Billy Frank Jr. funeral scheduled for Sunday

jdodge@theolympian.comMay 9, 2014 

A public funeral service for Nisqually tribal elder Billy Frank Jr. will be at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Squaxin Island Tribe’s event center at the Little Creek Casino Resort, 91 W. state Route 108, Shelton. Frank, 83, died at his Olympia area home Monday.

Burial will follow at the Chief Leschi Cemetery, 2249 Reservation Road, which is just north of the ball fields on the Nisqually Indian Reservation. A dinner will follow back at the Squaxin tribal event center.

A public viewing is set for noon-5 p.m. Saturday at Mills and Mills Funeral Home, 5725 Littlerock Road SW, Tumwater.

Donations are being accepted by the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission for the Billy Frank Services Fund. Send donations to the NWIFC, 6730 Martin Way E., Olympia, WA 98516.

Donations can also be made to the Billy Frank Jr. Salmon Forever Fund in care of Salmon Defense, P.O. Box 7431, Olympia, WA 98507.

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