Juanita Kaiyou Blindman
FORT HALL — Juanita Kaiyou Blindman, 45, succumbed to her battle with terminal cancer on December 31, 2021.
She attended Irving Junior High, Pocatello, Idaho and Sho-Ban High School, Fort Hall. She later received her GED.
Juanita worked as a cashier in the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel.
During her younger years she traveled powwows with family as a girls fancy shawl dancer champion. She held many powwow princess titles, Fort Hall Future Princess three years in a row. She loved her grandma Amy and made her proud.
Juanita was the life of the party always joking making people laugh. She was very talented in crocheting, making dresses, blankets, etc. and beadworking. She attended Faith Baptist Church.
Juanita is survived by her mother Jennifer Jay Kaiyou, stepfather Jerry Jay, father Duane Blindman, her children Amy Jo Pebeahsy, Esai at the straight Kaiyou, Joey Teton Pebeahsy, Hanewop Kai Pebeahsy. Her grandmother Rita Long Visitor, Holy Dance, South Dakota and Lena K. Pahvitse, Fort Hall. Brother Antonio Blindman, sister Tanesha Blindman, aunts Karyn Kaiyou, Twila Blindman; uncles Nathaniel Taye Blindman and Travis Afraid of Bear.
She was preceded in death by her sister Billie Jo Kaiyou, brothers Sonny Evan Jay, Michael Revere and Derek Blindman. Grandfathers Phillip Kaiyou Sr., Moses Blindman. Grandmothers Amy Bell Kaiyou, Ramona Bell Walema. Uncles Phillip Kaiyou Jr, Delmar Blindman, Patrick Blindman, Delford Coby, Dennis Kaiyou, Blaine Kaiyou. Aunts Berva Jean Coby and Dorthea Phelps.
Juanita was taken to her home at 129 South Hawthorne Road Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at noon. Services are at Hawker Funeral Home January 5, 2022 from noon to 2 p.m. A sunrise ceremony is January 6, 2022 with a traditional service and burial at 1 p.m. at Gibson Cemetery.