Betty Ball Thompson

Born: Sat., Oct. 9, 1965
Died: Tue., Nov. 18, 2014

Dressing Ceremony

2:00 PM Thu., Nov. 20, 2014
Location: Burns Mortuary

Prayer Service

6:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 20, 2014
Location: Agency Longhouse


9:00 AM Fri., Nov. 21, 2014
Location: Homly Cemetery

Washat Services

7:00 PM Fri., Nov. 21, 2014
Location: Agency Cemetery

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Betty Ball-Thompson

“La Tee Tahl Shun Mi”

October 9, 1965 – November 18, 2014


Betty Ball-Thompson  “La Tee Tahl Shun Mi” – a resident of Pendleton passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at her home.  She was 49 years old. 

A Dressing Ceremony will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, November 20, 2014, at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton followed by a Funeral Procession to Agency Longhouse, where Shaker Prayer Service will be held Thursday evening at 6:00 PM followed by Washat at 7:00 PM.  Final Songs will begin at 7:00 AM, Friday morning November 21st, at the Longhouse and will be followed by burial at Homly Cemetery.  Sign the online condolence book at  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. 

Betty was born October 9, 1965, in Pendleton, Oregon, to Yvonne Broncheau Ball & Frank E. Ball Sr..  She was raised in Pendleton where she attended schooling.  She married Tommy Thompson.  She was a homemaker and an awesome mother, dedicating her time and energy to her three children.  She loved to go on walks.  She enjoyed crocheting, spending time with her Wildhorse Casino Family, reading and dancing.  She even had the nickname “Breakdance Betty”.  She was a member of the Shaker Religion and the Longhouse.  Betty had been in failing health for the past two years.

She is survived by her husband Tommy Thompson Sr., children Daniel C. Red Elk, Tommy Thompson Jr., and Sydney Thompson, her father Frank E. Ball Sr., brothers Frank E. Ball Jr. and William “Joe” Ball, sisters Amelia “Missy” Ball and Patricia “Patty” Ball, grandchildren Aiyana Kaydence Thompson-Red Elk and Kendal Richard Thompson-Red Elk, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. 

She was preceded in death by her mother Yvonne Broncheau Ball and daughter Kambra Leigh Thompson.

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Brandon Case
   Posted Tue November 18, 2014
Prayers and condolences to all family, friends, and loved ones. . .

Dianna (Wellner) Strong
   Posted Tue November 18, 2014
I remember Betty from school. I was the same grade as her sister, and loved being around Patty. It's been many years, but I'll always remember their friendliness. I'm praying for Betty's loved ones, in the days ahead. May God bless each of you with His peace.

Carmalita Michelle Chalakee
   Posted Wed November 19, 2014
You will be greatly missed lady. You always had a smile to make others smile when they were feeling down. Prayers and thoughts to the family. Love you our guardian angel.

   Posted Wed November 19, 2014
Our thoughts & prayers for all of you... Atawishamush

Yum-na-nic Julia Huitt-Broncheau
   Posted Wed November 19, 2014
Bless the sisters & Brothers. The Kids. and the Grandkids. Betz has been fulfilled with good sayings. Also good teachings as I hear her talk in the whipers.. prayers is the strongest we have. love you betty ...

Ronald T Halfmoon
   Posted Wed November 19, 2014
Sorry to read about Betty's passing. Condolences to family and loved ones. When Betty was growing up we likely saw her at play at the home site as we lived up the road about a mile and quarter, this side of Patawa's place.We live in Lapwai Idaho now and much older such that we travel less. Love to all. Peace..
Loretta (Chet) and Ron Halfmoon.

Nola Culver Krenzler
   Posted Thu November 20, 2014
Ah Betty, it is sad to see you leave us.....I remember from our school years together, your laughter, your always present smile, and your kindness, we lost a friend, heaven gained another angel. May all the angels wings surround and comfort your family during this time.

Marsha Cox
   Posted Thu November 20, 2014
Rest in peace Betty... No more pain dear. I always enjoyed talking to you at Wild Horse... My condolences to your children. May our heavenly father watch over you now friend...Always, Marsha Cox

Deborah Morris
   Posted Fri November 21, 2014
I send prayers and God's comforting arms to her family. I enjoyed meeting Betty and talking to her when she visited the casino and came to the hot rock cafe. She will be truly miss.

Tami Jackson-Rochelle
   Posted Fri November 21, 2014
My prayers & thoughts to each of you....may God bless you all.

eleventh hour warrior
   Posted Mon December 01, 2014
So sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers.

Adila Gibson
   Posted Sat February 03, 2018
Betty, I remember your posts online, sharing from your walks. I miss you, and them. I always looked for you in the moon after that. You let me in to see. I thank you for that. I hope before your passing, you got to see me too. I wanted you too. I think we were star-crossed lovers. I see you in the night sky now sometimes, when I ask for you, and I will never forget.... Hold my hand Betty, if you need a friend. Your spirit lives. You are beautiful. God Bless You, my friend.

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