FORT HALL — Chrislene (BadHawk-Tyler) Toane, 52, passed away at home in the arms of her husband Harvey on Sept. 16, 2012.
Chrislene was born to Eva Tyler and Gene Bad Hawk on Feb. 25, 1960, in Pocatello. She was an enrolled member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe. Her father was a member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of Poplar, Mont.
She lived most of her life on the Fort Hall Reservation, growing up in the Fort Hall district where she was surrounded by her family and relatives. She attended elementary school in Tyhee and Fort Hall and then went to Washington while she was in the LDS Indian Placement Program. She attended Hawthorne Junior High and graduated from the Shoshone-Bannock Alternative School in Fort Hall. She also attended Idaho State University.
Chrislene met her husband Harvey Toane when she was 16 years old while they both were attending the Shoshone-Bannock Alternative School. They have been together ever since.
Chrislene was a homemaker who lovingly raised her four children — Kevin, Kerrie, Gina and Terrence. She loved music, dancing and the outdoors. She loved to go for rides in the mountains and the Bottoms area of the reservation. She especially enjoyed doing things with her family.
Chrislene was a member of the LDS Church and also believed in her Native American spiritual ways and participated in the Native American church and sun dance and other traditional ceremonies.
Chislene had a concern and compassion for her people and was not afraid to express her opinions of what she believed was good for our people.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Harvey; their four children, Kevin Toane, Kerrie (Jose Carmelo) Deloera, Gina Toane and Terrence Toane; her mother, Eva Tyler Buck; sisters, Jeinene Big Day and Wendy Bad Hawk; brothers, Lee Juan (Arlene) Tyler, Lance Buck and Seth Bad Hawk; grandchildren, Lorrelle Perla; Kiera Ann and Leyani Carmen Deloera Toane; Marcella and Marcus Toane; Ezmiel, Evan, Elizabeth, Cayden and Mariella Alvarez; nieces, Sunni Big Day (Otter); Leelayla Winterstar Tyler, Katrina and Nicole Ute, Erica Wheeler; sister-in-law Veltha (Ivan) Wheeler; aunts, Iona (Romelio) Bad Hawk Martinez; Josephine Lopez-Guzman; Permila Bigil, Opie Sutherin and Alvina Mendez; unclies, Shermin and Wallace Bad Hawk. Chrislene is also survived by other numerous cousins and relatives here and in the surrounding states.
Preceding her in death were her father, Gene Bad Hawk; maternal grandparents, Amelia Osborne Fred and Bill McAdams; adopted grandparents, Glen Tyler and Gannavoyia Novitsi Tyler; paternal grandparents, Kate Looking and Jacob Bad Hawk. Also preceding her in death were other numerous Bad Hawk, Ballard, Pryor, Osborne and other relatives.
A traditional Native American visitation and viewing began at the Toane residence on North Sambo Road, Gibson district Fort Hall Reservation on Monday, Sept. 17. A sunrise service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 19, with a funeral service following at 11 a.m. at the LDS church, Highway 91. Burial will follow in the Cedars Cemetery on West Reservation Road. All funeral arrangements are under the love and care of Chrislene's family.