Blueford Mark Starr, IV, passed away Saturday, December 13, in the St. John Medical Center, Tulsa. He was 65 years old.
Blue was born September 2, 1949 in Pawhuska, the son of Blueford Orange and Gloria Marie (Smith) Starr, III. On April 3, 1973, he married the former Lesta Sue Caldwell in Pawhuska. Blue attended college at NSU Tahlequah, majoring in Psychology/Sociology, with a minor in Indian Studies. He was retired from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. In his spare time, Blue enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. A member of the Osage and Cherokee Tribes of Indians, Blue was a 100% disabled Veteran, serving in the US Army during the Vietnam Era.
He is survived by his wife, Lesta Starr, two sons; Blue Starr, V, and wife Melanie, Dustin Starr, and wife Brittany, grandchildren; Blue Starr, VI, Cody Starr, Haylee Wilson and husband, Lee Chambers, Mallie Starr, Kennedy Starr and Trey Starr, great granddaughter; Kylee Chambers, brother; Brite Starr and wife, Susie, nieces and nephews; Brite Starr, II, and wife, Laura, Brite Starr, III, Cole Starr and Melia A. Starr. Along with other family and friends.
Blue was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Monica Starr.
Rosary was held on December 16, at the Indian Camp Chapel. A Traditional Indian Service was held on December 17, also at the Chapel. Mass was at the Immaculate Conception Catholic. Father Chris Daigle officiated. Interment was held in the Pawhuska City Cemetery. Graveside Military honors was performed by American Legion Post 198.