Harry Cultee was born December 15, 1956 and passed away from a heart attack at the age of 54, on March 7, 2011.
Harry Charles Cultee
Harry was a devoted loving husband for 22 years, a wonderful father to his children and many children who came into his life. Harry was an avid commercial fisherman, crabber, shrimper and a great hunter.
Harry honored the Indian Shaker religion and took a lead in the Smokehouse to many sons. He loved playing pool and softball, a legendary first baseman. Harry was a very proud cultural and spiritual man and was known for his big heart.
Harry was devoted to his mother, taking special time and care for her by taking her on travels, including enjoying Bingo and the slot machines. After Harry's father passed away, he was raised by his "Daddy," Vernon Cross.
Harry graduated from high school and attended college, completing many certifications ranging from bartending to Scuba Diving and he worked as the Lounge Manager at the Tulalip Casino. Harry also served on the Tulalip Fish Commission.
Harry's support of encouragement leadership came from a special uncle, Donald "Penoke" Hatch - Spaht-Ub-Kud.
Harry is survived by his loving wife, Leah Cultee; his son, (his hero) Charles Cultee, his baby son, Cole Cultee, Justin Coates and Victor "Bubba" Alday III; his daughter, Phyllis (B.G.) Comenout/Jamie Coates. His loving mother Evelyn Cross. His brothers, Roy Hatch, Marvin and Jenny Cultee; his sisters, Cheryl (his almost twin) and Jim Anderson, Kathy and Frank Jackson, Debbie Saluskin, Jonette Leeka and Lisa Leeka. His grandchildren: Oceana Alday, Kenny, Landin, Desmond Martin, Brandon and Eleceanna Wells. His special granddaughter known as his sidekick, Noelani "Sissy" Cultee. His aunts and uncles, Donald Hatch, Donna and Richard Muir, Sally Prouty, Illene and Chuck James, also Cynthia and Max McGee.
Harry was preceded in death by his father, Edward Cultee; his "Daddy," Vernon Cross; brothers, Edward Cultee, Jr., Conrad "Kowdgie" Reeves and James "Jimbo" Salyers; and his grandmother, Molly Hatch.
Viewing will be held Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman. He will be going to his mother's home on Hermosa Beach.
Interfaith service Sunday at 6:00 p.m. at the Tulalip Gym. Funeral Service Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the Tulalip Gym.
Arrangements entrusted to Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, Marysville.
Published in The Herald (Everett) on Mar. 12, 2011