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Carlino Broncho


1940 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Carlino Broncho Obituary
Carlino Delvis Broncho, Sr., was our Dad "Appah", our Grandpa "Gunu and Togo", our Uncle "Adduh", and all-around spiritual leader, who reached the age of 77 years before succumbing to cancer on September 5, 2017. Today, we remember him and pray for him as he journeys home.
Carlino, like many tribal elders, was born at the Fort Hall Reservation hospital on March 7, 1940 and was raised in Fort Hall, ID. His parents were Simon "Salmon" Broncho and Rosie Martin Broncho Peyope. Together they raised a large family of 11 children, many of whom have passed on and welcome their brother to the Spirit World. Carlino's brothers include Wilford "Hops", Leland "Lee", Charles "Waundo", Delmar "Diamond", Lavern, and sisters Ernestine, Roylance, Loretta, Alta, Florine and Alfreda.  Carlino had seven children of his own – Carlino Jr., Ethan, Tracey, Tamera, Carlos, Craig, and Dallas and special nephew Anthony "Pete" Broncho. Carlino has 15 grand children, Kleve Broncho Sr., Jade Broncho, Erin Broncho, Star Broncho, Talise Broncho, Tonia Broncho, Ezekiel Su'a, Azaliegha Su'a, Ae'zya Su'a, Jeremy Broncho, Jordan Broncho, Forest Broncho, Gabriel Phelps, Gracie Phelps and Gemma Phelps along with 17 grandchildren. He also had a number of close cousins, nieces and nephews that truly loved him, we all concur, he was blessed in family.
As a child due to a severe head injury Carlino was unable to complete his formal education beyond elementary school.  Carlino learned of native medicine from tribal elders, he was wise, making use of plants and roots to make traditional medicines to heal the sick and wounded. Carlino was considered a ceremonial leader and was a "Road Man" for the Native American Church. Carlino was an advid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish, and also enjoyed traveling or cruising the mountains.
Carlino was a hard worker, serving as a BIA Operator and Mechanic, Tribal Police Officer, Tribal Game Warden, and Tribal Brand Inspector in the 70's. Throughout the 80's and 90's he traveled alongside his late wife, Leona Christy Broncho, to Nevada where they lived for several years. He worked with his hands traveling through Idaho, Nevada, Arizona and some recall him being as far as Alaska working as a carpenter, mechanic and heavy equipment operator. I
Most recently, Carlino served the tribal membership as an Enrollment Committee member. He advocated for membership rights and enjoyed teaching our young people about our traditional customs. He'd lead the community sweat on a weekly basis heating up the rocks so hot that many young people would exclaim, "grandpa it's too hot!" He'd chuckle and say it makes good Indians out of you. Carlino didn't turn down an opportunity to pray, even if it meant driving across all of Idaho to build a sweatlodge in his beloved Bear Valley and pray for those who were in need. In May of 2017, Carlino was featured in the International magazine, Indian Country Today, as a respected Shoshone Bannock elder who prayed for the annual ceremonial buffalo hunt at the National Elk Refuge in Yellowstone, Wyoming. 
Carlino is survived by his sisters, Alfreda Denny of Fort Hall ID, and Ernestine Werelus of Gibson ID and six children, Carlino Broncho, Jr., Ethan Broncho both of Rocky Boy MT, Tracey Broncho of Fort Hall ID, Tamera (Tasi) Su'a of Blackfoot ID, Carlos (Loya) Broncho of Fort Hall ID, and Dallas (Trisha) Phelps of Blackfoot ID.
Carlino is preceded in death by his grandparents Broncho Jim and Tyvone and Julius Martin and Minnie Thorpe, Parents, Simon "Salmon" & Rosie (Martin) Broncho, Siblings, Wilford "Hops", Leland "Lee", Charles "Waundo", Delmar "Diamond", LaVern, Roylance Edmo, Loretta Flint, Alta Broncho, Florine Broncho, wife Leona (Christy) Broncho, Son Craig Enos of Fort Washakie WY.
Family and Friends will gather on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at noon at Carlino's residence on Edmo Rd. A teepee will be set-up until the services on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Hawker Funeral Home in Blackfoot at 6 p.m. A traditional burial will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, September 8, 2017, at the Gibson Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Sept. 8, 2017
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