October 2, 1936 ~ February 10, 2021
Nettie Segundo Catamen, a native of Los coyotes reservation died peacefully on February 10th, 2021. She was born October 2, 1936 in San Jacinto, Ca. to Phillip and Bernadina Segundo who are of Luiseño and Cahuilla decent. She resided in the Bay Area for almost forty years and until she moved back to Los Coyotes reservation to live her final years. She was the youngest of five siblings. Everyone that knew her called her Nana or Mom. Nettie was married to Avelino Catamen who preceded in death by her eldest daughter Angelina Catamen & survived by Kathyrn Lagdamen, Ardella Viray and Avelino “Benji” Catamen. She was blessed with a large loving family, her grandchildren Alvina Fletcher, Loren Lagdamen, Junior Lagdamen, Regina Insixiengmay, Christine Insixiengmay, Charles Jarin and Leilani Lagdamen. She had many great grandchildren, nieces & nephews who all thought the world of her. Nettie was a natural healer at heart. She enjoyed being a Certified Nurse Assistant at Prather Memorial Hospital along with her daughters Angelina & Kathyrn. She loved country music & enjoyed watching everyone dance. She enjoyed reading romance novels, educational, traditional books as well as astrology. Her favorite television shows were always on lifetime or the hallmark channel. Nettie was creative in her traditional ways by hand making woven baskets & beading ...also even did volunteering at the Tribal Hall. Nettie was secretively amazing at many things especially when it was traditional. She shared her knowledge, wisdom & power with everyone individually. She shared her talents, sewing techniques, famous secret recipes for red rice or Indian Tacos as well as medicines just to name a few. She continues to live through the family! Everyone has many cherished memories with her, we can proudly say we’ve all got a little piece of her within us. Her smile made us smile harder, her laugh made us laugh harder. Nana was forever happy, smiling from the inside and out. She loved taking care of everyone when she could. If you ever had a bad dream we called nana, if one had an allergic reaction we called Nana...or advice even though we knew she always gave us the same answer, we called Nana. Our dearest Nana & Mom...we all wish we had more time with you, but will always value the time we did have. We love you our Indian “Star Watcher” Nana!