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Roger Dean Jack

"Weel K^Wen Eet Cha"

 

Last updated 3/2/2022 at 8:02am

Roger Dean Jack "Weel K^Wen Eet Cha" , 70, proud Elder of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville, left us during the early morning hours of Tuesday, February 15, 2022, from Wenatchee, Washington.

Roger entered this world on Sunday, October 7, 1951 ,in Nespelem, Washington, to the home of Isaac Sr. and Jennie Dora Swawilla-Jack.

A member of the Catholic Church, Roger was passionate about his Native American Heritage. He loved the Traditional Ways, Participated in powwow contests, beading, and delving deeply into his people's history, which he actively shared, instilling those traditions into the hearts of the next generation at every opportunity. An alumnus of and future professor at Eastern Washington State University, Roger also taught at Wenatchee Valley College, St. Mary's Mission and Nespelem School. He enjoyed working with "Young Indian Riders" and tried never to miss a Lake Roosevelt High School Basketball game.

When not working with youth, Roger enjoyed writing, traveling and "Thrift Store Finds," but most of all, he loved spending time around his adopted "grandchildren."

Preceded in death by both of his parents; godmother: Martha Holliday; siblings: Marian Jack, Stanley Joe Jack Sr. and Francine Jack-Piatote and family members: Laurie Saulque, Lindsey Saulque and Nadine Saulque. Roger is loved and missed by his siblings: Juliann Jack-Saulque, Virginia Jack and Isaac Jack Jr. as well as family members: Verna Saulque, Jennie Saulque, Vernon Saulque Jr., Kendra Robinson-Saulque, Kayla St. Pierre, Cameron St. Pierre, Sherwin Vargas, Luka Robinson and Yazmyne Robinson.

A 7:00pm Rosary & Wake for Roger was held Thursday, February 18, 2022, with funeral services at 10:00AM on Friday, February 19, 2022; both at the Nespelem Community Center. His graveside service followed at the Nespelem Catholic Cemetery.

Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, Washington is caring for his family. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at http://www.stratefuneral.com for Roger's family.

 

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