(Age 68) Passed away September 4, 2013 in Wellpinit, WA.
He was born January 19, 1945 to Gibson Eli and Tibe Gutierrez in Pueblo, CO.
He is survived by: his wife of 41 years, Iva E. Eli; children, Marie Eli, Lee Eli (Patsy), DeDe Eli, Sam Eli, Samantha Dillon (Russell), and Leyton Tibe Eli (Regg Hafer); adopted children, Martin Garcia, Francis Carson, Louise Wynne, Linda Hunter, Holly Nanamkin, Pokey Williams, Bill Williams and Jim Samuels; 13 grandchildren; 15 3/4 great-grandchildren; brothers, Andy and Greg Gutierrez, Leon Alexander, Ken Bonga and Paul Moses; sister, Gloria Martinez and Elizabeth Alexander.
He was preceded by: his father, Gibson Eli, and mother Tibe Gutierrez; brothers, Ed Moses, Steven Gutierrez, Carlos Garcia, and Speedy Bonga; and granddaughter, Randi Stam.
There will be a wake on Sunday, September 8, 2013, 7:00pm followed by a funeral Mass Monday, September 9, 2013 at 10:00am, both at the Spokane Tribal Longhouse.
Interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wellpinit.