Artie Hevewah Jr.
FORT HALL — Artie Hevewah Jr., 73, of Blackfoot died peacefully in his sleep January 11, 2021.
He was taken to his sister Lilly Little Jay’s residence on 40 W. Ferry Butte Road Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at noon where family received visitors until time of burial Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Sandhill Cemetery.
The family encourages everyone who pays his or her respects to wear masks for protection. To go food and beverages will be available.
Michelle Lee Stacey
FORT HALL —Michelle Lee Stacey, 35, of Blackfoot, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2020 in Pocatello.
Michelle was born in Blackfoot, Idaho to Mitchell Edward Stacey and Angela Lee Snipe-Jimmie on March 29, 1985. She was an enrolled member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.
Michelle spent her lifetime in Blackfoot. She attended schools in Blackfoot and graduated from Sho-Ban High School.
She married Michael Wilson in August of 2004 in Gibson. To this union was born a daughter Tiana.
She worked at Fort Hall Early Childhood and at the Fort Hall Casino.
She was a member of the Native American Church.
She enjoyed baking, going fishing, and traveling. She was a great supporter of her Native American traditions and culture. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.
Michelle is survived by her daughter, Tiana Wilson of Blackfoot; her friend and companion Charles Devinney and his sons Mason and Sonny Terrence Snipe, her sisters, Anna Stacey of Fort Washakie WY, LaTasha Broncho and Marlise Stacey, both of Blackfoot and Deneh Jimmie of Fort Hall, and nieces and nephews she helped raise.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Michael Stacey and sister, Selesia Stacey, grandparents Paul R. and Linda S. Jimmie and Sonny Stacey and Margaret Bushyhead.
Traditional burial services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2020 at Gibson Cemetery. She was taken to Kay Jimmie residence, 658 Osbourne Ext. off Ferry Butte Road Tuesday at 10 a.m. until the time of her service Wednesday.
The family is under the care of the Hawker Funeral Home. Condolences to her family can be shared at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com
FORT HALL — Zelphia E. Sheepskin, 74, of Fort Hall, passed away, Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho.
Zelphia was born July 10, 1946 in Pocatello, Idaho to Wilson and Nessie Sheepskin. She lived her entire life in the Fort Hall area.
Zelphia was a member of the Assembly of God Church for many years.
She was preceded in death by parents, Wilson and Nessie Sheepskin; three brothers, Wilson Vern, Lee Darrell, and Darwin; and three sisters, Villinda Jim, Sharon Beasley, and Adriana Ynzunza.
A prayer service was held on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church. She was taken to the family residence of West Agency Rd. on Saturday afternoon briefly before proceeding to the Sand Hill Cemetery under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home and Janna Archuleta family.
Darrell Lee Sheepskin took Zelphia home one final time alone before placing her beside her beloved mother, Nessie as Zelphia’s final wish.
Condolences can be sent to Quinn Meadows Rehabilitation Care Center in Pocatello, Idaho. Zelphia considered this her second home because of the fact that she was the very first resident of the facility since its opening.
As the last remaining daughter and sister, Zelphia has come full circle and now the entire family is complete and reunited.