Victor Roderick Sohappy

Born: Sat., Oct. 28, 1961
Died: Mon., Apr. 22, 2013


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Wed., Apr. 24, 2013
Location: Burns Mortuary

Prayer Service

1:00 PM Wed., Apr. 24, 2013
Location: Burns Mortuary

7:00 PM Wed., Apr. 24, 2013
Location: Agency Longhouse

Graveside Service

7:00 AM Thu., Apr. 25, 2013
Location: Agency Cemetery

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Victor Roderick Sohappy

October 28, 1961 – April 22, 2013


Victor Roderick Sohappy – a Pendleton resident, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013, at his home on Shortmile Road.  He was 51 years old.

The Dressing Ceremony will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, April 24th, at Burns Mortuary in Pendleton.  Wednesday evening, beginning at 7:00 PM Washat Services will be held in the Agency Longhouse in Mission.  Burial will be held Thursday morning, April 25th at 7:00 AM at Agency Cemetery in Mission.  Sign the online condolence book at  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is handling arrangements. 

Victor was born October 28, 1961, in Pendleton, Oregon.  He was the son of Steve and Roselie Sohappy of Cayuse, Oregon.  He was raised and educated in Pendleton and had been Pendleton Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball League All-Star.  He graduated from Pendleton High School a three-year letterman in baseball, football and basketball.  Victor loved sports and traveling to basketball tournaments.  He was also an outdoor sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He knew how to mechanic.  Victor was trained by, and had worked for, the Forest Service as a firefighter.  He had been a fisherman along the Columbia River.  He also had worked at Wildhorse Golf Course for several years.  Victor supplied the Longhouse with deer and elk meat.  His belief was Washat.  He cared for his nephews and nieces.  Victor knew many people; he was never a stranger for long.

He is survived by: his parents Steve and Roselie Sohappy of Cayuse, OR, his children: Ashlynn Sohappy of Celilo, OR, Dominique Sohappy of Pendleton, OR, L’Rissa Sohappy of Pendleton, OR, and Nathan Munoz of Pendleton, OR, his brothers Vincent and Van Sohappy  both of Pendleton, OR, his sisters Vivian Sohappy of Portland, OR, and Valerie Shock of Pendleton, OR, his grandchildren Trinity and River Danzuka of Celilo, OR, and Draven Looney of Celilo, OR, aunts and uncles Don and Lola Sohappy of Warm Springs, OR, Clara Jackson of Pendleton, OR, and Byron John of Oklahoma, his grandmother Anna Johns & husband Ben Johns of Wapato, WA, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and many friends.

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   Posted Tue April 23, 2013
Prayers to the Sohappy Family.....V Pari Renion and Family,

Eleventh Hour Warrior
   Posted Tue April 23, 2013
You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of loss.

Theresa Spain
   Posted Wed April 24, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with The Sohappy family, as well as Victors friends and classmates at this very difficult time, prayers to everyone. We love you Victor.......Theresa Spain Class of '79

Sandra D. Celestine
   Posted Wed April 24, 2013
My deepest Condolences to the family of Vic SoHappy. It was sad to hear the news of his passing, he was always such a nice person whenever we encountered. We met long ago (seems like long ago) playing basketball, in our teen years! He always had a smile on his face and a joke or two to share. I will miss seeing him whenever I go to Pendleton.

Sing LOUD & dance hard tonight at the longhouse to help him on his journey.


Beth Brouillard and Family
   Posted Wed April 24, 2013
Dear Sohappy family.....My heart and prayers go out to you all....I never knew all the grandkids of Rose and Steve but have many wonderful memories of earlier years with Nona, Clara and others, on shortmile roasd. May good memories bring you comfort to have had this many years with one you loved.....

Leland & Mary (Veronica) Wilson
   Posted Wed April 24, 2013
Our heart is heavy for your loss.

Jolynne Marie Wade (McKay)
   Posted Fri April 26, 2013
To the Sohappy family: You are in my thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace until we meet again. God bless you all.

Steve and Karen Edmonds
   Posted Sat April 27, 2013
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sandi Sandford
   Posted Tue May 07, 2013
Dear Steve, Rose, Vincent and the rest of the SoHappy Family:
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son and brother, Victor.
My deepest sympathies and condolences.

Dudley Beck
   Posted Thu May 09, 2013
It is with shock and great sadness that I read about Vic in the CUJ. I'm having trouble finding words through my tears. Please know that I love you all.

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