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Terry S. "Juppo" Francis Jr.

 

Last updated 8/25/2021 at 7:28am

Terry S. "Juppo" Francis Jr., 64, Wanderer, Story Teller and proud member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, passed on to his fathers, Saturday, July 24, 2021 from Seattle, Washington. Juppo entered this world on Tuesday, January 17, 1957, to Terry S. Sr. and Dora Owhi-Francis in Nespelem, Washington. Juppo was on Chemawa Indian School, "Brave" football team in Salem, Oregon, graduating in 1975. He went on to attend college in Wenatchee, Washington. A member of Longhouse who loved going to pow-wows and rodeos, Juppo was an all-around handy-man who could fix just about anything. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching sports, going to casino and especially "Hitchhiking." Juppo would enter the car as a stranger and after sharing stories with the driver, at journey's end - leave the car as a close friend. And he even hitchhiked when he hunted, carrying a small cooler in his backpack and choosing his deer which he knew would fit, skin it and cut up to carry home.

Predeceased by both parents; nephew, Junior Simpson and sister, Panda Francis-Jack; Juppo will be greatly missed by his siblings: Gary Francis, Clifford Williams, Leland Williams, Gloria Simpson, Stub Moses, Mikki Owhi and Veronica Redstar as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

Juppo's dressing was at 2pm on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at Strate Funeral Home in Grand Coulee, Washington. His community gathering began at 7pm that evening with 7-Drums at 9pm in the Nespelem Community Center in Nespelem, Washington, where his services was held on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at 9am. Graveside services followed at Owhi Cemetery in Nespelem, Washington.

Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, Washington is working with Juppo's family.

Memories and expressions of caring may be shared at http://www.stratefuneral.com.

 

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