WHITE SWAN, Washington — Delphinia Janet Cootes, 57, of White Swan, Washington passed away Friday, July 10, 2015 at her home.
Delphinia was born September 27. 1957 to Kenneth and Elaine Pevo Sr. She was the oldest sibling.
She married Allan Cootes together they raised eight children. She made her home in White Swan.
Delphinia was active in the longhouse, enjoyed going to powwows, beading for her family, fishing and camping with her family. She loved the river; she loved watching her grandchildren at various sports and powwows. She loved listening to powwow and Sundance music. She also loved her horses Blair and Emit.
Delphinia is survived by her husband, Allan Cootes, her daughters Berdleen (Duran) Afraid of Bear, Delphinia (Jacob) Amboh, Michelle (Vincent) George and Amanda Arroyo.
Her parents Kenneth and Elaine Pevo Sr. sisters Berdleen (son) Sorrell, Trema (Oren) Washakie, Alberta (Tad) Williams, Susan (David Cerino Jr.) Pevo, Daeda (Ducree) Pevo-Lays Bad, brothers Johnie Pevo, Bob Pevo, Steele (Wendy) Martin, her aunt Leta Knight and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Delphinia was preceded in death by her brothers Kenneth R. Pevo Jr. and John Pevo, grandparents Hugh and May Lippo Pevo, Aunts Dorothy Pevo George and Gladys Pevo uncles Herbert Pevo and Roland LeClair.
Funeral services were on Saturday, July 11, 2015 dressing then to Toppenish Creek Longhouse in White Swan. Last meal was on Sunday, July 12 and burial was Monday, July 13 at the Toppenish Cemetery.
BLACKFOOT — Alice Chee Adakai, 77, of Blackfoot, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at her home.
She was born October 10, 1937 in Gallup, New Mexico to George Adakai and Rita Chee.
Alice attended Brigham City Indian Academy and graduated from Albequerque High School where she was a cheerleader.
She had a strong belief in the traditional native way.
Alice had been together with Bernard Sprague for many years, he preceded her in death on April 17, 2009.
She worked for Twiggs Farms, a potato processing plant and as a waitress in Shiprock, New Mexico when she was younger.
Alice was very talented in beadwork. She enjoyed Powwows, puzzles, parades, watching her granddaughter dance and grandsons in their sporting events (except for wrestling because they got hurt), and especially spending time with her family.
She is survived by her daughter, Josephine (Johnny) Littlejohn of Blackfoot; two sisters, Grace Begay of Toadalena, New Mexico and Fanny M. Benally of Shiprock, New Mexico; three grandchildren, Zachary Littlejohn, Josie Littlejohn and Jonathan “JonJon” Littlejohn and one great grandson, Wade.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard “Bernie” Sprague, brothers, Edison, Wilson and Leo Adakai.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2015 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot, Idaho.
The family will meet for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Interment will be in the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to: www.hawkerfuneralhome.com