Johnny E. Littlefish

Born: Sun., Jan. 14, 1951
Died: Thu., Jul. 8, 2010

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Johnny E. Littlefish, a resident of Pendleton, died Thursday, July 8, 2010 in a Richland, Washington hospital. He was 59 years old. Dressing ceremony and Washat will begin at 8:00 A.M. on Monday, July 12, 201 in the Burns Mortuary Chapel, Pendleton. Interment and Catholic Rites will follow in the Agency Cemetery, Mission, Oregon. You may sign the guest book or send condolences at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Littlefish was born January 14, 1951 in the small Indian fishing community of Lower Kalskag, Alaska. He was the son of Evan and Sophie Littlefish. He was raised in Lower Kalskag, and had also attended boarding school in Oklahoma. He later received his GED while working in the Job Corps in Moses Lake, Washington. He then began working construction near Baker City, Oregon. He came to the Pendleton area in about 1971. While here he had worked as a janitor and in maintenance for the Delamarter care facilities, including what is now the Elizabethan Manor. In 1991 he became disabled due to an on-the-job injury, and later retired. Johnny greatly enjoyed tinkering and especially liked to work on and tinker with watches. He had also enjoyed fishing and gaffing while in Alaska. He is survived by his wife and life partner Elizabeth Bartlie of Pendleton, children; Lita Littlefish, Michelle Bartlie, Lawrence Eustaquio and Leiloni Eustaquio, all of Pendleton, OR, five brothers; Sinka Littlefish, Moses Littlefish, Andrew Littlefish, Zachar Littlefish and Alex Littlefish, four sisters; Anna Mallette, Nastasia Littlefish, Oxtina Littlefish and Molly Littlefish, all living in Lower Kalskag, Alaska, nine grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in his death by his parents. Ted and Bea Bronson were foster parents to Johnny in his younger years.

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Jack & Carol Hattrup
   Posted Mon July 12, 2010
Our sympathy goes out to you in the loss of your loved one.

Delita miller
   Posted Wed July 14, 2010
Johnny was a great man who always took the time to say hello no matter where he was or what he was doing. always nice ,friendly, and such a sweet all around guy.My thoughts and prayers goes out to all his family and exspecially you Toni Ann.

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