Leroy T. "Bitsy" Jackson was born on November 18th 1949. He traveled to the eternal dance place on Monday March 18th, 2013 at his loving home in Hoopa.
Most people would know him as Bitsy because he was itsy bitsy as a child and the name Bitsy stuck. He was born and raised on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation attending grade school and High School graduating in 1968. Bitsy was currently serving as the Mesket Field Representative for the Hoopa Valley Tribal Council. He held a council seat for 12 years. He drove logging trucks and was a creative carpenter. Bitsy loved to hunt, fish, and cut wood. Bitsy was known for sniffing out the mushrooms. He knew how to pan for gold and could be heard playing the piano when no one was looking.
Survived by his wife Leslie Sais Jackson. Children: Mikyowe, Silis, Nah-tes & Rachel, Darcy, Harold, Samuel, and Margaret Mary. Grandchildren: Keduscha, Lousia, Lacey, Quincy, Nah-tes Dale, Alexia, David, Shane "Cash Crop" Ulrich and Baby Lucas Garcia.
Sisters Lillian Hostler, Laura Ferris, Leona Jackson, Lila Gerstner and JD, brothers Lincoln Jackson and Janet, , and Sonny Jackson. Sister In-Laws Mary Dukes, and Linda Blake. His very special woodcutting buddy Thomas Goodie Masten, And numerous nieces and nephews.
Proceeded in death by his parents Jimmy and Pearl Jackson, brothers Leonard, Leland and Chief Jackson; Grand parents Louise and Ned Jackson; Laura and George Green. Nieces Kathy "Ducks" Colegrove, Joni Ferris, and Shirlene "Sweetie" Jackson, Nephews Michael "Bunkie" Ferris, Dale LeMieux, Jasper Little Horse Hostler, Hilton "John Silver" Hostler, and Brother-In-Law Bobby Hostler.
Officiating: Mike Hostler
Pallbearers: Michal, Donald, Ryan, Robert Jay, Bunchie, Harold O's, James McCovey, and Samuel
Honorary Pallbearers: Thomas Goodie Masten, Forksie Montgomery, Wayne Grant, Joe Joe Jarnaghan, Rocky Mckinnon, Lyle Mckinnon, Gary Mckinnon, Jack Badgeley, Jerry Davis, Jim Allen, Jeff Hodge Sr, Lonnie Ferris, Dennis Jackson, Stanley Murphy Green, Sylvester Brown, Doug Brown, Freddie Brown, Oscar Brown, Sonny Jackson, Tom Schlosser, Augie Montgomery, Byron Nelson Sr, Joe LeMieux, Lyle Marshall, Danny Jordan, Dale Risling, Dave Vigil, Spam Ferris, Frank Lara, Dale Lara, Peter Lara, Lyle Jackson, Keith Baldy, Stan The Man Ferris, Elrod Masten, George Moon, John Baily, Arthur Jones, Levi Zuni, Chris Peters, Mike Lente, Mike Roberts, Carl Colegrove, Black Snake, JD Gerstner, Boyd Ferris, Bill Carpenter, Rick Bradberry, John Knox, Jim Dunn, Paul Toe James, Dean Powell, Guy Lund, Gary Dempewolf, Kurt Dempewolf, Jude Hostler, Tony Mattz, Phil Mattz, Art Dickson, James Mooney, JW Mooney, Ed Masten, William Jarnaghan, Rowds Robbins, Thomas Luna Sr, Lucas Garcia, Tom Vanburgan, Johnson Colegrove, Daniel Pratt, Hank Masten, Valentino Luna, Santiago Cruz, Thomas Luna Jr, Emmannuel Luna, Shane Luna, Alex Hodge, Jeffery Hodge Jr, Max Hodge, Lance Mccovey, James Smith, Jason Smith, John Smith, Jon Smith, Jamar Smith, Joe Smith, Hilton Hostler III, Norvin Hostler, and Ralphy Peters III.
Viewing will be held at Pauls Chapel in Arcata Ca on Sunday March 24, 2013 from 12-7pm. Services will be held at the neighborhood facilities in Hoopa CA on Monday March 25, 2013 @ 12pm interment will follow at the Brown Cemetery on Pine Creek Road. Reception will be held at the Hoopa Community Center.