In Memory

Lynelle Rankin (Mackanic) - Class Of 1977

Lynelle Rankin (Mackanic)

Lynelle passed away after a long illness on June 28, 2006 at the age of 47.  She was a resident of Coos Bay, Oregon at the time.

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07/08/09 02:10 PM #1    

Heather Adams (Pfeifer) (1977)

WOTANGING IKCHE - Lakota - Common News Wotanging Ikche and Native American News Copyright c. 1996-2006

July 15, 2006

Lynelle Rankin Walden
May 5, 1959 - June 28, 2006

A tribute to the life of Lynelle Rankin Walden, 47, of San Leandro,
Calif., will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, at the Tribal Hall on Wallace Avenue in Coos Bay.
Lynelle was born May 5, 1959, in San Leandro, to June and George Rankin. She died June 28, 2006, in Coos Bay.
She lived in San Leandro, and graduated from Pacific High School. She
was part of the San Leandro Royal Family marching unit, was a past honored queen of Bethel No. 175 IOJD, and was a 25-year member of the Order of Eastern Star in San Leandro. She never transferred her membership from the United Methodist Church in San Leandro.
Lynelle was a journeyman printer, with a specialty in matching colors.
Her love of animals and nature, guided by her late father, George,
influenced her in becoming a veterinarian's assistant.
When she moved to Coos Bay, she became involved in the Culture Committee of her Grandma Rankin's tribe, participating in tribal trips to museums and other places to claim items belonging to her tribe. Learning Native American customs and guiding younger members was exciting to her.
Lynelle is survived by her husband, Kip Walden; mother, June Rankin;
brother, Dennis Rankin and wife, Patty; Dennis' son, Tim and his wife,
Denise, and daughter, Tammy Conover and husband, Clark; many friends and cousins in Oregon, including John Cauthorn; cousins, Ron James and Mark, Jeff and Karen Kissinger; a host of friends in San Leandro, especially Fawn Bailey and family; the whole Walden family; stepson, Michael Kuebler; and stepgrandsons, Jordan and Jackson, Kasey Wade and husband, Doug, and their sons, Josh, Jake and Riley, Kris Walden and wife, Denise and daughter, Nicole, Kirk Walden and wife, Linda and stepson, Nicky, and Shane Walden and wife, Genia and daughter, Ashley.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, 1245 Fulton Ave., Coos Bay, OR 97420.

Copyright c. 2005 The World/Coos Bay, OR - Southwestern Oregon Publishing

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