Brooke Annessa Oakley Achemire
”1981 - 2004”
Brooke Annessa Oakley Achemire
Birth: May 5, 1981
Death: Feb. 10, 2004
Brooke Annessa Oakley Achemire, beloved wife of Matthew David Achemire, passed away in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, February 10, 2004, at the age of 22 years, 9 months, 5 days. Brooke was born May 5, 1981, in Oklahoma City to Kenneth Dale Oakley, Jr and Donna Genzler "Oakley".
Brooke, a member of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Miami, Oklahoma, belonged to the Wolf Clan. She had received her Tribal name, Cha wa hon gate meaning "flower in the water" from the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe at a formal naming ceremony held at the Stomp Grounds in Grove.
She was a 1999 graduate Putnam City North High School and was attending Oklahoma City Community College until she was diagnosed with leukemia in July 2003. Brooke worked in the OKCCC science laboratory as she pursued her Associates Degree in natural sciences.
She and Matthew were married June 17, 2000, in Norman, Oklahoma, and had made their home in the Norman and Noble area. Both were active in the historical re-enactment around the country and were regulars in the OU Medieval Fair each April. She was a member of the Arthurian Order of Avalon.
Brooke was preceded in death by her uncles Ray Allen Genzler, John Dale Genzler, and Danny Ray Genzler, and cousin Karissa Dawn Genzler.
Mrs. Achemire is survived by her husband Matthew of the home, her mother Donna Genzler of Midwest City, her father Ken Jr. and step-mother Sheila Oakley of Mustang, her sister Michelle and husband Chad Deuel of Mustang, grandparents Robert and Joyce Sands Genzler of Midwest City, grandparents Kenneth Sr. and Vera JoAnn McBee Oakley of Mustang, a niece Ryhan Deuel, a nephew Zachary Deuel, brother in law John and wife Amanda Achemire of Norman. Additionally, Brooke leaves uncles James Genzler of Norman, Rick Oakley of Midwest City, aunts Grace Major, Jane Kinsey, and Lynn Evans of Midwest City, and father/mother in law J.D. and Malinda Hendricks Green of Norman as well as twelve cousins and a host friends.
The Lord, in His Wisdom, granted the world one of his Lights for too brief a time, then called Brooke unto Himself. Touching so many of us in an infinite numbers of ways, Brooke's love of life manifested itself allowing us all to see ourselves through her blessed eyes A pure and joyous love of life, her family, friends, nature, and all living things was Brooke's gift to the world. We already miss your smile, your quick wit, your gentle laugh. We love you, Brooke, and miss you. Until we are together again.
Services will be at Paylor Funeral Home Chapel in Midwest City at 2:00pm Saturday February 14, 2004. Interment will be at the Sunny Lane Cemetery following.
Burial: Sunny Lane Cemetery
Del City, Oklahoma
Resource:Daily Oklahoman Newspaper February 13, 2004
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