September 25, 1935 – November 9, 2017
Liza Leader was born in Graham, Oklahoma, on September 25; 1935, she went home to her Creator on November 9, 2017. Funeral Services will be held at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville, Oklahoma on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 1:00PM. Pall Bearers will be Keith Bear, Jonathan Bear, Robby Bear, Bobby Bear, Jacob Bear and Aaron Leader. Honorary Pall Bearers will be Ashley Bear, Leo Tiger, Jeff Fixico, Michael Leader, Patrick Bear, Tony Fixico, Daniel Bear. Interment will be in Holdenville. Oklahoma.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Rosanna Barnett, her husband Barney Leader, and her two sisters, Maggie McNac and Katie Nail and daughter Mary Bear.
She is survived by her children/grandchildren she raised, Barney Leader, Brigita Leader and Stephanie Leader-Prysork, her stepchildren; Jess Leader, Eddie Leader, Raymond Leader and Sandra Leader-Deer. Three generations of wonderful grandchildren, many relatives and friends.
Liza was Deer Clan, our last elder of that generation, she spent 68 years at ECVNV HVTCE TVLSE (New Tulsa), having spent the biggest part of those years married to the Mekko, she spent her life carrying out the philosophy of New Tulsa, which was to be friendly, and make everyone welcome, of course most of all to feed everyone. She loved holidays with the family, and making a good meal for them.
One her significant traits, I hope us grandchildren carryon. She always had faith in her Creator and throughout life, reminded us that was grandpa’s belief. She loved the grounds and her ceremonial family, and she will expect us to continue on as her and gramps did. We will miss you grams.