October 17, 1922 - March 12, 2018
ObituaryOct. 17, 1922 - March 12, 2018 CARNEGIE
Lorene “Ella Faye” Bigbow Horse, of Carnegie, OK, passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 12, 2018, at the age of 96. She was born in a teepee and was the youngest daughter of Able and Agnes Bigbow. Ella Faye lived in Carnegie until she married Stanley Horse and moved to Meer’s, Oklahoma. She was a long-time member of the Mountain Scott Kiowa Church, where she served as a Children’s Sunday School Teacher. Selflessly, she would start the church wood stove so that other members could enjoy Sunday Services and fellowship. After 29 years, Ella moved to her beloved home place of Carnegie and there she resided until her time of death. After moving to Carnegie, Ella Faye worked for the Carnegie Public School’s Headstart Program. She was a faithful member of the Cedar Creek Church as a Children’s Sunday School Teacher. During that time of her life she was involved in many facets of church activities that involved making frybread for large events to encouraging others. Ella Faye enjoyed family events especially those that involved spending time with all of her brothers, sisters, her children and their families. Ella Faye also loved to fellowship with the Victory Assembly of God church in Anadarko, Oklahoma. She was a member of the Kiowa Tribe and direct descendent of Bigbow. Ella Fay was one of our last “KiowaTraditional Healers” of the “Ah Thaum”. A devout Christian she read her Bible every night before going to bed and was always praying. Ella loved to: Teach Tribal Language/Story Telling, Work Puzzle Word Searches, Watch Western movies, Cook, Sew Native Dresses and make Kiowa Cradle boards. She was also a lifelong member of the Tia-Piah Society of Oklahoma. Most of all, Ella Faye ran a good race and loved her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and Loved all her Brothers: Joe BigBow, Woodrow Bigbow, Nelson Bigbow, Harding Bigbow and special brother Taft Hainta. Also, her sisters, Mary Tartsah, Lucille Poolaw, Peral Kerchee and a special sister, Matildia Emhoola. Ella Faye had eight children consisting of 7 sons and one daughter:
Frank Tartsah and wife Debra of Cache,OK
James Horse and wife Pauline of Tulsa, OK
Ricky Horse and wife Janelle of Anadarko, OK
Gary Horse and Denise of Anadarko, OK
Tony Horse and wife Crystal of Tulsa, OK
Wallace Horse (deceased)
Stanley Horse, Jr - Dooley (deceased) Wife, Lanita
One daughter: Lahoma Zotigh and her husband Darin Zotigh, both of Carnegie, OK
Dear to her as her biological sons are: Lincoln Aitson, Pershing Yeahquo, Albert Horse and Bill Reedy. She leaves behind her newly born fifth generation twins, many grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and dear friends.
“With Long Life Will I Satisfy Him” Psalm 16
Funeral Service: 10:00 AM, Monday, March 19, 2018
First Baptist Church, Carnegie, Oklahoma
Wake Service: 7:00 PM, Sunday, March 19, 2018
Red Buffalo Hall, Carnegie, Oklahoma
Interment: Cedar Creek Indian Cemetery, Carnegie, Oklahoma
Under the direction of Ray & Martha's Funeral Home, Carnegie, Oklahoma
Date: March 18, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: March 19, 2018
Time: 10:00 am
Wynema Martin (Quetone)
She was a lovable and wonderful lady. She will be missed.
Rev. Bill and Geneva Foote
There aren’t enough words to express how we felt about Ella Faye. God gave her a special gift of showing love and concern for anyone who passed her way. She was the epitome of a Kiowa woman and. a fine example for all of us. We love her and send our condolences to Lahoma, the sons and all the family.
Las Vegas, NV
Praying for the Horse family . your mom was a good lady.
Grand Rapids, MN
I Love You Grandma, so many times you were there for me and pray for me, I know you're walking on streets of Gold and Praising the Lord. Your beautiful eternity of a awesome race won. Praise the Lord for bringing such a wonderful loving woman of God in this world that lived the example of real Godly foundation. Thank You Lord Yeshua for blessing all of us with such a wonderful woman that genuinely Loved... Grandma say hi to my mom and other loved ones. We'll be together soon... I Praise the Lord for Your life...RIP... Amen ?
I loved Aunt Ella Fay. She was a wonderful, sweet and kind woman. Every time I met her anywhere she had good, happy words. She will be greatly missed. Prayers to you Lahoma and your brothers and rest of the family. God bless you all.
Miss you already. Love you forever.
My condolences to the Family.
Robert & Karen Ahhaitty-Tehauno, Macy, Jocelyn, Brock
To my Aunt and Uncles we send our prayers and love. Grama has made her journey home to all her family and I know my Grampa welcomed her with loving arms when she walked thru the gates of heaven. She will forever be in my heart with all the fun times and special memories I got to share with her throughout my lifetime. She would never let me forget the time in Medicine Lodge when I left my fan on the bus and my Grampa's reaction, dang Grama busted me out but that is one of my favorite memories of her. I was very blessed that she gave Kiowa names to each of my grandbabies and pierced my granddaughters' ears when she was a baby. Thank You for sharing her !!! Love to you all and know we are a call away if you need anything.
Sonja Nelson and Family
Praying for the family. How I loved you Grandma Ella Faye. We will miss you but we know you are with your family in heaven and our Lord.
Thoughts and prayers are with the family.
I have always said and will say again, that I LaNita had the best mother in law in the world. When I think back, the last 33 years there is a scripture that comes to my mind in Proverbs 31 when it talks about the virtuous women and the traits of her. This is and was my mother in law. She was a woman of FAITH who served the Lord with her whole heart, mind and soul and followed HIS way. MOTHERING she taught her children the ways of the Lord and nurtured her children and grandchildren with the love of Christ. She worked willing and skilled with her hands making sure the newborns in her family had Kiowa cradles to bring her loved ones home. She worked diligently to complete her daily task and making sure she served others, at times making a little fry bread with boiled meat and potatoes taking a dinner to someone in the nursing home or at home after a hospital stay. She was a woman of worth and beauty. Her inward beauty given by the Lord whom she loved and served and knew on a daily / intimate basis. This was my mother in law Ella Faye Horse a VIRTUOUS women whom I will miss the rest of my days.
James & April Keo
Intriguing woman, Momma Ella Faye was. It was such a blessing for my family and I to meet such a wonderful woman. She was so kind and loving, truly one of a kind. She's by Jesus's side in our Lord's kingdom. Sending prayers and ((hugs)) to you all!
My deepest sympathies
Prayers n blessing for the Family
Prayers n blessing for the Family
Love you Ah'pe
My Sincere Condolences
Sha-Ron Mae & Family
Union City, Ok, OK
Love You Ah'Phea!! Giving Thanks To Our Lord For You and The Life and Love He Gave You To Share With Us. We are so Blessed and Thankful.
I love & miss you grandma ??
Sending thoughts and prayers from NeKs. She was a good woman and would be proud of the legacy that she left for this world.
An Angel in Heaven she is!!
Oklahoma city, OK
Rest easy Grandma