Funeral services for Fiona D. Whiteskunk, 45, of Hammon will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Hammon.
She died Saturday, August 18, 2018, at her daughter’s home in Del City.
Fiona Dawn Whitecrow was born March 19, 1973, to Marlin Orange and Virginia (Osage) in Clinton. She was raised in Hammon and in Fort Sumner, N.M. She graduated from Fort Sumner High School in 1991 and then returned to Hammon.
She continued her education at Western Oklahoma Vo-Tech School in Sayre and achieved high scores in all her classes, specializing in computers. She then continued her education at Oklahoma Southwestern State University in Weatherford, where she again achieved high grades.
She worked for Tom Ivester Law Firm in Elk City and Sayre before running for 6th Tribal Legislate and winning a four-year term. She was also employed with Cheyenne Arapaho Tribes and Indian Health Services in Clinton.
She married Ronald Roy “Shorty” Whiteskunk Sept. 1, 2006, in Hammon, where they made their home.
She was a faithful member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Hammon and a proud member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. She enjoyed doing bead work, basketball, cooking, watching karate movies, and most of all helping others.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Pete; and three grandchildren, Amayla Redbird, Gunner Redbird and Mayley Redbird.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; two daughters, Ke-Yanna Osage of Del City and Trayona Kay Whiteskunk of the home; a son, Frank Edward Whiteskunk of the home; a sister, Helen Otto and husband David of Mount Pleasant, Mich.; and her adopted mother, Norma Jean Fisher of Clinton.
An all-night traditional wake service will be held beginning at 7 p.m. today in the Hammon Indian Community Building, officiated by the Whitecrow Family and Gerald Panana.
The service will be officiated by Rev. Bobby Stewart. Burial will conclude at Hammon Indian Mennonite Cemetery under the direction of Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.