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Verrnieda Nagashoah Faulkner, 65, died Jan 23 at her home in Gibson.
She was born May 17, v1949 to Lucille Pocatello and Joe Nagashoah. She grew up in the Gibson area of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. She attended loco schools and also went to boarding school in Oklahoma. Vernieda graduated from the Culinary Arts School at Idaho State University. She enjoyed cooking and welcomed many people to her table over the years.
Vernieda married Perry LeRoy Faulkner on Feb 8, 1968 and to this union were born four children.
She was a member of the Native American Church and held strong to her Native spiritual beliefs. She loved spending time with her family, going to yard sales and gardening. She was also known for her beautiful beadwork.
She is survived by her children Curtis J. Faulkner, Norman Faulkner, and Michele Faulkner; grandsons, William Faulkner, Robert Faulkner, Travis Faulkner, Taylor Faulkner and Christian Eagle; granddaughters, Antoinette Faulkner, Delores Faulkner, Ashley Faulkner, Samantha Faulkner and Kaya Kelly; nine great-grandchildren; and brohers, Darrell Nagashoah and Lester Nagashoah.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry, her daughter, Tamara L. Faulkner; her father, Joe Nagashoah, her mother, Lucille Pocatello; brothers, Dale (Moki) Nagashoah and Dennis L. Nagashoah, and sister, Delsia Nagashoah.
The family will meet with friends and relatives at Vernieda's home on No Name Road in Gibson from Saturday until the burial at the Gibson Cemetery today at 2 p.m. Services are under the direction of the family.
Vernieda will be greatly missed for her loyalty to family and friends and unique sense of humor.