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Wednesday, 24 September, 2014

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Edison Chee Adakai
FORT HALL – Edison Chee Adakai, 79, passed away at his home on West Ferry Butte road, September 22, 2014.
Eddy was born in Gallup, New Mexico, on March 3, 1935, to George Adakai and Rita Chee. He spent his early years on the Navajo reservation until he attended Intermountain Indian boarding school, Brigham City Utah.
Eddy came to Idaho to work in the harvest. He worked as a laborer for 27 years with Nonpareil, Wada Farms, Van Orden and Twiggs Farms.
He met Loretta Teton in 1962, they were together for 29 years, from this marriage they had six children, three boys and three girls: Etta Adakai (Douglas Jr.), John Adakai (Delicia), Edison Jr. (Teresa), Rita Roybal (George), Greta Adakai (Aaron) and Tommy Adakai. Loretta and Eddy later divorced but remain friends to the end.
Preceding him death: His parents, his first love Loretta Teton, brothers; Wilson Adakai, Leo Adakai, Aunts; Loise Chee, Uncle; Billie Chee, Great grandchildren; Harrison Adakai, Alexander Hamilton, Friends; Lonnie Van Orden, Jerry Twiggs.
Surviving Eddy: His children; sisters; Gracie (Jonnie) Begay, Alice Adakai Begay, Fannie (Lee) Benally. His one and only brother in law Andrew Teton.  Along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Traditional Native American tipi viewing and visitation is at the residence of his daughter Rita Roybal on West Ferry Butte Road. A sunrise ceremony is on Friday, September 26th with burial following at 11 a.m. in the Lincoln Creek Cemetery, Fort Hall Reservation.
All home funeral arrangements are under the love and care of the Adakai family.