In Memoriam
Dempsey  Micco
Sequoyah  High School

Lawrence Ks - Services for Dempsey Micco, 67, Sequoyah Class of 1958 , will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Micco died Thursday, March 9, 2006, at his home.

He was born March 25, 1938, near Henrietta, Okla., the son of Hempsey Roberts Micco and Mattie Loney Micco Fisher.

Mr. Micco was a painter at Haskell Indian Nations University and retired in 1999.

He was a charter member of Indian Avenue Baptist Church, where he was elected deacon in February. He belonged to the Creek and Seminole Tribe. He was a member of Sequoyah Indian School Alumni Assn. , Lawrence Haskell Alumni Chapter, Arizona Haskell Alumni Assn., Oklahoma Chapter of Haskell Alumni, New Mexico Haskell Alumni Assn. and Haskell Interfaith Council of Student Ministries.

Mr. Micco received the Outstanding Haskell Alumni 2005 Award and was on the Douglas County Council of Aging as an advocate for American Indians. He was a Vista volunteer and Pelathe board member. He was a former member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and a former sponsor of ACCES Club.

He married Ramona E. Mattwaoshe on June 8, 1963, in Lawrence. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Diana Wynn Pinegar, Kansas City, Kan.; a son, Douglas L., Canon City, Colo.; five sisters, Alice Roberts, Dustin, Okla., Anne Hickey (Cls'55) , Bryant, Okla., Nell Micco English (Gradeschool-1950s) , Okmulgee, Okla., and Sarah Micco (Cls'58) and  Rainey Micco Marks (Fresh-'69) , both of Weleetka, Okla.; three brothers, Robert F. Micco (Soph-'61) , Grove, Okla., and Johnny Micco (Cls'64) and Tommy Dale Fisher, both of Weleetka; and three grandchildren.

A daughter, Danielle Cristi Micco and a brother, James Brisco Micco (Soph-'61) died earlier.

An American Indian creek service will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary, where the family will receive friends after the service until 8 p.m.

The family suggests memorials to a charity of the donorís choice.