Billy Clarence "Modoc Bill" SHADWICK

Modoc Cemetery
Ottawa County,

Apr 10, 1936 - Apr 9, 2017
"Proud Modoc Warrior"

Billy Clarence Shadwick, (Modoc Bill), walked on to be with his Creator, ‘Kumush’ and into the arms of his savior Jesus, Sunday April 9th, 2017. At his leaving he was surrounded by his wife and family that loved him.

Billy was an Elder of the Oklahoma Modoc Tribe. He was a proud, strong-willed Modoc warrior who never forgot his Tribal culture. With a twinkle in his eyes and a big smile, he loved to joke around the “Indian way”.

He was born in Picher, Oklahoma and grew up in Baxter, Kansas. He served in the Air Force from 1956 to 1960, raised a family, ran a clothing business, and worked in sales. In the 60′s he moved his family to northern California where he lived until the late 80′s.

In 1989 he and his new wife, Naomi, moved to rural Alsea, Oregon to begin a new life. They bought an old fixer upper house, built barns and tried their hand at raising livestock and growing gardens.

Billy was a member of the Alsea Christian Fellowship Church and on the Board until 2014 when he became challenged with advancing Alzheimer’s. Billy traveled with Worldwide Outreach in 2009 to help support the missions work in Uganda, East Africa. He always said his life was forever changed on that trip.

Billy leaves behind: his loving wife, Naomi, of 27 years; two brothers, Jack Shadwick in Oklahoma and Jerry Shadwick in California; two sons; three daughters, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Billy’s wish was that he be returned to his ancestor’s resting place in the Modoc Tribal Cemetery in Miami, Oklahoma. A memorial ceremony is planned for June 2017.

Contributed on 9/25/17 by tslundberg
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Submitted: 9/25/17 • Approved: 9/25/17 • Last Updated: 4/23/18 • R40144-G0-S3

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