FORT HALL — Mitchell Racehorse, 61, passed away Monday, July 26, 2021.
He was born September 14, 1959 in Pocatello to Cleveland Racehorse and Caroline Teton Racehorse.
The family brought Mitch home Wednesday, July 28, 2021 by 4 p.m. A service was at his home in Lincoln Creek that evening at 7 p.m.
Burial is in the Lincoln Creek Cemetery Thursday, July 29 at 11 a.m.
All arrangements are under the direction of Mitch’s family.
Raven Dawn Waterhouse
FORT HALL — Raven Dawn Waterhouse-Tendore was born on September 14, 1980 to Lisa Tindore-Tacúnan and Ira Waterhouse, Jr. in Pocatello, Idaho. Raven succumbed to injuries sustained during her last job with the Wildland Fire Camp Crew on July 24, 2021 at her home in Fort Hall with her best friend/love of her life, Bryan Plentywounds, by her side.
Raven was raised in Gibson by her grandparents, Evelyn Dixey-Surdam and Donald E. Surdam, along with her sister (cousin) RoseMary and her aunt Margaret. Raven attended schools in Blackfoot and Fort Hall. She was a proud member of the JROTC Squad Sergeant, Gun Drill and Cologuard, a cheerleader and even a model. Her talent and ambition were admirable.
Raven was incredibly proud of her heritage, and she celebrated her culture and honored her traditions in her daily life. She was determined to discover her family’s history and was a self-made genealogist. Raven enjoyed going to powwows, Sundance and any Shoshone-Bannock gatherings. She enjoyed going salmon spearing, hunting and cruising around blasting her music and singing to every song as loud as she could. She loved doing Native crafting and making earrings. She taught her daughter, Dylayna, how to make her style of earrings.
Nothing brought Raven more joy in her heart than visiting with her family and friends, talking for hours and hours and laughing the day and night away.
When she was 18, Raven met Wilson March and from their love, five (5) children were born: Marrissa, Dylayna, Alexander, Sadie and Selena March. They parted ways but remained on friendly terms. In 2015, Raven met her best friend and husband Bryan Plentywounds and they have been together ever since.
Raven was skilled in many aspects, she held many positions from cashier to working at the Powwow Fireworks stand, to her favorite job which was being a part of the Wild Land Camp Crew. She was the BOSS. She was in this position at the time of her passing. Raven will be greatly missed by everyone her knew her and she loved everyone and helped them with whatever they needed at the drop of a hat. Her infectious laughter and her incredible humor were matched only by the warmth of her beautiful heart. Her generosity and her beautiful spirit will live on through all who loved her.
Nothing in the world matched her love for her five children. They were her absolute pride and joy, and we see her in them every single day.
Raven is survived by her children, Marrissa, Dylayna, Alexander, Sadie and Selena; her husband, Bryan Plentywounds; her mother, Lisa Tacúnan; her siblings, Lacey Oblea, Winter (Abe) Tindore, Aaron (Jammie) Waterhouse, Maegan Waterhouse, Dartanyon Whitebear and the sister (cousin) she was raised with RoseMary (Juan) Orozco and her aunt Margaret Rojo-Alvarez.
As we are a close family, all of her first-cousins are here siblings, and they are listed also: Chasity, Evelyn, Cass, Michael, Thomas, Anthony, Victoria, Ramona, Travis, Ileana, Ethan, Elliot, Fawn, Dylan, Storm, Eleanor (Shanae), and Maria along with many Auntie-Moms, Aunties, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces (who were all like her daughters) and Nephews (who were all like her sons) and too many grandkids for being as young as she was.
She was preceded in death by her Auntie-Mom, Stacey Tindore, her father, Ira Waterhouse, Jr., nephew-son Sayveen Tay Tindore, niece Keniliah Tindore; maternal Grandparents: Donald E. Surdam, Evelyn Dixey-Surdam, Alan Richard Tindore, Sr.; parental Grandparents: Alfreda and Ira Waterhouse, Sr. and her Tzos Edison Dixey and Florence (Kate) Osborne, Andrew Punkin and his wife. She was also a descendant of R.W. Dixey, as well as Sacajawea.
Raven was taken out to her Auntie-Mom’s house, the Margaret-Rojo Alvarez residence on 2nd Avenue and B Street in Fort Hall, Idaho on Monday, July 26, 2021, at 10 a.m. for viewing. An evening service was at Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at 6 p.m. After her service, she was taken back to her Baha’s house until her burial.
Burial services were on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Cedar’s Cemetery in Fort Hall.
FORT HALL — Clinton Gary “Ee-shun” Plentywounds, 60, of Fort Hall, Idaho passed away peacefully at his home July 23, 2021.
He was married for 31 years to Sandra Ariwite Plentywounds. Sandra was the love of his life. Together they raised their children and grandchildren. He enjoyed visiting and teasing family and friends, spending time with his family, watching his favorite movies on Netflix, listening to his favorite tunes, playing keno, he loved hunting and being in the mountains.
He was a fluent Bannock speaker. He believed in the power of prayer. He enjoyed attending traditional events. He was a traditional dancer. He enjoyed dancing with his family throughout Indian Country. He enjoyed watching his family and favorite dancers. He liked listening to his favorite drums especially War Paint from North Carolina. He was exited to meet them at Black Hills Powwow in Rapid City, South Dakota.
He enjoyed driving to powwows and taking family vacations throughout the U.S. and Canada. His favorite powwows he attended were Seminole Tribal Fair, Red Lake Independence Day Celebration, Oglala Nation Fair & Powwow, and San Manuel Powwow. He was very proud that he visited Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island of Hawaii. He also visited Beijing, China where he stood on the Great Wall of China. He visited Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada and Florida Everglades. He loved seeing new things during his travels.
He danced in the National Fourth of July Parade in Washington, D.C. representing the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. He enjoyed visiting the national monuments and listening to Ray Charles perform during the fireworks show on the National Mall.
Clinton had a big heart and was willing to help out whenever he could. He had the biggest smile and a loud laugh. He was proud very of his children and grandchildren. He considered his grandchildren his pride and joy.
He attended school in Fort Hall and Blackfoot, Idaho. He graduated from Blackfoot High School. He attended Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho and SIPI in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He attending truck driving school in Weiser, Idaho where he received his CDL.
He was a member of the Sho-Ban Strike Team, he was a truck driver, he was a bus driver for Sho-Ban High School, he was a member of the Sho-Ban High School Board, he was the Transfer Station Supervisor for the Solid Waste Department, he worked as a bingo floorwoker, cage cashier, dish washer at the Oregon Trail, he was the TERO Commission Chairman and Shoshone-Bannock Gaming Commission Chairman.
He is survived by his wife Sandra Ariwite Plentywounds, his children December Ariwite and Young White Buffalo Ariwite, his brothers Dorsey Plentywounds, Charlie Plentywounds, Lyle Plentywounds, his sister Connie Plentywounds, grandchildren Ontaria Ariwite, Clover Ariwite, Yezlyn Zids Ariwite, Kylex Ariwite, and numerous family members in Idaho, Nevada, North Dakota and South Dakota.
He was preceded in death by his father Claude Plentywounds, his mother Ramona Bell Walema, his grandparents Charlie and Annie Pete Bell, his cousins Bernadette Bell, Zelma Coby, Raynard Bell, Phillip “Smiley” Kaiyou Jr., his nephew Yazzie Plentywounds, and his nieces Rebecca Plentywounds and Billy Jo Kaiyou.
Services are at Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot, Idaho on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 2 p.m. Burial is at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Fort Hall, Idaho on Friday, July 30, 2021 at 1 p.m. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the family.