Tahlequah Daily Press

December 19, 2013

Mary Alice Ishcomer


STILWELL — Services for Mary Alice Ishcomer will be held Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at 2 p.m., at Echota Baptist Church, with Pastor Gary “Dino” Leach officiating.

 The Echota Choir will provide the musical selections. Interment will be held at Echota Cemetery near Stilwell.

Online condolences for her family may be left at www.reedculver.com.

Pallbearers for Mary Alice include Kristian Marshall, Eric Marshall, Larry Fields Jr., Jim Mankiller, Albert Daugherty and Cody Hummingbird.

Mary Alice Ishcomer was born on Jan. 17, 1955, in Tahlequah, the daughter of Buck Ervin and Lois Nofire-Ishcomer. She attended school at Northeastern State University.

She worked as a customer service representative and florist. She enjoyed working with people. She was quick to smile and make you feel at home when you were around her.

When she wasn’t working, Mary Alice was involved in church activities and was a member of Living Hope Baptist Church in Tulsa. She liked to curl up with a good book or making flower arrangements. She was blessed with a wonderful sense of humor and loved to spend time just talking with people and friends.

She was an avid fan of any music from the ‘60s and especially liked the groups the Beatles and Paul Revere and the Raiders.

 She was always ready to spend time with her family and especially her grandchildren. She simply adored them. It didn’t matter if it was a holiday dinner or just a sunny afternoon get-together, she couldn’t wait to see her family.

The Lord called Mary Alice home from her labors on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Tulsa. Mary Alice was 58 years old. She will be missed for all the love and happiness she brought to her family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her mom and dad, Buck Ishcomer and Lois Ishcomer; her great-niece, Amanda Nofire; her high school sweetheart, Jonathan Hiram Jake, and one nephew, Justin Case Mann.

Those left to celebrate her life include her daughter, Elizabeth Ishcomer of Tahlequah; and two sisters, Ervina Marshall and Susan Fields, of Stilwell. Her legacy lives on in her four grandchildren, Ahnawake Alyse Tiger, Taryn Starr Whitecrow, Byron Thunder Whitecrow, and Jonathan Jay Whitecrow, as well as many nieces, nephews, and loved ones.

Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware, (918) 456-2551.