Adeline Wilson Choi, full-blood Osage, passed away recently in Stockton, Calif., after a long illness. She was born in 1930 in Grayhorse, Okla., to Theodore (E to Hun Kah) and Clara (Lah tah sah) Wilson. She was raised in her early years by foster parents, Wilson and Edith Kirk, cousins of her mother’s, who cared for her upon an extended illness of her mother.
She attended high school at Haskell Indian School in Lawrence, Kans. After high school, she attended nursing school at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa and graduated as a registered nurse (RN). She later served in the United States Navy and United States Air Force.
Adeline was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Choi; both parents, Clara and Theodore Wilson; sister Frances Wilson; brothers Herbert Brokey and Edmond Wilson Sr. She is survived by her daughter Carol Arata (Tony) of Fremont, CA; sons Stephen Choi of Stockton, CA and Kurt Choi of Fresno, CA. Also survived by beloved grandchildren Kyle, Kyler, Shawn and Jacob as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was an active member of the Northern California Osages and the Legion of Mary.
Original Publish Date: 2015-08-24 00:00:00