ATTOCKNIE, Kenneth D.
LAWTON, OKLA. Kenneth Devere Attocknie Born May 27, 1952, in Lawton, Okla. to Kay Attocknie of Apache, Okla. and Justina Joyce Guy of Fort Cobb, Okla. He was a registered member of the Comanche Tribe of Oklahoma was also an active member of the Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma. He was a direct descendent of Albert Attocknie ôLone Tipiö, the Comanche chief Ten Bears, and the last sub-chief of the Caddo Tribe, Harry Inkinish ôDuscutö. Most of his childhood was spent in Valdosta, Ga., where he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior while a member of Calvary Baptist Church. After graduating high school from Chilocco Indian School in northern Oklahoma, he was accepted at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., where he met the mother of his two sons, Rosemarie A. Borjon of San Jose, Calif. The family relocated back to Fort Cobb, Okla., and he eventually received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha. After receiving a Master of Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard UniversityÆs School of Education in Cambridge, Mass., he settled in the New England area where he served native people his entire professional career working for non-profit organizations. He served as executive director of American Indians for Development in Meriden, Conn., and also was a vocational social service coordinator at the North American Indian Center of Boston in Jamaica Plain, Mass. He passed away Aug. 31, 2007, doing what he loved the most ù meeting and talking with native peoples across the United States and Mexico. He was an active singer and frequented numerous powwows and Sun Dance ceremonies. In his spare time he loved to indulge in a game of chess. He was preceded in death by his mother and father. He is survived by his two sons, Kenneth Kay Attocknie of Houston, Texas; Michael Dustin Attocknie of Waipahu, Hawaii; three sisters, Kay Attocknie of Okla., Kristina Kelly Roberson of Blackshear, Ga., Kelly-Renee Kelly Stubbs of Valdosta, Ga.; and one granddaughter MaliaÆahonui Sawmee Attocknie of Waipahu, Hawaii. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007, at Comanche Nation Funeral Home in Lawton, Okla. Immediately thereafter, committal of ashes will take place at the Comanche Cemetery in Apache, Okla. and Fort Cobb Cemetery in Fort Cobb, Okla. The family will be receiving guests at 2 p.m. at the Caddo Indian Baptist Church in Fort Cobb, Okla. Flowers can be delivered to the Comanche Nation Funeral Home, 2701 SW ôJö Avenue in Lawton, Okla. Monetary donations should be made in the name of Kenneth D. Attocknie to a charity of your choice. The family requests anyone attending the services to bring pictures of Ken to share if you have them.