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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Jim Pace
   Posted Sun November 25, 2018
Hey guys sorry for loss of your Mother & Grandmother. The world has lost so much with Her passing, yet everyone who met Her was changed for the good. If only there were more people like Her, the world would be a better place to live!

Monika McGuire
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
Condolences to the family. Keeping you in thought and prayer.

Christina Sam Simmons
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
My sincerest condolences to the whole family..

Kay L. Rose
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
Always a giving lady, Lillian "adopted" me into her family some 40 years ago and was such a kind lady. I loved hearing her stories, watching her work her weaving and other talents. I will miss her laughter and smile. She will be forever in my heart. My love goes out to the family.

Josephine Stahi
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
Heartfelt condolences to the family πŸ’–πŸ•―οΈπŸ’–. Prayers hugs and love sent to the family...πŸ’–πŸ•―οΈπŸ’–πŸ•―οΈπŸ’–

Bonnie Burke
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
Please accept my deepest sympathies, I loved visiting with Lillian, usually at the Longhouse, she will be missed, Prayers to family for Comfort and Healing.

   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
A Very Respected, Honoured & Loved Woman, her Words were Strong, as her Heart, Prayer'sss to family left behind, Healing & Comfort. She will be missed. Hugs, & Luv . πŸ’ž

Bruce Campbell
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
My thoughts of condolence are with Lilian’s family and friends. They are fortunate to have many fond memories!

Susan Sheoships
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
Once while walking on a ridge, saw some tire tracks, wondered who could be driving up here, and my sis said, must be Mrs. Spino! She goes everywhere! We thought the world of your mother. She was always doing, going, and helping others.

Vicki/ Cheryl St.Denis
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
Our condolences to her family. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Brown Family
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
Prayers to the whole family 😒27

Bernie Sanderson
   Posted Wed November 28, 2018
I never physically met Lillian, but after I read her life story in the obituary I am grateful to have met her. Her spirit has touched me. I thank her for that. There are so many people on earth to meet and so many we never get the chance to meet. This is a magical way for two spiritual souls to meet and say hi, I know you and thank you for being here to share your life with all of us. Peace be with all of you. Lillian is not "dead". She is just continuing her journey.

Bridget Canniff
   Posted Wed November 28, 2018
Dear Luella, Dean, and family, I was so saddened to hear of your mother's passing. My thoughts are with you all as you celebrate her life and next journey. May your memories and the love of those around you be a comfort. What an amazing woman, life, and legacy.

Arlene Celestine
   Posted Thu November 29, 2018
My sincerest Condolences to the families and friends. May you all cherish your memories and are comforted at this time.

Dan Self
   Posted Thu December 20, 2018
My Thoughts and Prayers are with your family.

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