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Edward Vernon Hunter
Born June 12, 1942, Edward Vernon Hunter passed away Feb. 7 at the age of 70. A cry dance will be held this Friday, Feb. 15 at 9 p.m. at his home at 994 Bowers Rd. in Big Pine. A celebration of life will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Alan Spoonhunter Memorial Gymnasium on the Big Pine Paiute Reservation.
Edward was known as Togo, Kunu, Dad, Uncle Ed, and Fast Eddy. He is survived by his wife, Mary; his brothers, Bob, Rick, Mike and John; his children, Rhonda, Lisa, Marty, Raymond, Samuel and Veronica; his grandchildren, Kelly Ann, Jason, Chad, Shawnee, Lidia, Shilo, Chevy, Scotty, Jacqueline, Isabella, Kaycie, Raymond, Waucoba and Tsiava; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ed loved spending time with his family, helping to raise his grandchildren Kaycie and Raymond, salmon fishing with his brother Bob, watching his nieces and nephews play sports, deer hunting, camping, trucking, working in the yard, and watching reality TV shows with Mary.
Ed served in Vietnam in the United States Army, attended Pierce College in Canoga Park, and earned a welding degree. He coached Indian Youth Basketball and menâ€™s fast-pitch softball; was a local business owner; and recently served as Vice-Chairman for the Big Pine Tribe.
He was loved and respected and will be missed.