Ola Mildred “Millie” Rexroat-McDonald

Ola Mildred “Millie” Rexroat-McDonald

Birth
Ogden, Riley County, Kansas, USA
Death
28 Jun 2017 (aged 99)
Hot Springs, Fall River County, South Dakota, USA
Burial
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot
Columbarium Court 9-N11, Column 11, Niche 4
Memorial ID
180905358 View Source

99 years, 10 months; of Hot Springs - passed away at the Michael J. Fitzmaurice Veterans State Home in Hot Springs.

Women Air force Service Pilot (WASP) during World War II, United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Command.

Native American (Oglala Lakota) from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota, Nebraska. Attended the University of New Mexico. Inductee of the South Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame.

Olay had the distinction of being the only Native American woman to serve as a WASP. While serving her country she was known as Rexy or Sexy Rexy.

After World War II the WASPS were not recognized as veterans. In 1977 President Jimmy Carter signed a bill making WASPS a part of the Air Force and able to receive rights to be buried with a flag, buried in a military cemetery and gain access to United States Department of Veterans Affairs Hospitals.

Mother of Forest McDonald of Oakland, California. Aunt of Gabrielle of Hot Springs, South Dakota.

Daughter of Ulysses Stewart (b. Russell County Kentucky; d. 1941 Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky; reportedly buried in Rexroat Cemetery, Russell County) and Clara (Peck) Rexroat. Clara was a native Oglala Sioux (b. 1892 Pine Ridge South Dakota) and was Ulysses third wife; they were married around 1914. Sister of Verona J. Rexroat (b. December 30, 1915), Winona Rexroat (b. December 15, 1919), and Unknown female Rexroat.

Granddaughter of Sampson and Susan (Absher) Rexroat.

NOTE: Most articles I have seen on-line indicate she may have retained her maiden name and not used MacDonald - have requested photo of headstone to see last name on headstone.
Edit suggestions were declined for a change to remove maiden name and make hyphenated last name. Per above Father's last name is Rexroat which would make her maiden name same. Until there is a headstone I leave as is. I brought the above question of the name to the "ask the community" forum and basically told that without the headstone it was up to my discretion. Alternate possible DOB August 29, 1917 which was sent as an edit change but declined as information I was given could have been wrong just as an obituary could be wrong.

99 years, 10 months; of Hot Springs - passed away at the Michael J. Fitzmaurice Veterans State Home in Hot Springs.

Women Air force Service Pilot (WASP) during World War II, United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Command.

Native American (Oglala Lakota) from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota, Nebraska. Attended the University of New Mexico. Inductee of the South Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame.

Olay had the distinction of being the only Native American woman to serve as a WASP. While serving her country she was known as Rexy or Sexy Rexy.

After World War II the WASPS were not recognized as veterans. In 1977 President Jimmy Carter signed a bill making WASPS a part of the Air Force and able to receive rights to be buried with a flag, buried in a military cemetery and gain access to United States Department of Veterans Affairs Hospitals.

Mother of Forest McDonald of Oakland, California. Aunt of Gabrielle of Hot Springs, South Dakota.

Daughter of Ulysses Stewart (b. Russell County Kentucky; d. 1941 Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky; reportedly buried in Rexroat Cemetery, Russell County) and Clara (Peck) Rexroat. Clara was a native Oglala Sioux (b. 1892 Pine Ridge South Dakota) and was Ulysses third wife; they were married around 1914. Sister of Verona J. Rexroat (b. December 30, 1915), Winona Rexroat (b. December 15, 1919), and Unknown female Rexroat.

Granddaughter of Sampson and Susan (Absher) Rexroat.

NOTE: Most articles I have seen on-line indicate she may have retained her maiden name and not used MacDonald - have requested photo of headstone to see last name on headstone.
Edit suggestions were declined for a change to remove maiden name and make hyphenated last name. Per above Father's last name is Rexroat which would make her maiden name same. Until there is a headstone I leave as is. I brought the above question of the name to the "ask the community" forum and basically told that without the headstone it was up to my discretion. Alternate possible DOB August 29, 1917 which was sent as an edit change but declined as information I was given could have been wrong just as an obituary could be wrong.


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