Tinnie CoandoSep 13, 2013 Staff
Tinnie Coando died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at her residence. She was 89 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Shoshone Episcopal Mission at Fort Washakie with Starr Weed and Elliott Ridgley officiating. An evening service and wake will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at Shoshone Episcopal Mission. Interment will be in the Sacajawea Cemetery.
Tinnie Coando was born Oct. 8, 1924, at Crooked Creek in Fort Washakie, the daughter of the late Cecelia Cottoco Norman and Jahwee Norman.
She attended boarding school at Fort Washakie.
She married Herman Coando, and they later divorced.
She was employed by the Wind River Housing Authority as a trainer aide for 16 years, at Fort Washakie School as a summer cultural teacher for two years, at Warm Valley Senior Citizens Center as a driver, and at Fort Washakie Head Start as a foster grandmother for 12 years.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and was an Episcopalian.
She is survived by her son, Clayton Coando; daughter Trudi Coando; sister Lydia Harris; grandaughter Franchisco Gillian; nieces Anita Alverez of Denver, Myra Washington of Fort Hall, Idaho, Naomi Washington and Ula Tyler of Fort Washakie; and numerous other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; ex-husband Herman Coando; brothers Val, Prize and Lemual Norman and Raymond Pratt; sisters Lilly and Martha Norman and Bertha Edmo; nieces Lou Ella Perdash and Becky Hutchinson; sons John Tarness and Virgil Coando; and daughters Alvira Appenay and Ramona Coando.
Services are provided by Wind Dancer Funeral Home.