Obituaries

Dustin James Leal – Valderas

Valderas Dustin J LDustin James Leal – Valderas, 18, of Shelton, WA died on Friday, April 12, 2013. Dustin was born on September 8, 1994 to Jamie D. Lewis and Gilbert Leal-Valderas in Tacoma, WA. He attended school in Shelton and was a tribal fisherman and clam digger. Dustin enjoyed spending time with family and friends, being outdoors and representing his tribe and culture. He is survived by his mother, Jamie D. Queen, Tacoma; father Gilbert Leal-Valderas, Tacoma; sisters, “Ya-Ya”, “Scrunch” and “Munch”, Tacoma; second mom, Olena Cooper; daughter, Jada Hawks; grandmother, Mary Waldburger; girlfriend, Sammy Baker; aunts, Audelia, Barbie, Joanie, Louise, Linda, Rene, Twiggy, Diane, Rosemary and Euka; uncles, Ruben, Ted, Paul, and David; cousins, Cassie, Danielle, Budda, Byrd, Katelynn, Jordon, T-byrd, Bubba, Christina, Laken, Mauda, Jesse, Rene, Anthony, Dae-dae, Treyson, Mimi, Dai-vyn, Bibi and all the others he held in his heart. He is preceded in death by his grandmother Sharon Bird. Services will be held at the Squaxin Island Gymnasium on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm.