Delores was born November 28, 1932 in Hoopa. She passed away February 21, 2021 in Hoopa surrounded by family. She was a member of the Hoopa Tribe and of Yurok and Tewa Pueblo descent.

Dee was an avid jewelry maker and well known for her abalone chip necklaces/earrings, sampler necklaces and her manzanita branch display with $1 necklaces and friendship bracelets. She always took great pride in her creation’s necklaces, earrings, dream catchers and pottery and always had them displayed just perfectly. There wasn’t anything she couldn’t make.

Dee was survived by her children Merwin Clark Sr., Clara Clark, Mekila (Tony) Smith, and Randy Clark Sr., her grandchildren; Sunni Ulestad, Carmelita Navarro, Michael (Misqiy’ts) Baldy, Falona (Michael) Bailey, Brentley Clark, Merwin (Virginia) Clark Jr., Felicia (Monica) Luna, Charlena (Rico) Tello, Abigail Luna, Mattaya Smith, Macie Smith, Destiny (Matthew) Douglas, Shelby Clark and Randy Clark Jr. and great grandchildren; Rodney, Merwin III and Brennan Clark, Tajia Ulestad, Cohen Haller, George, Shaun and Mekila Navarro, Jaycee, Bella, Rosaly, Jacklyn and Cy Baldy, Nate Baldy, Kylee and Charles Sorrell, Khoko, Lola, Eliana, Liam, Eliyanah and Jerimiah Bailey, Michael and Clara Tello and Beau Douglas. Siblings; Roger (Diggy) Masten, Marla (Tooie) and Lou Blum, Nancy Redinous and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dee is preceded in death by her spouse of 56 years George (Bud) Clark, daughter Charlene Baldy, parents, Cecil and Lorencita (Boots) Masten, sisters Lorencita (Gosee) Berry, Carmelita Fambrini and Cecil (Honeybunch) Jensen and brother Larry Masten.

It was her wishes not to have a burial or celebration of life.

*If you are one of the lucky ones to have purchased or received one of her beautiful pieces of work please display it proudly and often and remember the beautiful lady who put so much love into it.

Grammy Dee Today

Today we must say our goodbyes
Today we must move forward
Today we must remember all the love you shown and taught us
Today we will not forget
Today we will not hold on
Today we will remember all the love you shown and taught us
Today we won’t say goodbye but see you later
Today we won’t move forward without forgetting where we came from
Today we won’t forget all the love you shown and taught us
Today we love you
Today we miss you
Today we remember all the love you shown and taught us


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