Wilbur Augustine

Obituary of Wilbur Francis Augustine

Wilbur Francis Augustine, a Robinson Rancheria Tribal Member, was born in April of 1931 and passed away peacefully of natural causes at the age of 89 in Lake County, CA. Wilbur served in the Korean War and was discharged with honors. He was proud to be a Native American Veteran. He was a spiritual person supporting Native ceremonies. Wilbur graduated from Humboldt State University with a Bachelors of Science in Political Science and Education He obtained his lifelong teacher credentials. He was a member of ITEPP, originally the Indian Teacher Education Project. He was a passionate advocate of Indian Education and the betterment of his people. He worked with Northern Circle Indian Housing Authority for almost 3 decades as a Construction Project Manager. Wilbur enjoyed the companionship of many pets; playing the guitar; and listening to Blues music. Wilbur was a direct descendant of Chief Augustine and was predeceased by his grandmother, Maude Bateman; his parents, Martin Augustine and Josephine Elliott; his aunt, Alfreda Knight; uncle, Nathan “Sandy” Boggs; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. Wilbur is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Campbell Augustine; his children, Michael Augustine, Judy Augustine-Lopes, Ruby A. Reyes, Melody L. Williams, and Terri G. Williams, and their respective spouses; along with 14 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren; and numerous cousins. Wilbur's family is committed to keeping the community safe during this pandemic. The services will be private for immediate family. The family will host a Celebration of Life dinner when safe to do so. A memorial with pictures celebrating Wilbur’s life along with a guest book will be available at the Robinson Rancheria Tribal Office. Thank you for your understanding and respect in honoring our elders. The Robinson Rancheria Business Council supports the family in their decisions.
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