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Paula Farid Obituary

Paula Farid, 72, of Pawhuska lost her fierce battle with cancer on November 17, 2017. She was born on November 25, 1944, in Fairfax, Okla., to George Boone and Cynthia Daniels.

Being a proud Osage woman, she felt the need to return to Pawhuska Indian Camp in 2000. Known to many as Aunt Paula, she was always ready to lend a hand and help in times of need. Her work ethic, personality, and sense of humor made her a role model and respected elder among the community.

Paula attended Seneca Indian School and graduated from Nelagoney High School. After graduation, Paula attended technical school and worked for the Tulsa World then The Wichita Eagle as an editorial assistant until her retirement. In her spare time, she obtained her pilot’s license. In recent years, Paula could be seen working at the Osage Nation Museum and the Waterbird Gallery making each visitor feel welcome.

Paula’s pride and joy were her children. She could be heard talking about their accomplishments on a regular basis. Paula leaves behind one daughter and two sons: Amy Farid and husband David Yawman of Beacon, N.Y.; sons Saad Farid of Houston, TX and David Thornburg of Pawhuska. She would often say her biggest honor was being a grandmother. Her grandchildren included Leslie Thornburg, Robert Thornburg, Katy Thornburg, Luna Yawman, and Luca Farid.

In addition, Paula leaves behind sisters Mary Agnes Hyatt, Barbara Wand, and brothers Daniel “Buck” Boone, Tommy Joe Boone, and Dyke Boone.

Paula was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Roseanne Cunningham, Nancy Boone, Georgia Lee Scharnhorst, brothers John Boone, F.M. Boone and by her infant son Michael Paul Thornburg.

Services will be held November 21, at 9 a.m. at Wakon Iron Chapel with burial to follow at Pawhuska Cemetery. Paula’s last Osage Feast is at Wakon Iron immediately following the burial.

Paula will be dearly missed by all family and friends hearing the words “Well, hello,” will never be the same!

Kendrick McCartney Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home

Original Publish Date: 2017-11-19 00:00:00


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