WHITECROW, son of Alfred and Bertha (Black Beard) Whitecrow, was
born August 24, 1931 at Fonda, Oklahoma in Dewey County. He
departed this life early Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at the Watonga
Municipal Hospital. He was 78 years of age.
grew up east of Seiling and he attended Pumpkin Ridge School.
He entered the United States Navy and served his country overseas in
Japan. He received an honorable discharge in 1952. He
returned to Oklahoma and married Naomi Fern Hill and they had six
children. Woodrow worked as a cross country truck driver and a
heavy equipment operator. Later, he married Delores Tutu and
they made their home in Ashland, Montana for several years. He
returned to Oklahoma where he made his home in Anadarko until his
health began to fail and he moved to the Geary Nursing Home.
He was a Gord Dancer with the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes. He was
an Elk Society Clan member and Sun Dance Priest. He was a
member of the Seiling Indian Mennonite Church.
is survived by three daughters: Wanada Red Hat and husband Luther of
Longdale; Bertha Colleen Thunderbull of Geary and Edwina Whitecrow
Fire of California; fourteen grandchildren and twenty-six great
grandchildren; one step brother: Delford Whitecrow of Elk City and
an adopted brother: Walter Black Wolf of Lame Deer, MT. He is
also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and
was preceded in death by his parents: Alfred Whitecrow and Bertha
Little Coyote; two sons: Theodore and Dewayne Whitecrow; two
daughters: Debra and Janice Whitecrow; three grandchildren and one
traditional wake service was held at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, May 1,
2010 at the Seiling-Fonda Community Center. The funeral
service was held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 2, 2010 at the Seiling-Fonda
Community Center. Burial followed in the Brumfield Cemetery at Seiling under the direction of the Redinger Funeral Home.
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