Emmett S. Sheoships

Born: Tue., Mar. 15, 1955
Died: Fri., Sep. 2, 2011

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Emmett Sheoships - a longtime resident of Pendleton, died at his home on Friday, September 2, 2011. He was 56 years old. Recitation of the Holy Rosary was held Monday, September 5th, at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 6th, at 10:00 A.M. at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Mission, followed by burial at St. Andrew's Cemetery, also in Mission. Sign the online guestbook at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is handling arrangements. Mr. Sheoships was born on March 15, 1955, in Pendleton, Oregon, to John and Dorothy Sheoships. He attended elementary school at St. Andrew's in Mission, and St. Joseph's Academy in Pendleton, before finishing up his education in Athena, Oregon, at McEwen High School. Mr. Sheoships enlisted into the United States Army in 1975. While stationed in Korea, Emmett married Kum Sun Kang. The couple had four children; a boy and three girls. Emmett was honorably discharged from the Army in 1985, and returned to Pendleton to raise his family. Emmett had worked many different jobs, but worked mostly for the Forest Service, and later in construction as a flagger. Mr. Sheoships enjoyed taking his children hunting and wood-cutting, where they learned these crafts under his supervision. He was an avid Army history-buff, and also loved building model airplanes. Mr. Sheoships is survived by his wife Kum Sun Sheoships, his son Erick S. Sheoships, his wife and two children, of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, and daughters; Diana M. Chavez, her husband and four children, of Wahiawa, HI, Clara R. Sheoships and her daughter, of Pendleton, OR, and Sarah J. Sheoships and her son, also of Pendleton.

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David Liberty
   Posted Tue September 06, 2011
The only other tribal member who supported my stance on Kennewick Man, Thanks cousin, sorry I did not get to know you better.

David Quaempts
   Posted Tue September 06, 2011
Beth and I are sorry for the family's loss. A good character and jokester at times. I enjoyed talking photography with Emmett. David Q.

Adrienne J. Farrow
   Posted Tue September 06, 2011
I'm so sorry to hear about Uncle Emmett. I wish I could have been to see him off on his final journey home. I love you all very much and may you find some comfort in knowing he is in a better place with lots of family!

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