Published On: Wed, Jul 16th, 2014

Boyd Henry “Sonny” Shell – obituary

(Note: This obituary was corrected by Long House Funeral Home on Thursday, July 17.) 

Boyd Henry “Sonny” Shell, 62, of the Yellowhill Community passed away on July 14, 2014 at Memorial Mission following an unexpected illness. Sonny is the son of the late Boyd Shell and Mary Lossiah Shell. Along with his parents, Sonny is preceded in death by two sisters, Martha Cucumber and Lou-Billie Shell; nephew, Simon Shell; Brother-In-Law, Jess Toineeta.

Sonny was a self taught wood carver and craftsman. He love music and enjoyed playing the guitar with his buddies. Over the years, Sonny shared his love of music with all of his nieces and nephews. He will be remembered, by the family, for sharing his stories and time.

Sonny is survived by two sisters, Betty Jo Toineeta and Hazel Shell; nieces, Cheryl Shell and husband Rick Medford, Rose Maney, Roxanne Shell and Marilla Martinez; Nephews, Henry Shell, Jonathan Toineeta, Jesse Toineeta and wife Monika, Bruce Toineeta and wife Tonya, Keith Shell all of Cherokee.

A visiation was held at Waterfalls Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 16. The gravesite committal was on Thursday, July 17 at the Shell Family Cemetery. Pall Bearers included:  James Plummer, Jonas Plummer, Graham Medford, Jonathan Toineeta, Henry Shell and Keith Shell; Honorary Pall Bearers, Moses Walkingstick, Eddie Bushyhead and Raymond Teesateskie. Pastor James “Red” Bradley will officiate.

Long House Funeral Home assisted the family arrangements.