Gerald Willard Nanegos

Gerald Willard Nanegos, 72 of Prairie City, Oregon died on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at Blue Mountain Hospital in John Day, Oregon.  Gerry was born in Pendleton on April 14, 1951 to Willard Gerald Nanegos and Margaret White.  Services will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at the Tutuilla Presbyterian Church at 10:00 a.m. with burial to follow in…

Robert Kennedy “Robby” Bill

January 4, 1969 – January 16, 2024 Robert Kennedy “Robby” Bill was born in Pendleton, Oregon on January 4, 1969 and passed away peacefully in his wife’s arms at St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton on January 16, 2024.He was born to Raphael Sebastian Bill and Sheila Elaine Pond and was the second to the youngest of four sons. He was…

Robert T. Halfmoon

February 28, 1931 – January 19, 2024 Ronald T. Halfmoon was born on 02/28/1931 to his father Otis Alphonses (Nez Perce) and mother Mary Joshua (Cayuse) Halfmoon, in Umatilla, OR., and raised in Pendleton, OR., an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indians (CTUIR) he was a Nez Perce/Cayuse Umatilla.Ron’s early education began at the St. Josephs the…

Roberta A. Kipp

Roberta A. Kipp, 80 died on Monday, January 15, 2024 at her home. Roberta was born on September 3, 1943 to Leander Kipp (father Charlie Kipp) mother (Annie Moody) & Wilma Loree Minthorn/Wannassay Kipp (father Jason Wannassay) mother (Anna Minthorn) in Pendleton, Oregon, where she also attended school. Among the cities where she lived include Celilo, Moiser & Pendleton, Oregon;…

Robert Bill

Robert Bill, 55 of Pendleton died on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at St. Anthony Hospital.  He was born on January 4, 1969 in Pendleton to Raphael Bill and Sheila Pond.  A Dressing/Viewing will be held at Mission Longhouse on Friday, January 19, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. with Rosary at 6:00 p.m. followed by Washat Service at 7:00 p.m.  Final seven…

Lewis E. Carter Jr.

Lewis E. Carter, Jr., 80 died on Friday, January 12, 2024.  He was born on February 19, 1943 in Pendleton, Oregon.  A Dressing Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at Burns Mortuary and then Rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m. at Mission Longhouse with Washat Service to follow at 7:00 p.m.  Final Seven…

Jessie Elfleeda-Marie Walker

Jessie Elfleeda-Marie Walker, 91, longtime resident of Mission, OR, passed away surrounded by her family on December 11, 2023. She was a loving and compassionate person and will be dearly missed. Jessie’s children and their families were the most cherished parts of her life. At the time of her passing, this included 9 children, 42 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and…

Thomas Brigham

Thomas Brigham 77 died December 19, 2023 at his home in Stevenson Washington. He was born on an island at Celilo Falls Oregon September 14, 1946. At his request he will be cremated with burial at a later date. Viewing will be held December 23, 2023 from 10:30 to 12:30 at Gardner Funeral Home 156 N. East Church Ave., White…

Josephine Lavadour

Josephine Marie James Lavadour Ip-naa-sha-pii-laa-kut-stit’ Jan. 18, 1942 – Oct. 21, 2020 Parents were Stanilaus James and Eva Williams James. Maternal grandparents were McKinley Williams and Susie (Colalas) Williams. She grew up on the Umatilla Indian Reservation, spent many hours and days at “Granny’s” place along the Umatilla River. Attended St. Andrew’s Mission School and later Weston, Oregon high school.…

J.C. Penney

J.C. Penney Jan. 29, 1926 – June 29, 2020 James C. Penney,”wit-sy-ky-kun,” an enrolled member and life-long resident of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, left this earth of natural causes at the age of 94 on June 29, 2020 in his home. He was born in a tipi on Jan 29, 1926 in Thornhollow, Oregon to Hiuse (Annie George) and Heyumetelekartset…