|Birth: ||May 15, 1978|
|Death: ||Feb. 6, 2010|
Feb 10, 2010
PORTLAND - Earl V. "Man" Spino (Niktaway), 31, of Pendleton died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in Portland as the result of injuries sustained in an accident. A dressing ceremony was conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 at the Agency Longhouse in Mission, followed by a Washat service at 7 p.m. Sunrise Washat services began at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, followed by burial at the Old Agency Cemetery, Spino Edition.
Mr. Spino was born May 15, 1978, in Toppenish, Wash., to Lawrence "Azar" Spino and Nadine Miller Ike. The family moved to the Umatilla Indian Reservation in 1980. He attended Cay-Uma-Wa Preschool and Washington Elementary School in Pendleton. He moved to Warm Springs, where he attended junior and senior high schools at Madras. He later graduated from Wapato PACE in Wapato, Wash.
He worked for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Facilities Maintenance Department, and then as a Natural Resources Technician for the CTUIR Natural Resource Department, where he was employed at the time of his death. He was an enrolled member of the Yakama Nation, and was a member of the Washat Indian religion.
Mr. Spino is survived by his parents, Azar and Angie Spino of Warm Springs and Nadine and Barney Ike of White Swan, Wash.; brothers Tyrone Spino or Pendleton, Michael Spino, Donnie Winishut Jr., and Percy and Vernon Winishut, all of the Yakama Indian Reservation, and Larry and Bryson Spino of Warm Springs; sister Camille Spino of Pendleton; grandmother Lillian Spino of Pendleton; numerous nieces and nephews on the Yakama, Umatilla and Warm Springs reservations; and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles throughout the Northwest.
He was preceded in death by grandparents Lewis Spino and Tony and Hazel Miller.
Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Sign the register at www.burnsmortuary.com.
Agency Indian Cemetery
Created by: Dan & Barbara
Record added: Feb 11, 2010
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