Martin Richard Ochoa Bettles

Born: Sat., Jan. 26, 1991
Died: Sat., Sep. 3, 2016


Dressing Ceremony

2:00 PM Thu., Sep. 08, 2016
Location: Burns Mortuary

Washat Services

6:00 PM Thu., Sep. 08, 2016
Location: Agency Longhouse

Final Seven

7:00 AM Fri., Sep. 09, 2016
Location: Agency Longhouse

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Martin Richard Ochoa Bettles

(Himiin timiniim)

Painted Wolf

January 26, 1991 – September 3, 2016

Martin Richard Ochoa Bettles, 25, resident of Portland and former Mission resident, died Saturday, September 3, 2016, in Portland, Oregon. 

Dressing Ceremony will be held at 2:00pm Thursday, September 8, 2016, at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton Chapel.  The Washat service will begin 6:00pm Thursday, September 8, 2016, at Agency Longhouse in Mission.  Final Seven will begin at 7:00am Friday morning, September 9, 2016, at Agency Longhouse with burial to follow at Tutuilla Cemetery in Mission.  Sign the online condolence book at  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is handling arrangements.

He was born January 26, 1991, in Klamath Falls, Oregon, to parents Terrance (ekoin) Bettles Sr. and Angel Fay Ochoa, he was an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.  He was raised in Mission, Oregon, attending Cay-Uma-Wa Head Start, Mission Seventh-day Adventist School, Washington Elementary School, Sammamish High School in Bellevue, WA, and Nixyaawii Charter School in Mission, OR, graduating in 2009.  He was currently a student at Portland Community College in Portland, OR.  He had lived in Mission, OR, Chiloquin, OR, Bellevue, WA, and Portland, OR. 

He enjoyed Pow Wow drumming and dancing and basketball.  He was also a gifted lyricist.

He is survived by: his parents Terrance Bettles Sr. of Mission, OR, and Angel Fay Ochoa; siblings, Terrance (alatalo mox mox) Bettles Jr. of Klamath Falls, OR; Thomas (lakasha yooxot likipt) Bettles of Mission, OR; Angela (wiouhpi wiyakpa) Ochoa of Everett, WA; Amanda (wanbli gleshka) Ochoa of Klamath Falls, OR; Michael Kash Kash of Terrebonne, OR; and Michaela Kash Kash of Terrebonne, OR; grandfather Joseph Bettles Jr.; grandmother Raquel Ochoa; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by grandmothers Priscilla Bettles and Hannah Kash Kash, aunt Jody Anne Bettles and uncle Richard Brandon Ochoa.  

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Carrie Phinney
   Posted Tue September 06, 2016
I will always remember Martin's smile and quiet, kind manner. I am honored to have known him.

   Posted Tue September 06, 2016
Brother...have a save journey! I'll miss you BIG smile will be missed more than anything, over the past year it was so uplifting to see your face around the portland metro area.. drumming and singing!

Lauren Ganuelas
   Posted Tue September 06, 2016
I love you Gra, I'm going to miss hearing your laugh and your voice so much. I miss you brother, you are one of the most beautiful souls I have ever met. Very very thankful to call you my friend. Until we meet again.... I'll be missing you.

   Posted Tue September 06, 2016
You taught me a lot in our times together. Helped me with kind/wise words and i will forever miss recording tracks , freestyling, talking about life, and just laughing around with you. Rest in Paradise to a true brother.

Ricardo and Sandra Garcia (Bettles)
   Posted Tue September 06, 2016
All our thoughts and prayers. So young, love you all !

Olivia wallulatum
   Posted Tue September 06, 2016
Fred said be strong.we're praying for you Terry and family. Yaya. From fred and olivia

   Posted Wed September 07, 2016
You're going to be greatly missed. It was an honor to get to talk with you on occasion. You touched many people and uplifted many with your beautiful spirit. I will miss your singing,dancing and your smile.. R.I.P much Love and Respect to Your Family

Glenn & Lucille Whiz
   Posted Wed September 07, 2016
Brother Marti Gra we will miss you so much An you were taken so soon an at a young age but CREATOR needed you home he said. We Love You brother an we will see you again. Have a safe journey to the other side. You will always be in our hearts brother. Grateful to have you in our LIVES an KIDS. Now you are flying with the eagles brother. Much love an respect brother Marti Gra. Love the Whiz Family

Julia Broncheau
   Posted Wed September 07, 2016

Be missed even though may not know who u are.. to the parents Prayers be with you as i pray for all the others who are in need.. I pray strong for things like this.. blessings be with you..

Yum_Na_nic Julia Broncheau

Mary Green
   Posted Wed September 07, 2016
The rains came and washed away your footprints from this earth, but they will never wash away those you left in our hearts. ~


Your NCS teacher,

Luci LaDue
   Posted Wed September 07, 2016
We at NARA will forever be grateful for your presence in our lives, your laughter, your gifts of song, and drumming. Good journey young warrior. You are missed, love and respect.

Barbara Idrogo
   Posted Thu September 08, 2016
I'm having trouble wrapping my mind around the fact that he is actually gone. But what i do know is that he is with creator now and all of his relatives. I am sad that he is no longer with us but i am happy that he gets to be with them. I send all of my love and support to all of you. May Creator help you find peace.

Barbara Idrogo

Shyra Wade
   Posted Thu September 08, 2016
Marty You had an unforgettable spirit that had a way of lighting up any room you entered. You will be greatly missed brother. Thank you for honoring me with the time I was able to spend with you. Fly with the Eagles great spirit your time here is done..

   Posted Thu September 08, 2016
My life is richer having known you, for your kindness, your infectious smile, your gift of song and dance. You will be missed by many and never forgotten. You will forever remain present in our minds our hearts and our souls Himiin timiniim~Painted Wolf. My prayers go out to the Loved Ones you have left behind, May they find Peace and Comfort knowing you are in the Great Hands of Our Creator and that WE SHALL MEET AGAIN. O'siem

Solomon Trimble
   Posted Thu September 08, 2016
We first met in the dance arena, we saw each-other last in the dance arena. Forever a true friend. My condolences to your family, my brother Issac and my father Robert will be there shortly for them. I am in Minnesota laying tobacco down on lake Superior for you.

Scott Buser
   Posted Thu September 08, 2016
My heart hurts with the thought of not seeing, hearing you in our community. We were right in thinking the creator has a strong plan for you. Watch over us all as you travel in spirit. . I love you little brother.

Tom and Alison Ball
   Posted Fri September 09, 2016
So sorry to hear this news. Condolences to the family.
tom and alison ball

John Minthorn
   Posted Sun September 11, 2016
Prayers for the family...

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