LeRoy Homer “Chimista” Strong, 80, of Wapato died Tuesday. Mr. Strong was born in Wapato. He worked as program director for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and was a member of the Yakama Nation.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Strong of Toppenish; a brother, Ray Strong of Grays Harbor; a sister, Laura Strong of Wapato; and a grandchild.

Dressing service will be at 3 p.m. today at Merritt Funeral Home of Wapato. Mass of Christian burial will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church. Interment will follow in McCoy Cemetery in Toppenish.