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Desmond Paul “Dez” Pablo

Saint Ignatius, Lake County, Montana, USA
Death 24 Nov 2012 (aged 29)
Burial Arlee, Lake County, Montana, USA
Memorial ID 101369108 · View Source
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ST. IGNATIUS – Desmond Paul "Dez" Pablo, 29, went to be with the Creator on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. A member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, he was born Sept. 10, 1983, in St. Ignatius to Roger Maxine (Adams) Pablo. He was raised on the Flathead Indian Reservation by his parents and on the Tulalip Reservation in Washington by his Qene' Leota Pablo.

A woodsman by trade, he post and poled until a logging accident left him in a wheelchair. Even this didn't slow Dez down! As a lifelong "hoopster," he was undefeated in all games for the last couple of years he played. He played all over Washington, Idaho and Montana with the "Descendants," "Desert Horse" and "Hillside Ballers." He always loved his basketball and was still the "Biggest Baddest Indian Around," in his words!

He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Price; grandparents, Louis "Pug" Pablo Sr. and Nadine Papin Adams; aunt, June Iona Pablo; cousins, Louie Roy Pablo III, Viola Brown, Heather Adams and Geralynn Grayboy; nieces, Omniara Pablo, Marie Burke and Baby Heather Adams; and nephews, Michael OneHorn and Louis Snowy Mountain Shepard.

He leaves behind his parents, Roger and Maxine Pablo; significant other, Mary Jo Hawk; daughter, Ayden and Roll Dogg Tuggers; brothers, Roger Jr. and William Pablo (Kristina); sisters, Deah Adams (Kevin); twin sister, Rosi Pablo (Matt); Qene' Leota Pablo; grandfather, Louis Adams (Gert); uncles, Danny Pablo Sr. (Stephanie), Eddie Pablo Sr. (Lori), Louie Pablo Jr., Eugene "Bones" Pablo, Jim Adams, Ray Adams and Jason Adams (Autumn); aunts, Myrna Dumontier (Greg), Brenda Morton (Randy), Arleen Adams (Bill) and Andrea Adams; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family members from Montana and Washington.

A wake began Monday at the Arlee Community Center, where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27. Wake closing will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday with Mass following at noon at the Community Center. Interment will be at Jocko Cemetery.

-Source: Missoulian, 27 Nov 2012.




  • Created by: Annie Duckett Hundley
  • Added: 27 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101369108
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Desmond Paul “Dez” Pablo (10 Sep 1983–24 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101369108, citing Jocko Church Cemetery, Arlee, Lake County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Annie Duckett Hundley (contributor 47394373) .