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Ida Colleen Sylvester
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“Khow Khe wui wut” Ida Colleen Joe
Ida was born October 16, 1977 to Bobby & Helen Joe in Anacortes WA. Ida lived on the Swinomish Reservation her entire life. Ida attended La Conner Schools until the 11th grade.
Ida absolutely loved and cherished her five children and did all they she could to raise them and make sure they were taken care of and taught our cultural ways. You would always see her at Cultural night and community dinners, helping out in any way she can, and teaching her children all of the cultural ways whether it was at the Smokehouse, Big Drum pow-wow, cultural nights and community dinners.
You almost always see a post on Facebook or here it directly from her something about her children; recently was her oldest daughter Kiley will be graduating from High School real soon, Ida couldn’t wait to go and see her graduate, allover Facebook was counting down the days before going to Arizona to see her daughter graduate. She was so proud of Talon and Kiley on their accomplishments and couldn’t have been a prouder mother.
Ida was an avid Fisherwoman she would go out fishing and crabbing with her dad Bobby, and loved being out on the water earning a living and being with her Dad.
Ida was involved in the smokehouse org. and the year she went in she had 17 brothers and sisters. She also had some very close friends too many to list, but you know who you are, that Ida claimed as her sisters and brothers. She was always willing to help in any way that she could.
She worked very closely with her mom as she called Aurelia Bailey, in the cultural dept. where she learned Cedar Weaving which she enjoyed as much as she enjoyed watching and cheering her fav team Seattle Seahawks, “GO HAWKS”.
Ida also enjoyed playing Bingo, which she learned how to do at a very young age, her dad being a bingo caller and mom being a bingo floor worker. She was always teaching and keeping her children involved in Culture Night and community dinners. She wanted them to know how important our cultural ways are important to know and learn. Even while she was working at the casino she would make sure and find someone to take the kids to culture night or the community dinners, even though she couldn’t be there she wanted her kids down there to be involved.
Ida couldn’t have asked for better God parents Brian & Nina Cladoosby, who took this job very seriously, she could always count on them no matter what the issue was or just needed to talk. Brian & Nina were always there for her.
She had many aunts, uncles’ gran aunts & uncles cousins, nieces and nephews she loved dearly. And friends if you were a friend you were a friend for life. She always had a big SMILE and HELLO for everyone that she passed.

Ida is survived by her father Robert “Bobby” Joe Jr. sons Talon Egbers, Scott Cayou and Tyee Joe, Daughters Kiley Egbers and Kialah Seymor. Her siblings: Steven Joe (Cassie), Bettina Sylvester (Darryl), Brad Joe. Nieces and nephews: Zeb, Colin, Helen, Armena, Keshawna Joe, Paisley Sylvester, Gramma Alfreda Beetle Bailey, Aunt Colleen Williams.

God Parents: Brian & Nina Cladoosby
God Children: Zeb, Colin, Helen, Armena, Keshawna Joe, Aurelio Cruz, Ashlee Siddle, Jailee James, and Matthew Stone.
She is preceded in death by her mother Helen Marie Joe, grandparents: Robert “Wa-Walton” Joe Sr. and Rosemarie “Jeri” Williams, Clara Bobb and Frank Johns Sr. Aunt Debra Johns Joe, Uncle Frank Johns Jr., Sister Jaime Joe.
A prayer service will be held on Sunday, May 13, 2018 6:00 PM, All Denomination, followed by her funeral service on Monday, May 14, 2018, 10.00 AM, with Father Pat Twohy officiating. Both services will be held at the Social Service Building.
Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home.

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10:00 AM
Social Service Building

17691 Reservation Road
La Conner, WA 98257

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Swinomish Cemetery

Pioneer Parkway and Shelter Bay Road
La Conner, WA 98257


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