Tahkeal, Vernon Wayne: Walking On

Toppenish, Washington

Funeral services were held for VERNON WAYNE TAHKEAL, 56, on May 8, at the Toppenish Longhouse. Interment followed at the Tweetmy Cemetery, south of Toppenish. Vernon was born May 15, 1955, in The Dalles, Oregon. He passed away at his home on May 6, 2012.
    
Vernon was raised and educated in Wapato, Washington. He worked for the Yakama Nation Forestry for many years as a wildland firefighter and a technician. He enjoyed his grandchildren and children, going to the casino, fishing, hunting, playing softball and basketball. Vernon was a member of the Yakama Nation and the Toppenish Longhouse. (Yakama Nation Review, May 16, 2012)
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