Olena Jenlynn Devinney
FORT HALL — Olena Jenlynn Devinney, age 42, of Fort Hall, Idaho, passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at her home.
She was born in Pocatello, Idaho to Adolph and Rosemary (Farmer) Devinney on March 4, 1974. Olena grew up in Fort Hall and was a member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. Olena attended local school and received her high school diploma from the Continental Academy. She also received her Associated Degree in Nursing. She was blessed to have a daughter, Nekka, in 1994 in Pocatello.
Among her hobbies, Olena loved basketball, fishing, camping, hunting, beadwork, drawing, writing, laughing, joking and talking with her friends and loving family. She was a very spiritual person. She especially loved riding horses. Olena was a traditional and fancy dancer. She had numerous titles representing the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe. In 1995, Olena attended the World National Arm Wrestling Championship in Brazil. She placed sixth in the world.
Olena married Juanita Edmo on December 19, 2014. They were together since March of 2007. In November 2014 they had a daughter, Rokya Devinney.
Surviving Olena are her parents, Adolph and Rosemary Devinney of Fort Hall, siblings, Dee Devinney, Breanna Devinney Blake, Keenan Devinney, maternal grandparents, Marcia and Morgan Poog, Joseph Farmer (deceased), Verla Farmer, paternal grandparents, Cleveland and Mary (Quagigant) Devinney (deceased), daughters Nekka (William Tinno) of Fort Hall, Rokya Devinney of Fort Hall, wife, Juanita (Edmo) Devinney, step children, Kamya Pooengerah and Samuel Pooengerah of Fort Hall, as well as numerous other relatives. She will be greatly missed by all of her loving family and friends.
Olena was taken to her residence on Ballard and Hiline Road, Fort Hall on Tuesday, June 21 at 10 a.m. where family received friends and family until time of services. Traditional services were on Wednesday, June 22 at Cedars Cemetery in Fort Hall at 2 p.m.