SAD  MOMENTS  of  2009

   SALISAW, OK - Loretta Darlene Fox (Seq. Class of 1977) , 50, died Wednesday, December 30, 2009. Services were Wed. January 6, 2010.

   SALINA, OK - Fannie Huston Kingfisher (Seq. Class of 1961) , 66, homemaker, died Thursday, December 24, 2009. Services were Tues. Dec. 28th.

   KENWOOD, OK - Mixwater Buckskin (Seq. Cls'56 ~ Emp 1958-1985) , 75, retired from the Cherokee Nation, died Sunday Dec 20, 2009. Services: Dec 23, Kenwood Gym, Kenwood. Interment: Euwasha Cemetery, Kenwood.


   BROKEN ARROW, OK - Joe Sanders (Seq. Class of 1949) , 79, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma passed from this life on December 20, 2009 in Tulsa. Service Wed. Dec. 23, First Baptist Church, Broken Arrow.

    TAHLEQUAH, OK - Kaca Langston Coon (Seq Student 1990s) , 30, died Fri. Dec. 11, 2009. Services were at Green Country Funeral Home Chapel on Fri. Dec. 18th. Interment followed in the England Hollow Cemetery at Peavine.

   TAHLEQUAH, OK - Roderick "Smokey" Gwoompi (Seq. Employee 1972 ~ 1979) , 69, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009. Services were Dec 9th ~ Green Country Funeral Home Chapel, Talq. Interment was Dec. 10th in the Saddle Mountain Cemetery south of Carnegie, Okla.

    TAHLEQUAH, OK - Raymond "Babe" Hair (Seq Fresh-1965) , 60, died Mon. Dec. 7, 2009. Services were Dec. 10th in the Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel, Tahlequah.

    TAHLEQUAH, OK - Billy (Stoney) McLemore (Seq. Class of 1972) , 55, died Tues. Dec. 1, 2009. Services were Dec. 4th in the Cherokee Baptist Association Tabernacle, Tahlequah.


    PINE RIDGE, SD - Sharon G. Tail (Seq. Student 1980s) , 35, Pine Ridge, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, at Texarkana, Texas.

    TAHLEQUAH, OK - Louise Fixin Campbell-Cameron (spouse of George Cameron Cls ' 52) , 77, died Tues. Nov. 10, 2009. Services were held Nov. 13th in the Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel.

    TAHLEQUAH, OK - Jack W. Gritts (Seq.Student 1930s) , 85, departed this life on Oct. 23, 2009. Services were held at Calvary Assembly of God Thurs. Oct. 29, 2009. Graveside services followed at the Double Springs Cemetery.

    OKMULGEE, OK - Tsianina Louise “Gena” Wesley Bass (Seq. Class of 1973) , died Mon., Oct. 26, 2009. Funeral service will be on Friday, 2 pm at the Grave Creek Indian Baptist Church in Hitchita, OK with Rev. Norman E. Daniel officiating. Burial will be in the Grave Creek Cemetery.

    TAHLEQUAH, OK - Darci Lynn Scraper (Seq. Class of 2008) , 20, died Wednesday, October 14, 2009 in a tragic accident. Services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the Sequoyah High School Gym.

    TAHLEQUAH, OK - Bruce E. Doyle (Soph in 1968) , 57, of Tahlequah died Monday, October 5, 2009, after a long battle with emphysema. Graveside services were Oct. 10, Ross Cemetery, Tahlequah.

    PHILADELPHIA, MS - Mike O. White (Seq. Class of 1966) , 63, of Choctaw, Miss. died Wednesday, October 7, 2009. Services were Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

    DALLAS, TX - Frankie Duck Billie (Seq. Class of 1966) , passed away Sunday Sept. 20, 2009. Services were Wed. Sept 23, at the Dallas Indian United Methodist Church, Dallas Tx.

    SEMINOLE, Ok - Leroy "Rusty" Davis (Seq. Class of 1960) , 68, passed away Friday, September 4, 2009 in Oklahoma City. Services and burial were Sept. 10th at Tallahassee Presbyterian Church & Cemetery, Seminole, Ok.

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Henry Foster (Seq. Stud. 1950s) , 71, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2009 at his residence in Oklahoma City.

    TAHLEQUAH, Ok - George Edward Duvall (Seq. Soph. in 1962), 65, passed away Sunday July 27, 2009. Services were July 31st in the Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel; burial followed in the Ft.Gibson National Cemetery.

    LEXINGTON, Ok - Sequoyah Class of 1962 alumnus and former Seq. Alum. Assoc. president, Elliot Willis Pulliam (Seq. Class of 1962) , 64, passed away in Lexington, Ok. on Wed. July 15, 2009. Services and burial were in Lawrence Ks. July 23rd.

    MUSKOGEE, Ok - Funeral services for Connie Isham (Seq. Soph. in 1962), 64, were June 24, 2009 in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel, Stilwell, Okla.; Brother Sam England officiated. Interment followed in Reese Cemetery, Peavine, Okla. 

    GROVE, Ok - May Mahseet Chubbee  (Seq. Emp. 1940s), 99, passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at Grand Lake Villa Nursing Home. May was very instrumental in founding the Alumni Association of Sequoyah Vocational School.

    ARDMORE, Ok - Emery Moses Roberts , (Seq. Class of 1963) 66, passed away Friday April 24, 2009 in Dallas, Tx. Services were held in Ardmore, Okla. on Wed. Apr. 29th. with the Rev. Osborne Roberts officiating. Interment followed in McAllister Cemetery. 

    MUSKOGEE, Ok - Jim Thompson  (Son of Tommie Thompson, Seq. Boys Advisor 1950s), 74, physical education teacher, died Friday Mar. 6, 2009. Services were Tuesday in the Bradley Funeral Service Chapel, Ft. Gibson.

    TAHLEQUAH, Ok - Anna Faye Glory Rooster , (Seq. Class of 1937) 88, passed from this life on Feb. 14, 2009. Services were held Wed. Feb. 18, 2009 in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at Tahlequah City Cemetery.

    CLEWISTON, FL - Gary Don Warden , (Seq. student 1980s) 39, died Sunday February 8, 2009. Services were Sat. Feb. 14th in Wewoka, Okla.

    TAHLEQUAH, Ok - Graveside services for Bill W. James , (Seq. Dorm Attnd. 1970s) 74, were held Thur. Feb. 5th in the Fort Gibson National Cemetery in Fort Gibson, Okla. Bill passed away on Mon. Feb. 2, 2009 after a long illness. 

    SPERRY, Ok - Fuuneral services for Olvie Washington , (Seq. Class of 1967) 63, of Sperry, Okla. were held Tuesday January 20, 2009 at the Johnson Funeral Chapel, in Sperry, OK. Burial followed at Rest Haven Cemetery in Sperry.