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 Mabel Atewooftakewa <I>Atacapap</I> Simmons

Mabel Atewooftakewa Atacapap Simmons

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Death 26 Oct 2017 (aged 98)
Burial Fort Sill, Comanche County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 184665900 · View Source
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APACHE Mabel Atewooftakewa Yellowfish Simmons, 98, Apache, peacefully left this earth on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, to join her heavenly family.
The celebration of Mabel's life will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, at Comanche Nation Funeral Home Chapel with burial immediately following at Old Post Cemetery, Fort Sill.
Mabel's journey began when she took her first breath near Lawton on Sept. 29, 1919. She was welcomed into this world by her mother, Maude Tischecoddy and father, Scott Atewooftakewa Atacapap.
Growing up, Mabel attended Chilocco Indian School, where she completed her education and graduated in 1937. There she made lasting friendships and prepared for a wonderful faith-filled life of travel and adventure. Little did she know that beginning her career by working on base at Fort Sill, she would meet the love of her life, Samuel Norman Simmons. Their exciting life began when they were joined in holy matrimony on June 12, 1961, in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Mabel and her family were extremely fortunate to enjoy international travels and the opportunity to explore numerous states throughout the U.S. Some of their travels led them to Spain, Italy, Mexico and the Bahamas. They not only traveled throughout Europe, but resided there as well.
Being an avid church goer, Mabel served her Lord at Grace Christian Fellowship Church in Anadarko. Her strong faith in the Lord helped guide her through 98 years here on earth.
She was a member of the Comanche Nation Elders Council, Comanche Language and Cultural Preservation Committee, and was the 2012 Honored Comanche Elder. She was very proud of her heritage and was one of the oldest fluent speaking, full-blood enrolled members of the Comanche Nation who was instrumental in compiling the Comanche Language Dictionary.
Mabel was blessed with a loving family who was an attentive audience to her spectacular storytelling and her continued use of her native tongue. She was a homemaker who loved telling Bigfoot stories and owned an array of Bigfoot books. She also enjoyed sewing, going to church and praising the Lord.
Mabel's life was filled with travel and adventure that most of us only dream about. She has left behind a lasting impression on family members and friends whose lives she has touched. She was a unique woman of many talents and love for traditions who will be truly missed by all who knew her.
Meeting her at heaven's gate are family members who have gone before her: husband, Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Norman Simmons; her mother, Maude Tischecoddy and father, Scott Atewooftakewa Atacapap; four sisters: Annette, Anna Lee Parker, Marie Parton and Viola Tate; brother, Franklin; and two grandsons: Darrell Simmons Jr. and Michael Lee Mithlo Jr.
She is survived by two daughters: Carol Wermy and husband Billy, and Adrienne Marian Mithlo; two sons: Keith Simmons and wife Threase, and Frank Simmons; nine grandchildren: Lisa Mithlo and partner Teresa Komardley, Michael Lee Mithlo Sr. and wife Barbara, Dale Simmons, Donovan Heminokeky and wife Angel, Donahue Heminokeky and wife Jennifer, Chad Simmons, Darla Tracy and partner Dusty Rowell, and Jamie Simmons; 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers are her grandsons: Michael Mithlo Sr., Chad Simmons, Donovan Heminokeky and Donahue Heminokeky.
Honorary pallbearers are great-grandsons: Erin Heminokeky, Trevor Youmans, John Kelly, Devlin Tracy and Lordin Kelly.
Visitation will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


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  • Created by: Cokeman2
  • Added: 27 Oct 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 184665900
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mabel Atewooftakewa Atacapap Simmons (29 Sep 1919–26 Oct 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 184665900, citing Fort Sill Post Cemetery, Fort Sill, Comanche County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Cokeman2 (contributor 47080869) .