OKEMAH, OK -- Funeral services for Roslie Deerinwater Fixico were held Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the Prairie Springs Baptist Church in Okemah, Okla. Interment followed at the Hicks Deerinwater Family Cemetery also in Okemah. Wake services were Tuesday, June 11th at the Prairie Springs Baptist Church.
Serving as active pallbearers were: Craig Deerinwater, Adam Deerinwater, Scott Harjo, Demetrius Jackson, Michael Manley, Darious Tiger and Kolyn Leitka. Honorary bearers were her grandsons.
Services were under the direction of Parks Brothers F/H and officiated by Bro. Chad Smith.
Roslie Deerinwater Fixico was born August 3, 1953 in Altus; she passed away Friday, June 7, 2019 in Tulsa at the age of 65.
Roslie was a resident of Okmulgee and a Class of 1972 graduate of Sequoyah High School, Tahlequah. She worked in the healthcare field in nursing homes. Roslie enjoyed softball and volleyball and especially loved watching her kids and grandkids play sports. She liked to draw and put together collages and was also a member of the Prairie Springs Baptist Church of Okemah.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Susanna Bear; her grandparents who raised her, Henry and Louise Hicks Deerinwater; her son, Jeffrey Tiger; four brothers: George Deerinwater, John Deerinwater, Alex Deerinwater and Mike Bear (Seq.Class of 1979); one sister, Dana Bear (Seq.Class of 1989) and one son in law, Thomas Dale Fixico.
Survivors include one son, Benjamin Tiger of Morris; five daughters: Karla Manley and husband Michael of Weleetka, Melissa Tiger and David Ornelas of Broken Arrow, Christina Tiger of Henryetta, Rene Tiger and Scott Harjo of Preston, and Kelli Tiger and Demetrius Jackson of Henryetta; three brothers: Gary Deerinwater of Bristow, Dale Bear of Dewey, and Gaylan Bear (Seq. Freshman 1979) of Okemah; four sisters, Lavena Pearson of Bristow, Mary Louise Bear Billie (Seq.Class of 1983) of Okemah, Lonetta Bear Fisher (Seq.Senior 1983) of Glenpool and Diana Bear Baker (Seq.Class of 1986) of Okemah; 25 grandchildren with one on the way and 3 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her best friend whom she thought of as a sister, Edna Jimboy Blair (Seq.Class of 1972) of Tulsa.