FORT HALL — Francisca Dixey was born on September 1, 1962, in Pocatello, Idaho, to the late Edison Dixey and Gloria Tendoy, of Fort Hall and Blackfoot, Idaho.
She was raised by her dad and grew up in the Fort Hall and surrounding area.
In 1986 she married James Tyler and they made their residence in Fort Hall, together they would beadwork, crochet and make trips to Lava Hot Springs. They enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling together. They were married for 22 years.
Francisca later married William Kaka in 2009 and was divorced in 2016.
Francis loved being with family and going shopping at her favorite store, Deseret Industries. She enjoyed coloring and crocheting blankets. Francisca kept a daily journal and wrote about daily feelings. Francisca will forever be in our hearts.
Francisca was called home on June 14, 2018 and is preceded in death by her parents, Edison Dixey and Gloria Tendoy, two brothers, Wesley Dixey and Wayne W. Dixey, two sisters, Gwen Fisher and Evelyn Surdam.
A sunrise service was held on June 19, 2018 and burial services were at the Good Shepherd Mission Church.
FORT HALL — On Thursday, June 14, 2018, Derrick Mitchell Schmidt, 25, started his journey to meet his creator.
We are very saddened he is not with us. Derrick was a sweet soul. He loved his family very much. He was born on July 27, 1992 in Pocatello, Idaho.
Derrick was an extremely private person. Derrick was the “funny one.” He always tried to keep everyone happy. His actions showed his love for his family.
Derrick spent time with his grandma playing board games, cards, and helping her in the garden. He enjoyed spending time with family spearfishing, beading and playing basketball. He was a caregiver to his elders; grandpa, grandma and his mom.
Derrick is survived by his mom, Cideahzah A. Ramon, Pocatello, Idaho; father, Daniel Schmidt, Fort Hall, Idaho; brother, Jacob Schmidt, Fort Hall, Idaho; sister, Jessica Schmidt, Blackfoot, Idaho; grandpa, Jon Ramon, Pocatello, Idaho; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends like family.
He is preceded in death by his brother Deland Schmidt; grandmother, Peggy Orchard; great-grandparents, Ray and Florence Orchard; grandmother Beulah Ballard and grandpa, Willard (Togo) Ballard.
Visitation took place on Saturday, June 16 at 9 a.m. until Tuesday, June 19 at 2 p.m. at the Peggy Orchard residence in Fort Hall, Idaho. He was then taken to the Good Shepherd Episcopal Mission Cemetery for burial.
Condolences may be made at www.colonial-funeralhome.com
FORT HALL — Willard Ballard, 83, passed away June 6, 2018 at Portneuf Medical Center.
He was born June 25, 1934 in Arbon Valley to Julius and Kate Hill Ballard. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in several areas of the country. He returned to Fort Hall and started working for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Soil & Moisture Program until his retirement.
He was a Native American Church Board member and served in various positions. He liked to fish, hunt and travel.
He married Sybil Nagashoah and they were later divorced. He then met and married Vida Jackson Ballard. Willard had no children but helped raise Alvina Jackson Bagley, Carol Jones Pabawena, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Vida, an aunt/cousin Mildred Weeks, Ralphalita Stump, nephews Edgar Ponzo, Jesse Torres, Wayland Ballard, Kendall Ballard and Radford Ballard Warren; nieces Ilene B. Williams, Tonea Ballard, Clothilda Ponzo, Bonnie Ballard, Cideazah and Daphne Ramon, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous relatives in Wyoming.
He was preceded in death by his parents Julius and Katie Ballard. Sisters Belle Ballard (Mosho Wetchie), Brydie Ballard (Ponzo), Beulah Ballard (Torres, Ramon, Keyonnie). Brothers Wilford Ballard Sr. and Wesley Ballard. Eight brothers and sisters died in infancy.
Visitation began on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 9 a.m. at the Ballard residence, Ballard Road and Highway 91 through Monday, June 11, 2018. He was taken to Bannock Creek Cemetery for burial at 2 p.m.
