Towie Cemetery
Tahlequah, Cherokee County, Oklahoma

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Johnson & Katie Wacoche

Johnson (Do-Do) Wacoche
© Tahlequah Daily Press
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
October 10, 2006
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

TOWIE - Johnson (Do-Do) Wacoche passed from this life Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, in Tulsa at 90 years of age. He was born June 7, 1916, in Eufaula to Alex and Rachel (Willingham) Wacoche.

Johnson served our country in the U.S. Navy. He retired as a nursery man. Johnson loved watching Sequoyah High School sports for many years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Rachel Wacoche; two brothers; two sisters; an infant granddaughter; a great-granddaughter, Kimberly Sands; and two infant great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Katie Wacoche; six sons, Watie "Chebon" Wacoche and wife Margie, Ben Wacoche and wife Clarissa, Allen Wacoche, Isaac Wacoche and wife Brenda, Chuck Wacoche and wife Juanita, and Bear Wacoche and wife Allene; six daughters, Nancy J. Lopez, Bonnie Two Shields, Lou Martin, Helen Wilder and husband Deanie, Lisa Thompson and husband Eddie, and Joni Wacoche and companion David Manus; 41 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and numerous extended family and friends.

Service will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Cedar Tree Tabernacle with Pastor July Tecumseh and Pastor Pat Freeman officiating. Interment will follow at Towie Cemetery.

Pallbearers include Johnson Wacoche III, Joe Two Shields, Johnny Ray Nunnely, Billy Wacoche, Robert Sanders and Butch Francis.

Honorary pallbearers include Robert Wacoche, Tracy Wacoche, Stacy Wacoche, Jason Wilder, Coby Thompson, Eddie Thompson, Deanie Wilder, Jeffrey Wacoche, Watt Flute and Ronald Holden. Funeral arrangements directed by Reed-Culver Funeral Home.

Katie Wacoche
© Tahlequah Daily Press
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
October 9, 2007
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

TAHLEQUAH -- Services for Katie Wacoche, 89, of Tahlequah, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Cedar Tree Tabernacle. Officiating will be Rev. Jess French.

Serving as pall bearers are Ronnie Towie, Lee Towie, Mark Stanly Quinton, Christopher Two Shields, Wesley Shade, and Darrel Holcomb. Interment will follow in the Towie Cemetery under the care of Green Country Funeral Home.

Katie was born in Tahlequah the daughter of Jeff and Waiter (Miller) Towie on Feb. 3, 1918. She passed from this life Oct. 7 at her residence in Cherokee County.

Katie attended Sequoyah Orphan School until her senior year. She liked to use a cane pole and fish for perch. She enjoyed horticulture, collecting wild flowers and tree leaves. She was a fan of baseball, including the St. Louis Cardinals; and football, including the Denver Broncos. She enjoyed watching "General Hospital." She was an avid Sequoyah Indians sports fan, along with the University of Oklahoma.

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband Johnson Wacoche in 2006; siblings Jennie Quinton, Alex Towie, Susie Thornton, Geneva Wilson, Loiuse Pritchet and Jess Towie.

Surviving her are 11 children, Nancy Howze, Watie Wacoche and wife Margie, Bonnie Two Shields, Benjamin Wacoche and companion Clarissa, Susahanna Martin, Allen Wacoche, Helen Wilder and husband Deany, Isaac Wacoche and wife Brenda, Mona Thompson and husband Eddie, Alex Wacoche and companion Juanita, and Joni Thompson and companion David; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; and many friends too numerous to mention.

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