Wilma Lorene (Wannassay) Kipp

Born: Thu., Nov. 13, 1919
Died: Sun., Sep. 15, 2013

Dressing Ceremony

3:30 PM Tue., Sep. 17, 2013
Location: Burns Mortuary

Funeral Service

9:00 AM Wed., Sep. 18, 2013
Location: Tutuilla Presbyterian Church

Dinner Following Services

Wed., Sep. 18, 2013
Location: Agency Longhouse

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Wilma Lorene 'Snoopy' Kipp
Wilma Lorene Kipp, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, passed away. She was 95 years old.
Wilma was born November 13, 1919, to Jason and Anna Minthorn Wannassay in Toppenish, Wash. She attended schools in Pendleton and graduated from Chemawa in Salem, Ore.
Wilma married Leander Kipp and they had 10 children. She had an outgoing personality and was very proud of her children and grandchildren. She liked taking rides to Indian Lake. She lived in Portland, Salem, Celilo and Mosier. She enjoyed attending the Rose Festival in Portland, family outings and picking huckleberries. Wilma worked at the shipyards in Portland as a welder during World War II.
Wilma was preceded in death by her husband Leander Kipp; her parents Anna and Jason Wannassay; brother Lloyd Wannassay; daughter Vivian; sons Stanford, Erwin and Orval. She is survived by her children Mitzi Rodriguez, her children and grandchildren; Paula Kris children Easton, Jonni, Josh; Andrea Jose Talia great-grandchildren Leo, Anthony, Ayden, Ayanna; Curtis great-granddaughter Illiana, Cristina, DeAndre, Joaquin, Tiffany her children Tyler and Jalissa, Troy his children Jaelynn and Kiana, Roberta sons Lamont (deceased), Robert, Latonia, Robert Jr., Chyanne, Natalia, Jasmine and Alaina, son Darrel Jody Charlie Desmond Karma, Damon, Desiree, Tosha, Apple and Ali-Bear, soon Marion “Pee Wee” daughter Marida, daughters Alfreda, Roselle children Kasmira and Donel nephews Vincent and Arlen Wannassay and Lloyd Wannassay Commander.
A Dressing Ceremony was held Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 3:30 PM at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton.  Funeral Services were held Wednesday morning, September 18, 2013 at 9:00 AM at Tutuilla Presbyterian Church followed by burial at Tutuilla Cemetery.  Dinner to follow at the longhouse.  Sign the online condolence book at www.burnsmortuary.com  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is handling arrangements.


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Debra Shippentower
   Posted Wed September 18, 2013
I just heard about Auntie & am on travel. I send prayers to family and am sorry I wont be there with all of you. She was a good woman and Iwill miss her sense humor and sitting listening to her tell stories. Again Im sorry wont be there to help or to see her off on her journey.

Scot & Clare Jacobson
   Posted Wed September 18, 2013
Roberta & Family,
Please accept our most sincere condolences in the loss of your mother. In this difficult time, may the creator bless your family and bring you comfort in your time of grief.

Scot & Clare Jacobson
Nathon, Ryan, Austin

linda horn
   Posted Wed September 18, 2013
Mitzi and family sorry to hear of your mom's passing My thoughts are with you.

linda anderson horn
   Posted Wed September 18, 2013
I m sure you remember me by my maiden name. Again, my condolences.

Colleen Chance
   Posted Wed September 18, 2013
I was so saddened to hear of you motheres passing. Please know you and your whole family are in my prayers. Peace to Wilma.


Harold Halfmoon
   Posted Wed September 18, 2013
I wish to pass on my condolences to the family. I am related to Vincent & Arlen "Tino" Wannassay. I visited with Snoopy from time to time when I would see her in Pendleton. I never realized she and I had much in common. My brother Al "Frenchy" was a good friend of Lloyd, the two of them spent a lot of good times together. I am familiar with the Anna Wannassay home site, it was one of the oldest homes there near the junction. It is sad that another elder has gone, but as the saying goes, "she has gone to a better world."

Ron & Chet Halfmoon
   Posted Wed September 18, 2013
Just learned about your mom passing. We offer our heartfelt condolences to family and kin. Our dad, Otis Halfmoon, had a high regard for Leander so we saw kids rowing up and saw them, Lee and Snoopy, because he was a fisherman. Pleasant people to know. Prayers are offered for family and for her. Peace.

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