Frank Juquin Del Valle
Frank Juquin Del Valle began his journey home to the Ancestors on December 27, 2020. Frank was born February 15, 1958 in Colusa, CA to Joseph Del Valle and Elizabeth (Holmes) Del Valle. Frank passed away at his home on the Big Valley Rancheria, in Lakeport, CA where he was also an enrolled tribal member.
Frank is predeceased by his parents; brothers, Joseph and Leonard Del Valle; and sisters, Delores Rivas and Mary Billy. He is survived by brother, Fred Del Valle; sisters, Carmen Crabtree and Patricia Del Valle; daughters, Jessica Rendon and Maria Washington; grandchildren, Andrea, Ashley, Lorena, Emily and Viviana; and great-grandchildren, Izaiah, Aubrey and Brandon as well as many, many nieces and nephews.
Frank worked as a Tribal Monitor for his tribe’s Environmental Department. He held an Oak Tree Walk for the youth, volunteered at the Tule Boat Festivals and participated in meetings with the State of California on water issues and helped to influence the prioritization of Tribal Traditional uses of our water throughout the Central Valley Region, including Clear Lake.
Through it all, he remained true to his culture, traditions and heritage. He was an Elder and a dancer in our roundhouse and participated in many Shake Head events to entertain and educate the public about his Pomo People.
Frank was proud of his Pomo heritage and was kind to his people. Frank was always willing to converse and share with anyone in a good way. He was a man of humility and enjoyed creating beadwork, fishing and was an avid San Francisco Giants fan and collector.
Frank’s final resting place will be St. Mary's Cemetery in Lakeport, CA.
Frank, you will be missed. Journey well and may the Ancestors welcome you Home with open arms. Oh, Oh, Oh!