Mabel Rose (Thompson) Sheoships

Born: Sun., May 10, 1925
Died: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018

Recitation of the Rosary

7:00 PM Mon., Oct. 29, 2018
Location: Burns Mortuary

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Mabel Rose was born to Rosa Davis Thompson and Joseph Thompson in Thornhollow, OR. She attended school at District 44, St. Andrew’s Mission, Fort Lapwai TB Sanatorium, and graduated from Chemawa Indian School.

She married Thomas Sheoships and bore 10 children.

She loved to smile, laugh, and socialize with family and friends. In her later years, she lived up in Sheoships Lane in Thornhollow, Oregon. She attended Sunday Mass at St. Andrew’s Mission. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughters Juliana and Janice Sheoships; brothers Cecil, Benjamin and Patrick Thompson; sisters Christine Alexander, Belva Olson, Geneva Haskie, and Shirley Speedis.  She is survived by sisters Augustine Bill and Faydeena Luke; children Susan, Maria, Nicola and Mollie Sheoships; Cemmy Sigo (Wm. III); Pam Mildenberger (Brian), Alcuin Sheoships and Mathew Sheoships; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary was held on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 7pm at Burns Mortuary Chapel.  A Funeral Mass is today, Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 9am at St. Andrews Mission Catholic Church. Burial followed at Agency Cemetery.

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Julia Broncheau
   Posted Sun October 28, 2018
All the blessings to the family. She will be deeply missed.
Many prayers be with all. Who she touched hearts with..

Ronald Halfmoon
   Posted Mon October 29, 2018
Mabel and Tommy are now together again. Both were devoted to their faith. Our paths seldom crossed but in the Annual national Tekakwitha Conferences I remember them at Laguna Pueblo checking out the church, and we all watched the Buffalo Dance. The Sheoship family was close to our family and we often supped together at family birthdays. The Thompson family, Joe and Rosa, were dear friends as us children had fun on the river.
Rest in Peace Mabel! Condolences to family and loved ones. From ron and chet halfmoon.

Patrick Luke
   Posted Mon October 29, 2018
My heart is there, my prayers are with the ones left behind.. Auntie live a long beautiful life, i love seeing her smikes. A true blessing, i recall visiting her. Her journey towards the light has started. She will be young again like she told me...ill never forget Auntie for all if the love she showed to everyone. Uncle is greeting in the heavens. Even though im here in swan i think of all of you. Best regards always, love honor respect. Much Love, Louie Luke

Debbie McNutt
   Posted Mon October 29, 2018
It was a special honor for me to meet this lovely elder this past summer at the family reunion. Douglas and I are both so very sorry for her passing but know she was received into the arms of a loving God and surrounded by her relatives who have gone before her. Peace to all
Debbie McNutt & Douglas Wilson

Harold Halfmoon
   Posted Tue October 30, 2018
St Andrews Church long ago held church service on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am. The people came from miles around to attend mass. To name the families who were there would take more pages here than allowed. I recall seeing Tommy and Mabel at mass there on Sundays and other occasions. I expect that now that "congregation" of the old days are meeting and greeting one another up in heaven now. Rest in Peace Mabel Rose Thompson.

Janet Johnson and Family
   Posted Tue October 30, 2018
I'm so sorry for not being there. I didn't know until it was too late to attend the services. As I compose this note, I too, have a heavy heart and shed tears today. I will never forget her magnetic personality and angelic smile. I send my thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the entire family. Janet and kids (Amy-jo & Deric) Johnson

Bonnie Burke
   Posted Tue October 30, 2018
Please accept my deepest sympathy, Mabel was such a soft spoken Kind lady, loved to visit with her, she is missed. God be with you till we meet again.

Nancy Sigo
   Posted Wed October 31, 2018
Condolences, prayer and much love to all family and loved ones. Our candle is lit and continual prayers for all.

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