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Alton "Weep" W. Weipah



Alton "Weep" W. Weipah, 66, of Nespelem, Wash., died at the Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash., on Friday, March 13, 2015. Alton was born in Nespelem on May 24, 1948, in Nespelem where he attended various schools in the area. He received his GED while serving in the Army where he served in an Artillery Division in Vietnam from 1970 – 1971. He worked for the BIA Fire Control 1975 – 1994; the Colville Tribe from 1995 – June 2009 when he retired.

 He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Colier of Penticton; sister, Leona Swawilla; nephew, Robert (Teen) Stanger and their sons: Michael, Brian and Cole; nephew, Brian Stanger and his daughter, Brianna Stanger and his son, Jarik Schonberger; brothers, Leroy, Bernard, and Steve Charley of Omak.

 Alton is preceded in death by his parents, Smith and Josephine Weipah; sister, Nadine Weipah; grandmother, Nancy Judge; and his grandfather, Bear Swawilla. He now walks with his nephew, Nicholas Stanger.

 Dressing was held 10 a.m., Monday, March 16, at the Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel on Elmway in Okanogan.

 Wake was held 7 p.m., in the Nespelem Community Center on Monday, March 16, 2015.

 Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. at the Nespelem Community Center, on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

 Interment with Military Honors will follow the funeral at the Chief Joseph Cemetery in Nespelem, Wash.

Precht-Harrison-Nearents Chapel of Okanogan is in charge of arrangements.

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