Tahlequah Daily Press

Obituaries

October 31, 2013

Patricia Ann Oosahwe

TAHLEQUAH — Services for Patricia Ann Oosahwe will be conducted on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at 2 p.m., at the Reed-Culver Chapel with Rev. D.J. McCarter officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 31st, 2013, from noon until 6 p.m. at Reed-Culver. Interment will be held at New Hope Cemetery in Hulbert. Condolences for the family can be left at www.reedculver.com.

Pallbearers are Preston Oosahwee, Joshie Yeager, Joey Grayson, Stuart Grayson, Jesse Grayson and Phillip Oosahwe. Honorary pallbearers are Joe Grayson Jr., Webster Grayson, Noel T. Grayson, DeWayne Patton, Jess Oosahwee, Harry Oosahwee, Andy Oosahwee Jr., Willard Oosahwee, Larry Oosahwe, Terry Oosahwee, Denny Robinson, and Steve McDaniel.

Patricia Ann Grayson Oosahwe was born on Feb. 23, 1951, in Tahlequah, to Joe Sr. and Charlotte (Robin) Grayson. She was called home to be with the Lord on Oct. 27, 2013.

Patricia earned Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Administration and Sociology at Northeastern State University. While attending NSU, Patricia met the love of her life, James Reed Oosahwe. They were married May 18, 1973. From this union two children were born; James Reed Oosahwe Jr. and Grayson Rebecca Oosahwe.

Patricia worked as a medical billing clerk, and over the years, worked for Tahlequah City Hospital, Cherokee Nation Ambulance Service, and W.W. Hastings Hospital, from which she retired in 2008.

Patricia was a member of Elm Tree Baptist Church and enjoyed gospel music. She enjoyed spending time with her daughter, seeing her family, cooking, reading, window shopping, listening to Billy Joel music, taking scenic drives and giving presents to the “babies” in her life.

Patricia was preceded in death by her loving husband, James Reed Oosahwe; one son, James Reed Oosahwe Jr.; her parents, Joe Sr. and Charlotte (Robin) Grayson; James’ parents, Andy and Becky (Grasshopper) Oosahwe; four brothers, Sam Nathaniel Grayson, Stanley Robin Grayson, Stephen Sean Grayson and Matthew Douglas Grayson; and one sister, Roberta Jane Grayson.

Patricia is survived by her beloved, precious daughter, Grayson Rebecca Oosahwe; three brothers, Joe Grayson Jr. and wife Gwen, Webster Lee Grayson and wife Debra, Noel Timothy Grayson and wife Carrie, all of Tahlequah; two sisters, Mary Ellen Grayson of Tahlequah, and Linda Charlene Patton and husband DeWayne of Porum; four aunts, (Uncle) Karen Siemek of Nebraska, Virginia Aparicio of California, Dora Grayson of Muskogee, and Connie Groves and husband Eddie of Tulsa; as well as a host of nephews and nieces, grand nephews and nieces, and extended family.

Patricia was a very caring and giving person who will be missed dearly by all those who knew and loved her.

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

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