SALINA, Ok -- Funeral services for Linda Ann Masters-Dreadfulwater , (Seq. student 1960s), were held on Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at the Cedar Tree Tabernacle with Pastor Richard Duke Pickup (Seq.Cls'65) and Pastor Rick Pathkiller officiating. Visitation with her family was on Wednesday, November 19th at the Reed-Culver Chapel. Interment followed at Cedar Tree Cemetery.
Pallbearers for Linda include Robert Murphy, Michael Murphy, Joshua Masters, Rocky Masters, Larry Masters, Jacob Masters, and Terry Masters.
Linda Ann Dreadfulwater was born on December 12th, 1954 in Tahlequah, OK, the daughter of Jacob and Ann Wilson (Pritchett) Masters. She grew up in a household that boasted four brothers and six sisters. She married Carl Dreadfulwater, and together they raised two sons and two daughters. Linda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.
She had a warm smile and a large heart. She was always looking to the need of others before her own. She would carry on a conversation with anyone that would talk and always enjoyed the company of family and friends. Depending on the weather, you would find Linda outside enjoying nature, sewing blankets, heading to a game of Bingo, or watching her grandchildren in their many activities. When the weather got cold, Linda would pull out her jigsaw puzzles or start on her kanuchi. She turned all her efforts into making her house a home for her family and the many people that needed a home. Linda was like a second mom to many. She was very proud of her heritage, and raised her children to be proud of who they are as well.
Linda left this world on Sunday, November 16th, 2014 in Chouteau with her loved ones by her side to send her on. She leaves an empty space that no one else can ever fill.
Linda has gone on to join her beloved parents, one brother, Andrew Pritchett (Seq. Jr. '81) , and her five sisters: Darlene Masters Murphy (Seq.Fresh.'67) , Sandra Masters Cypress (Cls '72) , Carmen Masters (Seq.Soph '74) , Connie Pritchett, and Gina Pritchett (Seq. student '79) ; one nephew, Thomas "Hulk" Barnes, and two great nieces, Patricia and Randy McClendon.
Those left to cherish her memory include her five beloved children, Christopher Dreadfulwater of Salina,OK, CJ Dreadfulwater and companion Wauneta Henson of Salina, OK, Eric Murphy of Tahlequah, OK, April Soldier and husband Matthew of Chouteau, OK, and Carla Barnett and husband Franklin of Okmulgee, OK.
She also leaves her brothers and one sister; Larry Masters (Seq. Cls. '74) and wife Carol of Tahlequah, OK, Jacob Masters Jr (Seq. Cls '79) and wife Tina of Tahlequah, Terry Masters (Seq. soph '76) and companion Pat Scott and Patricia Masters McClendon (Seq. Junior '67) and husband C.L. of Stigler, OK.
Her legacy lives on in her 17 adored grandchildren, Devin Cheek, Bryana Barnett, Charlize Barnett, Zerrin Barnett, Carlyn Barnett, Trent Soldier, Andrew Soldier, Lauran Soldier, Matthew Soldier, Camden Soldier, Skylar Batt, Daylon Dreadfulwater, Derek Dreadfulwater, Darren Dreadfulwater, Trista Dreadfulwater, Zayden Dreadfulwater, and Zariah Dreadfulwater. She is also cherished by her five great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones. She will forever be missed, but never forgotten.