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Marjorie Hayes

November 2, 1931 — November 28, 2022

Marjorie "Midge" Debora Pablo Hayes, a lifelong Kamiah resident, died Monday, November 28, 2022 at St Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho. Midge was a member of the Nez Perce Tribe. She was 91.



Midge was born in Kamiah, Idaho on November 2, 1931 to Sam J. Pablo and Tennie Frank Pablo. Her parents passed away one month apart when Midge and her siblings were teenagers.



Midge married Eugene Broncheau and they had 3 children together, Karen, Errol, and Charles "Chucky". They later divorced.



She married Chester “Chuck” Bullock and they had 6 children together, Renee, Tina, Kimberley, Errol, Cynthia, and Michael. They later divorced.



In her later life, she married Charles "Pete" Hayes. Pete passed away during their marriage. Her and Pete adopted their grandson, Dominick Keith Bullock and loved him dearly every day of their lives.



She was a cook for the Nez Perce Tribe’s Headstart and Senior Citizen programs. She eventually worked at the Itse' ye ye Casino from the day it opened until 2010 when she retired. She was a technician but also liked to assist customers in other capacities. She loved to visit with customers and many became lifelong friends.



Midge had a large family and spent as much time as possible with them. She went on family trips to Montana, California, Hawaii, Utah, New Mexico and elsewhere. She loved to travel and with a large family inviting her along allowed her to stay busy throughout retirement.



Midge loved her Church and church gatherings. She attended Talmaks Church Camp every year and traveled to Arizona for Pima Camp meeting when she was able. She participated with her church as a missionary and traveled to Guatemala to help others. She would have loved to have made one more trip to Guatemala before her passing, she felt that she belonged there. She was often teased that she loved to travel there because the people made her feel tall. Mom and Pete were active members of the First Indian Presbyterian Church. They taught Bible study and Sunday School when their assistance was needed. They loved their church and church family.



Midge was one of those people that never met a stranger. Many people called her mom, auntie or grandma. She loved these extended family members very much. The family has received several comments that she truly was their mom.



We all know of her love of the color pink, we're not sure anyone wore it as loud and proud as she did! It was a challenge for her children to find a unique pink item for her gifts each year, she even received pink duct tape for her birthday and owned a pink bible.



Midge is survived by her children: Renee (Mike), Tina, Kim, Errol and Cindi and her brother Sam Pablo. Her 22 grandchildren: Mellisa, Michelle, Ara, Tenaya, Thomas, Kimmie, Stephanie, Costas, Andreas’, Martin, Lisa, Errol Jr., Carmen, Riston, Melanee, Raquel, Dominick, Shavon, Morgan, Paige, Charles, Logan, Brandon, Elijah, and Aaron. Her 33 great-grandchildren: Xavier, Taylor, Brydan, Macen, Genny, Alan, Parker, Ebony, Triston, Adesjia, Keaton, Ilyanna, Elisha, Rylee Jean, Cheyenne, Tristan, Serena, Joaquin, Ernestine, Elicia, KyLynn, Anthony Jr., Eriel, Aura, Alania, Misti, Miles, Austin, Seth, Kee-Ni, Kee-Yeh, Mytaya, Creed, Riston “RJ”, Alec “AJ”, Qmoni, Tycee, Demetree, Maile, Kaydynse, Hunter, Trinity, and Max. 5 great-great grandchildren: Reyna, Mavis, Jenica, Amara, Lilly and Alailah.

There were plans to do her 5-generation pictures with her 5 great-great grandchildren but we missed our opportunity due to her quick passing.



Midge is also survived by many nieces and nephews who adored her and has many friends that are considered her adopted family. Please know she loved you all completely!



She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Eleanor and Patricia, her children Errol Robinson, Chucky Broncheau, and Michael Bullock and her Grandchildren, Rose Marie Broncheau, Elisha Stanton, Alan Robinson, Adilynn "Adi" Bullock and Isaiah Webb.



Mom, Grandma, Grandma Midge, Auntie Midge, Pinkie, etc., will be missed tremendously by all who knew and loved her. She was always telling us that she is prepared to go and asked us not to cry when her time came. She would tell us that she had a good, long life and we should be happy. We're trying to honor her wishes but she was such a large presence with her larger than life personality, orneriness and compassion, we hope she understands if we cannot quite follow this order. Family are sharing recordings of her voice just to hear the sound we all loved and wish we had recorded more. From our family to yours, please record your loved one's voices, the recordings are precious and hearing your loved one's voice after they have left is a gift to cherish.



All who knew and Loved her dearly will never forget her endless love, smile, care and concern, compassion, ability to find everyone something at a thrift store they didn’t need, and her ability to love life!



Please join us in celebrating Midge’s life. The Memorial will be at the Wa A’ Yas Community Center on Friday, December 2nd at 7:00pm. Funeral at the First Indian Presbyterian Church on Saturday at 10:00am with burial to follow at First Indian Presbyterian Church Cemetary. Dinner to follow burial at the Wa A’ Yas Community Center.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Prayer Service

Saturday, December 3, 2022

3:00 - 5:00 am (Mountain time)

Wa-A'Yas Community Center

401 Idaho Street, Kamiah, ID 83536

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Transportation to Church

Saturday, December 3, 2022

5:30 - 5:45 pm (Mountain time)

Wa-A'Yas Community Center

401 Idaho Street, Kamiah, ID 83536

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Funeral Service for Midge

Saturday, December 3, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

First Indian Presbyterian Church

4335 Church Canyon Road, Kamiah, ID 83536

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Graveside and Burial for Midge Hayes

Saturday, December 3, 2022

8:00 - 9:00 pm (Mountain time)

First Indian Presbyterian Church

4335 Church Canyon Road, Kamiah, ID 83536

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Dressing Ceremony For Midge

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Ends at 1:00 am (Mountain time)

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