USAO News Bureau

DEAN, Robert E.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Memorial service for Robert Errol Dean, 62, Medicine Park, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Medicine Park Music Hall, where his first buffalo sculpture is displayed.

Mr. Dean went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010. Arrangements are under direction of Comanche Nation Funeral Home. He was born Dec. 29, 1947, in Duncan, to Horace Dean and Ruth Parker Dean.

He was born and raised in Waurika and g r a d u a t e d from Duncan High School in 1966. He was in the Fort Sill National Guard for three years. In 1975, he received an honorable discharge.

He spent five years working as a custom home builder for his father, Horace V. Dean, with Better Homes in Duncan. In 1991, he completed his education at USAO in Chickasha and received his Bachelors degree in Art and was certified as a visual arts teacher.

He taught at Chickasha Public Schools for 11 years and was named Teacher of the Year in 2001 before his retirement. He attended The Cowboy Church on Highway 58.

He is survived by his mother, Ruth Parker Dean, of Duncan; wife, Ottoria Torie C. Dean, of the home; four daughters: Jesse Torie Dean, of Medicine Park; Robin Rosemond Dean Scott and husband Brad, and Rose Dean, all of Duncan; and Amy Caruso, Arlington, Tenn; one adopted son, Calvert Tate Nevaquaya, of Apache; his best friend, his dog, Bear; several spirit brothers: Aaron Wood, of Waurika; Yusuf Etudaiye, of McAlester; Bobby Creepingbear, of Apache; Glenn Thomas, of Chickasha; Robert Moore, Charlie Wright, David McCoy, Rosen Carpenter, David Lott and John Kelly, all of Medicine Park; John Newman, of Oklahoma City; and several others; two sisters and brothers-in-law: Mary and Larry Armstrong, of Duncan; and Margaret and Lee Hoyle, of Shawnee; several nieces and nephews; and many close family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Horace Dean; motherin-law, Rosemond Butterfield; a cousin, Johnny Curtis; grandparents: E.T. and Annabelle Dean, William and Rozena Parker; and his best friend, Coyote Bob.