Anthony Leland Obie was born July 19th, 1964 and passed away on November 17th, 2022. Anthony is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents; Albert Obie and Adelia Norris-Obie; his maternal grandparents Jackson Ames and Carolyn Jake Ames; his parents Milton and Matilda “Tillie” Obie; his Obie Uncles and Aunties; His Ames Uncles and Aunties; his siblings Jon Obie and Denise Obie-Timmons; and his nieces Kimberly Obie and Cicelly Gabriel. Tony is survived by his wife Jolanda Ingram-Obie; his siblings Sharon Obie-Brown and Greg Brown, Judith Gabriel, and Roxanne Obie. He is survived by his children; Anthony Winterhawk Obie and Leah May-Obie, Teresina Obie, Lindsey Jackson, Ernie Jackson, and Taylor Obie and Bubu Beaman, Jalea and Troy Aubrey, and Jeff Mathison-Walker. He is survived by his grandchildren Kimimila Obie, Ku’ukoa Obie, Lucas Jackson, Laila and Lawrence Walker-Orcutt, Milan, Jeffery, and Evelyn James-Mathison. His nieces and nephews Michael Gabriel, Dominic Obie, Rainey and Kash McCovey, and many great nieces and nephews that he loved.

Anthony was from the villages of Sregon, Pecwan, Requa, and Tsewinaldin. He was a proud member of the Yurok Tribe. Anthony was born in Hoopa and started his life Down River until the 1964 flood destroyed his family’s home and they moved to Hoopa. Anthony attended and graduated Hoopa Valley High School. As a young adult he played football for the College of the Redwoods and played in many All-Indian Basketball and Softball tournaments; receiving many All-Indian trophies and other recognitions. Anthony is well known for his outstanding athletic talents in Basketball, Baseball, Football, Stick Games, and horseshoe games. He had many teammates that he considered family and would share stories about the “good o’l days.” He loved spending time with family, hunting, fishing, participating in Yurok and Hupa ceremonies, and attending church. He was also known for his charismatic personality, his contagious laugh, and his radiant smile.

Anthony spoke fondly of the logging days. He learned from his father, and while working for Hoopa Forest Industries, and other logging outfits. He hung his tin hat up after a serious injury in the woods and had to reinvent himself. He was very proud of his days at the Friendship House and his 14 years of sobriety. He enjoyed passing along what he learned about recovery and spirituality. During his career he worked with the developmentally delayed at Supportive Living Services in Del Norte County, as a Youth Advocate at Yurok Tribal Court, and as a Native American Spiritual Leader at High Desert State Prison in his final days.

Anthony passed away at their home, from a longstanding illness, in Susanville, California with his loving wife nearby. Although he passed too soon, he lived a full life and touched many hearts. As he makes his journey, he is forever loved by his family, friends, and teammates. The love that he had for his wife, kids, and grandchildren is what kept him alive.

Pallbearers: Michael Gabriel, Dominic Obie, Winterhawk Obie, Marcus Obie-Brown, David “Sonners” Hostler IV, Jeff Mathison-Walker, Mike Obie, and Kash McCovey.

Honorary Pallbearers: Lester Obie, Wally Obie, David O’ Neill, Greg Brown, Roger Sanderson, Ricky Sanderson, Marion “Inker” McCovey, Dickie Myers, Fred Timmons, Darryl Obie, Frank Ruiz, Larry Jordan, David Ruiz, Seth Ruiz, Clarence Hostler, Troy Aubrey, Junior Farmer, Joe James, Milton Stewart, Gary Obie Stewart, Boyd Ferris, Freddie Brown, and the SweatHogs.

Due to the untimely passing of Anthony, the family apologizes for names of family members, teammates, and friends we did not mention. He loved many and all.

He will make his journey to Hoopa from Susanville on November 22nd, 2022. His wake will be at St. Kateri Hall on Pine Creek Road on November 22nd at approximately 9pm. Services will be at St. Kateri Catholic Church at 11 am on November 23rd, 2022. Anthony will be buried at the Obie Cemetery at Sregon Village. After the burial, there will be a reception at St. Kateri Hall following the graveside burial. Flowers and food can be received at Kateri Hall. Jeanerette Jacups-Johnnie Jacups and Harold Jones, Sr. will officiate.


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