NESPELEM - During the Colville Business Council Culture Committee hearing, March 18, the CBC discussed and agreed to honor all Colville Confederated Tribal women that served on the Colville Business Council as part of Women’s History Month, the national recognition and celebration of the vital role women have played in history.

Women's History Month runs from March annually.

Those women are, excluding the sitting CBC members as requested by the committee:

Grace V.B. Coil - 1940 to 1944

Rose Somday - 1944 to 1946

Helen Toulou - 1946 to 1950

Josephine Marchand - 1948 to 1950, 1961 to 1963

Florence Quill - 1949 to 1951, 1954 to 1956

Nellie Rima - 1951 to 1957

Lucy Covington - 1954 to 1980

Lorraine Misiaszek - 1957 to 1961

Mary Lemery- 1958 to 1960, 1962 to 1964

Shirley Palmer - 1960 to 1987

Lula Aubertin - 1962 to 1964

Pauline Shlueter - 1962 to 1964

Thelma Marchand - 1963 to 1971

Mary Nicholson - 1964 to 1971

Alice Lawrence - 1966 to 1973

Virginia Andrews - 1968 to 1970, 1972 to 1974

Barbara Marchand - 1972 to 1975

Mary Marchand - 1985 to 1987, 1991 to 1993

Nadine Naff - 1986 to 1988, 1994 to 1996

Violet Boyd - 1986 to 1994

Yvonne Misiaszek - 1988 to 1990

Doll Watt-Palmanteer - 1990 to 1994, 1996 to 2001

Francie Charette - 1992 to 1996

Gloria Picard - 1992 to 1997

Louella Anderson - 1993 to 2000, 2001 to 2005

Jeanne Jerred - 1994 to 2010

Margie Hutchinson - 1994 to 1996, 2000 to 2007, 2018 to 2020

Cindy Boyd - 1996 to 1998

Joanne Leith - 1997 to 1999, 2002 to 2004

Kathy Womer - 1997 to 1999

Colleen Cawston - 1998 to 2003

Shirley K. Charley - 2002 to 2004, 2005 to 2006, 2009 to 2011

Lucille Pakootas - 2003 to 2005

Gail Delacruz - 2005 to 2008

Cherie Moomaw - 2005 to 2009, 2010 to 2012

Karen Condon - 2007 to 2009, 2018 to current

Elizabeth (Susie) Allen (Mason) - 2007 to 2011, 2015 to 2019

Carleen Anderson - 2008 to 2010

Juanita Warren - 2008 to 2010

Sylvia Peasley - 2010 to 2012

Darlene Zacherle - 2011 to 2013

Luana Boyd-Rowley - 2011 to 2013

Lynn Palmanteer-Holder - 2012 to 2014

Nancy Johnson - 2012 to 2016

Stevey Seymour - 2013 to 2015

Bessie Simpson - 2015 to 2017

Sheilah Cleveland - 2016 to 2018 

Georgia Simpson - 2016 to 2018

Norma Sanchez - 2017 to Current

Melissa Louis-Williams - 2017

Andrea George - 2018 to 2019

Janet Nicholson - 2018 to 2020

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