Ellen Conko Hendrickx

Born: Sat., Feb. 19, 1938
Died: Sun., Jan. 4, 2015


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 05, 2015
Location: Wake with closing one hour prior to service - Longhouse

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Thu., Jan. 08, 2015
Location: St. Ignatius Catholic Mission

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RONAN – Ellen Conko Hendrickx, 76, passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at Ronan.

A respected elder of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, she was born to Louise Adams and William Michel Conko. She was a dedicated mother who gave great advice and wasn’t afraid to give a swift kick to her “kids” when needed.

She was preceded in death by siblings, Janette Conko Torosian, Mary Christine “PeeWee” Conko, Anthony Paul, John Conko, Eneas Conko and Maggie Friedlander; and her children, Mary Lou “Tomie” Finley, Duane Joseph Pierre, Theresa “Tessie” Pierre, James Douglas Pierre and infant Gail Patricia Hendrickx. Survivors include her daughters, Dorothea and Becca; sons, Phillip Pierre, Gale Hendrickx, John Hendrickx and Joseph Parizeau; her sister, Millie Conko Camel; her brother, Harold Paul; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and many who called her “Ma.”

Rosary will be held Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 8 p.m. at the Longhouse. Mass will be held Thursday, Jan. 8, at 11 a.m. in the St. Ignatius Catholic Church

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