Alameda Addison

Died: Sun., Mar. 4, 2018

Dressing Ceremony

1:00 PM Wed., Mar. 07, 2018
Location: Burns Mortuary

Recitation of the Rosary

6:00 PM Wed., Mar. 07, 2018
Location: Agency Longhouse

Washat Services

7:00 PM Wed., Mar. 07, 2018
Location: Agency Longhouse

Final Seven

7:00 AM Thu., Mar. 08, 2018
Location: Agency Cemetery

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Alameda was born on July 12, 1959, in St. Ignacious, Mont. She passed on March 4, 2018, in Richland, Wash.

She attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, N.M.

Alameda worked in various jobs throughout the years, including cage Cashier at Wildhorse Resort and Casino, accounts receivable clerk for the CTUIR (1994-95), secretary/occupancy specialist for the Umatilla Reservation Housing Authority (1981-1993), and superintendent secretary at the Bureau of Indian Affairs on the Umatilla Indian Reservation (1997-present).

Alameda was a very talented artist. In her spare time she enjoyed designing custom cakes, in which she would often incorporate tribal designs, for family and friends. She was an avid sports fan and you would often see her at Nixyaawii Community School basketball games or her grandchildren’s sporting events. She also enjoyed attending pow-wows throughout the years and made many friends across the country. She was an outstanding grandmother and an activist. She was also a member of the Kent, Washington Cursillista.

Alameda was preceded in death by her parents Thomas James Addison and Mary Ann Bigcrane; her sister Sally Christine Addison; her paternal grandparents Burdick Addison and Susie Addison; and her maternal grandparents Frank and Josephine Bigcrane. She is also preceded by her paternal uncle Leo Addison; paternal aunts Aurilda Addison and Madeline Addison; maternal uncles John, Louis and Frances Bigcrane; and cousin Steve Bigcrane.

Alameda is survived by her son Jesse Bevis Sr. and partner Nukinka Manuel; her daughter Rachel Bevis; her grandchildren Elijah Bevis, Alayna Bevis, Zoe Bevis, Chloe Bevis, Cashis Bevis, Elizabeth Bevis, Nunika Bevis, Addaius Bevis and Jesse Bevis Jr.; her brother Allen Addison and his wife Luanne; and her sisters Joanne Bigcrane and Amy Addison.

The Dressing will be held at Burns Mortuary on March 7, 2018, at 1 p.m. The Rosary will be that evening at 6 p.m. and Washat services at 7 p.m., both at the Mission Longhouse. On March 8, 2018, at 7 a.m. will be Washat services at the Mission Longhouse, with the burial following at the Agency Cemetery.

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Shelly Davis
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
My deepest condolences sent to family and friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Shelly M. Davis and Family

Janet Johnson-Singh
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
I am feeling so heartbroken and such a great loss over a wonderful person who always had a bright smile for all. I will miss her very much, and my sincere condolences and prayers reach out to her family and loved ones. Take great care and God Bless...

Margaret Benes
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
Our Meda – such a wonderful, caring, creative woman. She gave my life a special purpose; I got to be a mom. I feel very sad to have lost my girl. We all adored her. She was the best. I send my loving thoughts to everyone she touched. Margaret, aka Mamakat

Wendy Hawthorne
   Posted Wed March 07, 2018

THE COLOR OF MEMORIES TABLE ARRANGEMENT was sent by Greg and Wendy Hawthorne.

Sincere condolences to all of Meda’s family from Greg and Wendy (Svarny) Hawthorne and Family. She was an exceptional woman and loved you all. Memory eternal ❤️

Wilber Ross
   Posted Wed March 07, 2018

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Annie Ross .

My Sister My Friend for Always

Barbara and Jerry Lauer
   Posted Wed March 07, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to family. Meda was a wonderful person and we will miss her.

Carman Chalakee
   Posted Wed March 07, 2018
This beautiful woman will be missed dearly. She is a loving and caring lady who will be missed. Always had a smile. My thoughts, prayers and condolence to the family and friends.

Marjorie Nelson
   Posted Wed March 07, 2018
Condolences to the family of Meda, she was a good friend in our IAIA days.....From her friends in Alaska.

Kathleen Peterson
   Posted Wed March 07, 2018
My heartfelt condolences to the entire family. She always had a smile for everyone and no matter where she was you know that her grandchildren were close by somewhere. Her family was her heart and it showed so much in the smile and sparkle in her eyes.

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