Funeral Services for Joseph Mark Quintana, 46-year-old Weatherford resident, were held Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Clinton Community Hall. Burial followed in Chief Black Shortnose original allotment under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home.
Mark “Vooheve” (Morning Star, Cheyenne name) was born on March 7, 1976, in Clinton, OK to Joseph Eagle Quintana and Karen Rose (Washa) Yeahquo. He passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.
Mark was raised in Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico. He graduated from Santa Fe Indian High School with the class of 1995 Mark moved back to his family homestead in Weatherford, OK, shortly thereafter. He worked at the pet food plant in Clinton, then worked as a Security Officer and Operations Manager at the Lucky Star Casino-Clinton from 2009-2015.
Mark took part in the Cheyenne ceremonies & the Kiowa Gourd Clan. He sang with the World Champion Drum Group, Bad Medicine, as well as Yellow Jacket and Red Stone. In 2009, he and his brothers formed the group Bad Company, which consisted of singers of Western Oklahoma and Colorado. As he always said “It wasn’t just a name, it was a lifestyle.”
He also enjoyed watching OU football, traveling to powwows, beading & woodcarving. He was also known to “terrorize” and make people laugh. Although, he was very serious at times, he could be very humorous as well.
Mark is survived by sons Kayne Quintana of Phoenix, Arizona, Nakoma Quintana of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and stepson Kyce Hamilton-Iron of Fort Collins, Colorado; daughters Amaya Katherine Rose Quintana, Mariah Tina Ann Quintana, and stepdaughter Jayla Hamilton-Iron of Fort Collins, Colorado. Also, his stepfather Alan Yeahquo of Carnegie, OK; aunts Judy (Christian) Sheridan of Weatherford, Rose (Mark) Washa Clayborn of Lawton, uncle Tallsun Washa of Weatherford.
Mark was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents Max and Clara Silverhorn, Uncles Mike Washa, Dean Washa, Ross Washa, Oscar Washa; and Aunt Tina Washa.
Mark will be deeply missed by his family/relatives, singing brothers and sisters, and the many friends he made throughout his life.
Memorials may be made to the Native American Church, or Kiowa Gourd Clan.