Louie Henry Dick Jr.

Louie Henry Dick Jr.

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Louie Henry Dick Jr. “Squeochs” 76 of Cayuse, OR passed away on

October 19, 2011 in Walla Walla, WA. Funeral services were provided

by Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, OR. Dressing was held at Mission

Longhouse, Friday, October 21, 2011 at 10:00am. Washat services

were held at Mission Longhouse,

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Friday, October 22, 2011 at 7:00pm, and Saturday, October 22,

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2011 at 6:00am. Sunrise burial held Saturday, October 22, 2011 at

7:00am at Red Elk Cemetery.

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Louie was born April 11, 1935 at Red Elk Canyon in Thornhollow, OR

to Louie Dick Sr. (Wayashus) and Mary Red Elk Dick (Emote Nix Emo

Teen), He is a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla

Indian Reservation. He attended elementary at St. Andrews, Mission

and St. Joseph. Louie graduated from McEwen High School in 1954 in

Athena, OR and also attended Eastern Oregon College. Joined the

Marine Corp for four years from 1955 to 1959, and he came home as a

sergeant with honorable discharge.

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In 1959, Louie went to work for the U.S. Forest Service. Louie

married Marie Alexander in 1960. They were married for 51 years.

After he retired from the forest service in 1985, he went into

Indian politics for Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian

Reservation, serving both as treasurer and vice-chairman for the

Board of Trustees. He has been a member of the forest and range

committee, farm committee, Natural Resources Committee, Tribal

Water Committee, Tiicham Conservation District and Umatilla County

Soil and Water Conservation District. Also, he was active with

the American Indian/Alaska Native Employees Association for NRCS as

an elder and the Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame

board. Louie and Marie were inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006.

Louie received recognition in 1978 for Intermediate Air Operations

for Wallowa Whitman National Forest, Certificate of Merit from USDA

in 1979, 1983 Effective Instructional Training for USDA FS,

1986 Appreciation for Whitman Sesquicentennial

Committee participation, 1989 Pendleton High School award, 1982

25 years of service as a federal employee with the USDA and in 1983

Intro to Indian Culture at the Umatilla-Morrow County. Also was

recognized with a 1992 Tribal Leadership award with the CTUIR and

Appreciation for the Bureau of Land Management, in 2000 Hells

Canyon Preservation Council award, 1991 Umatilla Co. ASCS Office

Service to  Agriculture, 1993 US Army Corps of Engineers Walla

Walla District, 2004-2005 Oregon Soil and Water Conservation

District,

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1997 United States Department of Energy Richland Operations office.

The Blue Mt. Elk Initiative Signing Ceremony, 2004-2005 Intertribal

Council, 200-2012 Elected to Oregon Soil & Water Conservation

District, 1990-1994 Wallowa River Wild & Scenic, 1996

Recognition Award for American Indian/Alaska Native Council, 2001

Certificate of Participation for AIANEA for NRCS in Albuquerque,

NM, 2002 Certificate of Participation for AIANEA for NRCS

in Cherokee, NC and 2005 Land Use Planning Completion.

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He is survived by his wife, Marie of Cayuse and two sons, Lance of

Cayuse and Dallas of Thornhollow. He is also survived by 8

grandkids, 2 great grandkids and numerous nieces and nephews. He is

preceded in death by his parents Louie Dick, Sr. and Mary Red Elk

Dick and daughter Arleta Dick.

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