Speedis, Noreme M.: Walking On

Pendleton, Oregon

Funeral services were held for NORENE M. SPEEDIS, 55, on October 13, at the Agency Longhouse. Interment followed at the Agency Cemetery in Mission, Oregon. Norene was born December 7, 1955, in Toppenish, Washington. She passed away October 10, 2011, at her home in Pendleton.
   
Norene lived in Toppenish until the age of 11, when the family moved to Pendleton. She attended schools in Pendleton. She had worked for a time as a secretary for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. As a young girl, Norene had been a Native Dance champion, and competed in many dance competitions. She also enjoyed gatherings such as the Pendleton Round-Up as well as others. She enjoyed playing pool and artwork. (Confederated Umatilla Journal, November 2011)
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