Laurie "Quinhopetsa" Michelle Saulque

May 20, 1971January 16, 2019

Laurie Marie “Quinhopetsa” Saulque (47) Left us much too soon Wednesday morning, January 16, 2019 from Nespelem, Washington. Born Thursday, May 20, 1971 to Vernon Mason & Juliann Jack-Saulque in Grand Coulee, Washington, Laurie was a proud member of the Colville Confederated Tribes and belonged to the Sacred Heart Mission in Nespelem, Washington. A caregiver with DSHS, Laurie was always active - playing with the “Black Cat” basketball team, helping with Wild Horse Race Teams, Rodeo Teams, High School Track and Football, but her great joy was working with & coaching wrestling from the little guys all the way through high school. An accomplished beader and wonderful cook – known for her “rez dogs”, Laurie enjoyed spending time in the woods going for drives and cutting firewood. Predeceased by her “Baby Girl Vargas: and brother: Lindsey Orrin Saulque; Laurie’s legacy lives on through her parents: Vernon Mason Saulque Sr. and Juliann Jack-Saulque; soulmate: Marc Vargas; children: Garrett Lee Vargas, Natasha Joella Vargas, Lindsey Blaine Vargas Sr. (Vanessa), Coraline Marie Vargas and Sherwin Cashe Vargas; grandchildren: Xena Rose Vargas, Lindsey “Rider” Vargas Jr., Elizabeth Michelle “Beth” Vargas and Skylar Sierra Vargas; siblings: Verna Saulque (Arnold), Jennie Saulque, Nadine Saulque and Vernon Mason Saulque Jr. and numerous nephews and nieces. Laurie’s dressing was held at Strate Funeral Home in Grand Coulee, Washington at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Services held at the Nespelem Community Center included: 7:00pm Family Rosary: Saturday, January 19, 2019; 7:00pm Community Rosary: Sunday, January 20, 2019; 10:00am Funeral Mass: Monday, January 21, 2019. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for Laurie’s family.


  • Dressing Saturday, January 19, 2019
  • Community Rosary Sunday, January 20, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, January 21, 2019

Laurie "Quinhopetsa" Michelle Saulque

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