To Gloria, Robbie, and JP I am so sad for your loss. Though Royana and I were not close friends in her later years, childhood friends stick with you always. The memories of Roy’s beautiful jewelry and the ceremonial dance costumes were always magnificent to me. I know our group of friends is just heartbroken and remembers piling in the car to see her at the theatre. I was saddened by Roy’s passing as well. Your family was an iconic combination of culture and talent.
Royana was a vibrant light of energy and the essence of her beautiful heritage inspired me to create an American Indian runway collection for my final college fashion show at FIT. I say this to show I am so grateful I knew her and that she changed my life in a positive way I would not be the same without. Many kind thoughts and prayers to you all.