Alex Ryan Marcotte “Honey Boy, Godson,” 18, a tribal member of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians passed away on Dec. 28, 2018, in Banning.
Alex was born in San Bernardino to his parents Daniel Ryan Marcotte and Jeanette Lee Burns who are both tribal members of Morongo. He attended Banning High School where he graduated in May of 2018 and played baseball. Alex loved playing Rez Ball, received many baseball and softball awards throughout his lifetime. He lived life to the fullest, was kind-hearted, respectful, and always had a huge infectious smile. Alex was funny, energetic, and there wasn’t a room that he couldn’t light up with his presence. He brought so much joy not only to his family and friends, but to all that came in contact with him.
Alex is survived by his parents Daniel and Jeanette; stepmother Erin Castaneda; cousin Kelly; grandmother Dora Lugo; great-grandmother Charlotte Ruiz; great-grandfather Calvin (Sunday) Martin; siblings Lena Chavez, Michelle Gomez, Blake Sumner, (Elaine, Kaya, Daniel, Ashura, Nahuun, and Ryan Marcotte); godparents (Frank and Non Miguel); aunts and uncles Armond and Mandy Marcotte, Jerry Marcotte, Lisa Burns, Sam and Manny Hernandez; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Alex was #1 to his Wah Pops Miguel; sidekick Dylan Artea; niece Azrah Bee and nephew Kenai.
He was preceded in death by grandmother Elaine Marcotte (Morongo); grandfather Gerald Allen Marcotte; grandfather William Burns (Rialto); great-grandmother Dorothy Lugo (Mesa Grande); Great Grandmother C.M. Hughes (Rialto); great-grandfather Peter Ruiz (Morongo); uncle Alex Scott (Morongo); uncle James Lee Burns (Chula Vista) and cousin James R. “Mijo” Lugo (Morongo).
Services were held Jan. 7, 2019 at the Morongo Community Center.
We will cherish all of the memories with Alex, and he will forever remain in our hearts “Oh Yee!”