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Arthur Timothy Manning
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Birth: Mar. 26, 1919
Elko County
Nevada, USA
Death: Jan. 29, 2006
Elko County
Nevada, USA

Arthur T. Manning entered into eternal rest to reunite with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, at his ranch on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation with his loving family at his bedside. He was the fifth of nine children born to Guy and Bessie White Manning of Owyhee.

He attended elementary school at Owyhee and high school at the Sherman Indian School in Riverside, Calif., returning home after the 10th grade to ranch with his father. He worked in Owyhee for the Bureau of Indian Affairs until December of 1941, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Arthur enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps on Dec. 23, 1941. During World War II, he participated in action on Gaudalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan and Tinian with the 2nd Marine Division. He attained the rank of Sergeant and commanded a half-track. During these years, he formed a lifelong bond with his fellow Marines and traveled to several 2nd Division reunions over the years.

Just prior to the war, Arthur met his future wife, Leah Hicks, who came to Owyhee to teach school. They remained sweethearts until his return. They were married in San Bernadino, Calif., on Jan. 8, 1945. They remained in Los Angeles for two years while Arthur attended Los Angeles City College and Leah worked as a social worker, returning to Duck Valley in 1947.

Over the years, Arthur and Leah raised a family of five daughters, several nieces and nephews and many foster children on their cattle ranch. Their home was always open and filled with love for everyone who needed a meal, a listening ear or a place to stay. They supported and encouraged all of their children, family members as well as those whose lives they touched, to pursue success in life, complete college degrees and be proud of their heritage. They enjoyed traveling with their daughters who held national titles as well as their children, grandchildren and foster children to school and sporting events and family gatherings. Arthur continued this family tradition up until recently when he could no longer travel.

Arthur and Leah were well known and very active in tribal, community, county and national affairs. Arthur served on the Tribal Council of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation as tribal chairman and councilman for over 24 years. He has also served on the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, the Nevada Indian Commission, the Elko County School Board, the Elko General Hospital Board, the American Indian Civil Liberties Trust, Western Shoshone-Paiute Livestock Board of Directors, Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, National Congress of American Indians, Bi-Centennial Commission for Idaho, Nevada and Utah, and was a founding member of the Duck Valley Housing Authority. He was a lifelong member of the Owyhee Presbyterian Church. He served for over 50 years as commander and member of the Jack-Hanks American Legion Post No. 48 in Owyhee. Arthur also belonged to the Kerak Temple Shrine and order of Masons of Elko.

He owned and managed the Owyhee Rec Hall Café for many years, assisted by his sister Verna Jones. He owned and operated his own ranch and was employed as a Nevada state deputy brand inspector for 31 years, until his illness forced him into "semi-retirement" six years ago. He was honored in 1993 when he was asked to serve as grand marshal for the Spring Creek Ranch Rodeo.

On February 12, 1979, Arthur's home was destroyed in a tragic fire that claimed the lives of his beloved wife Leah, daughter Tina Manning Trudell and three grandchildren. Although Arthur was deeply hurt by this great loss, his strength and faith in God carried him through and he went on to be a source of strength to the family, his Tribe and Native American people. He was loved and greatly respected by all who knew him.

Arthur was preceded in death by his father, Guy Manning; his mother, Bessie White Manning; brothers, Bert Manning, Morty Manning, Edwin Manning, Victor Manning and Newton Manning; sisters, Agnes Tybo, Cecelia Thomas and Verna Jones; his wife, Leah Hicks Manning; infant daughter, Mary Ataloa Manning; daughter, Tina Manning Trudell; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He is survived by a brother, Wilfred (Joanne) Manning of Owyhee; daughters, Winona Lee (Jim May) Manning, Claire Aca (Richard Dick) Manning-Dick, Teola (Wally) Blossom all of Owyhee; grandchildren, David and Timothy Holmes of Owyhee, Arthur Dick of Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., Kielea Dick of Lassen College in Susanville, Calif., and Shae Hall of Owyhee; two great-grandchildren, Shiara and Elijah Holmes; nephew-sons, Leroy and Jonathan Hicks of Schurz, and Richard "Dicky" Hicks of Owyhee. Also surviving are foster children, JoAnn Gibson Whitehouse of Warren, Mich., Carlos (Jamie) Sanchez of Coleville, Calif., and Lance Stevens of Elko. 
Chinatown Cemetery
Elko County
Nevada, USA
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Originally Created by: Jessie
Record added: Jan 26, 2008
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Arthur Timothy Manning
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