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December 2010

Obituaries Patricia Murrow

Patricia Murrow, 86 of Lawton went to her heavenly home on Oct. 27 in Lawton. Funeral services were held Oct. 30 at the Comanche Nation Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Videll Yackeschi, Rev. Jan and Fred C. Ticeahkie. Prayer services were held Oct. 29 at the Comanche Nation Funeral Home with Rev. Jan and Fred C. Ticeahkie, and Pastor Videll Yackeshi officiating. Burial followed at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Comanche Nation Funeral Home. Murrow was born on June 23, 1924 in Lawton to Fred and Amy (Permansu) Ticeahkie. She was the last living grandchild of Chief Ten Bears. Her father, Fred Ticeahkie was a Comanche peyote chief, in charge of Indian religious ceremonies, until he became a Christian. She followed in her fathers footsteps in being a minister for her native American people. She was a proud member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma. She was member of the Comanche Reform and Deyo Mission Churches. Murrow attended Ft. Sill Indian School where she met her future husband Bracy Murrow Sr. to this union thirteen children were born. She was the Founder and serving as a Director for the United American Indian Women’s Society, for which she gave dances and pow-wows to honor the American handicap and elderly people. She put on a pow-wow in honor of Governor Walters. She served as an outreach worker in social services for the urban Center in Oklahoma City and for the Shawnee Inter-Tribal Center. As Human Services Director for the Southern Plains InterTribal center in Lawton and a Director and Supervisor for the Native American Alcoholic and Recovery Center in Oklahoma City. She served as Director and Supervisor of the Comanche Senior Citizens Center until 1985. She was one of the spokes women for the documentary “The Comanche Warriors” which aired on the History Channel, and she sang Comanche Hymns on KSWO, WKY and Voices of the Land TV/Radio program. Murrow and her son Bracy Jr. were ordained minsters and counseled prisoners from all over Oklahoma. Where many prisoners accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior, they were allowed to take some prisoners to family events, and they were both recognized by the State of Oklahoma for their Volunteer Services from the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Murrow is survived by her children: Bracy Murrow Jr. of Oklahoma City, Patricia Carol Morris of Lawton, Michael Glen Murrow Sr. of Oklahoma City, Catherine Mary Murrow of Lawton, Gerald Lynn Murrow of Oklahoma City, Rhonda Clou Stinson of Lawton, Jan Kevin Murrow of Lawton, William Ross Murrow of Oklahoma City, Regina Ann Pena of Lawton, Georgia Dana Murrow of Washington D.C.; 36 grandchildren, 55 great

grandchildren, other family members and friends. She is preceded in death by: her husband, Bracy Murrow Sr.; a son, John Murrow; grandfather, Ten Bears; sisters: Sofi Mahsetky, Blanch Ticeahkie, Elizabeth Ticeahkie, and Margaret Pipestem; brothers: Paul Ticeahkie, Wilber Ticeahkie, and Lindy Ticeahkie.

Walker John “Red” Myers Gravesite services for Walker John “Red” Myers, 92, Apache was held at the Fairview Cemetery east of Apache with Father Prakash of the Apache Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church officiating. Myers died Nov. 11 at Silver Crest Manor in Anadarko. He was born on March 16, 1918 at the old Fisher home place near Apache to James and Lena Fisher Myers. He was raised in the Boone area and attended school at Boone, St. Patrick’s Indian Mission, Fort Sill Indian School and Chilocco Indian School. Myers married Ruth Asepermy Myers on October 23, 1951 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Anadarko. They lived in Lawton, Houston, TX, Oklahoma City, Wichita, Kan., the Boone area, Devol, Okla., and most recently east of Apache. He was a certified welder, longtime farmer and raised cattle. Survivors include his wife of the home, a sister Josephine Wapp of Lawton, a brother Alvin “Jack” Myers of Oklahoma City, his stepson and daughter-in-law Lanny and Shelley Asepermy of Apache, a special nephew he helped raise Michael Tosee and a grandson Ethan Michael Tosee both of Lawrence, Kan., and numerous nephews and nieces. Myers is preceded in death by his parents , his sisters Nima Hailman and Catherine Waddle and brothers, Randett, Rudolph “Ike”, Melvin , Vincent and an infant brother and sister.


