In Memoriam
Marissa  Leigh  Chapman
Sequoyah Student 1990s
   Marissa Leigh Chapman Campbell , (Seq. Class of 1992) was born Dec. 14, 1973 (age 37) in Tahlequah , Okla. William Lee Campbell  (age 17) was born Feb. 11, 1994 in Stillwater , Okla.   Maizy Maya Campbell (age 11) was born Aug. 19, 1999 in Stillwater , Okla.   Lucas Wayne Campbell  (age 20 months) was born Sept. 25, 2009 in Oklahoma City , Okla. These dear loved ones departed this life on July 17, 2011.

   They were preceded in death by Tike Chapman, brother and uncle; paternal grandparents, Basil and Alma Chapman and maternal grandfather, Herman Jerry Jones.   They are survived by Wayne Campbell of Stillwater, Okla., husband and father; parents and grandparents, Marsha Chapman of Stillwater, Okla., Charles “Chipper” and Lori Chapman of Pawnee, Okla., Wayne and Mary Campbell of Coyle, Okla., Della Wanda Jones of Seminole, Okla.; sisters and aunts, Atira Chapman of Tulsa, Okla., Jasha Rhiannon Lyons and Justin McCaughey  of Midwest City, Okla., Manuella Lucretia Lyons of Stillwater, Okla., Ted and Tina Williams of Claremore, Okla., Stella and Justin McBride of Mulhall, Okla.; and brothers and uncles, Jordan Scott Lyons of Stillwater, Okla. and Justin Surridge of Oologah, Okla.  They leave behind numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends who feel their loss greatly.

    Marissa was a 1992 graduate of  Sequoyah High school .  She completed her Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood from Northern Oklahoma College .  Marissa touched many lives through her love of children through her work at the Pawnee Nation Learning Center and recently at Pawnee Headstart.  She had many goals and aspirations including furthering her education and pursuing her bachelor’s degree.  She lived her life with humor and offered humble encouragement to those around her.  She had a quiet strength and could be depended on by family and friends; Marissa loved her family and her children were the joy of her life. She was proud of her roots and participated in all aspects of her Native heritage.

    William just completed his sophomore year at Pawnee High school where he was on the honor roll and a member of the Black Bears football and basketball teams.  He was a gifted artist whose pursuits included graphic design and free hand work.  William loved music, cars and especially OSU; he was determined to play for Mike Gundy.  He was a wonderful big brother and a great friend.  He was dependable, hard working, and always willing to help out with a smile on his face.

    Maizy just completed 6th grade at Pawnee Middle school where she was named on the honor roll.  She was daddy’s little girl.  Maizy loved her studies which included academic bowl.  She was her mom’s right hand and a great sister.  She played softball, enjoyed music, and loved Facebook and hanging out with her friends.  Maizy was also artistic herself and enjoyed writing and drawing as well; she wrote great poems. Maizy was a true helper and loved spending time with her family. 

    Lucas attended the Pawnee Nation Learning Center .  He was a fighter having arrived in life 6 weeks premature.  He not only survived but thrived.  He was a joy and delight…“our little angel.” Lucas had so much character for being so young and enjoyed making loved ones laugh through his “many faces”.

    The family would like to thank the Pawnee tribe, the Seminole tribe, the community and the numerous friends and family for their support, prayers, and love during this difficult time.

    Donations to help with funeral expenses may be made at:  Pawnee First National Bank, Marissa Chapman Campbell Benefit.

    Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 22, 2011 at the Pawnee High School Auditorium, Pawnee, Okla.  Interment will be at the South Indian Cemetery , Pawnee, under the direction of Poteet Funeral Home, Pawnee, Okla.


Five killed in Payne County head-on collision
Associated Press ~ July 17, 2011

YALE— A mother, three of her children and a family friend died Sunday afternoon in a head-on crash on State Highway 51, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

William L. Campbell, 17, of Pawnee, was driving eastbound when the car went off the road, overcorrected and went out of control before hitting an oncoming pickup head-on about 1 p.m., according to a patrol report.

Campbell's mother, Marissa L. Campbell, 37, of Pawnee, her toddler son, Lucas and her 12-year-old daughter, Maizy were killed in the crash, as well as Shane Horn, 16, of Pawnee, who was not related to them, trooper Betsy Randolph said.

The driver of the pickup was treated and released from a hospital, and a passenger in the truck was taken to the hospital for treatment.


Friends remember five from Pawnee killed in traffic accident
BY SHEILA STOGSDILL sheilastogsdill@sbcglobal.net 
Published: July 20, 2011

Members of a Pawnee family who died in a Sunday wreck
were remembered fondly by friends and school officials.

PAWNEE — Members of a family killed in a head-on traffic accident were remembered Tuesday for their pursuit of excellence and love for one another.

    Killed in Sunday's crash on State Highway 51 about two miles west of Yale were: Marissa Leigh Chapman Campbell, 37, and her children William Lee Campbell, 17, Maizy Maya Campbell, 11, and Lucas Wayne Campbell, 22 months. Also killed was Shane Horn, 16, William Campbell's best friend. All were from Pawnee.

    William Campbell was driving east when the car went off the road, overcorrected and went out of control before hitting an oncoming pickup about 1 p.m., according to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report. The wreck closed the highway for more than four hours.

    Jesse J. Brown, 20, of Yale, who was driving the pickup, was treated at a Tulsa hospital and released. His passenger, Cade A. Anderson, 14, of Yale, was flown to a Tulsa hospital where he was stabilized, troopers said.

    Horn's funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Pawnee High School Auditorium.
He is survived by his parents, Bob and Gerri Horn, a brother, Kyle Horn and sisters Lori Horn, Thomasine Eppler, Morningstar Eppler and Davi-Anne Goggles.

    Services for the Campbell family are set for 10 a.m. Friday at the high school auditorium. They are survived by husband and father, Wayne Campbell of Stillwater.

    Marissa Campbell was remembered as a devoted teacher who loved her American Indian heritage.

    “She was a really good teacher,” said Melissa Williams, a former co-worker at the Pawnee Tribal preschool. “She will be missed by everyone.”

    Marissa Campbell taught at the preschool for about three years before moving to Pawnee Head Start, Williams said.

    “She had taken Pawnee Language classes and had incorporated the tribe's history into her classes,” Williams said.

    William Campbell and Shane Horn had completed their sophomore and freshman years, respectively, at Pawnee High School.

Both were honor roll students and members of the football team, principal Bobby Miller said.

“They were both role models in the school,” Miller said. “They were extremely committed to their families, their community and their school.”

    They were excellent students who showed up to class on time and participated in classroom discussions, Miller said.

    “William was an outspoken OSU fan and he loved to tell people they were in Cowboy country,” Miller said.

‘Daddy's girl'

    Maizy was a “Daddy's girl,” according to an obituary provided by the Poteet Funeral Home of Pawnee. She had completed the sixth grade at Pawnee Middle school where she was on the honor roll, said Darlene Robbins, school secretary.

“She was an excellent student, very cute and well-liked,” Robbins said.

    When her mother came to pick her up from school, Maizy's little brother Lucas was always so excited to see her, Robbins said.

    “She (Maizy) and my son Sheng were friends,” said Pat Haley, a middle school counselor. “She had a sweet disposition.”

Lucas attended the Pawnee Nation Learning Center, according to the obituary.

    “He was a fighter, having arrived in life six weeks premature. He not only survived but thrived. He was a joy and delight,” the obituary reads.

    Donations to help with funeral expenses can be made at: Pawnee First National Bank, Marissa Chapman Campbell Benefit.