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Archive for May, 2003

Darrell Gene Sigwing

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Darrell Gene Sigwing, longtime rural Red Rock resident, was called home on Sunday evening, May 25, 2003, at his residence. He was 68. An evening prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, at the Otoe-Missouria Tribal Senior Citizens Center. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Otoe-Missouria Tribal Cemetery. Arrangements are under direction of Grace Memorial Chapel.

Darrell Gene Sigwing was born February 23, 1935, in Winfield, Kansas, the son of Joseph Carl and Laura Agnes Warren Sigwing, He was reared in Claremore and attended schools there. On June 1, 1953, at the age of 17, Darrell enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he was stationed in San Diego, California, and was a seaman first class. On January 11, 1956, he was honorably discharged, having received the National Defense Medal. On March 3, 1968, he married the former Lorraine Moore in Four Corners, Texas, and they made their home in Stroud for 17 years. In 1985, the family moved to their present home in rural Red Rock. Darrell went to work as a chemist for Riffe Petroleum of Oklahoma City.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Sigwing of the home; his mother, Laura Sigwing of Claremore; two daughters, Laura Warrior of Ponca City and Danielle Sigwing of Brainerd, Minnesota; one son, Robert Moore of Ponca City; eight grandchildren, Graham Primeaux Jr., Brandee Sigwing, Michael Moore, Daylan Primeaux, Chantay Sigwing, Marissa Moore, Chase Warrior and Brandon Warrior Jr.; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. His father, Joseph Sigwing, and grandparents preceded Darrell in death.

» Originally published in the Ponca City News.

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May 30th, 2003 at 8:42 pm

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Wilma Delores Williams

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Wilma Delores Moore Williams, resident of Pawnee, died Monday, April 28, 2003, in Oklahoma City. She was 74. The funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday, May 2, at the Pawnee Nation Multi-Purpose Complex in Pawnee with the Revs. Jerry Baker and Lynn Eaves officiating. Burial will be in Otoe-Missouria Cemetery in Red Rock under the direction of Poteet Funeral Home.

Wilma Delores Williams was born September 20, 1928, in Pawnee, the daughter of Sidney J. Moore Sr. and Dorothy Pearl Peters Moore. She had been married to George W. Williams Sr. She was a member of Native American Church and United Indian Methodist Church. She was a member of the Pawnee and Otoe tribes. An expert seamstress, she enjoyed making Native American dresses for friends and family.

Survivors include a daughter, Gwendolyn Williams of Pawnee; two sons, Norman NewRider of Pawnee and Ervin Brown Whitehorn of Hominy; three sisters, Sylvestine Shields of Shawnee, Laverne HorseChief of Midwest City, and Nova Marie Fields of Tulsa; a brother Sidney J. Moore Jr. of Albuquerque, New Mexico; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband on May 29, 1953; her parents; three sons, Theodore V. Williams, George W. Williams Jr. and Terry G. Williams Sr.; three brothers, Peter L. Moore Sr., Norman D. Keel and Theodore V. Brave Scout.

» Originally published in the Ponca City News.

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May 1st, 2003 at 8:53 pm

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