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Norman Ray BigEagle Obituary

Norman R. BigEagle, 95, of Grove, OK, passed on to the spirit world on Aug. 2, 2016. He was Hominy District Osage of the Honga Eagle Clan. He was born in Hominy on Oct. 4, 1920. His father was Harry BigEagle (Xutha Tonga) and his mother was Myrtle Goad, both deceased.

He was raised in Hominy, enjoyed hunting as a youth, and played high school football for the Hominy Bucks. He married Dorcas McCuistian of Claremore, OK, in 1945 and their marriage lasted 70 years until her passing in 2015. After high school he continued his education in Wichita, Kans., and returned to Oklahoma to work for American Airlines for 32 years. After retirement he lived in California for a while and helped start the Northern California Osage group in the mid 1990s. 

He is survived by a son, Norman Duane and grandson, Valeriano Albert, living in Petaluma, CA, and by his daughter, Peggy S. Blair and her husband George of Grove, OK, and by grandkids, George W. “Stache” Blair and wife Tonya, Cassie M. Blair, and a great-grandson, Chace Kinondon Blair, all of Tulsa. 

Norman BigEagle had a generous and positive spirit and people who knew him, even for a short time, often remarked that he changed their lives for the better.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in his memory to the Friends of the Osage Language nonprofit organization. Those donations can be mailed to Ed Shaw 207 W. 17th St. Pawhuska, OK  74056


*This obituary was edited for clarification for the donations mail contact information on Aug. 23*


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Original Publish Date: 2016-08-15 00:00:00


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