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May 10, 2013

Tallchief was known for his steer roping and riding skills and his service in World War II

John Tallchief, who served for 24 years as an Osage Tribal Councilman from 1970-1994, died May 7 at the age of 95.

A rosary service by Father Bruce Brosnahan of the Sacred Heart Catholic church will be performed at 6 p.m. Friday, May 10 and a 10 a.m. funeral service on Saturday, May 11. Both services will be held at Grayhorse Chapel. Interment will follow at the John Tallchief Roping Arena Family Cemetery.

April 12, 2013

Tallchief danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo from 1942 to 1947, but her career was most associated with the New York City Ballet, where she worked from 1948 to 1965

Maria Tallchief, one of America's first great prima ballerinas who gave life to such works as "The Nutcracker," ''Firebird," and other masterpieces from legendary choreographer George Balanchine, has died. She was 88.

November 25, 2012

Lohah had a storied career in law and in Indian Country

March 27, 2012

Bighorse served as assistant chief to Chief Sylvester Tinker. Funeral services begin at 8 a.m. tomorrow at the Pawhuska Indian Camp Chapel

LAWRENCE RUSSELL BIGHORSE passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012 in the Jane Phillips Medical Center, Bartlesville, Oklahoma.  He was 80 years old.

September 1, 2011

Flash Ebert, 75 of Odessa, TX, died Friday, July 29 at Medical Center Hospital

Flash Ebert, 75 of Odessa, TX, died Friday, July 29 at Medical Center Hospital. He was born April 8, 1936 to Evelyn Cannon and Conley Ebert in Pawnee, the oldest of four boys. Flash grew up following the boomtowns in Oklahoma, Colorado and Wyoming before the family settled in Texas. The Ebert family put down roots in Odessa. Flash attended Crockett Junior High and Odessa High where he was a standout polevaulter on the track team. He graduated from Odessa High School in 1954 and attended Odessa College.

September 1, 2011

Mary Rose Smith Gourd, of Tulsa, passed away on July 13 at the age of 79

Mary Rose Smith Gourd, of Tulsa, passed away on July 13 at the age of 79. She was born Nov. 29, 1931 to Irene Bruce and John Claude Smith.

September 1, 2011

William Jack Core, age 83, of Hominy, Oklahoma passed away August 19, 2011

August 24, 2011

Debra Gaye Carpenter, of Pawhuska, passed away Wednesday, July 13

Debra Gaye Carpenter, of Pawhuska, passed away Wednesday, July 13 at St. Johns Hospital in Tulsa. She was 54.

August 24, 2011

Mary Francis Kidder passed away July 31 at her home. She was 62-years-old.

Mary Francis Kidder passed away July 31 at her home. She was 62-years-old.

She was born Dec. 9, 1948 in Hominy to Frances “Scoge” and Mildred Hamilton Wheeler. On Sept. 5, 1969, she married Dennis Kidder in Bartlesville. 

August 24, 2011

Mary Rose Smith Gourd, of Tulsa, passed away on July 13 at the age of 79

Mary Rose Smith Gourd, of Tulsa, passed away on July 13 at the age of 79. She was born Nov. 29, 1931 to Irene Bruce and John Claude Smith.

July 11, 2011

She passed away on May 23 in Tulsa, Okla. at the age of 70

Diane was born on July 23, 1940 in Pawhuska, Okla. to Christopher Julius Pahsetopah and Lillian Lorraine (Hamilton) Pahsetopah. She passed away on May 23 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. at the age of 70.

She was preceded in death by her parents Chris and Lorraine Pahsetopah, her brother Paul Christopher Pahsetopah and two of her six children Paul Kenneth Simmering Jr. (Sonny) and Gwendolyn Christine Simmering (Tina).

July 11, 2011

She passed away on May 23 in Tulsa, Okla. at the age of 70

Diane was born on July 23, 1940 in Pawhuska, Okla. to Christopher Julius Pahsetopah and Lillian Lorraine (Hamilton) Pahsetopah. She passed away on May 23 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. at the age of 70.

She was preceded in death by her parents Chris and Lorraine Pahsetopah, her brother Paul Christopher Pahsetopah and two of her six children Paul Kenneth Simmering Jr. (Sonny) and Gwendolyn Christine Simmering (Tina).

June 27, 2011

Betty Jane McAdam Renton died peacefully at 1:26 a.m., June 19, 2011 in her home in Talent, Oregon

June 27, 2011

Betty Jane McAdam Renton died peacefully at 1:26 a.m., June 19, 2011 in her home in Talent, Oregon

June 27, 2011

Mary Catherine Gore, a longtime Denver resident who mentored hundreds of people through their teen years—especially her children and grandchildren—passed away June 20, 2011 of natural causes.

