Submitted by Family
Patia Anne Pearson, 66, of Oklahoma City passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 18, 2022, near Guthrie, Okla., in an automobile accident.
Patia was born in Pawhuska on Feb. 27, 1956, where she lived with her family in Pawhuska as well as nearby Pearsonia, then Chula Vista, Calif., and back to Edmond, Okla., where she graduated from Edmond High School. Patia attended Southwestern State University in Weatherford graduating in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Records Administration and a minor in Allied Health.
Patia’s career spanned 35 years in the medical field as Director of Health Information Management at Children’s and Memorial/OU Health Center, Santa Monica Hospital, the West Los Angeles VA Hospital and St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. Patia recently joined the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) and was very active socially and in the community.
Patia is a proud member of the Osage Nation and belongs to the Eagle Clan. Her Osage name is A-nah-toh-a-pe which means ‘one seen by all’ which truly fit her personality. On her father’s side, she is the granddaughter of original allottees October Tobias (Tobe) Pearson and Mary Catherine (Trumbly) Pearson and on her mother’s side she is the granddaughter of Edgar Van (Skeet) Blanc who owned Skeets Place (for billiards) in downtown Pawhuska and Lester (Fulgham) Blanc. Patia’s parents were Wendell October (Pat) Pearson of Pearsonia, Okla., and Hallie Lela (Blanc) Pearson of Pawhuska.
Patia is survived by her longtime companion Dr. Gene Muse; her sister, Mary Lester (Pearson) Oklah; her niece and nephew Reema Oklah and Ramsey Oklah; her great-nieces and nephews Talal Alzubi, Dana Alzubi, Mila Oklah and Kiaan Oklah as well as her beloved Aunt Kathleen (Blanc) Maker formerly of Hominy, Okla., and numerous cousins and friends.
The funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, at Wakon Iron Chapel in Pawhuska Indian Camp. John Maker will be officiating. Visitation will be held from Saturday, Nov. 26 through Monday, Nov. 28 with a final viewing after the service at the chapel. Burial will be completed by noon under the direction of Kendrick McCartney Johnson Funeral Home. The meal following will be at the Osage Nation Civic Center (1449 W Main St) in Pawhuska.
Pallbearers will be Scott BigHorse, Kenny Bighorse Jr., Vann Bighorse, Pete Bighorse, Ramsey Oklah and Talal Alzubi and honorary pallbearers will be James Anthony Maker III and Joel Alfred Maker.