Angela Babette Billy

Born: Sat., Jan. 8, 1972
Died: Thu., May 30, 2013


Visitation

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM, Tue., Jun. 04, 2013
Location: Burns Mortuary


Farewell Ceremony

3:00 PM Tue., Jun. 04, 2013
Location: Burns Mortuary


Prayer Service

7:00 PM Tue., Jun. 04, 2013
Location: Agency Longhouse


Graveside Service

Wed., Jun. 05, 2013
Location: Agency Cemetery


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Angela Babette Billy

Xa ´xish ´iat

January 8, 1972 - May 30, 2013

 

Angela Babette Billy  Xa ´xish ´iat – a lifelong resident of Pendleton, passed away May 30, 2013, in Mission.  She was 41 years old.  A dressing ceremony will be held at 3:00 PM, Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton Chapel, followed by a Funeral Procession to the Agency Longhouse.  A Washat will be held Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM at the Agency Longhouse in Mission.  Sunrise Burial will be held Wednesday morning, June 5th, 2013 at Agency Cemetery in Mission.  Send condolences online at www.burnsmortuary.com  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is handling arrangements.

Angela was born January 8, 1972 in Pendleton, Oregon, to Jacqueline Shippentower and Jason Billy, Sr..  She spent part of her early childhood in Rock Creek, Washington.  She was raised and educated in Pendleton and attended Washington Elementary School, John Murray Junior High, and Helen McCuen Senior High School.

Angela was an enrolled member of the Yakama Nation.  She loved to attend and participate in the Pow Wows.  She was proud of her heritage and enjoyed traditional activities including beadwork,  making shawls, digging roots, spending time in the sweat lodge and playing stick games.  She also liked to shoot pool.  Angela was an actress in a documentary about the Whitman Massacre filmed last year.

Angela is survived by her father Jason Billy, Sr. of Toppenish, WA, her mother Jacqueline James and step-father Stanley James Sr. of Pendleton, OR,  her brothers Damon Billy of Pilot Rock, OR, and Tannon Shippentower of Wisconsin, and sisters Dianne Billy of Omak, WA, and Michelle Shippentower of Pendleton, OR.  She was preceded in death by her older brother Jason Joseph Billy Jr. in 1985.

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Shawna Crane
   Posted Sat June 01, 2013
God Speed to the family(s) of Angela

April Sheoships
   Posted Sat June 01, 2013
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.

Dawn Cain
   Posted Mon June 03, 2013
Angela had a beautiful spirit & I will miss her light. My deepest sympathies to her family.

Sally Farrow-Roy
   Posted Mon June 03, 2013
My deepest sympathies to Jackie and her family. I am so sorry for your loss. Angela will be missed by all. All my love, Sally

Gretchen Halfmoon
   Posted Tue June 04, 2013
In the brief time I was acquainted with Angela she had shown an earnest depth of caring and passion for not just those around her, but for the betterment of her community, as well as herself. Angela always, always made my world a brighter place. I am grievously sorry for her family and friends for their tremendous loss.

Shannon Maude
   Posted Tue June 04, 2013
I had the great pleasure of having Angela in my GED class one summer. She was so very sweet, fun and kind. She always had such happy manner about her, so friendly and always pleased to see everyone. I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful woman, I am greatful to have known her.

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