Walking On -- Vincent Asa, Jerry Manangan, Jonathan Suderman and Rodney Thomas

12.30.2020 Dean Rhodes Walking On
Vincent Asa Day

Vincent Asa Day

Feb. 20, 1973 – Dec. 20, 2020

Tribal member Vincent A. Day passed away on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. He was born on Feb. 20, 1973, in Sunnyside, Wash., to Joseph Alexander and Betty (Julian) Day.

Vincent is survived by his mother, Betty Madrigal; partner, Nicole George; children, Xavier Day, Vincent Day Jr. and Tucelia Day; siblings, Daniel Day, Clair Garza, Joseph Day, Sharon Williams and Sarah Day; and numerous family members.

Vincent was preceded in death by his grandparents; father, Joseph Alexander Day; and nephew, Jacob Day.

A private graveside service will be held at Terrace Heights Memorial Park in Yakima, Wash.


Jerry Castro Manangan

Other passings

Jerry Castro Manangan

Jan. 27, 1959 – Dec. 9, 2020

Tribal member Jerry Castro Manangan was born in Portland, Ore., on Jan. 27, 1959, to Freddo Manangan and Rosetta Manangan (LaBonte). He passed away on Dec. 9, 2020, in his home surrounded by his family. 

Jerry worked as a service manager, motorcycle mechanic and instructor. He loved to fish, jet ski, take motorcycle rides and go snowmobiling. He was a gamer (he loved the slots), enjoyed target practicing, music and making people laugh (he was a comedian). 

Jerry was a very generous, artistic and creative person. He has had his artwork displayed at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and has had his artwork published in the Grand Ronde newspaper Smoke Signals. He held many certificates and attended many seminar training classes. 

Jerry is survived by his wife, Julie Manangan; mother, Rosetta LaBonte Manangan; and siblings, Fred C. Manangan, Philameno C. Manangan, Marcia C. Manangan, Rose C. Manangan, Steve C. Manangan and Elaine C. Manangan.

A memorial service was held for him at the Lighthouse Church in Grand Ronde.

Jonathan Aaron David Suderman

Sept. 29, 1998 – Nov. 29, 2020

Tribal member Jonathan Aaron David Suderman walked on Nov. 29, 2020. Edwards Funeral Home in University Place, Wash., is assisting the family.

At press time, no funeral service had been planned.

Rodney Lyle Thomas

June 11, 1949 – Dec. 18, 2020

Tribal Elder Rodney Lyle Thomas walked on Dec. 18, 2020. Wiefels Cremation and Funeral Services in Palm Springs, Calif., is assisting the family.

At press time, no funeral service had been planned.