Family obituary: Juanita Ahtone, Kiowa
Juanita Daugomah was born July 7, 1928 to James w. Daugomah and Celia Lonewolf.
Juanita attended Carnegie Public schools and graduated from Haskell Indian Institute from the Business Deptment in 1948. She served as Miss Haskell in 1947.
Her grandmother, Ida Wansey Wahsay, was her chaperone. Juanita’s paternal grandparents are Daugomah and Mamie Togomote. Her maternal grandparents are Delos Knowles Lonewolf (DK) and Ida Wansey Wahsay.
Juanita married the late Vernon R. Ahtone in 1948 and was married for 60 years.
She worked at El Fenix Mexican Restaurant, Taylor Publishing, American Indian Center in Dallas Texas.
They had 6 sons and 2 daughters. After her husband Vernon R. Ahtone retired from the Dallas Police Department, they returned home to Carnegie.
She served as the Kiowa Tribe Secretary, served on the Kiowa Business Committee for 3 terms, and has been active with NCAI (National Congress of American Indians) for 46 years.
She was inspirational in the opening of the Dallas Indian United Methodist Church, Dallas/Ft. Worth Intertribal Pow-Wow Club, Executive Director at the American Indian Center, and Member of the Dallas Indian bowling league. She was currently serving as an elder Language Mentor for the Kiowa Language and Culture Revitalization Program.
She is survived by her children: Vernon “Cy” Ahtone of Elgin, Betty Ahtone Cummings of Grand Prairie Texas, Bonita Alice Ahtone, Carnegie, Vohn K. Ahtone of Apache and Paul Daugomah of Oklahoma City.
She has 20 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, James W. Daugohmah and Celia Lonewolf.
Her sons: Victor “ Buddy” Ahtone, Vance Allen Ahtone, Vincent G Ahtone, Virgil Ahtone. Grandchildren: George M. Tallbird. Great-grandchildren: Christopher Ahtone, Lula Ahtone Longhat, Titus Moore. Brothers: James Daugomah, Art Daugomah. Sisters: Mamie Bohay, Vena Beaver, Ida Landon, Lou Walker, Charlotte Ann Daugomah.
Services for Juanita Ahtone will be at Cedar Creek Church located in Carnegie Oklahoma on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. and Monday, October 21, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Burial will be at Cedar Creek Cemetery.
Officiating the services are Reverend Monroe Tsatoke and Reverend Gerald Haunpo.
Services are under the direction of Ray & Martha's Funeral Home in Carnegie, Oklahoma.