In Memoriam
Maria  Coachman
Sequoyah student ~ 2003

An e-mail from a reliable source. If you have a copy of Maria's obituary, please send me a copy. 


        Just wanted to let you know about the death of another Sequoyah student, Maria Coachman. Maria attended Sequoyah this past school year (2003-04). I'm not sure what grade she was in (completed 11th grade) . She was 17 years old and from Tulsa, Okla.

She was killed in a motor vehicle accident this past Thursday night, July 1st. 2004.

     Her mother didn't attend Sequoyah, but her uncle James Coachman  (Seq.Cls '68) and his wife, the former Brenda Nelson  (Seq.Cls '67) attended Sequoyah High School.
      Her cousin was driving the car and the word is that alcohol was involved. I just hope that these kids will learn something from the death of such a young person.


Former Resident’s Daughter Dies in Tulsa Car Accident
July 1st. 2004 ~ Wewoka, Okla. newspaper

The daughter of a former Wewokan has died after an auto accident Thursday near Tulsa.

     Maria Rae Coachman, 17, Tulsa, died in the emergency room after an accident at the I-44 and W. 56th Street intersection in Tulsa County.

     She is the daughter of Jerome "Charley" Warledo, now of Edmond, and Charlotte Coachman, Tulsa.

     The accident report by Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Coachman was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her cousin, 19-year-old Christina Joy Coachman, Tulsa.

Christina Coachman was not injured.

     Another cousin, Samantha E. Dushane, 15, of Tahlequah, was treated and released from a local hospital for minor injuries.

      Troopers said the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and swerved left to avoid another vehicle, went into a broadslide and struck the barrier wall.

It overturned onto its top, ejecting the victim, who was the only one not wearing a seatbelt.

Coachman’s funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Little Quarsarty Baptist Church.

     Rev. Ledkey McIntosh will officiate. Burial will follow at Wiley-Watson Cemetery north of Dustin under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

Wake services are set for 7:30 p.m. Monday at the church.

     Coachman was born July 11, 1986. She attended Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah, finishing 11th grade.

She lived in Moore until 2003 when she moved to Tulsa.

She was baptized at Glorietta Baptist Church.

Survivors include her parents; siblings Timothy and Tafv Coachman of Tulsa.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Charles and Leatrice Coachman and Johnson and Betty Jo Warledo.