Elaine Lynn Pego-Shawnoo
10/9/2017 2:00:00 PM
Pego-Shawnoo, Elaine Lynn, age 60, of Shepherd, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017, at McLaren-Bay Region.
Funeral Services for Elaine will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at Clark Family Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robert Pego officiating. Interment will take place in Woodland Cemetery in Rosebush. A Luncheon will be held immediately following the Graveside Service in the Tribal Gym. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10, and from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, at Clark Family Funeral Chapel. There will be a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel.
Elaine was born May 12, 1957, in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of James “Buddy” Pego and Grace Rapp. She graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in the Class of 1975 and attended Central Michigan University and Bay Mills Community College. She married Reynold Kevin Shawnoo in April 1994. Elaine was a homemaker and had also worked for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe as a social worker. She was a member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and the Saginaw Chippewa Community Church. Elaine was skilled in bead work and taught beading classes. She actively attended Pow Wows. She enjoyed playing bingo, slots and antiquing. She was an actress in the Suitcase Theater. She traveled worldwide and one of the highlights was being called down by Bob Barker on the Price is Right. Most of all, Elaine loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Elaine is survived by her husband, Kevin Shawnoo of Mt. Pleasant; her children, Shawana Chippeway (Ramon Negrete-Ledesma), Mary Waboose (Lorenzo Claudio) Lunham; Segwen Traver (John), and Sunshine-Rose Shawnoo, all of Mt. Pleasant; 17 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Steve (Mae) Pego, Allen (Diane) Pego, Robert (June) Pego, Scott Pego, and Sam Pego, all of Mt. Pleasant; andsister, Faith (Tony Carmona) Carmona-Pego, of Mt. Pleasant.
Elaine was preceded in death by her parents and nephews, Isaac Pego and Allen Pego, Jr.