of Walters in 1946. She went to school at Cameron University and received her Associates Degree in Education. Ruth attended Central State University, now University of Central Oklahoma, and received her Bachelors Degree in Education. She taught school on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona for 20 years. She moved back to Lawton and on Oct. 1, 2001, she was married to Lee Smith in Wichita Falls, TX and the couple continued to make their home in Lawton. Smith worked with OSU Extension Office in the Home Economics Department. She was a member of “Titchewy Baptist Mission of Walters and after it closed down, attended the baptist Church in Walters. Smith took care of the sick and needy and enjoyed visiting with her friends and family. In earlier years, she was a boxer and a cowgirl attending to the farm. She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband: Lee Simmons; one daughter: Susan Mansfield of Albuquerque, NM; one step-daughter: Lila McIntyre of Chickasha; one son: Bobby Bruce Mansfield of Santa Fe, NM; two step-sons: Brian Smith and Willie Smith, both of Ft. Worth, TX; four grandchildren, four step-grandchildren; one brother: Bobby Tomah of Walters as well as other relatives and friends. Smith was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents: A.A. Monetachi, Nippker, great grandfather: “Pethak” Hearteater; two sisters; Violet Beavers and her twin sister, Jaunita Tomah; six brothers: Bruce Tomah, Lawrence Cruso Tomah, Kent Tomah, Robert Poco, Wilbur Parker and Whitt Choney.

Tony Guerrero

Vernita Ruth “Twinsy” Tomah Mansfield Smith Funeral for Ruth Smith, 80, Lawton was Nov. 22 at the First Baptist Church of Walters with the Rev. Gary Tahmahkera officiation. Smith was called from labor to reward early Nov. 18 from a Lawton Health Care Center. Smith entered this life on Feb. 7, 1930 in Lawton, the daughter of Lawrence Bruce and Grace Kosechequetah Tomah. She grew up in Walters attending Walters Public Schools. Smith played basketball for the first basketball team

Funeral for Tony Guerrero was Nov. 18 at the Comanche Nation Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Steve Mallow, Immanuel Baptist Church, officiating. Guerrero was called from labor to reward on Nov. 15 in an Oklahoma City hospital. Burial followed at Cache KCA Intertribal Cemetery under direction of Comanche Nation Funeral Home. Guerrero entered this life on Oct. 20, 1960 in Lawton, the son of Moses and Norma Jean Parker Guerrero. He grew up in Lawton and was a 1978 graduate of Lawton High School. He went to work for T and G Construction for many years. He also drove for Pat Reynolds and worked for Affiliated Ban Lines. He was a simple man who never met a stranger and he enjoyed being with his co-workers, friends and his family. He loved animals and never met a stray dog. He attended Komah Church of the Nazarene and enjoyed attending family events and listening to music.

Guerrero leaves to cherish his memories, three sisters and brothers-in-law: Elaine Antone, Josie Flores and Gilbert, Sr., and Lori Veliz and Michael Rivera, all of Lawton; one brother: Glen Parker of Cache; maternal grandfather: Baldwin Parker, Jr. of Cache; two nieces: Frances Guerrero and Lisa Veliz, both of Lawton; two nephews: Gilbert Flores, Jr. and Alex Flores, both of Lawton; four grandchildren: Gabbie Guerrero, Tony Veliz Martinez, Mimi Castro and Damon Thomas Flores; two special uncles and aunt: Harold and Francis Parker and Timothy Parker: his best friend: Mario Lira, as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Oved and Josefina Guerrero and maternal grandmother: Frances Tahsequah, great grandparents: Nora and Baldwin Parker, Sr.

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ler Pohawpatchoko and Kolten Komahcheet all of Cache, Chelsey Komahcheet, Selena Komahcheet and Mary Komahcheet and David Cardona, Jr., all of Dallas, TX and Brennan Hensley of Lawton as well as other relatives. Komahcheet was preceded in death by: paternal great-grandparents: Robert “Doug” and Rowena Komahcheet and Lucille Sill McCarter and maternal greatgrandparents: Stella Mancho Mardrigal and Virgina Molina; one cousin: Timothy Michael Pohawpatchoko and one uncle James Ray Hensley.

