Dalton Daniel McKay, aka “Grey Wolf,” age 24, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, at Kadlec hospital in Richland, Washington. He was surrounded by family and friends.
The dressing ceremony will be on Thursday, Dec. 28 at 2 p.m. at Pioneer Chapel in Pendleton, Oregon, following with Washat service at 7 p.m. at Mission Longhouse. A Catholic Mass and burial will be held at St. Andrews Church at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017.
Dalton was born in Pendleton, Oregon, November 27, 1993. He was the son of Misty “Hummingbird” Sheoships and Damon McKay. He was an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. He was raised in Thornhollow on the Umatilla reservation. Dalton attended school in Athena and Weston. Dalton also went to Wolf Creek Job Corps in Roseburg, Oregon, where he specialized in firefighting and forestry. Dalton loved to hunt big game, fish, and roam the mountains and rivers.
Dalton was a very outgoing and mischievous person and loved to tease and joke around, you knew he was up to no good when you see that big grin come out and that light in his eyes. Dalton was all about family and his friends became family for him. Dalton could make new friends, striking up conversation with a perfect stranger like he knew them for years.
He loved to watch boxing, UFC, baseball, and football and he could quote stats and all things sports related. His favorite football team was the New England Patriots. If anyone knew Dalton his favorite go-to meal was a cup of steaming hot Raman Noodles, which he perfected. Dalton will be missed by all who knew him; he gave the gift of laughter, a shoulder to lean on and his smile.
He is survived by his father, Damon McKay of Mission; grandparents, Nora and Leon Sheoships of Thornhollow, David and Vickie McKay; his brothers, Wauker and Jonathan Tate, Kyle McKay; aunts, Karen Lee of Whiteriver, Arizona, Cecelia Husted (Sheoships) of Thornhollow, Shari Sheoships of Mission, Darcey McKay and Leslie Saluskin of Mission; uncles, David McKay Jr., Joshua Husted of Thornhollow, Frank Lee of Whiteriver, Arizona; cousins, Carrisa Close of Mission, Lily Sheoships of Thornhollow, Paul and Vincent Sheoships of Mission, Ike and Sean McKay of Mission, Jerold Billy, Sean Lee, Frank Lee Jr., and Frankie Lee of Whiteriver, Arizona; and many, many more aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. Dalton was preceded in death by his mother, Misty Dawn Sheoships, and now has Dalton in her arms.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.pioneerchapel.com