Kino Kane

January 11, 1945 ~ June 9, 2022 (age 77)


Kino Kane of Whiteriver, Arizona went to be with the Lord on June 9th, 2022, he was surrounded by loved ones at his home in his Diamond Creek Neiborhood.  

Kino was born to Rudolf & Laura (Ivins) Kane on a cold winter day on January 11th, 1945 in Cedar Creek, Arizona, and was the last born in his family.  

  Kino attended the Theodore Roosevelt Boarding School during his elementary years, then moved to Alchesay High School where he played basketball. Kino served as the Director Rainbow Treatment Center for 5 years, it was during this time that he decided to run for a seat on the Tribal Council in District II. He was elected, and served 8 consecutive years, then was re-elected again for an additional 4 years, after serving 2 years as a Tribal Judge. He enjoyed serving his community and representing the White Mountain Apache Tribe. 

  Kino was faithful to the word of God and loved his walk with Him. He read his bible every morning and prayed daily. He remembered in his prayers to pray for his family, relatives, friends and tribal leaders. He served as a Deacon at 7 Mile Miracle Church for 5 years, and as a choir leader for 2 years. Often you would see, and hear him singing gospel songs while praising God at the kitchen table. He enjoyed doing word search, reading the newspaper and spending time with families. 

  Kino will be greatly missed by his wife of 37 years, his daughters, sons, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives, in-laws and friends.  


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