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TAHLEQUAH – Funeral services for Peggy “Gwe di” Dick-Hair will be held on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 1 p.m. at Elm Tree Baptist Church with Pastor Dale Wilson officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 19, from noon until 6 p.m. at Reed-Culver Chapel. Interment will be held at Cedar Tree Cemetery in Briggs. Online condolences for her family may be left at www.reedculver.com. Pallbearers for Peggy include Rodney Buckhorn, Tommy Garner, Carl Cochran, Charley Buckhorn, Sam Wilson, and Farrell Perry. Peggy Dick-Hair was born on Jan. 3, 1923, in Briggs, the daughter of George and Belle (Dirteater) Dick Sr. She grew up in a traditional Cherokee home, with two brothers and four sisters. She attended Briggs school. She was married in the Cedar Tree Church by Pastor Jim Chair to Lomie Hair on Oct. 2, 1948. This happy union was to last until Lomie’s passing in 1995. Peggy was content to stay in her home and stay in Briggs all of her life. She loved quilting, collecting dolls, her two dogs, going to a yard sale, and spending time with her many friends at Cedar Tree Church. She loved family functions and always made her famous strawberry cake with strawberry icing. She had a delightful sense of humor and was always in on a joke or two. She was very proud of her Cherokee heritage. She was full-blood Cherokee and a seventh-generation direct decedent of Sequoyah on her mother’s side. Peggy was the oldest elder on the Dick and Dreadfulwater family line before her passing. She had a keen knowledge of the ancestors and was their person who knew their ancestry best. She spoke Cherokee all of her life and knew all of the Cherokee names given the family members. She loved her family, and even though she had no children of her own, she was always there for her nieces and nephews. A Baptist by faith, she was a long standing member of Cedar Tree. The Lord called this good and faithful servant home on Aug. 15, 2015, in Tahlequah. She will be greatly missed. Peggy is preceded in death by her mother; father; her husband, Lomie; two brothers, George Dick Jr. and Jim Dick; and four sisters, Mary Dick, Charlotte Buckhorn, Annie Buckhorn, and Sally Groundhog. She is also preceded by nephews, D.J. Smith, Watie Buckhorn, Jimmy Buckhorn, Bill Dick, Richard Dick, Webb Dick, James Garner; and nieces, Fayola Vann and Maryann Eslinger. Those left to cherish her memory include her nieces, Hazel Yazzie of Ramona, Leoma Hougland of Tahlequah, Judy Garner and husband Tommy of Tahlequah, Georgia Dick of Tahlequah, and Ardith Taylor of Welling. She leaves several nephews, Leon Buckhorn and wife Sue of Tahlequah, James Buckhorn and wife Linda of Tahlequah, and Jerry Hair and wife Mary Jo also of Tahlequah. She leaves a very special cousin and caretaker, Georgia Hogner of Tahlequah. Peggy also leaves many great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones. Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware, 918-456-2551.
Published on  August 19, 2015
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