Katherine Siva-Saubel
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Katherine Siva-Saubel
91, passed away on November 1, 2011, peacefully with her family by her side. She was born in Pacheval, Warner Springs, CA., on March 7, 1920 to Juan C. Siva and Magdelena Siva. Katherine was a Deutsch-production worker, and retired after 25 years. She was an Author, Lecturer, President and Founder of Malki Museum 1964-present, and the Native American Heritage California State Commissioner. She received her Ph.D Doctor of Philosophy, was a member of Ladies Auxiliary VFW, and St. Mary's Catholic Church, Morongo Reservation. In 1993 she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame as the first Native American women from California and First Native American Who's who among women. She was preceded in death by her husband Mariano Steven Saubel, and was the last survivor of 11 brothers and sisters. Survivors include son, Allen Saubel (Sauvelpahkick) of Palm Coast, FL., grandchildren; Maria Saubel Adams of Hemet, Ca., Steven Saubel of Taos, NM., Allen Saubel Jr. of Banning, CA., Aaron Saubel of Banning, CA., and 2 great-granddaughter; Britney L. Saubel of Banning, CA., and 2 great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be held November 7, 2011 from 4-7 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 11205 Mission Rd, Morongo Indian Reservation, Banning, CA., followed by a rosary from 7-8 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Services will be November 8, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 11205 Mission Rd, Morongo Indian Reservation, Banning, CA.

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Published in San Bernardino County Sun on Nov. 5, 2011.
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October 30, 2019
Lighting a candle in remembrance and ever grateful for the wisdom that still emanates from her presence in the plants and sacred mountain where i have been blessed to pray many years.
Sister Rosemarie Stevens
November 14, 2011
Dear Catherine: Thank you for trying to help us. I will NEVER forget you, and I will read the books.
Sandra Stoneburner
November 8, 2011
Memories and dreams are precious things,
They are always there when you need them most. We will remember you, Katherine.
Robin Laska, San Bernardino Archaeological Information Center
November 7, 2011
Big Bear has snow covered ears
Sheltering the prone figure beneath
Katherine appears emanating wisdom
Over the Cahuilla lands of her birth
All the plant people turn in homage
To her who identified them as medicine
She watches over us over vistas of beauty
"Care for the Earth Mother... the Sky Father"...
Is the song the wind carries
"I breathe forth my life in Cahuilla strains,
That you may remember and dance,
The Bird Songs blend Creation's stories
And so does my life song sing in them.
I join the Star people...the Morning Star...
Twinkling my love to you through Eternity...
Alleluia, the Risen One, is Glory Everlasting!

Sister Rosemarie
Sister Rosemarie Stevens
November 6, 2011

Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann'd:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.

By Christina Rossetti
The Poetry Foundation
Lucy Diaz
November 5, 2011
Katherine was a wonderful teacher and friend. We'll watch over your mountains for you Kathie.
Ruth Watling
Ruth Watling
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