Maurice Lyons

Maurice Lyons, center, vice chairman for the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, smiles as he watches art student Jeremy Jones paint with watercolors that were purchased with the donation that Lyons made to Nicolet Middle School in Banning in 2011./File Photo

October 18, 2013; 11:16 PM

During 15 years of service on the Morongo Band of Mission Indians tribal council, Maurice Lyons was dedicated to promoting tribal self sufficiency through economic opportunity and education.

Lyons died Wednesday, Oct. 16, at age 63, states a news release by Michael Fisher, spokesman for the tribe.

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