the cemetery and take care of loved ones. She traveled with her family to powwows and handgames. Marianne played basketball in her younger years and was a big fan of the Lakers in the 1980s. She also enjoyed watching sports with Larry – they would even partake in some friendly, competitive betting. She was also an avid Indian Relay fan. You could always count on Marianne to be the life of the party with her sense of humor and joyful presence. 
She is survived by her sons, Lance (Carlie) Tissidimit, Lyman (Veldina) Tissidimit, Lamar Tissidimit; daughters, Marlo Tissidimit, Mardel (Jason) Butler and Ronell Seaman; sister, Florence Watson Brocchini and twelve grandchildren, Tiger Cesspooch, Juliann, Lathan, Brailey, Keinan, and Syliss Tissidimit, Arion, Ariana, Reuben, Treya Butler, Shane Seaman, Serena Silk; cousin, Zeta Watson Chavez, Gary Watson, Uncle Wayne George and her Aunt Eloise Lopez.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Larry, brothers, Dewane “She-she” Watson and Gerald Grant and a sister, Alice Watson Lewis; Uncle, Matthew and James Watson and grandfather, Alex Watson.
A traditional burial service is at 2 p.m. Friday, December 19, 2014 at the Gibson Cemetery.
A prayer service was at 6 p.m. Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave.
Her body will be taken to the Lance Tissidimit residence on East Ferry Butte Road at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 18, 2014 until time of burial on Friday.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com


Keith “Koosh” Poog
FORT HALL — Keith Poog, 50, of Pocatello, Idaho, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.
Keith was born on June 27, 1964 in Pocatello, Idaho to Morgan Poog and Darlene Shay.
He lived on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation most of his life. He also lived Pocatello for a while. He attended the following schools: Tyhee Elementary, Hawthorne Jr. High, Highland High School and then he graduated from Sho-Ban Jr./Sr. High School.
Keith was a football player and basketball player. He was also a Sho-Ban Firefighter, a Security Officer, Confined Hydroblaster for FMC and a Tribal Fisheries Technician.
He enjoyed spending quality time with his son Eishah J. Poog as well as his many friends.
He was passionate about the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, camping and barbecuing.
Keith was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ralph and Julia U. Shay; his paternal grandparents, Rueben Waterhouse Poog and Ella Appenay.
He is survived by his father, Morgan Poog; mother, Darlene Shay Eagle and three children he helped raise Kelli J. Poog, Eishah J. Poog and Taniah Poog. Brothers Clinton O. Eagle Robert W. Eagle Jr. and Walter H. Eagle.
A viewing was at Darlene Eagle's residence on corner of North Philbin and East Cemetery Roads in Fort Hall. Native Prayer Services were during evening hours at the home. Tribal burial services were Monday, December 15 at 2 p.m. at Cedar Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care of Downard Funeral Home, 241 North Garfield Ave Pocatello, Idaho.


Berdine Decker Ramos
BATTLE MOUNTAIN, Nevada — Berdine Decker Ramos, 75, of Battle Mountain, Nevada passed away on Monday, December 8, 2014.
Berdine was born December 15, 1938 in Reese River, Nevada to Bud Decker and
Isabell Williams-Decker. She lived in Reese River, Nevada until her family moved to Fort Hall, Idaho. She attended school in Blackfoot, Idaho and at Stewart Indian School in Carson City, Nevada.
She enjoyed doing beadwork, gathering willows and working on Shoshone cradleboards, picking pinenuts and being outdoors.
Berdine is survived by her husband, Daniel Ramos of Battle Mountain, Nevada, daughter Dianna Prior of Owyhee, Nevada, daughter Dee Ramos (Wilson Crutcher) of Battle Mountain, Nevada and nephew Lester Decker Jr. of Battle Mountain, Nevada.  Brothers
Acreen Decker and Lester Decker Sr. (Jody) of Elko, Nevada, sisters Roselyn Smith of Elko, Nevada and Virginia Pongah of Fort Hall, Idaho, along with numerous nieces and nephews, and two grandchildren Mia and Ray Decker.
She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Martinez Decker, sisters Madeline Eastman, Della Diaz, Lillian Bear and Irene Decker.
Services were held in Austin, Nevada on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Austin Townhall with burial at the Austin Indian Cemetery.