Citizens Of the Lewis River Area
Eric and Mariah Reese
Mariah is married to Eric Reese and they live in Ariel, Washington. They are both involved in all the activities of the Lelooska Foundation. They have two beautiful children, a daughter Mara Isabel born in September of 2002, and a son Isaac Edward born in January 2004
Eric and Mariah Reese Family
Julia Hart Stoll - September 6, 2012
Julia Hart Stoll, wife of Chief Tsungani Fearon Smith of the Lelooska Family, mother of Mariah Reese & Lottie Stoll-Smith, mother-in-law of Eric Reese, grandmother of Mara and Isaac Reese passed away on September 6, 2012 at 12:16 am surrounded by her family after battling breast cancer for 17 years.
Julia was an accomplished contemporary visual artist creating watercolors, prints, and paintings. Much of her work, including installations, focused on the riparian area behind her home in the Yale Valley. As a member of Blackfish Gallery for many years she enjoyed working and exhibiting with other artists. She had a love for the forest behind her house and drew many artists together to share in the beauty of the area.
Julia attended Swarthmore College and had a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR where she also taught classes for 18 years. As the artist in residence at Yale Elementary School she shared her knowledge and love for the arts to several generations of children.
She had a passion for all the arts, especially contemporary classical music, dance and singing that came together as founder and Artistic Director of the Yale Valley Arts Festival. She was eager to learn about everything: a new subject, a new language or the story of a person she just met. She loved the movement and expression of dance and enjoyed weekly classes at the local dance studio. She had a beautiful soprano voice that she loved to share as she sang with her church family on Sundays.
She believed in her community and often served on various boards and committees including the Yale Valley Library District, Friends of Yale Valley, Catlin Gabel, Integrated Landscape Management, the Lelooska Foundation and many more. Julia was a dancer in and an integral part of the Lelooska Cultural Center's Living History Programs for over 40 years. Julia could see the beauty and good in everyone and everything, and encouraged us all to be blessed by what God created. Julia loved her family dearly and was happy to have shared 42 years with the love of her life.
Memorial services will be held on Monday, September 17th at 4pm at Pleasant View Community Church, with a reception and potluck dinner following. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Lelooska Foundation, P.O. Box 526, Ariel, WA 98603.
Tsungani, Fearon Smith Jr. or "Smitty" is the younger brother of Lelooska and Patty Fawn. Tsungani is married to Julia Stoll, and they have two daughters, Mariah Stoll-Smith Reese and Lottie Stoll-Smith. Many parents and even grandparents can remember bringing their children to see and hear the stories and dances in the spooky Lelooska Lodge, with the fire roaring in the middle of the dirt floor. This is a world class attraction.
Lelooska family keeps history alive
By Stephanie Mathieu, The Daily News
Her favorite part isn't wearing the colorful wooden mask or being able to smell the smoke as she dances circles around the fire. It's seeing the faces of the audience members watching, for the first time, a piece of her Lelooska family heritage. "You can see it in their eyes, that a whole new world is being opened to them," said Mariah Stoll-Smith Reese, a member of the Lelooska family...read more.
Julia Stohl's 60th Birthday Party - June 14, 2008
After Hours at Lelooska Cultural Center - September 29, 2005