Margaret Agnes Cagey-Greene

April 24, 1922 - April 05, 2016

Margaret Agnes Cagey-Greene

April 24, 1922 - April 05, 2016


Margaret Agnes Cagey-Greene, age 93, of Lummi, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Born April 24, 1922, in Cushman, Tulalip to Agnes Veronica Hillaire and Joseph Elmer Cagey.

Survivors include: Sons Richard “Dick”, John “Goose”, George (Terry), Joel “Shine” Greene. Daughter: Jacqueline Greene-Jefferson, and brother Jack Cagey and sister Vicki Cagey, as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by: husband Edmund (Tiger) Greene, parents Joseph Elmer Cagey and Agnes Veronica Hillarie, son Peter Victor, Edmund Greene Jr., daughter Donna Greene-Gaona, brothers Samuel Cagey Sr., William Cagey, George Cagey, Elmer Cagey, Virgil Cagey, Louie Washington, Joseph Washington, and sisters Clara Cagey, Mary Cagey, and Katherine Oreiro-Tally. She is also preceded in death by grandson Steven Michael Green, and grandaugther Lindsey “Boo-boo” Greene.

She was the voice of the people.
Took on the U.S. Governement and defeated them. Federal recognition of the Samish Tribe.

LPS St. Luke’s Hospital, 14 years
Barber Weaver, 14 years
Evergreen St College, BA in American Native Studies
Chief-Samish Tribal leader, achieving Federal recognition for the Tribe
Lummi Legion Auxilliary Post #33
Honorary Degree NWIC
Taught @ Lummi Nation School
Professional Gambler
Mentor to many, many people

Funeral Mass

  • Date & Time: Apr 09, 2016 (No Time)
  • Venue: St Joachim Catholic Church
  • Location: 4195 Lummi Shore Rd Bellingham, WA 98225 - (Get Directions)

Prayer Service

  • Date & Time: Apr 08, 2016 (No Time)
  • Venue: Crab Bay Long House
  • Location: 3289 Lummi Shore Rd Bellingham, WA 98226 - (Get Directions)

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9 responses to Margaret Agnes Cagey-Greene

  1. I want to thank our Auntie for being the person she was. A woman of great strength, dignity, respect and most of all humble. I am thankful for the many visits and talks with her that went on for hours, I sometimes wondered what is her message, am I paying close enough attention, but at the end of the talk I would see what she was saying. I will cherish those visits. My prayers for the family will continue over the days, as it will take time to stand strong.. We never heal fully from a loss, but we can keep the memories and teachings this beautiful woman left for all of us. I raise my hands to you all.

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  2. Ath''l3-mu says:

    She was my inspiration..she walked with the highest of grace,, love, n never without her angel smile. She gave without question, her knowledge, wisdom, n deepest caring for each on she encountered. My fondest memory is, she taught me … My responsibility… Walking beside my mate.. My greatest quote I will always remember from her… she held my hand, looked into my eyes, .. Smiling, Yet you ever so serious….. AND DONT YOU EVER MARRY A WHITE MAN.. May you each find…YOUR COMFORTER..

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with the Green family. Margaret was a very strong and powerful woman I know she will be missed by all of you. Just remember all the great memories that you all have of her . She will never be too far from your heart.

  4. Margaret Greene. An amazing woman with indomitable spirit and vision. Generous. Strong. Her integrity, and her heart, were immense. My sincere condolences to Dick and your family.

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