Mary Catherine Gore, a longtime Denver resident who mentored hundreds of people through their teen years—especially her children and grandchildren—passed away June 20, 2011 of natural causes. She was 84.

Not only was she the center of a constellation of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she also earned a college degree in her 40s in order to serve at-risk Denver youth as a court probation officer.

June 27, 2011

Mary Catherine Gore, a longtime Denver resident who mentored hundreds of people through their teen years—especially her children and grandchildren—passed away June 20, 2011 of natural causes.

Mary Catherine Gore, a longtime Denver resident who mentored hundreds of people through their teen years—especially her children and grandchildren—passed away June 20, 2011 of natural causes. She was 84.

Not only was she the center of a constellation of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she also earned a college degree in her 40s in order to serve at-risk Denver youth as a court probation officer.

June 8, 2011

She was 41 years old

JOHNIA J. (MASHUNKASHEY) JAGGERS passed away Thursday, May 26, 2011. She was 41 years old.

June 8, 2011

She was a mother and a mentor to all that knew her

May 23, 2011

The daughter of famed Osage author John Joseph Mathews dies at 86

BELLEVILLE- Virginia Winslow Hopper Mathews, 86, of Valley View Haven, Belleville, passed away at 1:35 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2011.

Virginia was born on March 9, 1925, in New York City, N.Y., to the late John Joseph Mathews and Virginia Winslow (Hopper) Mathews.

She was preceded in death by her lifetime companion, Virginia Huie.

Virginia is survived by a brother, John H. Mathews, & wife Gail, of Allensville, three nieces, Sara Dydak, Laura Edwards and Chris Mathews, as well as 13 great-nieces and nephews.

May 23, 2011

The daughter of famed Osage author John Joseph Mathews dies at 86

BELLEVILLE- Virginia Winslow Hopper Mathews, 86, of Valley View Haven, Belleville, passed away at 1:35 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2011.

Virginia was born on March 9, 1925, in New York City, N.Y., to the late John Joseph Mathews and Virginia Winslow (Hopper) Mathews.

She was preceded in death by her lifetime companion, Virginia Huie.

Virginia is survived by a brother, John H. Mathews, & wife Gail, of Allensville, three nieces, Sara Dydak, Laura Edwards and Chris Mathews, as well as 13 great-nieces and nephews.

May 9, 2011

Corey was born on September 18, 1985 in Shreveport, La. He passed away on March 11, 2011 in Shreveport as the result of a tragic accident

Services for Corey Wayne Owen, 25, were held March 17, 2011 at Mansfield Road Baptist Church. Officiating was Terry Hearn of Keithville, La.

A gathering will be held following the memorial service for family and friends.

Corey was born on September 18, 1985 in Shreveport, La. He passed away on March 11, 2011 in Shreveport as the result of a tragic accident.

May 9, 2011

Corey was born on September 18, 1985 in Shreveport, La. He passed away on March 11, 2011 in Shreveport as the result of a tragic accident

Services for Corey Wayne Owen, 25, were held March 17, 2011 at Mansfield Road Baptist Church. Officiating was Terry Hearn of Keithville, La.

A gathering will be held following the memorial service for family and friends.

Corey was born on September 18, 1985 in Shreveport, La. He passed away on March 11, 2011 in Shreveport as the result of a tragic accident.

May 9, 2011

Rachel was instrumental in seeing that her sons and grandsons participated in the Native American Church and the Osage Tribes annual ceremonial dances

Rachel was born in Shawnee to Raymond A. Kennard and Phyllis Campbell Kennard. She attended elementary school in Edmond. Her father worked for Amerada-Hess Oil Company. The family was transferred to Paradis, Louisiana where Rachel finished elementary school. In 1944 the family was again transferred, this time to Los Angeles, Calif. Rachel attended Audubon Junior High and finished at Inglewood High School class of 1949. Rachel received a full scholarship to Pepperdine University but opted to attend UCLA. During this time Rachel was an Honored Queen for Jobs Daughters.

May 9, 2011

Rachel was instrumental in seeing that her sons and grandsons participated in the Native American Church and the Osage Tribes annual ceremonial dances

Rachel was born in Shawnee to Raymond A. Kennard and Phyllis Campbell Kennard. She attended elementary school in Edmond. Her father worked for Amerada-Hess Oil Company. The family was transferred to Paradis, Louisiana where Rachel finished elementary school. In 1944 the family was again transferred, this time to Los Angeles, Calif. Rachel attended Audubon Junior High and finished at Inglewood High School class of 1949. Rachel received a full scholarship to Pepperdine University but opted to attend UCLA. During this time Rachel was an Honored Queen for Jobs Daughters.