Douglas LaVan Martineau (1932-2000)

LaVan Martineau
Born:3 Jan 1932 Kanab, Utah
Died:26 Feb 2000 Hurricane Valley, Utah
Father:Amon Douglas Martineau
Mother:Mavis Sorenson
Siblings:Douglas LaVan Matineau
Betty Gayle Martineau
Donald Ray Martineau
Married:8 Dec 1954 Manti, Utah
Spouse:Doris Dorene Kanosh
Children:Dorena Lee Martineau
Sophia Ann Martineau
LaVan Martineau, Jr.
Married:4 Nov 1962 Shivwits, Utah
Spouse:Evalina Mae McFee
Children:Carmen Jean Martineau
Georgetta Jeanette Martineau
Shanandoah J Martineau
Adopted Child:Rachel Lucinda Martineau

Undated photocopy of newspaper article:

Douglas Martineau

ST. GEORGE - Douglas LaVan Martineau, 68, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, in St. George, after a three-year battle with cancer. He was born JHan. 3, 1932, in Kanab, Utah, to Amon Douglas Martineau and Mavis Sorenson. He married Doris Dorene Kanosh on Dec. 8, 1954, in Manti, Utah. She died giving birth to their son, LaVan Jr., on Sept. 22, 1958, in Richfield, Utah. He later married Evalina Mae McFee on Nov. 4, 1962. She preceded him in death on May 23, 1996.

After his dad died in 1950, he was raised by Edrick Bushhead, a Paiute who lived at the Cedar City Indian Village. He grew up learning the language and culter and later married into the tribe. He served in the United States Air Force in the Korean War as an air traffic control operator.

LaVan was an author with several books under the publication of KC Publications, his best know work being The Rocks Begin to Speak and The Southern Paiutes. He has also done works on Indian sign language, Indian archery and his most recent book, still in the publishing process, is The Great Migrations and the Indian Prophecies.

He had many interests in life, his favorite being his love for the great outdoors, with travels to Europe from Israel to Denmark and from the Northwest territories to Central America and Belize, and everywhere else in between, learning as much as he could about the different cultures of the North American Indians.

LaVan was a warrior in life, always searching for new battles to conquer and searching for ways to preserve the culture of others so that they may have knowledge in their future for generations to come.

LaVan is survived by his four daughters: Carmen, Shanandoah Martineau and Jetta Wood, all of St. George, and Dorena Martineau of Cedar City, Utah; five grandchildren: Shilkeem Feather, Kwaiuv Plume and Dion Kanosh Martineau, Willow Wolf Runner and Keeya Little Dove Wood; one brother: Marty Martineau of Mountain View, Calif.; and one sister: Betty Richards of Las Vegas.

There will be an all-night sing at the Shivwits Tribal Building on Wednesday, March 1, 2000, starting at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 2, 2000, at 10 a.m. at Shivwits Tribal Building, with interment to follow in the Shivwit Cemetery.


*Martineau, Douglas LaVan. Southern Paiute Genealogy, Koosharem Band:
              HUSBAND: Douglas LaVan Martineau.
              Born: 3 January 1932, Kanab, Utah.
              Father: Amon Douglas Martineau.
              Mother: Mavis Sorenson.
              Married: 8 December 1954, Manti, Utah.
              Other Wives: (2) Evalina Mae McFee.
              WIFE: (1) Doris Dorene Kanosh.
              1. Dorena Lee Martineau (female)
              2. Sophia Ann Martineau (female)
              3. LaVan Martineau Jr. (male)
              INFORMATION SOURCE: LaVan Martineau.

*Martineau, Douglas LaVan. Southern Paiute Genealogy, Shivwits Band:
              HUSBAND: Douglas LaVan Martineau.
              Born: 3 January 1932, Kanab, Utah.
              Father: Amon Douglas Martineau.
              Mother: Mavis Sorenson.
              Other wives: (1) Doris Dorene Kanosh.
              Married: 4 November 1962.
              WIFE: (2) Evalina Mae McFee.
              1. Carmen Jean Martineau (female)
              2. Georgetta Jeanette Martineau (female)
              3. Shanandoah Jeaneen Martineau (female)
              INFORMATION SOURCE: LaVan Martineau.

*LDS Archive Record.

*Death: Funeral program, in the front cover of the Journal of Stephen D. Robison, 1999-2000.

*Death: Social Security Death Index:
             Given Name: Douglas
             Middle Name: L
             Surname: Martineau
             Birth Date: 3 January 1932
             Social Security Number: 529-34-2622
             State: Utah
             Last Place of Residence: Globe, Gila, Arizona
             Previous Residence Postal Code: 85502
             Event Date: 26 February 2000
             Age: 68

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