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Elizabeth Tallchief

January 10, 1943 — July 14, 2014

Elizabeth Ann Tallchief Betty to her friends and Gee, her children, grandkids and greatgrandkids, went home on July 14, 2014 at the age of 71. She was born on January 10, 1943 in Pawnee, Oklahoma. Her parents were Charles and Delphia Hawkins Bowman. She lost her mother at a very young age, followed by her father in 1962. She was raised by Dr. Tom Hamill and his wife for two years, and then her grandmother Hawkins before graduating high school.

She married Charles Tallchief in 1962 in Vancouver, WA, where they resided at that time. Her first daughter, Leslie, was born in June 1962, in Hillsboro, OR. In December of 1962, they moved to Fairfax, OK, where they had their second daughter, Jo Dawn, in August 1963, and their third, Nicole, in September 1970. She divorced and moved to Tulsa, OK in 1989, where she continued her studies and graduated from Tulsa Community College as a Registered Physical Therapy Assistant. She moved to Pawhuska, OK after graduation to start her career at the Pawhuska Hospital, where she worked for 13 years before retiring in 2005.

She was a proud member of the Chickasaw Nation and member of the PahSueLee Club and Fairfax Historical Society. During her married life and thereafter, she was a homemaker and seamstress. Her hobbies included cooking, sewing, making Osage Indian clothes weaving, beading, and ribbon work was her expertise, spending time with her family and spoiling her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. She also enjoyed playing pitch and poker with her friends and playing at the casino.

She is survived by her daughter and soninlaw, Leslie and John Popper Holloway daughter Jo Dawn Tallchief, both of Fairfax, OK daughter, Nicole Pratt and soninlaw, Cameron Pratt, of Pawhuska, OK sister, Billie Jo West, and her husband Dale West, and nephew Keith West of Moore, OK grandchildren, Sonya, Thomas, Courtney, Sasha, Bobbi, Samuel, Julz, Marissa, Henry and Michaela greatgrandchildren, Joshua, Colton, Hunter, Julie, Sean and Jacob sisterinlaw, Cecelia Tallchief many nieces and nephews too numerous to name here, and her lifelong friends, Beverly Brownfield and Barbara Bowman. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Delphia Bowman, and brother, Francis Bowman.

A Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Grayhorse Chapel, with a Funeral Mass following at 10:00 a.m. Friday morning, July 18, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fairfax, OK. Father Todd Nance will officiate. Casket bearers will be King Bowman, Mark Bowman, Sam L. McKinney, Darren McKinney, J.T. Lemon, and Miles Kennett. Honorary Casket bearers are Randy Dildine and Tony Staton.

Services are under the direction of HunsakerWooten Funeral Home of Fairfax.

Visitation


Grayhorse Chapel
Grayhorse Village-Rural Fairfax
Fairfax, OK  74637
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
06:00 p.m.

Service


Rosary

Grayhorse Chapel
Grayhorse Village-Rural Fairfax
Fairfax, OK  74637
Thursday, July 17, 2014
07:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
333 S. 8th Street
Fairfax, OK  74637
Friday, July 18, 2014
10:00 a.m.

Cemetery


Tallchief Family Hilltop Cemetery
Grayhorse-Rural Fairfax
Fairfax, OK  74637
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