Colonial Funeral Home cared for Willard’s family.
FORT HALL — There are no other words I can say, other than you will always be loved and missed. She was a daughter, a mother, a grandmother, and an aunt. On June 8t, 2018, our beloved Catherine Teresa Cosgrove (Broncho) was called home to our heavenly father.
She was born on January 6th, 1957 to Nellie Cosgrove. Catherine was raised in Fort Hall and lived here all her life. She graduated Blackfoot High School and continued her education and graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor’s in Social Work.
She went on to work for the Shoshone Bannock Tribes as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for a while. She enjoyed spending time with her son Jeremy, attending church, spending time at elderly nutrition, and spending time at home.
Her greatest pride and accomplishment in her life was in raising her three boys to be good men. She was a devout Catholic and returned to the faith like her mother.
Catherine is survived by her three sons Dustin Davis, Anthony Davis, and Jeremy Jim. Also, her only grandchild Elianna Davis (Anthony). Her brothers Kenneth Callahan (Mary Callahan), and Delmar Broncho (Geri Broncho). Nieces and nephews; Sheila George Taggart, Ladd Edmo, Damon Edmo, James Callahan, Kevin Callahan, Cher Broncho, Nolan Broncho, Faith Broncho, and many other family members.
She is preceded in death by her mother Nellie Broncho, and her sister Patricia Patterson.
Viewing for Catherine was at St. Kateri Tekawitha Catholic Church on Sheepskin on Monday, June 11, 2018 at noon. We will have a rosary for her Monday evening at 6 p.m. Funeral Services were at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the same location. Burial services were at the Good Shepherd Mission Cemetery sometime around noon.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to the family at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com
FORT HALL — Roanna G. Buckskin Stump was born on December 4, 1953 in Pocatello, Idaho to Alvin Buckskin and Flora Mae (Chedehap) Buckskin.
She passed away on June 6, 2018 following an extended illness at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah.
Roanna began attending school in Pocatello. After graduation, she furthered her education by going in to nursing. She became a Registered Nurse. She worked at St. Anthony and Bannock Memorial Hospitals in Pocatello. She was a CHR employee for the tribe and later became a director for the Tribal Health Program.
Roanna married Calvin Jesse Stump in 1984 in Fort Hall, Idaho. Together they had daughter, Jessica Mae Stump.
Roanna enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling to powwows, handgames and Indian Relays. She was an avid supporter of Ghost Canyon Singers and was a second mother to all of them. Roanna was a member of the Native American Church and a Sundancer. She was very knowledgeable of the Native American traditional ways.
Roanna was a role model and spokesperson for the Shoshone Bannock Tribe. She was always helping others as needed. She loved to volunteer and be involved in the Shoshone Bannock Festival and was a coordinator for several years.
Roanna is survived by her husband, Calvin Jesse Stump; a son, Noah Fred; grandson, Kylen Stump; brothers, Clifford (Angie) Buckskin, Douglas Buckskin, Wayland Buckskin and Aaron (Julie) Buckskin; sisters, Corrine Pocatilla, Loreen (Junie) Buckskin, and JoElla Tindore; aunts, Delthea Smith, Aurelia Moemberg, Wilma Amboh, Denise Peshlakai, Lenora Hall and uncle Kilburn Buckskin.
Roanna was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Flora (Chedehop) Buckskin; a daughter, Jessica Stump; brothers, Lester Devinney, Gardell Buckskin, Wisdom Buckskin, baby boy Buckskin and Norbert Buckskin; a sisters, Irenice “Rena” Buckskin and Maryland Buckskin; paternal grandparents, Charles and Grace Buckskin; maternal grandparents, Nannie and Emily Miller Chedehop.
Roanna was a descendent of Chief Taghee who signed the treaty for Shoshone-Bannock Tribe and also Pansookmotse (Otter).
The family received friends at the family home on Hawthorne and Lodge Roads in Fort Hall until service time that was at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12 at Gibson Cemetery in Fort Hall.