TAHLEQUAH, Ok -- Funeral services for Susannah Wacoche-Martin , were held on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 at the Reed-Culver Chapel with Reverend Gil Hooper (Seq_Cls.'69) officiating. A Wake Service was held at the home of Johnson and Katie Wacoche on Monday, January 4th, 2016. Interment followed at Towie Cemetery in Tahlequah, OK.
Pallbearers for Susannah include Billy Wayne Wacoche, Johnson Wacoche, Alex Allen Wacoche, Jeffrey Wacoche (Seq_Cls '89), Stacy Wacoche, and Nicholas Bearpaw Wacoche. Her honorary pallbearers include Allen Wacoche, Chase Wacoche, and Jaden Shade.
Susannah Wacoche-Martin, or" Lou" to her family and friends, was born on April 27th, 1947 in Tahlequah, OK, the daughter of Johnson and Katie (Towie) Wacoche. Lou grew up, surrounded by a loving family of five brothers and five sisters, and loved any chance to spend time with her family. She attended Seneca Indian Grade School and graduated from Sequoyah High School with the Class of 1966.
Lou decided on a career helping others through nursing. She enrolled in the Cherokee Nation School of Practical Nursing. She practiced her nursing at Davis Nursing Center, Stilwell Nursing Center, and Cherokee County Nursing Center. She was a kind, dedicated, and very thoughtful nurse who always put the interest and well-being of her clients first and foremost.
When she was home, she liked to catch up on her favorite show, "Perry Mason" or "Chopped" on the Cooking Channel, and wait for her favorite people in the world to visit, her grandkids! They were Lou's best friends to take to the river for a cookout or just enjoy time in the "Hassle Free" zone, provided courtesy of Grandma Lou. Lou loved sports, especially OU and Sequoyah football.
She always took the time to help others, putting her needs behind those who needed her help. A Christian by faith, she faithfully attended DD Etchison United Methodist Church in Tahlequah.
Her health failed her and the Lord called this good and faithful servant home from her labors on January 1st, 2016 in Tahlequah, OK. She was 68 years old. She leaves a void that no one will be able to fill.
Susannah is preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Ray Martin, her adored parents, Johnson (Seq_Emp '78) and Katie Wacoche (Seq_Student 1930s) and her grandson, Bobby Joe Davis.
Those left to cherish Susannah memory include her loving children, Rae Ann Wacoche of Tahlequah, OK, Chebon Wacoche and wife Marinda of Tulsa, OK, and Cheth Martin and wife Shyla of Tahlequah, OK. She leaves her five brothers and five sisters: Watie Wacoche (Seq_Jr '60) and wife Margie Mclemore Wacoche (Seq_Soph 1960), Benjamine Wacoche (Seq_Cls '64) and wife Clarissa Smith Wacoche (Seq. Jr.'72), Allen "Bun" Wacoche (Seq_Cls.'67), Alex "Chuck" Wacoche (Seq_Jr. '72) and wife Juanita all of Tahlequah, OK, Isaac Wacoche (Seq_Jr '69) and wife Brenda of Tulsa, OK, Nancy Wacoche Howze (Seq_Cls'56), Helen "Hed" Wacoche Wilder (Seq_Cls'67), and husband Sidney Wilder (Seq_Employee), Mona Lisa Wacoche (Seq_Fresh '69) and husband Edwin Thompson (Seq_Soph '66), and Joni Wacoche all of Tahlequah, OK, and Bonnie Faye Wacoche Twoshields (Seq_Cls'62) of Ft. Gibson, OK.
Her dreams live on in her grandchildren, Kai Wacoche, Kanati Wacoche, Josiah Wacoche, Sierra Lamon, Braxton Lamon, Blake Martin, Emily Martin, Chebon Martin, Tosily Martin, Katie Martin, Cheth Martin Jr., Sheena Wacoche, Chase Wacoche, Raegene Riggs, JeRae Anderson, Waitter Wacoche and one great grandson, Braylen Meikle, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends and loved ones.