INDIAHOMA Memorial Service for Clarence Pahcheka, 73, Indiahoma, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Post Oak Mennonite Brethren Church, Indiahoma, with the Rev. Leonard Presley officiating.
Mr. Pahchecka passed away peacefully Saturday, June 9, 2018, at his home with his loving family by his side.
Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at Comanche Nation Funeral Home Chapel.
Clarence was born, July 1, 1944, to Max Pahcheka and Lizzie Hosetosavit Pahcheka in Lawton. He and his two siblings; Robert Pahcheka and Ruth Pahcheka Pickup. He attended Indiahoma School from the first through twelth grade. While in school he joined FFA where his friend showed his pig because he was too big to move around in a small area. In FFA he built a wooden box for his pigs' food and two benches that we still use at his home. After school he worked for some farmers loading bales of hay for .2 Cents a bale. The family relocated to Dallas Texas in 1963. Gas was .19 Cents a gallon. In November 1963 he worked for Zale's print shop for four years, and stocked Christmas catalogs which he printed. The family moved back to Oklahoma in 1967. In 1968 our brother, Robert enlisted in the Marines before his number came up to be drafted. Then the family moved to Pawnee, in 1968, He also worked for a Printing Press in Stillwater, driving back and forth from Pawnee to Stillwater. He had a Ford Fast-back Champagne Gold and a Ford Fairlane (352). He also worked for another Print to Press shop in Stillwater. In 1968 our brother came to Pawnee after his basics at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Then his orders were to get back to California and was shipped Vietnam. In October 1968 our brother Robert was killed in action. Brother Robert was brought back to the States, So we moved back to Indiahoma to bury Robert. Clarence worked for a jean company in Frederick, for three years. He also worked for a hat company, Moore Hat Company in Lawton, an artificial felt hat company where he stacked and organized all different hats, filled orders for all kinds of special hats. After that he worked for Edna Hennessey her print shop on Sheridan Road in Lawton part time, six months, then went back to school for carpentry in Apache for one year, In 1981 he went to Denver, Colo., and went to work at a recycling company. Then came back to Indiahoma to take care of our Grandmother Maddische, and mother Lizzie.
Clarence is survived by one sister Ruth (Pahcheka) Pickup, Cache; nephews and nieces: Robert Howell, Pawnee, Lloyd Howell, of Texas, Teri and Husband Jerry Don Slatten, of the home(Indiahoma), Shadrick "Fussy" Large, Sunny Cozad, Tallie Devault and Roxy Large; one special granddaughter, of the home Wynona Slatten (3-years-old; grandkids: Lesa Thompson, Maddische Thompson, Bessie Howell, Elizabeth Howell-Hill, Allyson Thrash, Wesley Howell; and 13 great-grandkids; also lovingly by his cousin/sisters: Virgie Kassanavoid, Viv Holder and Edna Poafpybitty and cousin/brothers; Deyo Pahcheka and Eddie Komahcheet/Pahcheka.
Those who went before him, his parents; Maddische grandmother; brother, Robert Pahcheka; uncles, Perry Heath and Lee Heath; niece, Carylon Heath; and nephew, Perry Heath Jr.