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Charldon “Keith” Yackeyonny

Birth
Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma, USA
Death
2 Jan 2014 (aged 51)
Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial
Indiahoma, Comanche County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID
122779324 View Source

CACHE Funeral for Charldon "Keith" Yackeyonny, 51, Cache, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cache School Auditorium with Pastor Leonard Presley officiating.
Mr. Yackeyonny went to his heavenly home Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Lawton.
Burial will follow at Post Oak Cemetery in Indiahoma under direction of Comanche Nation Funeral Home.
A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Comanche Nation Funeral Home Chapel.
Keith was born in Feb. 14, 1962, in Lawton to Marvin Stomach and Natalie Ann Kopaddy Yackeyonny. He graduated from Cache High School in 1980. Keith graduated from Cameron University in 1986 with a business degree.
Keith was a proud member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, Comanche War Dance Society, Native American Church, Chief Wild Horse Descendant and Comanche Post Oak Language Class. Keith served as chairman of the Comanche Nation and a member of the Comanche Business Committee. While Keith served as chairman, he implemented the allocation plan and was the first to bring in gaming machines into the bingo hall which later became casinos. He also developed the plan for the Comanche Tribe's per capita payment. He worked for the Kiowa Tribe for seven years as a finance officer. He worked for the Department of Labor in Washington, D.C., as a federal representative for the National Indian Health Board. He also worked for Oklahomans for Indian Opportunity and was the first gaming commissioner for the Coeur D'Alene Tribe of Idaho.
Keith enjoyed going to the casinos and all Indian activities. He was an avid Cache Bulldog and Oklahoma Sooner fan.
Survivors include brothers and sisters: Marvin Yackeyonny Jr., Marlin Yackeyonny, Shirley K. Mopope, Carol Ahhaitty, Randy Pocowatchit, Janet Saupitty, Alice Kassanavoid and Denise Poemoceah; maternal aunts and uncles: Decker Kopaddy Jr., Kenneth Tahpay, Sammy Kopaddy, Carlton Kopaddy, Eva Mae Kopaddy, Adeline Kopaddy, Ernestine Kopaddy, Janelle Shelmadine, Romelia Kassanavoid, Karen Kopaddy, Bertha Tahhahwah, Hazel Tahsequah, Carol Saupitty and Cheryl RedElk; paternal aunts: Shirley Guydelkon, Pamela Morales, Birdie Templeton, Judith Delarosa and Anita Pewenofkit; his grandmother, Katherine Klinekole; his grandfather, Woodrow Kopaddy; his great-grandmother, Gladys Yackeyonny; special nieces and nephews: Kyle Saupitty, Jordan Poemoceah, Philip Douglas Jr., Coral Douglas, Lena Douglas, Jasmine Poemoceah, Jaxon Poemoceah and Chiarpah Matheson; and a special grandson, Kwin Matheson.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Marvin Yackeyonny, Natalie Glisson and Freddie Glisson; his grandparents: Kye Yackeyonny, Dorothy Kosechata, Decker Kopaddy, Emma Amahtooah, Maude Eva Pautchee, Beatrice Saupitty, Mae Cable and Edith Kassanavoid Gordon; his great-grandparents, Mary Tafeperdy and Owen Yackeyonny; aunts and uncles: Kermit Yackeyonny, Raymond Kopaddy and Nadine Kopaddy Kauley; brothers: Randy Johnson, Dwight Ikey Pocowatchit and Robert Yackeyonny; a sister, Michelle Yackeyonny; and a niece, Mila Douglas.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

CACHE Funeral for Charldon "Keith" Yackeyonny, 51, Cache, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cache School Auditorium with Pastor Leonard Presley officiating.
Mr. Yackeyonny went to his heavenly home Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Lawton.
Burial will follow at Post Oak Cemetery in Indiahoma under direction of Comanche Nation Funeral Home.
A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Comanche Nation Funeral Home Chapel.
Keith was born in Feb. 14, 1962, in Lawton to Marvin Stomach and Natalie Ann Kopaddy Yackeyonny. He graduated from Cache High School in 1980. Keith graduated from Cameron University in 1986 with a business degree.
Keith was a proud member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, Comanche War Dance Society, Native American Church, Chief Wild Horse Descendant and Comanche Post Oak Language Class. Keith served as chairman of the Comanche Nation and a member of the Comanche Business Committee. While Keith served as chairman, he implemented the allocation plan and was the first to bring in gaming machines into the bingo hall which later became casinos. He also developed the plan for the Comanche Tribe's per capita payment. He worked for the Kiowa Tribe for seven years as a finance officer. He worked for the Department of Labor in Washington, D.C., as a federal representative for the National Indian Health Board. He also worked for Oklahomans for Indian Opportunity and was the first gaming commissioner for the Coeur D'Alene Tribe of Idaho.
Keith enjoyed going to the casinos and all Indian activities. He was an avid Cache Bulldog and Oklahoma Sooner fan.
Survivors include brothers and sisters: Marvin Yackeyonny Jr., Marlin Yackeyonny, Shirley K. Mopope, Carol Ahhaitty, Randy Pocowatchit, Janet Saupitty, Alice Kassanavoid and Denise Poemoceah; maternal aunts and uncles: Decker Kopaddy Jr., Kenneth Tahpay, Sammy Kopaddy, Carlton Kopaddy, Eva Mae Kopaddy, Adeline Kopaddy, Ernestine Kopaddy, Janelle Shelmadine, Romelia Kassanavoid, Karen Kopaddy, Bertha Tahhahwah, Hazel Tahsequah, Carol Saupitty and Cheryl RedElk; paternal aunts: Shirley Guydelkon, Pamela Morales, Birdie Templeton, Judith Delarosa and Anita Pewenofkit; his grandmother, Katherine Klinekole; his grandfather, Woodrow Kopaddy; his great-grandmother, Gladys Yackeyonny; special nieces and nephews: Kyle Saupitty, Jordan Poemoceah, Philip Douglas Jr., Coral Douglas, Lena Douglas, Jasmine Poemoceah, Jaxon Poemoceah and Chiarpah Matheson; and a special grandson, Kwin Matheson.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Marvin Yackeyonny, Natalie Glisson and Freddie Glisson; his grandparents: Kye Yackeyonny, Dorothy Kosechata, Decker Kopaddy, Emma Amahtooah, Maude Eva Pautchee, Beatrice Saupitty, Mae Cable and Edith Kassanavoid Gordon; his great-grandparents, Mary Tafeperdy and Owen Yackeyonny; aunts and uncles: Kermit Yackeyonny, Raymond Kopaddy and Nadine Kopaddy Kauley; brothers: Randy Johnson, Dwight Ikey Pocowatchit and Robert Yackeyonny; a sister, Michelle Yackeyonny; and a niece, Mila Douglas.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


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