Richmond Joseph Shippentower

Born: Mon., Jul. 27, 1970
Died: Thu., Mar. 4, 2010

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Richmond Joseph "Joey" Shippentower, died at OHSU hospital in Portland, Oregon on March 4, 2010. He was 39 years old. A prayer service will be held March 9, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. in the Burns Mortuary of Pendleton Chapel. Funeral services will e held at 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 in the Tutuilla Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in the Homly Cemetery. A luncheon will follow the burial and will be held in the Mission Longhouse. You may sign the register book or view the obituary at www.burnsmortuary.com Joey was born July 27, 1970 in Clarkston, Washington. He was the son of Bob Shippentower and Mary Jean Wheeler. Joey was a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Joey attended Pendleton area and Bishop, California Public Schools and Sherman Indian High School in Riverside, California. He had worked in the Construction, Landscaping and maintenance fields, mostly in the Bishop, California area. Joey is survived by his children; Anthony Shippentower of Jamestown, California, Marella Shippentower, Daren Shippentower and their mother, Marine Kennedy, all of Bishop, California. He is also survived by his father, Bob Shippentower of Pendleton; mother, Mary of Lapwai, Idaho; grandfather, Wallace Wheeler of Lapwai, Idaho; brother, Guy Broncheau; sisters: Alice Spaulding, Lori Picard, Teresa Oatman and their families, as well as aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He also leaves many other relatives and friends in the Umatilla, Bishop, Paiute and Nez Perce Indian Communities. He was preceded in death by grandparents Alex and Blanche Shippentower, and Betsy Corbett Wheeler.

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Jon, Micheal,Ruth McConville
   Posted Tue March 09, 2010
Our condolences for your loss You are in our hearts Jon, Micheal, Ruth McConville

Brandy Wyatt Pinkham
   Posted Tue March 09, 2010
I am sorry to hear about your loss; my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Rosenda Shippentower
   Posted Tue March 09, 2010
Our "Joey" will always be remembered with a smile for the fond memories that we will always remember and share. He brought much happiness to his deceased Grandparents who raised him as their own - Alex and Blanche Shippentower. Peace to Joey and the Shippentower, James, and Spencer families and JP Patt.

Lisa Kane - Steber - Zimmerman
   Posted Tue March 09, 2010
My Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time of Loss God Bless You. Joey will be Remembered for his Kind and Caring Heart. And His Smile.... I also Lived in Pendleton and My Home Town of Bishop, Ca. I will always Remember Him stopping by my Fathers place in Bishop,Ca. To say Hi and to see if he could Help my Father around the Property. Doing odd jobs to help my Father out. And Joey always had a Smile on His Face. He will Truly Be Missed. My Deepest Sympathies To You And Your Family's

Shelly Wyatt
   Posted Wed March 10, 2010
Our love and prayers of comfort go to our family in distant Oregon. We loved our cousin Joey. THAT SMILE warmed the world. The laugh that could cheer any day up. Always cousin in our thoughts even when we were apart, looking forward to the next time we all see eachother again. Tears flowed as I cried upon hearing of our loss. We are all so close, I knew last week something was wrong and kept waiting for the call, knowing the loss was going to be great, but not knowing from where it was to come. I will miss our cousin, always good for a heart warming greeting, a hug, a smile and a "good to see you". Our family has always meant everything to us, we grew up together, every weekend we were in Bishop, CA., the summers running through the pastures and cooling off in the the ditches. Many fun memories were earned and cherished. With much love Shelly

Jayson & Amanda Whiteside
   Posted Wed March 10, 2010
Joey will be missed, our thoughs and prayer are with your family.

Laura Williams Soto
   Posted Wed March 10, 2010
We were so sad to hear of Joey's passing. God Bless.

Laura Torres Williams
   Posted Wed March 10, 2010
We will miss seeing Joey walking around the res. But he is now with Rance again, they sure had good times together.

Trudy Richards
   Posted Thu March 11, 2010
I will always remember Joey's smile and kindness. Joey always greeted everyone with a smile. I appreciated and respected Joey's patience and his gift to be a good listener. I was blessed to have a cousin like Joey. I will miss Joey's smile.

Emma
   Posted Fri March 12, 2010
Joey will always be missed. There is some comfort in knowing that he's with Rance, Mousy and his grandparents. Love your cousin, Emma

Joyce M. Alvey
   Posted Fri March 12, 2010
I am so sorry to hear about Joey's passing. My son, Kenny, and Joey were cousins and good friends. Joey was always kind and respectful. We will miss him.

Micheal L Minthorn
   Posted Fri May 14, 2010
Sincerest condolences to the family of Joey...

Marella Shippentower
   Posted Thu June 16, 2011
Dad i miss you so much. Not a day goes by where i dont think of you. But now i know your in a better place free from all your pain. I know ill see you again soon. I know your watching over me always. I Love You Dad.

Marella
   Posted Mon October 03, 2011
For you Dad. I love you and miss u tons.

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