Lela Diane (Demientieff) Foss was born to Augusta (Samuelson) Demientieff and Gerald Ivan Demientieff Sr. She is survived by her husband Leonard Foss Sr., children Darrell, Leonard Jr. and Janelle, grandchildren – Isaac and Luxie; brothers Jerry and Ozzie, and sister Pam; maternal aunt AnnMarie Way and many nephews and nieces. She is preceded in death by her parents Gerald and Gussie, brother Ricky, sister Katie and nephews Scottie (Qayaqsuk) and Glen (Ataq).
Lela liked to make crafts, many she gave away. She had a passion for the pretty things in life: flowers, birds, the tundra, the beach. She loved the Oregon coast, where she made her home. She will be missed by family and friends from all over.
We would like to thank, whole heartedly, the following organizations for making Lela’s memorial possible: the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, ONC, BNC, VFW, Swanson’s store, Sammy’s Market, Corina’s Caselot, Calista. Without the monitory donations, one of Lela’s family members, Janelle, would not have been able to attend.
Individuals: Balasia Larson, Carol Samuelson, Susan Murphy (organizing the memorial), Jennifer Clark, Lucy Crow (pianist), Ozzie and Sally Demientieff, Deacon Chris Tulik (who officiated the memorial), Mrs. Tulik for your support. The participants: Earlene Harding, Monica and Melissa, Gerald Demientieff III, Ozzie Sr. Bobby Samuelson, Laura Clark and Serena Solesbee. To all those that donated food and supported us with prayers and thoughts, thank you all so much. If we have forgotten anybody, we apologize. May God’s blessings always be made known to you and yours. -The Foss and Demientieff Families