In Memoriam
Louella  Weavel  Tahdooahnippah
Sequoyah  Vocational  School ~ Student 1940s-50s

     CACHE, Ok -- Services for Louella Weavel Tahdooahnippah , 79, Cache, were held Thur. Dec. 6th 2007, at Post Oak Mennonite Brethren Church, Indianhoma, Okla.; with Leonard Presley, pastor, officiating.

(Louella Weavel attended Sequoyah Vocational School as a 8th grader in 1947 and graduated with the Class of 1951.)

Pall bearers were: Thomas Fasthorse, Cody Zimmer, Alvin Basil Pollock, Jeffrey Spottedbird, Mark White, and Tony Preciado.  Honorary pall bearers: Daniel Preciado, Zak Rice, Steven Rice, Dee Tall Bear, Mitchell Tall Bear, and Frank Black.

Mrs. Tahdooahnippah died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, in Supulpa Okla.

Burial was in the Post Oak Cemetery under direction of Comanche Nation Funeral Home.

    She was born July 16, 1928, in Stilwell  Okla. to Albert and Annie Blackbird Weavel. She was a member of Post Oak Mennonite Brethren Church.  She was a nurse at the Lawton Indian Hospital for many years.

Survivors include many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Videll; five brothers: Arch Weavel, Mose Weavel (Seq.  Cls '51) , Tom, Luke, and Levi Weavel (Seq.  Sr. '47) ; and a sister, Margeret Weavel White (Seq. Cls '52).

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A letter from her niece

Dear Sir,

      Enclosed is the information you requested on Aunt Lou's passing.

(Note: Included a copy of her obit, funeral program and recent photo.)

     She passed away at Tulsa Regional Hospital, Tues, Dec. 4, 2007, after several mini-strokes. The nurses in Supulpa Nursing Home, said she woke up that morning and had difficulty breathing; they rushed her to Tulsa Regional by ambulance.

      I had seen her the weekend before when she came to my home for a cookout with me and my sister, Fanneta.  I noticed she was not as alert as she was normally was and she was having trouble talking, mumbling her words, but only slightly.  She was to see a speech therapist the day she passed.

      I was able to be with her as she departed from this world. The nursing home staff were totally shocked at her passing, as was I; it just happened so suddenly.

    After her husband Videll passed, due to cancer on October 8, 2006, she was placed in a nursing home in Chickasha. I did take her to my home for a few days but Lou was wanting to go home.

    She had Alzheimers and had a difficult time remembering that Videll had passed away.  But she adjusted real well to life in the nursing home. She was in several: Chickasha, Geary, Hinton, and then finally to Supulpa, to be closer to me. Geary was the best.

      She was so funny and lived in the present, taking in all her surroundings.  She loved hanging out with her nusing home friends and kept them laughing with her facial expressions and sense of humor. She was a great listener and like having her hair and nails done.

       She loved the holidays in the homes because they had special events. She always ate good and always wanted to share her food with me. I did discover she loved Snickers bars, so I kept her amply supplied. She was not diabetic; amazing!  The nursing home was an adventure to her because at times she thought she was working there.  (She was a nurse at the Lawton Indian Hospital for many years.) She liked hanging out at the nurses station late at night. The nurses said everyone else would be asleep but not her.

      I think she always knew who I was, for which I am so thankful.. I am also thankful I got to care for her the last days of her life.  She was greatly loved and was in good health.  Although, she did lose her mobility and had to be placed in a wheelchair to prevent falls.

 I always told her stories of her brothers and sisters, and how she and Videll loved to travel, especially to the basketball games between Riverside and Sequoyah.  She loved to hear stories. Her friends also loved to hear them. 

    Cecil Gray would visit her and play his guitar for her.  She loved it and got to hear him that Saturday.  She loved gospel singing, the blues, and "honky tonk" music.

      I miss her tremendously, but know she missed Videll and her brothers and sisters.  She outlived them all. I know she is now enjoying all her relatives and her new place for there is no doubt she is in Heaven...her new home. 

  I am so  glad to share her life with you and happy to hear someone asked about her. 

God Bless.

Rhoena White Preciado, (people always said, "Oh, so you're The Niece.")
I'm the oldest daughter of Margeret Weavel White.

Louella's 79th birthday party.