Bettles-Klein, Almera Lakaela Hoches: Walking On

Chiloquin, Oregon

Funeral services were held for ALMERA LAKAELA HOCHES BETTLES-KLEIN, 38, on March 17, at Chiloquin. Interment followed at Hill Cemetery. Almera was born July 6, 1973, in Medford, Oregon. She passed away February 27, 2012, in Watertown, New York.
    
Almera was a member of The Confederated Tribes of The Umatilla Indian Reservation. She attended school in Chiloquin, and was involved in many activities and sporting events there. During the All-Indian Big Tournaments in Chiloquin, Almera was the second girl to become a mascot by shooting more baskets than the boys; she was very proud of her accomplishments. She traveled with her grandmother and sisters to several powwows throughout the Northwest and won many competitions as a fancy dancer. Almera was remembered for always wanting to help others in any way possible, she was very outgoing and loved to make people laugh. She enjoyed traveling, gambling, cooking and powwows. (Confederated Umatilla Journal, April 2012)