Wednesday, November 30, 2022
33.6 F
HomeCommunityObituariesBruce Maker Obituary

Bruce Maker Obituary

Bruce Maker, 78 years, of Hominy, Okla., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla.

Bruce was born in Hominy on Dec. 20, 1937 to Leo Maker and Opal Bruce. He attended Hominy High School and later attended Oklahoma State University. Bruce was married to Wanda Lue Evans on Nov. 21, 1967 in Camdenton, Mo. They have been married 48 years.  He retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone and then owned and operated 5M Outfitters in Chama, N.M. for 15 years. Bruce was an avid hunter and fisherman, especially coon hunting. He was a lifelong rancher, a storyteller, a prankster, and most of all, he loved being Papa Bruce.

Bruce is survived by: his wife, Wanda; four sons: Chuck Maker and his wife, Angie of Dallas, TX; David Tony Maker of Hominy, OK; Chris Maker and his wife, Rebecca of Hominy, OK; Joseph Maker and his wife, Paula of Hominy, OK; one daughter, Farrah Boyd and her husband, Dustin of Hominy, OK; 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and his dearest cousins: Nancy LaZelle and Jesse May, as well as other cousins and other family members.

Bruce is preceded in death by: his parents; his grandparents: Elmer Ross and Nona (Hart) Maker and John and Alice Bruce and his great-grandchild, Paxton Owens.

Traditional Osage services and the funeral service were held at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016 at the Hominy Indian Village Chapel with the Pastor Wayne Brown and John Maker officiating. Pallbearers were: Chuck Maker, David Tony Maker, Chris Maker, Joseph Maker, Farrah Boyd, Marion Graham, Jerry Ballard and Dewey Burwell. Honorary Pallbearers were: Lonnie Ware, Bob Cox, Dalton Maker, Jacob Maker, Dakota Doyle, Chance Doyle, Justin Maker, Conner Boyd, Dustin Boyd, Daniel Maker, Zach Maker and Corey Maker.  Burial followed the services at A.J. Powell Memorial Cemetery in Hominy, Oklahoma.

Powell Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences and memories may be left in the guestbook at


Osage News

Original Publish Date: 2016-01-05 00:00:00


Get the Osage News by email!

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Osage News Staff
As an independent news organization, we strive to report news and information with fairness and balance. While being the official news organization of the Osage Nation, we base our news judgements on our loyalties to our readers and Osage citizens, and we are not directly beholden to the Executive, Legislative, or Judicial branches of the Osage Nation.

In Case You Missed it...