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Leroy Martin Fryberg Jr.

 

Leroy (Lee) Martin Fryberg Jr., Sut 'u kaad, was a Tulalip Tribal member born on November 12, 1957 in Everett, WA. He entered into rest on December 7, 2013.

He was born to the late Leroy M. Fryberg Sr. and Ella M. Hill. He was also adopted out and raised by the late Robert and Keeta Cameron, where he lived until he graduated from Everett high school in 1976.

Leroy had a large heart and was committed to serve his family and his people.

Throughout his life he helped many different people any way he could, he volunteered to help out at community events, helped cook for community gatherings. He loved being out on the water, beading, cutting wood, playing sports, and especially playing and spending time with the grandkids.

During Leroy's life he worked as a logger, security officer, commercial fisherman, as well as other odds and ends jobs.

He met his lifelong partner of 24 years, Lahneen Fryberg, and together they raised eight wonderful children, Tanisha (Merlin), Kiah (Andy), Natasha (Ryan), Josephine (Chandell), Leila, Andrew, Brandee, Cameron. Also grandchildren, Keiara, Ladainian, Kailonna, Maleia, Bryson, Anderew Jr., and Aiden.

He is also survived by siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, many adopted children and grandchildren, as well as many friends.

Leroy was truly blessed with an amazingly large family.

Leroy is preceded in death by his parents, Leroy M. Fryberg, Ella M. Hill, Robert and Keeta Cameron; his brother, Martin J. Fryberg and sister, Dee Dee Cameron; and grandsons, Dason Blondin and Jordyn Moses.

A viewing was held on December 11 at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on December 12 at the Tulalip Tribal Center with a burial at Mission Beach Cemetery.

 

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