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Leila Lee "Big Leila" Chubb


1955 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Leila Lee "Big Leila" Chubb Obituary
LEILA LEE CHUBB started her journey on May 5, 2015 at San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Leila was born in Syracuse, New York to Robert Johnson (Seneca) and Eileen Johnson (Wanikik Cahuilla) on January 10, 1955. Leila was istan (coyote clan) of the Wanikik Cahuilla, an elder and member of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. She was married to Wayne Chubb, a member of the Mohawk Nation, in 1987. Leila was an LPN. She worked at various hospitals, at the Morongo tribal administration and at the Casino Morongo. Leila was a loving daughter, wife, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend. She was known by all for her generosity and friendship. Leila had a tremendous love of life and her culture, always encouraging her children to remain active in their tribe. She was a sundance supporter and enjoyed playing peon, attending pow wows and other native gatherings where she would make lifelong friendships. Leila was concerned about the environment and actively fought to preserve our future. Leila always encouraged people to seek treatment and spiritual healing through AA and other programs in hopes that they may lead a more fulfilling and happier life. Leila was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Eileen Johnson, brother Joseph Johnson, sister Susan Johnson and nephews Joseph Waters and Robert Burk-Johnson. Leila is survived by her loving children: Ira (Awhenjiosta) Johnson, Victoria Chubb (Antonio Castro), Candalaria Chubb, Louis Hill, Katherine Chubb (Jonathan Miranda), Nona Chubb and many many honorary children; sisters Janice Waters, Roberta Johnson, Cynthia Hill, Serena Taylor and brother William (Mary) Johnson. She is also survived by grandchildren Janie, Bobbi, Robyn, Jack, Holly, Cody and Lyle Johnson, Mal Mal, Mi'yel, Jonathan and Amias Miranda, Eileen, Hunwet, Tukwet and Cassi Norte, many, many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Services will be held at the Morongo Tribal Hall, 1155 Potrero Road Friday, May 8, 2015. Viewing will be from 5:00pm to 7:00pm followed by the traditional wake. Interment will be announced at a later time. Arrangements were entrusted to Weaver Mortuary, Beaumont, California 951-845-1141 To leave condolences or sign the online Guest book, please visit www.weaver- mortuary.com
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Published in Press-Enterprise on May 8, 2015
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