WAUAHDOOAH, Frankie L.
Funeral for Frankie Lee Wauahdooah, 60, Fletcher, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Little Washita United Methodist Church in Fletcher with Rev. Videll Yackeschi officiating. Mr. Wauahdooah died Thursday, April 16, 2009, in Lawton. Burial with military honors will follow at Little Washita Cemetery under direction of Comanche Nation Funeral Home. Prayer service will be 6 p.m. Sunday at the church. Frankie was born Sept. 22, 1948, in Lawton, to Forrest Chasenah and Rita Jean Wauahdooah. He was raised in Fletcher and attended school there for ten years. The family moved to Cyril, and he graduated from Cyril High School. Frankie Lee Wauahdooah was drafted into the Army in March 12, 1969, and served honorably until March 5, 1971, earning the rank of Specialist Five. He served in Vietnam from May 25, 1970, to March 4, 1971, with the US Army Pacific Command as a Movement Specialist. Specialists Wauahdooah was awarded the National Defense Service Medal for service during a national emergency, the Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars for participation in the Sanctuary Counteroffensive and Counteroffensive Phrase VII campaigns, the Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1960 Device for service in Vietnam and the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm. After his Military service he attended University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma for two years. He then worked at Lawton Indian Hospital for five years. Frankie has been working for Comanche Nation of Oklahoma for the past thirteen years as the Property/Procurement Director. He was a member of Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, Comanche Nation Golf Association, Little Washita United Methodist Church of Fletcher, Comanche Native American Church, and C.I.V.A. Survivors include two sisters: Lisa Longhat, Fletcher; Georgia Wauahdooah Tuaila, Cyril; two brothers: Wallace Mountain, Cyril; and Bradley Wahnee, Lawton; a son, Chris Longhat; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Forrest Chasenah and Rita Jean Wauahdooah; grandparents: Arthur George Wauahdooah and Beatrice Anna Hiweni; a brother, Francis Mountain; two aunts: Gladys Wahnee, and Virginia Tate; and four uncles: Frank and Harry Wauahdooah, Thomas Wahnee, and Ernest Tate Sr. Visitation will be Friday 12-7 p.m. and Saturday 12-7 p.m. at Comanche Nation Funeral Home, and Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at the church.