Born September 14th, 1937 in Syracuse, New York. Beverly J. Powless 82 year old Elder Mohawk Wolf clan Peacefully passed away, october 25th 2019
Beverly Powless was a staunch defender of the Haudenosaunee ways of life,
She participated in the route 81 protest of 1970, the Longest Walk in 1978 in washington,D.C. and many other native american rights events.. Beverly was a member Y teens youth group, secretary of the Ononadaga Nation School, and also a member of the Onondaga Nation auxiliary. She was a well known lifelong artist & historian of her culture, a portrait artist and recently won 2nd place at the New York State Fair Indian Village at the age of 82.
Predeased by her father Chief Irving Powless,Sr. and mother Cecelia Tarbell Powless, brothers Chief irving Powless Jr, Hubert powless and Everett Powless.
Survived by sons Tracy Thomas and Kelly Thomas,Grand daughter Eleanor Cathers Williams,grandchildren Franklyn, Mercedes,Mariah and Monica and her sister Phyllis Farmer..and many nieces and nephews of the Onondaga Nation.
Calling hours at residence of her niece, Jennifer Powless 3037 Martins Lane, Onondaga Nation
Starting Noon Saturday October 26th-Sunday Oct. 27th,2019
and Monday 10:00 am Oct.28th at Jennifer Powless residence
11:00 am at Onondaga Nation Longhouse
Friends may call at their convenience.
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