Lillian Spino

Born: Mon., Jan. 8, 1923
Died: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018

Dressing Ceremony

10:00 AM Tue., Nov. 27, 2018
Location: Agency Longhouse

Funeral Service

11:30 AM Tue., Nov. 27, 2018
Location: Agency Longhouse

Farewell Ceremony

7:00 PM Tue., Nov. 27, 2018
Location: Agency Longhouse


7:30 AM Wed., Nov. 28, 2018
Location: Agency Cemetery

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Lillian Spino, Age 90 passed away at her home, on Saturday, November 24, 2018. 

Lillian Minnie (Shock) Spino Wyatuks January 9, 1928 to November 24, 2018 Mission—Lillian Minnie (Shock) Spino, Tribal name Wyatuks, fulfilled the Creator’s expectations and began her spirit journey on November 24, 2018. Joyce Kahclamet, Betty Pierre, Julie Jim, Victor and Lilly Andy provided Shaker Services for her transition on November 24th Thomas, Ernestine and Ernest Morning Owl provided washat services for her family at her home on November 24, and 25, 2018. Dressing ceremony will be provided by Irma Totus on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 10 am at tribal longhouse. A short Shaker Service will be provided prior to the overnight Washat services on November 27th, services will be officiated by Thomas Morning Owl and Armand Minthorn. Sunrise burial will follow on Wednesday, November 28th at Spino Addition Old Agency Cemetery. Lillian was born January 9, 1928 at Brownstown Washington to Jim and Mary Shock. She grew up at the White Swan family ranch and also Priest Rapids, Washington. Lillian was a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Also a descendent of Yakama Nation and Wanapum bands, Nez Perce and Klamath Tribes. Lillian Shock and Lewis Spino were married by Tribal custom on July 12, 1948. They lived at the Spino homestead at McKay Creek, Oregon. They later moved to Adams, Oregon where she was a homemaker and raised her 9 children. Lewis and Lillian also opened their home to any children in need. Lillian was a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and lived in Mission, Oregon. She was an active member of: Umatilla Tribal Community, and instrumental in developing the Umatilla Tribal Housing. She also was an active member of the George St. Dennis Post #140 American Legion Auxiliary. Education was important to her and she served on the Johnson O’ Malley parent committee. She was actively involved in the design and development of the CTUIR longhouse where she and Lewis were lifetime members. Lillian was also a lifetime member of the Independent Shaker Church in White Swan Washington. She was not a stranger to and held leadership roles in the White Swan, Toppenish, Satus, Wapato, Simnasho, Celilo, Priest Rapids and Warm Springs longhouses. Education/Employment: She attended Chemewa Indian Boarding School in Salem Oregon then later at Brownstown Elementary. She attended Blue Mountain College in 1967 to 1968 and received her GED and some college credit. Employment included: field worker, truck driver for Barnett and Rugg, She retired from Lamb Weston. Interests: She was highly respected by the community for her knowledge, storytelling, and strength. Very active in her tribal customs she was an accomplished traditional dancer, horsewoman, seamstress, artist and loved to bead, weave, crochet, and tent maker. She also traveled throughout the northwest to gather traditional foods and medicines. and willingly shared her knowledge. She gifted young food gathers with a basket hat and wapus. Survivors include: Luella (Dean) Azule of Salem, Lawrence (Angie) Spino of Warm Springs, OR, Laura (Dave) Kordatzky of McKay Creek, OR, Lester Spino, Leona (Greg) Harris and Lenora (Lorenzo) Toledo of Mission, Oregon. She is also survived by sister, Marcella Shock Miller of Harrah, WA, 28 Grand children and 49 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by husband Lewis Spino, her parents Jim and Mary Shock, brothers Sam and Wesley Shock, sisters: Evelyn (Quaempts) Andy, and Christine (Shock) Billy; daughters Regina Tomaskin, and Louise Spino-Paxton, sons Floyd Shock, Leslie Spino and Lowell Spino, grandchildren: Steven Azule, Earl Spino, Cheryl Spino-Osborne, nephew: Ronald Morning Owl and great granddaughter Makaya Kordatzky. On behalf of her family, we would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of love, support through your words, hugs, actions, deeds, happy memories shared, songs and prayers. May the Creator bless you as well as we have been blessed to have had Lillian in our lives. Her smile was contagious as well as her laughter and generous heart. Burns Mortuary handled her final arrangements. Please share your thoughts a

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