Victor Roderick Sohappy, a Pendleton resident, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013, at his home on Shortmile Road. He was 51 years old.
The Dressing Ceremony will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 24th, at Burns Mortuary in Pendleton. Wednesday evening, beginning at 7:00 p.m., Washat Services will be held in the Agency Longhouse in Mission. Burial will be held Thursday morning, April 25th at 7:00 a.m. at Agency Cemetery in Mission. Sign the online condolence book at www.burnsmortuary.com. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is handling arrangements.
Victor was born October 28, 1961, in Pendleton, Oregon. He was the son of Steve and Roselie Sohappy of Cayuse, Oregon. He was raised and educated in Pendleton and had been a Pendleton Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball League All-Star. He graduated from Pendleton High School a three-year letterman in baseball, football and basketball. Victor loved sports and traveling to basketball tournaments. He was also an outdoor sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He knew how to mechanic. Victor was trained by, and had worked for, the Forest Service as a firefighter. He had been a fisherman along the Columbia River. He also had worked at Wildhorse Golf Course for several years. Victor supplied the Longhouse with deer and elk meat. His belief was Washat. He cared for his nephews and nieces. Victor knew many people; he was never a stranger for long.
He is survived by his parents, Steve and Roselie Sohappy of Cayuse, Ore; his children Ashlynn Sohappy of Celilo, Ore., Dominique Sohappy of Pendleton, Ore., LRissa Sohappy of Pendleton, Ore., and Nathan Munoz of Pendleton, Ore.; his brothers Vincent and Van Sohappy, both of Pendleton, Ore.; his sisters Vivian Sohappy of Portland, Ore., and Valerie Shock of Pendleton, Ore.; his grandchildren Trinity and River Danzuka of Celilo, Ore., and Draven Looney of Celilo, Ore.; aunts and uncles Don and Lola Sohappy of Warm Springs, Ore., Clara Jackson of Pendleton, Ore., and Byron John of Oklahoma; and his grandmother Anna Johns and husband Ben Johns of Wapato, Wash., as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and many friends.