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.
Published in San Bernardino County Sun on Nov. 5, 2011.