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Irehne Benita Basquez -Scearce Obituary
IREHNE BENITA BASQUEZ - SCEARCE "THE BIG I" Age 80, passed away on June 4, 2013 at home on the Pechanga Indian Reservation. She was born on March 21, 1933 in San Jacinto, CA. She loved doing her crossword puzzles and playing scrabble. We enjoyed sitting on her front porch watching the hummingbirds take her necter. Mom was our Tishmal (hummingbird in our language). She worked at the Bureau of Indian Affairs for 27 years and was part of the Pechanga Enrollment Committee as a dedicated employee for 24 years. Her favorite flowers were roses, lilac, plumeria and gardenia. She was well loved in her indian community, always smiling. She enjoyed her Dodgers baseball team and loved playing with her great grandchildren and traveling. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard B. Scearce II and parents Arthur Anthony Basquez, Sr. and Frances Isabel Leivas. She is survived by her devoted daughter Debra; daughter Ann, and son Rick; grandchildren Bobby II, Shawn, Breana and Travis; great grandchildren Alexis, Bobby III, Ayden, Ramona, Chole and Mason; siblings, Ruth Masiel, Arthur Basquez, II, Toni Basquez, Amelia Rivera, and Raymond Basquez, Sr.; several nieces, nephews, great cousins; childhood best friends, Mercy, Nancy, Ruth, Bonnie and Jim; and her beloved pom pom doggie, Misty. There are so many loved ones we can't take a head count. Everyone was a friend to Mom. Wake at Pechanga Indian Reservation Schoolhouse on Friday, June 7 at 5pm with Rosary at 7pm. Mass on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 10am at St. Michaels on Pechanga Reservation.

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Published in Press-Enterprise on June 7, 2013
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