Josephine C "Aunt Jo" Conner Cata
”1913 - 2011”
"Love is something that you can leave behind you when you die. It's that powerful."
Josephine C "Aunt Jo" Conner Cata,
of Miami, Oklahoma passed away Friday January 21, 2011 at Integris Baptist Regional Health Center in Miami, OK. She was 97.
Mrs. Cata was born February 9, 1913 in Wyandotte, OK to Isaac "Sam" and Caroline (Spicer) Conner.
She had lived in Miami area all her life; she graduated from Chilocco Indian School in 1932 and from Institute of American Indian Arts in 1934. She was a homemaker, basket maker and an artist.
She loved to shake her turtle shell shaker at stomp dance, basket weaver, reading, Indian arts and crafts, Greencorn Feast, Peach seed game and loved her Indian ways.
She was a member of the Seneca – Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jose Theodore (Ted) Cata he was a member of San Juan Pueblo, of NM, a son- in –Law Aaron Dixon, Great Great Granddaughter Kyra Nicole.
Survivors include: 1 Son Freddie Isaac "Butch" Cata and wife Linda of Miami, OK, 3 Daughters Arlene Roberta Baker and husband Perry "Pete" of Fairland, OK, Angelita Marie Dixon of Miami, OK, Kathryn Regina Sooter of Tucson, AZ, 1 Sister Nancy Smith of Lyle, Washington State 12 Grandchildren 15 Great Grandchildren 5 Great Great Grandchildren
Numerous Nieces and Nephews and a host of friends Graveside services will be Monday January 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Bassett Grove Cemetery in Grove, OK,. Ceremonial Leader Charles Diebold and Assisted by Paul Barton will officiate. She will lie in state at the AOA Building North of Grove, OK till services time. Pallbearers will be Tribal Members. Services are under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami, OK.
Burial: Bassett Grove Cemetery
Resource: www.paulthomasfuneralhome.com (Jan. 2011)
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