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“I want to express my family's heartfelt sympathy at the loss of our beloved Amy. I've known Amy for most of my adult life but would only see her...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Earleen Hess-Williams - Bishop, CA

“Safe journey, Auntie. You lived a long & extraordinary life. Anyone who lives as many years as you did, to see all the changes the world has gone...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Shell Rhoan Lewis - Oakdale, CA

“Gram, You welcomed me into your home. You welcomed me into the family and you welcomed me into your heart. I will never forget you. With all my love...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Arnel Handugan - South Prairie, WA

“Amy, you have blessed your family with many memories and traditions. May the Creator bless you all with Peace and Love. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Alan & Marsha Blaver - Lee Vining, CA

“She is truly a big loss to us all and will be deeply missed; my thoughts and prayers are with the family; I feel truly blessed I got to know her...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Moosa Dominuges - sparks, NV

“Our love goes with you on your journey.We will miss your smiling face, your laugh and all those stories.Until we see you again.Our love, Joe, Vikki,...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Joe and Vikki Rhoan - Oakhurst, CA

“My heart goes out to the family! ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: victoria spencer - raleigh, NC

“"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice." Aunt Amy was a very...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Laura White - Coarsegold, CA

“Gram, You have left so many memories in my heart - its terribly sad that I will never hug you or talk to you again. One of my fondest memories is...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Laisne - Fresno, CA

“R.I.P.......prayers to your family ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Rachel Law and family - Fresno

“I love you, Gram. Grandpa will be sure happy to see you. Have fun together in your reunion in Heaven. We will see each other again soon. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Erick Rhoan - Fresno, CA

12 of 14 | Posted by: LYLE & ARLITA RHOAN SR. AND FAM - OR

“We love you Amy, RIP! With Love, Kendra, Chris, Leamya (Great Great Grand Daughter), and Brooke ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Kendra Foote & Chris Jackson - MD

“RIP Amy from the Martinez family. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Joe Alcala - Boise, ID

Amy Harrison was born on January 29, 1910, a full-blooded Paiute, to Ida and Willie Harrison in Mono Lake, California. She spent her childhood around Mono Lake, particularly around the Farrington ranch area that was owned by her grandfather, Bridgeport Tom. Later in life, she attended government boarding schools at Greenville and Fort Bidwell. After completing school, she worked as a housekeeper at the Tioga Lodge, which is near Lee Vining, California. In 1929, she attended the Yosemite Indian Field Days where she met her husband, Alvin Rhoan.

They married in 1930 and moved into the old Indian Village near Indian Creek in Yosemite. It was there that their first child, Joseph Rhoan, was born. In 1932, they moved to the new Indian Village located near Yosemite Lodge where the remainder of their children, Finn, Patrick, and Beatrice, were born.

Amy worked for the Curry Company cleaning tents at Yosemite Lodge; and, also worked in the laundry room. Amy and Alvin moved to Wawona where she worked as a maid at the Wawona Hotel until her retirement in 1989. When her husband retired in 1965, the couple moved to Ahwahnee where she resided until her death on May 4, 2012.

Amy is preceded in death by her husband Alvin Rhoan; eldest son, Joseph Rhoan Sr.; and grandchildren Bernadine Mattson and Ronald Rhoan. Amy is survived by son Finn Rhoan and his wife Betty of Mariposa; her daughter Beatrice Wilsey of Ahwahnee; and son Patrick Rhoan and his wife Natalie of Mariposa; half-sister Flora Murphy of Schurz, Nevada; and, 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 3 great, great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery on May 11, 2012 at
11 a.m. There will be no gathering after the service.