El Monica April Tavo Jones
FORT HALL — We sadly announce the passing of our beloved wife, daughter, sister, mother and grandmother, El Monica April Tavo Jones, 49 passed away at home on November 19, 2023.
She was born April 14th, 1974 in Pocatello, Idaho and she grew up on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation and was a member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe. She was the daughter of Malissa (Rulen) Poog (Baker) and Roderick Neil Tavo (deceased). She leaves behind her husband James Jones and 3 children, Eric Eagle, Elmo (Larissa) Tavo and Landon Tavo-Jones. three brothers; Rod Tavo, Michael Poog and Donner Poog, three sisters Ladawn Poog, Malissa Poog and Sandie Ann Tavo, two grandchildren; Elmo Tavo Jr. and LyDale Tavo, various cousins, nephews, nieces and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother Rod Tavo and Rodney Tavo.
She loved to spend time with family especially her grandchildren and husband. She enjoyed camping and fishing, smoking tobacco and Gods Good Green. She attended Fort Hall schools and lived in Pocatello and Fort Hall for most of her life. She will be deeply missed by those close to her.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday November 24, 2023 at the Hawker Funeral Home. Following the services she will brought to her home for a private service and burial.
Latricia Sitting Eagle
FORT HALL — Latricia Sitting Eagle, 21, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2023 at her home in Fort Hall, Idaho.
Latricia was born February 9, 2002 in Blackfoot, Idaho, the daughter of Gerald Dale Sitting Eagle and Cynthia M. Tendoy.
Her Indian name is Starlite Choke Cherry Eyes. She loved listening to music, hanging out, making money “hustling,” singing, being around children, especially her nieces and nephews. She loved animals, especially her baby “Peanut.” She liked to draw. She danced. She really enjoyed being around her big sister, 40 oz.
She loved school and was very educated. She finished high school at Sho-Ban High. She was always happy and always a joy to be around, especially when she was present. She was artistic and had talent from her little wrists. She was tiny, but mighty. She was always there when someone was feeling down. She was funny, she always had jokes. She was never sad. She was someone you can trust. She always kept it real, and always had your back no matter how tiny she was. She had a good sense of style.
She is survived by her mother, Cynthia Tendoy; brothers Ethan Sitting Eagle, Derek Wahtomy, Cody Tendoy, Jacob Joe Jack, Udale Sitting Eagle, Mason Tendoy, Terencio Eagle, Lincey Shongutsie Jr., Gerald Sitting Eagle, Robert Oldman, Truman Sitting Eagle, Aloysious Sitting Eagle, Roderick Tendoy, Jesse Monroe Clinton Jr. Jared Robert Underwood, Isaac Sitting Eagle, Austin Tracey, Ty Begay; sisters, Pauline Sitting Eagle, Jennifer Sitting Eagle, Medalia Sitting Eagle, Leslie Sitting Eagle, Jay Lee Sitting Eagle, Elizabeth Sitting Eagle, Megan Oldman, Shawntay Eagle, Ledoris Tendoy, Lithia Monroe, Roquelle Underwood, Christina Underwood, Antonia Whitefeather; and numerous relatives, grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles.
She was preceded in death by her dad, Gerald “Duke” Sitting Eagle. Sisters, Lena Mae Sitting Eagle, Kelsey Lorraine Sitting Eagle. Her grandparents, Anthony Sitting Eagle, Leroy Tendoy, Jack Tendoy, her grandmother, Odelia Sitting Eagle, Lillian Behan, Clara George, Ruth Appenay George.
Latricia was taken to her residence at 113 Sundance in Fort Hall Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 10 a.m. where she remained until Friday morning when she was transported to Wyoming.
Funeral services were at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Wind River Wyo. Traditional burial was after the service in the St. Stephens Cemetery.
Janice Afraid of Bear-Bache
Janice Afraid of Bear-Bache, 62, passed away October 29, 2023 in Pocatello, Idaho.
Janice was born October 29, 1961 on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Pine Ridge, South Dakota to Esther Afraid of Bear and Jackson Iron Horse. She lived in the Slim Buttes area on the Pine Ridge Reservation at the beginning of her life. Her grandparents and uncles moved around to find work until finally settling in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Where she was raised in the Idaho Falls area by her grandparents.
She enjoyed doing beadwork, watching her favorite TV shows; Little House on the Prairie and The Waltons, listening to music especially old country, and enjoyed the company of all her grandchildren. She also cooked and knew how to make a feast out of the little she had to work with.
At a time she did work for the Elderly Nutrition and Head Start program in Fort Hall, Idaho.
She was not religious but a very spiritual person. She believed in her Oglala Lakota Sioux traditional ways. Which she learned from her grandparents and uncles. She was a fluent speaker of the Lakota language.
Janice is survived by her spouse Floyd Bache Jr., Children; Son - Arlin Bache, Daughters – Jennifer “Queenie” Afraid of Bear, Leah Bache, Margine Bache of Gary, IN., and Royce Bache, Mother - Esther Afraid of Bear, all of Fort Hall, Idaho, Sister - Suzanne King, Uncle - George Afraid of Bear Jr. of Slim Buttes, S.D., Aunt - Rose Becenti of North Platte, Neb. She had numerous grandchildren and one great grandchild. Many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents George Afraid of Bear Sr. and Annie Kills Crow-Afraid of Bear, Father - Jackson Iron Horse, Children; Sons - Lloyd Billie Bache and Daniel Afraid of Bear, Uncles - Ernest Afraid of Bear, Larue Afraid of Bear, Steven Afraid of Bear, Richard Afraid of Bear, Fred Afraid of Bear, Francis Afraid of Bear. Also numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A private viewing for immediate and close family members was on November 1, 2023 at the Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot, Idaho. She was cremated per her wishes. A small memorial dinner was hosted in her honor on November 4, 2023 at the Buffalo Lodge Community Center in Fort Hall, Idaho.