On Saturday, April 10, 2021, Colleen Mae Klatush passed away peacefully. Colleen was born on March 11, 1958, in Centralia, Washington to Dale Klatush Sr and Vivian R. Young.
Colleen was loved by her family, friends and community. She was a caring Mother, Sister, Aunt, Foster Parent, Cousin and Friend. Colleen loved spending time with her family, attending sporting events, concerts, and closely followed her favorite football and baseball teams. Over the years Colleen focused much of her professional life within her own community, The Chehalis Tribe. Some of her work includes working within the tribal government, social services, building sanitation and cooking for elders. Colleen was a strong, charitable activist for tribal people. She was very spiritually connected. Her passions included helping the homeless, protecting all women, and always giving to charity. Colleen spent her final days continuing to care for her sister by cooking dinner and eating together.
Colleen is preceded in death by her father, Dale and her mother, Vivian.
She is survived by her brothers Dale Klatush Jr, Bruce Klatush Sr., Leonard “Rennie” Young; her sisters Joyleen Mcrory, Karen Klatush, Bev Starr; her two sons Dustin Klatush, and Samuel Starr-Wright; Grandchildren Destiny Ziady, Tyler Klatush, Hollie Brockmueller, Aryana Klatush, Brooklyn Klatush, and Royal Bird, as well as, countless nieces and nephews.
We will all truly miss Colleen’s Gangster self.
She will be remembered and is loved dearly.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 16th at 10am at the Chehalis Tribal Community Center in Oakville, Wash. followed by a graveside service.
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