Tribal Council saddend to announce loss of Suquamish Elder

The Suquamish Tribal Council is saddened to announce the loss of our treasured Tribal Elder Nancy McPherson.

She died from injuries sustained in a tragic accident when she and her husband Donald were hit by a vehicle while the couple were on their daily walk in Suquamish on April 6.  The accident occurred as they were crossing Suquamish Way near the House of Awakened Culture.  Donald is in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center.

“Nancy was a treasured member of our community and will be dearly missed,” said the Council in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Don and the rest of Nancy’s family.”

The Suquamish Tribe’s Human Services Department is assisting the family with arrangements. Details on a memorial service will be announced as they become available.

The accident is currently under investigation, but initial reports indicate speed or intoxication were not a factor.