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Archive for November, 2002

Levi Oris Moncooyea, Jr.

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Levi Oris Moncooyea Jr., Ponca City resident, was born July 2, 1959, the son of Levi Moncooyea and Gloria Collins Moncooyea. In the fall of 2002, he left this life to join his heavenly father, having reached the age of 43. He was very talented. He was an artist, an avid reader, and was great at helping others. He was experienced in everything, and supportive of the Oklahoma Indian Theater and Dance Company.

Levi is survived by a brother, Charles Moncooyea of Tulsa; five sisters, Glenda Harp, Vernice Willis, Susan Moncooyea, and Alvanita Fields, all of Tulsa, and Holly Kemble of Ponca City; plus a number of other relatives and many friends. Levi was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Clyde Warrior and Colin and Stanley Snake. We will all miss his smile, humor and his stories.

A wake will be held at the Otoe Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2002. The traditional feast will be at noon, Saturday, November 16, 2002, at the Otoe Cultural Center, Red Rock, and burial will be at 2 p.m. at the Otoe-Missouria Cemetery. Casket bearers are Vance Lansford, James Lansford, Kelly Lowrance, Floyde Lansford, Eddie Ramsey and Jason Burris. Honorary casket bearers are Joe Young III, Clay Young, Justin Young, Carrey Young, Dave Littlecook and Lawrence DeRoin.

» Originally published in the Ponca City News.

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November 15th, 2002 at 2:25 pm

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Isa Attocknie Brave Scout

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Isa Attocknie Brave Scout, resident of Pawnee, died November 7, 2002, in Tulsa. She was 64. The funeral will be at noon Monday, November 11, at the Otoe-Missouria Cultural Center in Red Rock with the Rev. Lynn Eaves officiating. Burial will be in Otoe-Missouria Cemetery in Red Rock under the direction of Poteet Funeral Home in Pawnee.

Isa Attocknie Brave Scout was born April 7, 1938, in Browning, Montana, the daughter of Paul Attocknie and June Dailey Attocknie. She is a member of the Comanche Nation and an Otoe tribal member. She spent her earlier years in various states and attended schools in Pawnee, Anadarko and graduated from Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas. She married Lloyd Elm, and they lived on the Onondoga Reservation where she was employed in Indian education through Title IV Program. She returned to Oklahoma and worked for the Indian Health Service. She married Ted Brave Scout in 1985 in Eureka Springs. Arkansa, and they lived in Pawnee.

She was a member of the A won on dah hey chapter of the Native American Church. She was a secretary to the American Indian Exposition in 1998, and enjoyed dancing, traveling, and traditional tribal cultural activities.

Survivors include her husband of the home; children, Paula Hayward, Lloyd Elm Jr. and Patricia Elm, all of New York, Nadja Jones of Oregon; Ted Moore Jr., and Randy Moore, both of Pawnee, Sydna Yellowfish of Oklahoma City, and Tracey Moore of Pawhuska; four brothers, Paul J. Attocknie of Pawnee, Michael Attocknie of Elk City; Christopher Attocknie of Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and Anthony Attocknie of Oklahoma City; four sisters, Mary Denise Attocknie of Tahlequah, Susie Attocknie of Oklahoma City, Dena Attocknie of Greenland and Margarite Attocknie of Durant; 22 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and other family members. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Vivian Attocknie.

» Originally published in the Ponca City News.

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November 11th, 2002 at 5:19 pm

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Marlene Pratt Garcia

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Marlene Pratt Garcia, resident of Red Rock, died Saturday, November 2, 2002, in Oklahoma City. She was 54. The funeral will be noon Tuesday, November 5, at the Otoe-Missouria Cultural Center in Red Rock with Randy and Rose Whitehorn officiating. Burial will follow in Otoe-Missouria Cemetery under the direction of Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee.

Marlene Pratt Garcia was born November 7, 1947, in Ponca City, the daughter of Henry Pratt and Virginia Harragara Pratt. She lived in Denver, Colorado, moving to Red Rock in October 1994. She was affiliated with the Native American Indian Church and made traditional dance clothes of Otoe people.

Survivors include three daughters, Virginia Collins, Teena Morrisette and Theresa Cunningham, all of Colorado; three sisters, Mary Jo Pratt of Hominy, Katherine Burrows of San Diego, California, and Mifaunwy Kvasnokoff of Alaska; and 11 grandchildren.

» Originally published in the Ponca City News.

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November 6th, 2002 at 2:09 pm

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