Marie Vivian (Hamilton) Hight, 90 years, of Apache, Okla., went to be with her heavenly father on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton, Okla.
Vivian Hamilton-Hight (Hum-Pah-To-Kah) was born on September 28th, 1926 in Hominy, Okla., to Ira and Elizabeth Pratt-Hamilton. She was the maternal granddaughter of Henry and Josephine Pratt and the paternal granddaughter of Amos and Marie Hamilton. She lived in Hominy until 1968 when she moved to Apache. She was a proud member of the Osage Nation and was of Acoma Pueblo descent.
Vivian was of the Zon-Zo-Li’n district, Deer Clan, and from the Black Dog and Nom Pa Walla bands. She was a member of the Native American Church in which, her father and grandfathers were prominent Roadmen. She belonged to the In-Lon-Schka Hominy District. She was an active participant of the Kiowa-Apache Blackfeet Society. She enjoyed listening to the songs of the Fort Sill Apache Fire Dancers. Like her father, she was an avid fan of the University of Oklahoma. She was especially proud to have two of her grandchildren recently graduate from the university. She also enjoyed cheering on the Oklahoma City Thunder. In her spare time, she liked to create ribbonwork, make shawls, sew, and, of course, read her newspapers. Vivian was a loving and protective mother and grandmother and had a very strong inner spirit. There will be an empty space in the hearts of those that loved her. She will be missed.
She is survived by five daughters: Frances Wetselline, Donna Hight, Margaret Komalty, Pam Callahan, and Cindy Goodeagle; 18 grandchildren: Billy Hight, Brad Hight, Mary Wetselline, Ira Hight, Jody Wetselline, Melyssa Hight, Brian Hight, Summer Hight, Michael Callahan, Matthew Komalty Jr., Josephine Jones, Misti Bigbow, Barry Wetselline, Tommi Komalty, Autumn Dalman, Brittany Goodeagle, Jordan Callahan and Kenny Goodeagle Jr.; 39 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Vivian is preceded in death by: both of her husbands; her grandparents; her parents; eight children: William Hight Sr., Charles Hight, Tommy Hight, Doris Hight, Mary Elizabeth Hight, Wayne Hight, Bill Hight Jr., and Arnold Wetselline Jr; her great-grandson Thomas Hight; five siblings Frederick Hamilton, Sophia Hamilton, Irene Lazelle, Louise Hatfield and Curtis Dobbins Jr.
A prayer service was held May 17 at the family home located in the Hominy Indian Village, with Everett Waller officiating. The traditional Osage Services were held May 18 at the family home located in the Hominy Indian Village, with Everett Waller officiating. Pallbearers were: Billy Hight, Brad Hight, Barry Wetselline, Michael Callahan, Ira F. Hight, Kenny Goodeagle, Jr., Michael Kidder and Sam Mitts. Interment was in the A.J. Powell Memorial Cemetery, followed by a dinner at the Community Building in the Hominy Indian Village.
Powell Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences and memories may be left in the guestbook at PowellFuneralService.com.