BIXBY, Ok -- Betty Louanne Watashe Paul , was born on December 5, 1947 in Claremore, Oklahoma to Ernest Watashe and Florence (Morrison) Watashe. She passed from this life on September 18, 2013 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 65 years, 9 months & 13 days.
Betty was a graduate of Sequoyah High School with the Class of 1966. She worked in the health care industry for many years. She was a member of the Snake Creek Indian Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with her son and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother; Felix Watashe, 1 sister; Florence Taylor, 1 sister-in-law; Mary Locust Watashe (Seq. Class of 1967) , 1 niece; Christina Watashe (Seq. Class of 19'92) , 1 nephew; Michael Watashe (Seq. Class of 1988) and 1 great-niece; Waketa Watashe.
She is survived by her loving and devoted son, David Wayne Battiest, 4 brothers; John Watashe (Seq. Class of 1988) of Glenpool, Jerry Watashe (Seq. Sr 1965) of Tulsa, Charles Leland Watashe (Seq.Class of 1967) of Talala and Jack Watashe (Seq. Class of 1974) of Kellyville, 2 sisters; Mary Watashe Jennings (Seq. Fresh 1966) and Faith Watashe (Seq. Class of 1873) , both of Glenpool, Oklahoma as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 23 at the Snake Creek Indian Baptist Church with interment following in the Church cemetery officiated by Pastor Jimmy Alexander.