Angela Babette Billy

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


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  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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