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Darryle Broncheau

December 20, 1953 — September 2, 2019

Darryle "Dow" Broncheau of Kamiah.

Dow Broncheau, husband, father, grandfather,

great-grandfather and champion fast & fancy dancer made his grand entry to

the heavenly pow-wow, Monday September 2, 2019 at Lewiston, Idaho. Dow was born

to Leo & Alvina Broncheau December 20, 1953 in Lewiston, Idaho. Dow

attended school at Lapwai. Kamiah Barbeque Days in 1969 he met his future wife

Angela Wheeler. Dow and Angela were married Labor Day September 2, 1974 at 2nd

Indian Presbyterian Church with Rev. Walt Moffett officiating. In 1988 Dow and

I were visiting with Rev. Moffett, telling him we were celebrating our 14th

wedding anniversary, Rev. Moffett's reply was "By golly I must have tied a good

knot!". Dow worked at Kamiah Mills, Potlatch Twin Feathers in Kamiah and later

transferred to Lewiston PFI Paper production. Dow worked seasonal jobs with the

Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Department. Dow worked for Kamiah Nimiipuu Health

Maintenance for 11 years, he later took medical retirement. Dow had a strong

work ethic, he enjoyed working and meeting people, many have became long time


As a young lad, Dow's favorite past time was the log runs

they had in the Clearwater River back in the 60's, he enjoyed gathering the

logs with his Dad and uncles. Dow hit the Pow-wow trail at a young age, often

winning many championship dance contests. He made many pow-wow buddies

throughout the pow-wow trail.

Dow enjoyed visiting his Aunt Margaret Broncheau and niece

Linda & Dave White at the Broncheau home in Spalding, he was very close

with his niece Linda and her family.

Dow enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and gathering.

Dow enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren pound the pavement playing in

the Spokane Hoopfest 3 on 3 Basketball tournament; it was a holiday for his

family. Dow was an avid Kub fan cheering for his Sons during their junior/high

school years as they played football, basketball, and track. He was proud of

his daughters Feather and Delores during their Kub Cheerleader and dance team

years. Dow was a number one fan of the Kub Nation Warriors, he taped

granddaughter Graciela's games, was proud of her fast break and defense. Dow

was the Seattle Seahawk 12th player(Fan) way back before being a

Seahawk fan was cool!

Dow is survived by his wife Angela(Wheeler) Broncheau, sons

Abraham (Susan) Broncheau of Clarkston, Casey(Heather) Broncheau of Kamiah, Alex

(Jennifer) Broncheau of Post Falls, Zachary (Olivia) Broncheau of Caldwell, and

Timmy (Janelle) Broncheau of Middleton; daughters Feather DelRae (James) Holt

of Lapwai, and Delores Higheagle of Kamiah; 35 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren;

several bonus Sons that made our house their home; and a sister Gloria

Broncheau. Dow was preceded in death by his son Darryle Wayne Broncheau Jr. and

his parents Leo and Alvina Broncheau.

The Memorial Service will be 6:30pm Thursday September 5,

2019 at the Wa-a'yas Community Building in Kamiah.

Funeral Services will be 3:00pm Friday September 6, 2019 at

the Wa-a'yas Community Center. Interment will follow at 2nd Church

Cemetery on No Kid Lane.

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