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Obituary: Schendel, Della Rose

SCHENDEL, Della Rose
(Age 82)

Della Rose NoBear Featherkile Schendel was born in 1930 along the banks of the Columbia River in Northport, Washington. She passed away peacefully in Bend, Oregon on August 16, 2012 at 4:30 AM.

She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Richard A. Schendel; her daughter, Teresa K. NoBear; and her son, Jason R. Schendel.

Della’s family, friends, and loved ones will remember her as a strong, gentle soul with great compassion and thoughtfulness who always took care of the people she loved. She was proud to be a part of the Colville Nez Perce (Ne-Me-Poo) tribe and took great pride in being a generous and loving wife and mother.

Her family will return her, full circle, to the banks of the Columbia River to be joined with her ancestors and ancient ones.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Della’s name to the Colville Tribe’s Youth and Elders Donation Fund. P.O. Box 150, Nespelem, WA. 99155

Baird Funeral Home of Bend, Oregon is honored to serve the family.