Gene Edmond Quoetone

May 19, 1932 - February 10, 2020
U.S. Armed Forces Veteran
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Gene Edmond Quoetone was born May 19, 1932 on a beautiful sunny day in Lawton, OK. Gene was the oldest child of William and Lottie Quoetone who spoiled him rotten. Little did he know that from his 2nd year of life in 1934 to May 6, 1950, he would have 2 brothers and 8 sisters. He spent time teaching his brothers and sisters how to live in the country. He loved them dearly. He made up pet names for his family members and enjoyed playing down at Jimmy Creek. He’d eat so many wild plums, then pay the price for his “bote-kope”. During his last years he loved to spend time with his sisters. He would stop everyone and happily introduce everyone to his sisters. Gene graduated from Cache High School in 1950. He was an outstanding basketball player, who set the school record of 50 points in one game, before the 3 pointer shots, he also, led the state in scoring his Senior year. During the County Tourney finals Gene was ill with the flu and insisted that his Dad take him to the game. Dad carried him into the gym and the crowd jumped to their feet. However, Gene was so sick that they had to take him home. He was a true Cache Bulldog!
Gene attended Cameron State College and Eastern New Mexico State College on a basketball scholarship before he joined the Army. Gene met and fell in love with a real Caddo princess, Vivian Catherine Martinez in 1954. They were blessed with four children, Ronald Gene, Gerald Edmond, Stephen and Leslie. They made their home in Anadarko and were active in academic and sports activities. Gene served in the US Army from June 15, 1953 to May 7, 1955. Because of his exceptional athletic abilities, he was selected to play baseball with the Army baseball team in Germany. Later he was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles and played 2 seasons for the Orioles minor league team.
Gene’s career was multi-faceted. He worked as a salesman in New Mexico, an attendance coordinator for several years with Anadarko Public Schools, an Education Coordinator in Arizona. He had an excellent rapport with young high school students. They respected and trusted him. Later, he opened Quoetone & Associates and worked in the oil business during the 1970’s. Gene also became involved in serving as a Kiowa Business Committee member. He enjoyed working to identify economic outlets that would provide business income for the Kiowa Tribe. During the early 1970’s Gene, his baby brother, Willie, Billy Evans Horse and Evans Ray Satepauhoodle identified some tribal land to build a casino in southwest Oklahoma. This was the beginning of the Kiowa Casino. Gene and Victor Palmer initiated the idea of building the Kiowa Tribal Complex. Gene was a member of the Kiowa Gourd Clan and the Kiowa Blackleggings. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
Gene is survived by two children: Stephen Quoetone, son and Leslie Battiest, daughter. Granddaughter: Amanda Quoetone, Netlake, MN. Grandsons: Jerome, Michael Thomas, Brett. Great Grandchildren: Samuel, Evelyn Blake, Jackson Carter and Mary Vivian. Gene is preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Quoetone and his sons: Ronnie and Gerald (Jerry); Lindsey Quoetone, granddaughter and great-grandson, Isiah “Bubba” Quoetone.
He is also survived by six sisters, Beverly Hicks, OKC; Patricia Eaglenest, Anadarko; Mary Hill, Wisconsin, Delores Twohatchet, Lawton; Daisy Mammedaty and Deborah Wilson, Cache, OK. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Judy Littleman and Cornelia Karty; brothers, Varner and William Larry. Interment will be at Memory Lane, Anadarko, OK.
Gene had a wonderful gift of knowing how to talk with people. He cared about people, and was always a caring, loyal generous friend.
Visitation: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Rosary: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Thursday, February 13th, 2020
Ray and Martha's Funeral Home Chapel, Anadarko, OK

Place Of Service: 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM Friday, February 14th, 2020
St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Anadarko, OK

Burial: Friday, February 14th, 2020, Memory Lane Cemetery, Anadarko, OK


Under the direction of Ray and Martha's Funeral Home, Anadarko, OK

Service Information

Rosary
Date: February 13, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Visitation
Date: February 12, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Visitation
Date: February 13, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Funeral
Date: February 14, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 11:45 am
Interment
Date: February 14, 2020
Time: 11:45 am

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Bill Reedy
Carnegie, OK
My Love & Prayers to His Family!!! I can only imagine what is going on up there right now.  I always enjoyed our talks.  We will be with them all here before long.
Franklin E. Akoneto
Walters, OK
On behalf of the Rudy and Velma Akoneto family from Walters, we send our heartfelt prayers and condolences to the Quoetone family. No matter how many times we go through this final process of life and release our loved ones to their eternal homes, it is never easy. Your precious Dad was a reminder for many of the joy, happiness, and simplicity and contentment of life back in the days. The softball team circle; the many times of fellowship at the Washita Caddo feasts; and most importantly his dedication to his Heavenly Father are memories we will hold for Gene. Our love and prayers go out to the family in the days ahead.
Catherine Horse
Okc, OK
great man who loved his Kiowa people and his family, my dad really loved him and that was his pawtnah, they had some good times together on that committee only doing the best they could for their Kiowa people they loved so much , great Kiowa leaders.
Coleen Cunningham
Anadarko, OK
Stephen, Leslie, and family surrounding you with my love and prayers.
DeLita Butler
Anadarko, OK
My deepest condolences for Leslie, Stevie and family, no more sickness no more sorrow Rest In Peace Gene.
Donald Clark
CINCINNATI, OH
Even thou I didn't know Gene I feel like I have met through his son Stephen we have talked briefly on the internet and wow what an amazing person , so sad he is gone now and the hurt the family feels, but please remember GOD needs him in heaven to help him watch you and your family. I became an honorary member to the KIOWA family being friends with Steve Quoetone feom the Army and I have not met any better people than the KIOWA TRIBE of Oklahoma. Please take care of each other and thank you for letting me write this ,Take care GOD BLESS
Your friend
Don Clark
Bobby and Tweety Ware
Anadarko, OK
Prayer's and condolencs for the family
Janet Codopony Tahah
Cache, OK
Sending my sincere condolences to the entire Quoetone family, especial his children Steve and Leslie. May Dawkee comfort you and be by your side always. Always a Bulldog , but truly a Warrior
Leslie Chance
Medicine Park, OK
A beautiful obituary & a well-lived life. Y’all Stein my prayers.
Vita
Okla City, OK
Gene was always busy, traveling here & there, with his busy schedule he did his best to be there for his family. I am thankful to have been a part of his life with Jerry. I have missed him very much the last few years. Thank you for the time we had & those memories will be in my heart forever. I am sad because I did not get to say good bye & pay my respects, ?? I will remember you as a man strong in faith & a loving supportive father, grandfather, brother & uncle.
You will always be my Dad and to this day that is who you will forever be in my heart.
My thoughts & prayers are with the family.  Thank you, Peace be with you in heaven with those you lost & loved.
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