Kirby Pete

Died: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017

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Kirby Tye Pete


Born: April 5, 1965 to Lillie Yazzie Pete and Gilbert Pete in Arizona

DOB:  October 17, 2017, Pendleton Oregon

Kirby was raised in Low Mountain, AZ by his Cheii’ Pete and Maasani’ Alice Bedonie, whom he loved dearly

Kirby graduated from  Many Farms High School, Many Farms  Arizona

Attended: Haskell Indian  University, Lawrence Kansas

Kicking Horse Job Corp, Ronan Montana

And later attended Electrician Training where he obtained his license as a Manufacturing Plant Electrician

Kirby was a member of the Navajo Nation in Arizona

Kirby lived in Arizona for much of his early life, he married and had a son Kyle Tye. In 1988 he came to Oregon to participate in the Tygh Valley All Indian Rodeo and never looked back.  Kirby met Celeste Reves, they married and he moved to Pilot Rock, OR and had 3 more children, Tyera Alice, Taylor Alaine and a baby boy whom died at birth. Many years later he also had another young child, Talen Allyn.

Kirby worked for Louisiana Pacific Lumber Mill in Pilot Rock for many years.  He continued to work as the head manufacturing plant electrician when the company changed hands to Kinzua Resources and later Boise Cascade.

Kirby love to rodeo and could always be found with a rope in his hand, roping whatever moved, whether it be the kids or the dogs or on the back of a bucking bronc.  He has passed his love for rodeo on to his beautiful daughters.

Kirby is survived by his children ;

Kyle Tye Pete Dennehotso, AZ
Tyera Alice Pete, Pablo Montana

Taylor Alaine Pete, Edmond Oklahoma

Talen Allyn Pete, Pilot Rock OR

Wife Celeste Reves.

Mother Lillie Pete, Arizona

Sisters: Felipita Quinones, North Carolina

Joanne Deschenie, Arizona

Ardith Pete, Arizona

Brothers: Clendon Pete, Arizona

Vernell Keams, Nevada

Darryl Thomas, Arizona

Edison Yazzie, Warm Springs OR

Kirby was preceded in death by his infant son, Father Gilbert Pete, and grandparents Pete and Alice Bedonie.

Traditional Services will be held at 9 am Burns Mortuary followed by dinner at Mission Longhouse.

Disposition will be by cremation and remains will be taken back to Arizona to be spread by his daughters at a later date.

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