Isaac "Chief Little Bear" Urquidi
  • 68 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 12, 1943
  • Place of birth:
    Clifton, Arizona, United States
  • Date of passing: Apr 8, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    West Los Angeles, California, United States
Let the memory of Isaac "Chief Little Bear" be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Isaac "Chief Little Bear" Urquidi, 68, born on August 12, 1943 and passed away on April 8, 2012. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Dorothy Muhammad on 14th April 2017

"Wow! I cannot believe it has been five years since Chief  Little Bear's Passing.  He lived such an interesting life and always shared so much of himself with us, especially when he attended our mosque meetings in Los Angeles. He was a very important elder and we cherish his memory today and everyday!  May Allah(God) be pleased with him."

This tribute was added by Victor Urquidi on 9th September 2016

"Good morning Uncle Pechi.  You came across my mind this morning and I'm so happy I came across this tribute.  I really wish we could have got your life story on paper.  What a interesting life you lived.  I was always so happy to see you and listen to your voice.  I know your at peace in heaven with all the greats.  I miss and love you."

This tribute was added by Dorothy Muhammad on 9th April 2016

"May God be Pleased with  the life and legacy of Chief Little Bear.  He was a great inspiration to me when i met him in Los Angeles, California over 19 years ago. I still have the dream catcher that the gave to me after he told me such a wonderful story about dreams.  May his spirit live on on the hearts and minds of us who love him and his many years of service to help a fallen humanity!"

This tribute was added by Jessie Urquidi on 12th August 2015

"Another year, think of you often, hope you are in peace and with your mother and father, and our Holy Father."

This tribute was added by Jessie Urquidi on 11th April 2014

"Two years have passed, and we miss you still. Rest in peace brother. We love you."

This tribute was added by Ina Urquidi on 8th April 2014

"My world is so dim without you Pops. I miss you more each day. I know you help me through the dark days  when I miss you the most you're spirit always lets itself be known to me. I try not to miss you too  much because I don't want to disturb the wonderful time you must be having in your heaven. I know you must be aware of the emotional and physical challenges I've been having and how there about to get much more difficult in the coming weeks. I'm scared not having the physical you here to wrap me in those big Bear arms and tell me it's going to be I miss the smell of cigar and sage that you carried. My only peace that I do have is if I don't make it I'll be seeing you soon. I haven't had a good debate in a long long time. Lord how I miss that laugh. I'm sure you and auntie Irene and all of our Apache kin will be waiting there for me soon or in years to come. Can't wait. I love you.
Your eldest......Ina A. Urquidi......Peche's daughter."

This tribute was added by Dorothy J Muhammad on 8th April 2014

"Greetings-- We give Praise and thanks to Allah- The Most High for giving to us our Elders who serve as beacons of guiding light. When I think of Chief Little Bear, I remember that whenever he met me, he always imparted words of light and wisdom. It does not seem like he has been gone from among us for two years. Regardless, he with us in spirit.  As I write these words, I am looking at a beautiful pair of earrings that he gave me over 10 years ago. They are shaped like the wings of a bird and remind me of his gentle spirit  every time I wear them. Again, we thank our God for our Beloved Brother and Elder  "Chief  Little Bear". May Allah Be Pleased with Him. Peace Be Unto the family ."

This tribute was added by Dorothy J Muhammad on 10th April 2013

"Greetings, We Thank Allah (God) for this day and We Thank Him for all the wonderful acts of kindness of Chief Little Bear. Such a gentle soul whose memories I cherish. It seems like only yesterday and I can hear his voice encouraging me to always do my best. May Allah (God) be pleased with him.  We shall always love him!"

This tribute was added by Jessie Urquidi on 8th April 2013

"Altho one year has passed, we miss your phone calls we would get almost every Sunday. your stories, and especially your kindness and laughter. Rest in Peace wonderful brother, we love you."

This tribute was added by Brandi Muhammad on 20th April 2012

"Although I never met you formally, I had seen you for years supporting The Nation of Islam. You will be forever missed. May God, the Almighty be pleased with you. God bless the family."

This tribute was added by Dorothy J Muhammad on 17th April 2012

"Peace Be Unto Family of Chief Little Bear ---My experience of Chief Little Bear was phenomenal! He surprised me with a DREAM CATCHER as a gift 10 years ago along with deep words of wisdom. During week of his home-going, I dreamed  I was in the middle of an Indian ceremony. Wow! My DREAM CATCHER is still working.  His spirit lives on in the hearts of us who love him!!!  Peace Be Unto  You"

This tribute was added by Merlin Muhammad on 17th April 2012

"Heart-felt condolences to the family of Chief Little Bear. I will always honor and respect him for the work he has done in our community. May Allah be pleased with his soul."

This tribute was added by Margaret Burt on 17th April 2012

"Pechi, You left Clifton long ago but you were a free spirit in the world doing your own thing & loving it!  Happy to see you at family reunion and happy you are coming home to rest.  May the life spirit you believed in lift you up for all eternity!  Como te pareciste ha mi Uncle Wivi al fin de tu vida!  Give them both my love!--Irene, Victor, Stella, Ina & families, my condolences. Love you."

This tribute was added by lemuel Muhammad on 16th April 2012

"May God be pleased with Chief Little Bear, it was a very humbling experience to share space and time with him."

This tribute was added by Brianna Baca on 16th April 2012

"Grandpa, I miss and love you so very much. I know you are in a much better place and I just regret how I never told you just how much you meant to me and how much I loved hearing you tell me stories of your life, especially when you were a child. You introduced me to a side of my heritage I never knew,and I am forever thankful. Love you Grandpa Indian, Nana."

This tribute was added by Sister Michaele Muhammad on 14th April 2012

"Greetings To The Family,
I am sincerely sorry to hear of Our Brothers passing. He use to come to our mosque an Los Angeles, and would shared not only wisdom but once told us how your family helped the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad and His family. I will miss "Chief Little Bear"
Sincerely, Sister Michaele Muhammad"

This tribute was added by Jessie Urquidi on 11th April 2012

"To my brother, Pechi, Isabel, Isaac, I know you had a wonderful life, did the things you wanted to do, traveled, and the love of your children. The beautiful memories of our childhood, in our barrio. The mountains, the river and the Penia. I will always be proud of you, and i will forever love you. Mostly, i hope i was a good brother! Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Jessie Urquidi on 11th April 2012

"To my brother-in-law, whom we loved and will miss, loved his stories and his love of life. He was a free spirit, and is now free in the hands of our Lord. Farewell, and rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Ina Urquidi on 10th April 2012

"To those that knew my father please feel free to leave any stories or pictures. He knew and helped so many that it's hard to know all of you. Thank you for the friendship and love that you might have given him. Ina A. Urquidi"

This tribute was added by Ina Urquidi on 10th April 2012

"This is for my "Pops" who I will miss with everyday that passes and every breathe that I take until the day that I hear his voice once again. You were and will remain the brightest light. Those that were lucky to be a part of you and be witness to your presence now feel lost and in the dark without your light to see them through. We will keep you with us always."

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