Elmo – Tyler James Parker, 16, met the Creator on May 11th after being fatally assaulted while visiting in Seattle.
A member of the CS&K Tribes, he was born in Polson to James Parker and Kendra Kenmille on June 28, 1996. Raised on the Flathead Reservation he went to school at Polson, Two Eagle and Mission.
He is survived by his parents James Parker, Kendra and Phil Shourds, brothers and sisters Sakali Joseph – McDougall, Donna Maxine Josette Parker, Nancy Cecilia Kenmille, Ellis Phillip Shourds, Kelleigh Lee Rose Shourds, Phillip Harvey Shourds Jr., Tena Hunt, Kenneth Isac Shourds, Raymond Clark Shourds, Shawn Curtis Shourds, Shayna Parker and James Parker Jr; grandparents Donna Joseph & Eneas Kenmille, Barb & Henery Christie; numerous aunts and uncles from the Kenmille, Joseph and Shourds families, Frank & Mary Jo Parker ; Glen Parker, Rose Parker, Josh Christie, Lucy Christie and Chandra Christie as well as numerous cousins.
A Seattle Seahawk fan, Tyler was just beginning his life as an adult with his girlfriend Jacinda “Love” Kenmille and was forming those personal relationships that make him complete. He will be truly missed.
A traditional wake will began Saturday at the Elmo Cultural Hall with Rosary being recited at 8 pm Sunday. Services will be held Monday at 10 am in the Elmo Cultural Hall with burial following in the Elmo Cemetery. Condolences may be left at fosterfhandcrematory.com