The oldest child of Ayah and Chato was Jimmie. Jimmie had gotten some education, and he helped his father when he was a boy, working to keep the fences of the rancher mended. When he grew up he joined the service, or was drafted, and went to Vietnam, where he was assigned to helicopter duty. The helicopter crashed and Jimmie was killed. Ayah and Chato had also had additional children, but none who grew to adulthood with them. Some of the unnamed babies died shortly after childbirth, and one died before his first birthday. Two children who survived the early years were Ella and Danny. These children had apparently contracted tuberculosis, and doctors came with a policeman from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to claim the children and to institutionalize them in Colorado.