Victoria Lee (Shippentower) Sproed

Born: Mon., Nov. 24, 1969
Died: Sat., Sep. 24, 2016


Dressing Ceremony

2:00 PM Wed., Sep. 28, 2016
Location: Burns Mortuary

Washat Services

7:00 PM Wed., Sep. 28, 2016
Location: Agency Longhouse

Final Seven

7:00 AM Thu., Sep. 29, 2016
Location: Agency Longhouse

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Victoria Lee Sproed –Xuh’sáat

November 24, 1969 – September 24, 2016

Victoria Lee Sproed (Shippentower), 46, a resident of Mission, OR passed away September 24, 2016, in a car accident in Mission.  She was born to Gail and Brenda Shippentower, November 24, 1969, in Pendleton Oregon.  She attended Pendleton High School and afterwards spent most of her time as a childcare provider and was employed for 20 years in customer service.  She worked for Dave’s Chevron, Mission Market, Arrowhead Travel Plaza, Tamastalikt Museum, and was recently working soft count in the vault for Wildhorse Resort and Casino. Victoria was outgoing and friendly to everyone she met. She liked people and they liked her.  Friends and family called her “Toro.”  In 1993, she married her high school sweetheart, James Sproed.  They had two children, Travis and Mariah.  She enjoyed spending time with family and would often ask her children when they would give her grandchildren.  Victoria was kind, caring, generous, and was never known to criticize anyone. She was known for her sense of humor, infectious laughter, and she could bake the best banana bread.  Victoria enjoyed the outdoors, baking, and gathering traditional food for the Mission Longhouse. She had a love for animals, particularly her cats and dogs.

Her brothers Delano Edwin Shippentower, Lance Martin Jones, and sister Nanika Shippentower preceded her in death. Victoria is survived by; her parents, Gail and Brenda Shippentower; her two children, Travis and Mariah Sproed; husband, James Sproed; brother Gene Shippentower (Cheryl); nieces Melissa Van Pelt and Audrey Shippentower; and nephew Reese Shippentower; many uncles, aunts and cousins.  All relatives reside in Pendleton, Oregon.

A dressing ceremony will be held Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton Chapel.  A Washat Service will be held Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM at the Mission Longhouse in Mission. The final seven will begin at 7:00 AM, Thursday morning September 29, 2016 at the Mission Longhouse with burial to follow at the Agency Cemetery.  Sign the online condolence book at  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.

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Carman Chalakee
   Posted Mon September 26, 2016
I will miss you my sister/friend your beautiful smile and laughter. Until we meet again. Love you lots sister.

Laura Kordatzky
   Posted Mon September 26, 2016
Gail, Brenda, Gene and family, we very shocked to hear the news, we will miss Toro and her "Hello Turtle" every time we seen here. Michelle sends her prayers and is sorry that she can't be here. May she live in your hearts forever and may your happy memories help you through this trying time. Take care Dave, Laura, Michelle, Keri Kordatzky and families.

Alanna Nanegos & Alyssa Farrow
   Posted Mon September 26, 2016
We are sending our love and prayers to the family.

Jessica Pimentel
   Posted Mon September 26, 2016
Knowing you was a wonderful adventure always full of laughter and fun times. Rest in Paradise beautiful lady. You will be dearly missed.

Wayne and Yolonda Grosso
   Posted Mon September 26, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Victoria's family and friends. We shall miss her bright eyes and smile. May her soul sail like the wind and may she look down on us with all the love she gave us on this earth.

Rose Sigo
   Posted Mon September 26, 2016
My deepest sympathy to Brenda and Gail, Gene&Family, and all the family♡ Hugs and Prayers, Sigo Family

Cindy Pearson
   Posted Mon September 26, 2016
Brenda, Gene and Family. Victoria will be greatly missed by everyone. You did a wonderful job being parents to her because she was the nicest most genuinely person I knew. She was a wonderful friend to me and I will always treasure that.

Tami Pelles
   Posted Mon September 26, 2016
I am so sorry for the loss of Victoria. I still can't believe it's true. I remember when I started working in Bingo in 2008, she scared me a little - intimidated me. As I got to know her that went away :-) She was always a friend to me, kind and thoughtful.

My thoughts are with all who are missing her.

   Posted Tue September 27, 2016
I am so grateful to have had her in my life< My Condolences to her Family, my prayers with you always. She will forever be in my heart.

Jeanine Gordon
   Posted Tue September 27, 2016

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Jeanine Gordon.

My heartfelt sorrow is with it is with all of us touched by the joy and, yet now, the loss of this beautiful lady. Many summers passed shared by "Whirlwind Drive kids" are held in many of our hearts and forever will be. With love, Jeanine Gordon

Deborah Morris
   Posted Tue September 27, 2016
My prayers of comfort and love to all of Victoria's family. May the Lord's loving embrace comfort all that knew this wonderful woman. May the Lord bless each one of you and give you strength during this difficult time.

Deb and Ed Sayre
   Posted Tue September 27, 2016
We are sending our love and sympathies to the family and friends of Victoria's. I had the pleasure of being a friend to her and Jim and would not trade it for the world. It was a shock and I am still in shock. I would love to be there but I am in MD.

Donna Marie Biggerstaff
   Posted Wed September 28, 2016
My heart and prayers go out to Jim and the kids, as well as Vicky's family.
Heaven received a beautiful soul ~ may there be a peace that passes all understanding as you hold tight to the joys, laughter and love shared with Vicky. Blessed to have called her friend ~ she will be missed

Rosie Jackson
   Posted Wed September 28, 2016
My condolences to Jim & the children, as well as Toro's family. Sure going to miss you Toro, your laughter & your beautiful smile. Until we meet again on that beautiful shore, RIP Toro.

Cindee Davis
   Posted Wed September 28, 2016
Jim, Travis, Mariah: My sincerest condolences for you and your family. Vic was a beautiful person, through and through. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time. Cindee

Joan Deroko
   Posted Wed September 28, 2016
I am so sorry. I enjoyed working with her at Tamastslikt, she was always so happy. I will miss that smile.

Lola Rodriguez
   Posted Fri September 30, 2016
Gail and Brenda and family. So sorry for your loss. May the Great Spirit keep you strong through these sorrowful days. My sincere condolences.

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