She passed away May 23, 2012 at St. Charles Medical Center. She was a long time resident of Prineville and a Tribal Member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. She worked at Kah-nee-ta Resort for a short time before returning to Prineville to care for her dad.
She graduated from Crook County High School in 1984. Natalie enjoyed fishing, watching old movies and cooking.
She is survived by her father Earl Tufti of Warm Springs; step-mother Shirley Tufti of Warm Springs; brothers, Tyree Stormbringer of Albany, Ferman Tufti of The Dalles, Tim Burgess of Portland; step-brother Tim Wainanwit of Warm Springs; sisters, LaJeannia Morales of Salem, Melinda Puerta of Aurora, Rebecca Cruz of Canby, Jessica Tufti, Earlene Tufti and LeeAnn Tufti all of Warm Springs; long-time companion Frank Clawson of Prineville, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by Doreen Tufti, Theron Tufti, mother Letha Tufti; Leila Tufti, Priscilla Tufti, Arnold Tufti, Jolene Tufti and foster parents Buster and Wisey Burgess; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are in the care of Prineville Funeral Home.
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