Neva Pewewardy Santiago

Timothy Ethan James Komahcheet Graveside service for Timothy Ethan James Komahcheet, infant son of Stella M. Mancho and Lonnie J. Komahcheet, Jr., was Nov. 27 at Post Oak Mennonite Cemetery, Indiahoma, with the Rev. Lloyd Lee, Pastor of New Beginnings Church of Cache, officiating. Komahcheet was called to be a Cherub in Heaven above from his earthly home in Wichita Falls, TX Nov. 21. Prayer service was held Nov. 26 at the Comanche Nation Funeral Home. Burial was under direction of Comanche Nation Funeral Home of Lawton. Komahcheet entered this life on June 1, 2010 in Lawton, the beloved son of Stella Mancho and Lonnie J. Komahcheet, Jr. he filled his family’s heart with joy each and everyday of his life. He leaves to cherish his memories, his parents of the home in Dallas; two sisters: Alexis Denise Komahcheet and Heaven Mancho Komahcheet, both of Dallas; three brothers: Devon Mancho of Louisiana, Lonnie J. Komahcheet, III and Shawn Angel Komahcheet, both of Dallas; his Paternal grandparents: Lonnie J., Sr. and Mary Komahcheet of Indiahoma; his maternal grandparents: Earlene Mancho and Ramon Guardiola, Jr. of Louisiana; God-father: Stacey Herrera of Louisiana; three aunts: Cristy Komahcheet of Cache, Misty Komahcheet and husband, David, Cardona, Sr. of Dallas, TX and Jennifer Madrigal of Louisiana; six uncles: Fiel Hensley of Dallas, Frankyn Hensley of Lawton, Chris Mancho, Brandon Mancho and Mickey Madrigal, all of Louisiana; cousins: Kersty Pohawpatchoko, Ky-

Graveside service for Neva Pewewardy Santiago, 87, Wichita Kan. was Nov. 16 at the Greenwood Cemetery, Wichita, Kan., with the Rev. Ed Hinman, Pastor of Ponca Indian Methodist Church, Ponca City, officiating. Santiago was called from labor to reward Nov. 11 at an Oklahoma City hospital. A prayer service was held Nov. 14 at Petarsey United Methodist Church with Layspeaker Tina Baker, United Methodist Church of Apache, officiating. Burial is under direction of Comanche Nation Funeral Home of Lawton. Santiago was born on January 22, 1923 in Lawton, the daughter of Samuel and Mollie Tahahwah Pewewardy. She was raised around the Richard Spur area and attended Ft. Sill Indian School. In 1942, she married Ernest Doyebi, Sr. and the couple made their home in Lawton, he preceded her in death. On August 13, 1973, she married Benjamin Santiago, Sr. and the made their home in Wichita, Kan. Santiago was an outgoing person who enjoyed playing bingo, making flower arrangements and being with her family and many friends. Santiago work as a social worker and retired from the City of Wichita. She was a member of the Comanche Nation and of Kiowa descent. She is survived by four daughters: Sharon Doyebi Ahtone of Elgin, Ernestine Doyebi Robledo, Sheila Doyebi Dave and Theresa Doyebi Robledo, all of Wichita, Kan.; One son: Jimmy Doyebi of Wichita, Kan.; eighteen grandchildren: Cody Doyebi, Shenel Hernandez, Latricia Pherigo, Lance Pherigo, Lonnie Pherigo, Christopher Pherigo, Randale Doyebi, Shannda Uqualla, Tessa Robledo, Jose “Jessie” Robledo, III, Angelo Robledo, Brenna Doyebi, Randall Dave, Jr., Benjamin Dave, Candace Dave, Danelle Robledo, Terry Marrero and Debra Massu; twenty-two great grandchildren, four great grandchildren; one brother: Harold Pewe Continued on Page 11

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