Clara C Littlelight

September 20, 1947 - January 5, 2019
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Clara Chanate Littlelight was born September 20, 1947 and passed away on January 05, 2019. She was born in Lawton, OK as the daughter of Ernest Chanate Sr. and Kathleen Boyiddle Chanate. Clara’s maternal grandparents were Laura Kaubin Boyiddle and Hicks Boyiddle, her paternal grandparents were Effie Satpauhoodle Tonemah and James Chanate. Clara was a proud descendant of Ahpeahtone and full blood member of the Kiowa Tribe.
Clara graduated from Cameron University and went on to work for the Kiowa Tribe and Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribe. She worked primarily in social services and she enjoyed helping people at work and outside of work as well. She supported young people and tried to help those who were down on their luck.
Culture and tradition was important to Clara. She was active in the Native American Church and hosted many meetings over the years. She participated in other groups, organizations and gatherings both locally and also across the Great Plains. She made numerous trips to visit her Crow Family where she was also a Sundancer. She made many friends in her travels and liked to share the stories of her experiences in her many travels.
Clara had many friends she adopted to become members of her extended family. Whenever she went to a different state, it seemed like she had an adopted brother and sister in every place. She cared deeply for all of her family and friends and wanted the best for them. They will all miss her deeply.
Clara was preceded in death by her late husband, Louis Littlelight of the Crow Tribe. Also her parents and her two younger brothers Daryl Lynn Chanate and Ernest Chanate Jr.
She is survived by her nieces Ginny Chanate Oldbear (husband Robert Oldbear) in North Spur, nephews Robert Chanate in Denver and Jason Chanate in Oklahoma City. Her grandkids are Sienna, Mary & Margaret in Elgin and a great grand daughter Karlee Chanate in Elgin. Clara had many cousins, aunts and uncles and adopted family members as well, who were just as important to her and loved as much as her immediate family.

Service Information

Viewing
Date: January 7, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Viewing
Date: January 8, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wake
Date: January 8, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Funeral
Date: January 9, 2019
Time: 11:00 am
Interment
Date: January 9, 2019

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Leona Satoe
Wichita falls, TX
I'm going to miss you auntie. I love you. Fly high and hug everyone for me.
Franklin E. Akoneto
Walters, OK
Heartfelt condolences and prayers to our relatives at this most difficult time.  God Blessed our Sister with a successful long life to be a blessing to so many.  Many lives were enriched and nurtured by her concern for Native American students attending Cameron University back in the day.  We each hold very precious memories of those times.  She was a very strong Kiowa woman who loved the ways and traditions taught by her precious parents.  What a reunion that must have been! Hold on to the pathway she established for each of you.  We will continue to lift the family in prayer.  God Bless You All!
Donnia Emhoolah
Miami, FL
I’m sending my most sincere condolences your way. May god bless all the family during this time. Clara was a lovely lady. I always spoke to her when I saw her, n It’s been many years since I have seen her in person. I will be keeping you all in my prayers. God bless ??????????????????
Vergenta Littlecalf
Anadarko, OK
This world has lost a very beautiful person. I became acquainted with her at Cameron, 1966. Later ran into her in Hardin, Montana. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Richard Taptto
Billings, MT
Clara,
You will be truly missed.  I remember, when I first came to Cameron University in the Fall 1977, 17 year old freshman.  My sister introduced me to the gang.  And the next years, I looked up to you as my second sister.  Someday, I will see both of you in heaven. 

You are in my thoughts.
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