Augustine Monica (Thompson) Bill

Born: Wed., Feb. 23, 1927
Died: Mon., Mar. 4, 2019

Dressing Ceremony

2:00 PM Wed., Mar. 06, 2019
Location: Burns Mortuary

Washat Services

6:00 PM Wed., Mar. 06, 2019
Location: Agency Longhouse

Final Seven

7:30 AM Thu., Mar. 07, 2019
Location: Agency Longhouse

Mass of Christian Burial

9:00 AM Thu., Mar. 07, 2019
Location: St. Andrew's Church

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Augustine “Auggie” Monica Bill February 23, 1927-March 4, 2019 Augustine went to be with the lord at her home in Mission, OR on the afternoon of March 4th. She was born in Thornhollow to her parents Joseph and Rosa (Davis) Thompson. She was raised in Thornhollow where she attended school, she also attended St. Andrews Mission and Chemawa Indian School. She was a tribal member and was a fluent Walla Walla speaker along with her family and especially her sister Mabel. She was married to Jack Sampson and had two sons Wayne “Leo” and Gary, Jack later passed away. She married Kenneth “KB” Bill the traditional way they were later legally married and had Michael “Mike”, Karen, James “Jum”, Alan, Theodore “Ted”, Angene and Christopher. She worked the pea harvest, cleaned homes around the reservation, tried gold panning, drove KB to his meetings for the Board of Trustees and Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. She enjoyed gathering first foods especially huckleberry picking with family at Mt. Adams, gathering roots, making tule mats, baskets and fishing at Celilo Falls. She enjoyed driving and taking her children to sports games when they were young, she loved to play bingo and gamble at the casino. She was always around to give people rides if they needed one. She was a very caring, kind, loving and empathetic woman. Augustine is preceded in death by her parents, husbands Jack and Kenneth, sons Leo Sampson, Christopher and Michael Bill, brothers Patrick, Benjamin and Cecil Thompson, sisters Christine Alexander, Belva Olson, Mabel Sheoships, Geneva Haskie, Shirleen Speedis. She is survived by a sister Faydeena Luke, sons Gary Sampson, Sr., James, Alan, Theodore Bill and daughters Karen Jim and Angene Bill, grandchildren Gary Sampson, Jr., (Angela), Monica Sampson, Christopher Sampson, Isaac Ciriano, Joel Minthorn, Brandie Weaskus (Jerrid), Andrew Wildbill (Ashley), Wallace Wildbill, Kenneth Wildbill, Alec Beavert, Colleen Wildbill (Richard), Naomi Wildbill, 29 great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

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