Laurel Chew Fred
FORT HALL — Laurel “Chew” Enos Fred, 62, took his journey home on July 15, 2019.
Chew was born in Pocatello, Idaho on February 10, 1957 to Althea “Sophie” Racehorse and Arthur Fred Sr.
Chew grew up on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation with his siblings, the oldest brother Franklin “Tiny” Chippewa (deceased), John Fred, Nelson Fred Racehorse, Arthur “Coot” Fred Jr. (deceased), all of Fort Hall, his sisters Josephine “Ditt” Fred (deceased) and Armena “Dino” Fred of Blackfoot.
He attended Fort Hall Elementary, Blackfoot Jr. High, and Intermountain Indian School in Brigham City, Utah. He played basketball in high school and was a member of Ron’s – the first local team to win the Fort Hall Indian Basketball Tournament.
He served peacetime in the U.S. Marine Corps.
He went to school in Wyoming to become a welder and was employed at FMC and J.R. Simplot, along other local businesses.
He was a relay announcer for many years, an all around guy, a ranch hand and loved his women as he had many “honey darlings.” He loved to fish especially with his dad when he was a child.
Chew is survived by his sons Wacey Fred, Fort Hall and Ridin Fred of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; his siblings, his nephew Noah Fred, his nieces Bobbi Jo Penny of Lapwai, Idaho, Kayin Fred, along with other numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving him are other close families; Mendez’s, Osborne’s, Hootchew’s, Racehorse’s, Pocatello’s, Dann’s, Quanda, Tyler’s, the Brian Johnson family, Thomas and Harney families of Owyhee, Nevada.
He is preceded in death by his parents; Arthur Fred and Althea Racehorse, his brothers Tiny Chippewa and Arthur “Coot” Fred Jr., his sister Josephine Fred Galloway, and grandparents; Amelia Osborne Fred, Maude Pocatello Racehorse and Nelson Racehorse.
A Native American Traditional tipi viewing and visitation is at the Fred family home on West Sheepskin Road, July 15 to July 17, 2019. A prayer service is at 7:30 p.m. July 16, 2019. The family is conducting a sunrise service Wednesday morning July 17, 2019 and Chew is being laid to rest in the Cedar Cemetery on West Reservation Road, Fort Hall Reservation.
All funeral arrangements are made with the love and care of the Fred Family and their close relatives.
Randee “Shag” Dixey
FORT HALL — Randee Willa Dixey “Shag,” 55, passed away July 11, 2019 at a local hospital.
She was born August 14, 1963, in Pocatello, Idaho, daughter of Randolph Willis Dixey and Shirley Ann TopSky-Dixey.
She has five siblings, Leland TopSky, LaVonna “Binky” Dixey, Peggy “Dee” Dixey, Willis “Sonny” Dixey, Miqueline “Bitty” Dixey. Randee also had five children of her own, Michael, Zandra, Jerel, Leonard and Jordan Brunette.
Randee worked as a cage cashier at the Fort Hall Casino, as well as other various businesses throughout the Fort Hall and Rocky Boy Indian Reservations.
In her youth she enjoyed playing basketball at Highland High School and independently traveling to various basketball tournaments throughout her life. She also was involved in help organizing the Annual Fort Hall Round Dance.
She loved to play pool and played in the Women’s singles and Doubles League in Pocatello, Idaho. She enjoyed beadworking, cooking, and being surrounded by her grandchildren, kids and family. She also loved to play bingo, and watch movies.
She is survived by her children Michael, Zandra, Jerel, Leonard and Jordan Brunette, along with her siblings, Leland, Binky, Dee, Sonny and Bitty as well as her 22 grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents.
She may not have had a lot, but she is rich with family.
A viewing was at the home of Willis “Sonny” Dixey located at 103 tepee street Fort Hall, Idaho Saturday July 13 at 2 p.m. until Monday, July 15t. Burial was at Gibson Cemetery at 1 p.m.
Arrangements were under the direction of Colonial Funeral Home.
Alrenzo “Tommy” Quagigant
FORT HALL — Alrenzo “Tommy” Leland Quagigant, age 56, walked on the afternoon of Tuesday, July, 2019 in a fatality car accident on Ross Fork Road near interstate 15 in Fort Hall.
Tommy was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash site.
He was born on Monday, March 25, 1963 to Tom Silva, Mexican Nationalist and Tribal member Lillian Sunshine Quagigant at the St. Anthony Hospital in Pocatello Idaho.
As a child, up until the age of four, he resided with his parents and older brother Lorenzo Ray Quagigant at his maternal grandparent’s Frank Sunshine Quagigant and Ida Pahneeno Quagigant’s original home site on Hiline Road.
Alrenzo’s older brother Lorenzo as a child could not saw “Dawi’ i” (younger brother) in the Shoshone language, so Lorenzo called him Tommy. This is the nickname most of the Fort Hall Community referred to Alrenzo by.
Tommy attended Tyhee Elementary School, Hawthorne Jr. High School, and then the Shoshone-Bannock Alternative School.
Tommy chose to share his life with Andrea June Shay and they were married on May 30, 1981. They were later divorced in 1987. To their union they had two sons: Steven Ross, Dustin Ben, and two daughters: Shaylene Irvina and Allison Leann.
He participated and was a believer in the Shoshone Sundance. He worked as a laborer. He also participated in sweats.
He enjoyed being with his family and socializing with his friends. In the last few years, Tommy attempted to change his life style and did home improvements to his residence on Hiline Road.
In recent years, he re-established a relationship with his children and grandchildren and became familiar, comfortable, accepted and cared for by his families.
Tommy is survived by his son’s: Steven Ross Quagigant, Dustin Ben Quagigant, daughters Shaylene Irvina Quagigant Kellum and Allison Leeann Quagigant Pohipe, nephews Lorenzo “Sonny” Quagigant Jr., Justin Ray Quagigant; nieces: Loreene Lillian Quagigant and Caleenia Gould, Grandchildren: Anferney Quintin, Keira, Isabella, Larina, Nora Jessalynn, Buckley, Darius Brookelee, Kaia, Rosaline, Lovecaire Jr., Randy Jr. and one unborn grandbaby. His brother: Milford Wheeler of Karlruhe, Germany. His aunt: Edith George Uribe and family, his cousins/brothers: Neville Dunn Sr. and family, Adolph Devinney and family; Randy Devinney and family; the late Leticia Quagigant Tademy and family; Angelita Devinney Miyoshi and family; Paulet Quagigant Tendoy and family and all the family members of the Quagigant, Pahneeno and Evening descendants.
Preceding Tommy in death is his mother: Lillian Quagigant, late wife Andrea Shay, grandbaby Gabriel Leland Kellum. Maternal grandparents: Frank Sunshine Quagigant and Ida Pahneeno Quagigant, Uncle and Aunt who he lived with Louis “Fish John” Dunn and Gloria Sunshine Quagigant Dunn, grandfather/grand uncle who he inherited land from Don Ingup, six Uncles; William “Bill”, Lee “Beans”, Price, Short Lee, Jack, Joseph and Raymond; three Aunts: Clara, Mary and Lucille: all were the children of Frank and Ida Sunshine Quagigant. His nephews: Theron Florentino Dunn, Neville Louis Dunn Jr., Joseph Newlyn Papse; his niece: Elizabeth Quagigant, Delores Ida Quagigant, Cousins: Martel, Sylvester, Rudolph, Phyllis, Harriett, Angeline and other members of the Quagigant and Pahneeno Families.
Traditional wake and viewing for Tommy was at Eagle Lodge. Burial was at the Tribal Sand Hill Cemetery.