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Louise Dreadfulwater passed away August 30, 2017 at age 88, after a long
struggle with dementia. She was firmly devoted to both her family and
her God.
Louise was born to Ted and Georgia Reust, in McLoud, Oklahoma on March
25, 1929. Louise was blessed with a large and loving family having
married at the age of 17 and giving birth to 7 children within the
following 12 years. In 1964, she married J.B. Dreadfulwater of
Tahlequah and they had one child together.
Louise spent her early years as a homemaker, raising her children,
growing a large garden and tending a fruit orchard to feed the family,
and washing many of loads of diapers and clothes. She was an outstanding
seamstress, making most of her children's clothing and teaching her
daughters to sew.
As her children grew, Louise worked at various retail jobs. In her
later years she traveled and sang with the Cherokee Choir.
Louise is survived by eight children, Mary Akins and husband Bill of
Coweta; Dave Jones of Wagoner; Jean James of Gurley, Alabama; Mae Ogle
and husband, Dale, of Gurley, Alabama; Cindy DuVall and husband,
Kenneth, of Tahlequah; Jamie Wilkie and husband, Lee, of Lake Charles,
Louisiana; Jay Jones and wife, Donna, of Tahlequah; Tamsye Dreadfulwater
and husband, Mark Graver, of Pace Florida; and over 100 grandchildren,
great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, her sister, Retha
Whittle, and husband, Jim, of Denton, Texas; her brother, Leland Taylor
and wife, Jane, of Diamondhead, Mississippi; and many loving nieces,
nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, mother,
and husband.
A memorial celebration of Louise's life will be held at Green Country
Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 12noon and interment will
follow at Fort Gibson National Cemetery. Pastor Jay Jones will officiate
the service.
Published on September 1, 2017
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