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WOODROW WHITECROW

 WOODROW 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.

      Woodrow 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. 

      He 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 friends.

He 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 great grandchild.

      The 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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