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Audrey Nima Bointy Paddlety Carter

Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 7 Apr 2010 (aged 85)
Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Comanche County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 50941450 · View Source
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Memorial service for Audrey Nima Bointy Paddlety Carter, 85, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Little Washita United Indian Methodist Church, 1 mile north and 2½ miles east of Fletcher, with her son, George C. Carter, officiating.

Mrs. Carter died Wednesday, April 7, 2010, in Norman.

Her ashes will be buried with her great-grandmother Codlepeah in Little Washita Cemetery.

She was born April 18, 1924, in Lawton to George Bointy and Bessie Meahkah Bointy. She grew up on the family farm 15 miles east of Lawton helping raise her younger brother and sisters. She taught first through eight grade at a one-room schoolhouse known as Mistletoe School when she was just 18. Audrey attended Oklahoma College for Women (now USAO) in Chickasha pior to marrying Paul Paddlety in 1949 at Redstone Baptist Church in Anadarko.

She became an Army wife by marrying Sgt. Julian M. Carter in 1955 in Lawton. Raising two children as practically a single mom, Audrey held down a variety of jobs until receiving her bachelor's degree from Cameron University while in her 50s. After graduation, she substitute taught and tutored at Walters, Lawton, and Fort Sill Indian School before becoming director at the BIA Adult Education Center in Lawton. She held that position until retirement, helping many, many Native American students receive their GED and prepare for higher education. Audrey was a firm believer in education, a ferocious reader and avid crossword puzzle solver. She loved wathcing the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Cubs, caring for her grandchildren and playing with her little brother and little sisters (great-grandchildren.)

Audrey was a life-long teacher and loved sharing her Kiowa and Comanche heritage with all interested people. She was especially proud of being the granddaughter of Meahkah on her Comanche side and Jack Bointy on her Kiowa side. Audrey was sister, mom, auntie, grandma, big sister and great friend who will be dearly missed.

Audrey is survived by a son, George D. Paddlety Carter, Lawton; a brother, Byron D. Bointy, Lawton; three sisters: Jean Jones and Marilyn Spottedhorse, both of Mountain View; and Barbara Roberts, Carlsbad, N.M.; a grandson, Meahkah Komardley; three granddaughters: Teresa Komardley and Jainie Komardley, both of Apache; and Erin Steen, Oklahoma City; a great-grandson; four greatgranddaughters; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Janice Komardley; a granddaughter, Nima Carter; a sister, Thelma Stumblingbear; a sister, Annette Bointy; a brother, Thomas Keahbone; first husband, Paul Paddlety; and second husband, 1st Sgt. Julian Carter.

A birthday celebration will be held for Audrey at George Carter's home, 4803 SE Tattershall Way, in Lawton from 4-7 p.m. April 12. Call George at 580-760-0420 for more information. All who knew Audrey are invited to stop by.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 50941450
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Audrey Nima Bointy Paddlety Carter (18 Apr 1924–7 Apr 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50941450, citing Little Washita Indian Cemetery, Comanche County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Cokeman2 (contributor 47080869) .