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Page 20 Obituaries In Loving Memory of Rosalie “Rosie” A. Romero August 14, 1974- August 19, 2020 Rosalie Romero was born on August 14, 1974, and passed away on August 19, 2020, and was under the care of Parker Funeral Home. Tribal Rites of Cremation was held on September 22, 2020, at 4:30 am at Colorado River Indian Tribes Cemetery, 2nd Ave. & Laffoon Rd., Parker, Arizona. In Loving Memory of Vonda Ann Scott December 10, 1966- September 9, 2020 Vonda Ann Scott was born on December 10, 1966, and passed away on September 9, 2020. The daughter of Preston Scott Sr. & Anna Lee Fisher-Scott, mother to Tyler Lee Scott and sister of Timmy Scott Jr. & Mickey Scott. Funeral Services were held on September 12, 2020, from 5:00 pm- 10:00 pm at Parker Funeral Home, 1704 S. Ocotillo Ave., Parker, Arizona. Burial was held on September 13, 2020, at 5:30 am at Parker Cemetery. Vonda Ann Scott was under the care of Parker Funeral Home. In Loving Memory of Chaweka Lynn Fisher February 14, 1975- September 8, 2020 When Chaweka Lynn Fisher walked into the room, those in her company felt the energy, an enthusiastic spontaneity. This was just one example of who Chaweka was and how she impacted those around her. Chaweka was a clever and gregarious person who always sought out the finest attributes in other people. It was as if Chaweka wanted to share all of their experiences, revel in their lives, and celebrate their discoveries. Chaweka was tireless and had boundless enthusiasm that would serve her well throughout her life. She was the daughter of Reuben Fisher and Wanda Goodman. Chaweka was raised in Parker, Arizona. Always at the ready with a good joke, she grew up to be quite a humorous person. While some who knew Chaweka might describe her as an idealist, her friends and family understood well that Chaweka was always in pursuit of life's endless possibilities and opportunities available to her. As a young girl, Chaweka was able to empathize and identify with a vast array of people and personality types. This quality drew her into a diverse group of friends and acquaintances. Chaweka was intelligent and had little trouble getting along with her peers. She was almost always the first to jump in when it came to playing games or participating in other childhood activities. Chaweka took part in basketball and volleyball. Chaweka had the ability to find amusement with almost any activity she and the many childhood friends she shared might discover. During her high school years, Chaweka responded enthusiastically to any new proj- ect and was regularly in search of one adventure after another. Chaweka was a very good student and generally did well in her courses. Chaweka absorbed as much as she could from all of her teachers and was consistently able to tackle conceptual and abstract problems, using her imagination to master her assignments. For Chaweka, school often became just an extension of playtime, thanks to her ability to turn just about anything into a game. Classmates considered Chaweka a good listener, know- ing that when necessary, they could go to her to discuss just about anything. On May 7, 2007, Chaweka married Isaac Sharpe on the beach, Maluaka Beach Park of Maui, Hawaii. Chaweka's skill at "building bridges" played an important role in her ability to make her new family happy. She was quite sensitive towards Isaac's needs, showing her constant concern and fondness. Chaweka was tenderhearted and sensitive, qualities that served her well in helping to nurture her family. Chaweka was a natural and creative parent who was willing to provide her family with all sorts of new and interesting experiences. For Chaweka, parenting was a par- ticularly enjoyable and pleasurable part of her life. Every activity, from chores to bedtime routines, became a game in the home. Chaweka's skill at understanding her children's feelings, her sensitivity to their needs, and her gift for gentle persuasion enabled her to find novel solutions to any problem or situation that might crop up. Chaweka was blessed with three daughters Whitney, Tahnee, and Mariah. They were also blessed with three grandchildren, Koi Sharpe, Kai Castillo, and Liam Sharpe. Chaweka was uplifted by new ideas and was excited by life's possibilities, traits that made her an exceptional worker. Her primary occupation was being a registered nurse. Chaweka was enterprising, inventive, and working against deadlines seemed to energize her. Chaweka had the uncanny ability to identify a win/win solution to just about any problem, possibly because of her gift for insight. Chaweka's fellow workers saw her as a supporter and a mentor. There was always a certain style and inventiveness to Chaweka. She was a dynamic, self-expressive person who was forever looking to celebrate the endless possibilities life had to offer. She had a knack for being clever, creative, and witty, and for others, was a joy to be around. While she was often fiercely independent, it seemed as if many others looked to Chaweka Fisher for inspiration, leadership, wisdom, and even courage. Chaweka was always more than willing to share life's experiences with her loved ones. Chaweka was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. Bear, she stole him, was a best friend for ten years. Her family was rounded out by her four german shepherds Huggs, Shine, Luke, and Bono. Chaweka Fisher passed away on September 8, 2020, peacefully in her home. She is survived by her husband Isaac Sharpe, her children Whitney, Tahnee, and Mariah, her grandchildren Koi, Kai, and Liam, her brothers Kenton Laffoon Junior "J.R.", Johnson, Jermaine, Fordner Fisher, her sisters Krystall Laffoon, Gwen G., Shabon and Erin Fisher. Services were held at Lily of the Valley. She is greatly missed. In Loving Memory of Charlotte D. Mark May 15, 1928 - September 6, 2020 Charlotte D. Mark was born on May 15, 1928, and passed away on September 6, 2020. On September 10, 2020, a mass was held at 9:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Parker, Arizona. Interment followed at 10:00 am at Parker Cemetery. Charlotte was under the care of Parker Funeral Home. Condolences from Artisans of the Colorado River Indian Tribes You were our eldest member and our very first member to be showcased. You were so active beading and attending all our functions. Charlotte, you have shown us that age has no boundaries. We all will miss you so much. Thank you for all your years of dedication to the Artisans of C.R.I.T. We send our deepest condolences to Charlotte’s Family & Friends. In Loving Memory of Preston & John Mark Preston & John Mark were under the care of Parker Funeral Home. When You’re Far From Home In your dreams your homeland takes a sigh and whispers to you. Come home. You can smell your river and even hear it flowing And the fresh alfalfa in the fertile valleys after the rain In your dreams you can hear the screaming birds on the river as the sun sets fire And the bats wings flutter as they chase bugs to eat before going to bed In your dreams you hear the quail call their own in their two step whistle Your homeland is where your roots run deep like the tree of life Dreaming as your heart beats faster You can faintly hear the cycle of songs our people sing low and deep, spinning gourd and the cryers crying in the distance Your homeland is where there are no boundaries, physical, spiritual, imagined or unimagined Its disorienting. It’s powerful. It’s intoxicating to the senses. There is nothing like homeland. As you take that deep breath in your dreams you watch the early morning light come as the Mourning dove coos And your homeland whispers. Come home. -Ivy Ledezma