On March 28, 2012 our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and our friend Wally Jesse Bueno Sr., 72, left to be with our heavenly father. He was born to the late Alfonso and Stella Duran-Bueno on June 20, 1939 in Billings, Montana. He was raised in Ontario Portland, Oregon and then moved to the lower Yakima Valley where he and his wife Georgina Enick-Bueno of 37 years raised their children and adopted children. His past work experience included warehouse work, body and fender repair, and was an active firefighter for the Yakama Nation. He also was the maintenance man for Autumn Ridge Apartment Complex for 19 years. He was a member of the All Tribes Christian Life Center. He was very committed to his Christian believes and loved to listen or watch Christian radio and television, and read from the bible daily. He was a man that was known for having a heart of gold and he touched many lives.
He is survived by his wife Georgina; his children Elizabeth (Jose) Villa, Lonnie (Carrie) Enick, Darcy (Dwayne) Enick-Grant, Wally Jesse (Malory) Bueno Jr., Jessica (Jose Rodriguez) Bueno, Jason Calflooking-Bueno, Marcilena (Adam) Vela; brothers Dan (Sharon) Bueno, Steve Bueno, Joe (Cooney) Bueno; sisters Rosie (Tony) Dominguez and Helen (Ernie) Gonzales; grandchildren Charisma Mosney, Destiny Selatsee, Morris, Tanya, Jesse and Jerene Miller, Lariamy and Lakeenya Bill, Jessandra and Jose Vila Jr., Tino Reniun, Izzy, Kanoa and Willy Enick, DJ Kidd, Deandra Grant, Wally Jesse III, Alyssa, Anthino and Tiyanna Bueno, Diangeles Bueno, Yesenia Araiza, Justice and Magdaleno Vela, Kimberely, Kelsey and Jay Calflooking; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Wally was preceded in death by both his parents; brothers Steve Robert, Andrew, Julian, and Frank Bueno; sisters Florence, Gloria Jean and Mary Bueno; daughters Teodora and Angela Bueno; and two grandchildren Marcelino Vela and Dashana Araiza.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Monday at Merritt Funeral Home. Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m.
All Tribes Christian Center in Wapato. Burial will follow at Reservation Community Memorial Park.