Edith K. McCloud

Born: Sat., Jan. 19, 1924
Died: Sun., Aug. 1, 2010

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Átway Tilawtska' áyn - Edith McCloud – age 86, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 1, 2010 at her home in Yelm, Washington. A Dressing Ceremony will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton. A procession to the Agency Longhouse will follow. A Dinner Service will be held at 4:00 PM on Tuesday at the Longhouse, followed by a Washat Service. A Midnight Dinner will also be held Tuesday evening at the Longhouse. Sunrise Service will begin at 5:30 AM on Wednesday, August 4 at the Longhouse, with procession to Homly Cemetery for burial departing at 6:00 AM.. Send condolences to the family at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Edith was born on January 19, 1924 in Cayuse, Oregon, to John and Rosaline Wilson Kanine. She was raised in Cayuse, Oregon on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. She was an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and was a member of the Walla Walla tribe. She resided in Cayuse until she married Andrew McCloud, Jr., and moved to Yelm, Washington. There they raised their 12 children. Edith was preceded in death by her husband on November 27, 2009. She loved to travel all over the United States and Canada; but more so, back-and-forth from Yelm, WA to Pendleton, OR. Edith was a fluent master teacher of the Walla Walla Language with the CTUIR. Prior to teaching, she fished the Columbia River for many years with her children. She was dedicated to fulfilling her roles as a wife, mother, grandmother and teacher, keeping the traditional values of her people alive. Edith is survived by her children and their spouses; Melinda & Andrew McCloud III, Patricia & Larson Kalama, Sr., Billie & Danny McGee, Michael McCloud, Kenny & Mary McCloud, Abey and Raymond McCloud, Sr., Norma and Frank Eaglespeaker, Marcella & Otto Eaglespeaker, Gail & Rudy Hernandez, Angie McCloud-Totus & Frank Totus, Rosie & Carl Johnson, Maiselle & Monty Altaha, and her adopted son Tom Porter of the Mohawk Nation, New York. She is also survived by 38 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild, sister-in-law Maiselle Bridges and brother-in-law Bill Frank, Jr., both of Olympia, WA, first cousins; Cecilia Bearchum and Teresa Johnson, both of Adams, OR, as well as many other relatives and friends.

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Martina Gordon
   Posted Tue August 03, 2010
You will be greatly missed, Atway Tilawkska' ayn ~ my mother, Atway Shaw'shii'nan'may loved you fiercly and we did, too. You and your sisters will finally be reunited. To her children and family - I am praying for your strength and love to bring you thorugh this difficult time. When you feel lost, because both of your parents have gone over to the other side...remember that they are with you in your heart and live on through you. That has helped me when I feel lost. Much love and hugs...

Helen Jim
   Posted Tue August 03, 2010
I am sorry Helen Jim cannot come to any of the services. She sends her condolences. The whole family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Martina Gordon
   Posted Tue August 03, 2010
Correction: Atway Tilawtska' ayn. My apologies for my misspelling below...

Thomas Morning Owl
   Posted Tue August 03, 2010
To the family of our respected teacher and elder, Over the years since the founding of the CTUIR Language Program, it has been an honour to have worked with your mom. Her dedication to the preservation of the Wallawalla language has created a legacy of which you can be proud. Her words and teachings will be passed to generations yet to be born. Her work in this project is a momument to her dedication and life. Her words will live on in the teachings she left on paper. God bless and keep you in his care thank you for sharing her with us, We have lost a true elder.

Winona Spino Stwyer
   Posted Tue August 03, 2010
We, the children of Edward & Amelia Spino send our condolescences to the family. She was our Aunt, and she will be greatly missed. Edward Spino, Jr./Rosaline Moran/Winona Stwyer/Roxanne Begay/Raydine Spino/Louis Spino and our families.

carla timentwa
   Posted Tue August 03, 2010
Sorry to hear of her passing. She was a second mom to me and my sisters back in the late 60's and early 70's. Remember her always smiling and fishing. Her and her spouse would take us to powwows with them or out to the family home in Yelm. Will miss her very much.

   Posted Tue August 03, 2010
My fondest memories as a child, teen, and adult are walking with Edith at Lake Humptapin, learning about the plant people and the gifts we receive from their powers. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Helen Shillal Morrison
   Posted Wed August 04, 2010
Our elder left many with her teachings from heart and given with love that is how we should remember her and know she lives on through her teachings.

Dave & Laura Kordatzky
   Posted Wed August 04, 2010
To the family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Your mother shared her knowledge with the all who were willing to listen, her loss will be felt throughout the community.

Micheal L Minthorn
   Posted Fri August 06, 2010
Our tribe was enriched by this woman's knowledge and expertise in the Walla Walla language. I never knew that she traveled so far from home to the reservation! Her good work is over and her next journey begins. She will be missed...my condolences.

Maiselle McCloud Altaha
   Posted Wed June 29, 2011
Today is June 29, 2011 and it has almost been one year since our mom has gone. No matter how old we are and no matter how long it has been it is still very difficult to let them go. I just want to thank my sisters and brothers for taking good care of mom and dad. I love all of you! I love mom and dad so much and miss them!

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