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Robert Joe
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Birth: Feb. 16, 1935, USA
Death: Jun. 21, 2011
Skagit County
Washington, USA

Robert Wayne Joe, Sr, age 76, a resident of the Swinomish Tribe passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at his home.

He was born on February 16, 1935 to Andrew and Louise (John) Joe.

Robert attended the La Conner School District and graduated with the class of 1954. He played sports including football he was called "the bull", he also played baseball and basketball.

He was a fisherman in Alaska. In Washington State he ran the "Bober" and the "Betty Jean" boats. He joined the Swinomish Smokehouse in 1985; He also sang on the Skagit Valley Singers and attended Pow-Wows.

Robert was elected into then Swinomish Senate and served for 25 years. In 1978 he was voted in as Swinomish Tribal Chairman and served for 18 years. He traveled to many places and met a lot of people on his trail. He is very well-known in the political world. He also traveled many miles with Father Pat Twohy to pray for families. He also spoke for a lot of families. Robert extended his help and his love for everyone. He was an altar boy and he pulled canoe on the "Whispering Arrow".

Robert is survived by his sisters, Rosemarie Williams, Edith Bobb, Charlene John, Vernitta Lewis, Lorraine Loomis, Shirley Bob, Theresa Bob, Mona Cagey, Iris James, Jenny Cagey; brothers, Father Pat Twohy, Buster James, Sam Cagey, Jr. Vincent Wilbur and Marvin Wilbur, Sr.; one son, Robert Joe, Jr.; grandchildren, Ida Sylvester and her husband Gasper, Steven Joe and his wife Cassandra, Bettina "Tina" Sylvester and her husband Darrell and Bradley Joe and his wife Mae; great-grandchildren, Talon Egbers, Kiely Egbers, Kialah Joe, Scott Cayou, Zebadiah Joe, Collin Joe, Armena Joe, Helen Joe, Jaselle Sylvester, Darrell Williams and Jeremiah Williams.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Louise Joe and also Mary Helen Cagey who he called mom; Godmother, Laura Wilbur; paternal grandparents, Doktor Joe and spouse Annie; maternal grandparents, Long John and wife Jenny; wife, Betty Joe; sister, Vivian Joe; Daughter-in-law, Helen Johns-Joe and granddaughter, Jamie Joe.
 
 
Burial:
Swinomish Cemetery
Skagit County
Washington, USA
 
Created by: sandra k
Record added: Jun 25, 2011
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Robert Joe
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