Myriah Ke’Shan Lehto who many knew as “Lovebug”, was born in Arcata CA to Toni R. Peters and Tony Lehto on August 18, 1991. She passed away at home on August 20, 2021. Myriah was a proud member of the Yurok Tribe.
Those of you who knew her best know that she was a joyful loving person. She had the biggest smile and a contagious laugh. She brought joy to all those that she knew. Myriah gave the best hugs and always had a listening ear or a shoulder to cry on.
One of her passions was that she loved to bead for everyone. She created the best projects. She beaded feathers for numerous friends and family for their graduations, she made unique designed earrings of all kinds for each season or holidays throughout the year.
She loved the river the beach and the mountains. She enjoyed going camping at Jed Smith State Park with her Nana, her son and family. She loved spending time with friends and family at the river swimming.
Lovebug was always about family and friends. But most of all her biggest pride and joy was her son Kayden. She had the most love for him. She often cared for Kayden more than she cared for herself. There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for him. She gave him the best motherly love.
She enjoyed attending family barbecues and birthdays. Lovebug enjoyed cooking with cousins, aunties and her Nana for holidays. She loved coloring eggs with her nephews and cousins for family Easter Egg Hunts. She also enjoyed making special gifts for her Nana’s annual Christmas gift exchange party.
She and her Nana loved to go on road trips to visit family. Most trips were not planned just jump in the car and go with their runaway bags.
Lovebug was very ceremonial. She grew up in a dance pit. She loved being a part of dance ceremony and dancing alongside of her uncles and cousins.
Myriah is survived by our Nana Phyllis Donahue of Crescent City, CA, her son Kayden Romeo. Her mom Toni R. Peters of Crescent City and her dad Tony Lehto of Cave Junction, OR. And great grandfather Kenny Green of Crescent city. Sisters: Cristeena Lafazio of Billings MT, Lisa (Joe morales) Arizona, Tiffany Lehto (Gerald Stewart jr) Karissa Lehto (cheygeesh jones) and Mayra Diaz, all of Crescent City, CA, Brothers: Trevor Lehto of Crescent City, CA, Donavon Lehto (Alexis)of Grants Pass, OR, and Cody Johnson of Crescent City,CA.
Nieces and Nephews: Cobby and Karley of Douglas Wyoming., Per-geesh Morales of AZ, Benjamin, and Bruce Stewart, CoKano, Neekwel, Hat-anew Romanose, all of Crescent City, CA. Numerous aunties and uncles and hundreds of cousins.
She is preceded in death by: Aa-Wok Great Grandmother Alveretta Green, Grandmothers Mardelle Lehto and Beverly Carter, Great Grandfather Charles Donahue, Grandfathers Tony Peters and Norman Lehto, Great Uncles Lafeyette (Baldy) Donahue, Charles (Per-geesh) Donahue, John (Whiskey) Donahue, Auntie Marjorie, and Uncle Roger Buckskin sr. Cousins Stormy Joy Rojas and Roman Duncan.
We will be having private viewing for family and close friends at Wiers Mortuary Chapel on September 13, 2021, from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. (We are asking that no one touch Lovebug at all, despite your relationship to her)
Her last boat-ride up the Klamath River will be on September 14, 2021, at 8:00 am. Graveside services officiated by Juan Romero will be held at 2:00 pm at the Elk Valley Rancheria Cemetery with a fellowship to follow at Florence Keller Park.
As we are all trying to do our part to stay safe, we will provide PPE and hand sanitizer. Please be respectful and follow suit. We are asking all to bring your own chairs and follow social distance precautions.
At this time, my family and I would like to reach out and thank our family, friends and extend family along with our entire community for the outpour of love and care we have been receiving during these unforeseen times.
Everyone, please, do your part and stay safe.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.
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