Iva R Hunter

April 19, 1919 - February 1, 2018
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Iva Rose Hawzipta-Taylor Hunter, 98 years young, member of the Kiowa Tribe, Kiowa Name: A-Oie-On-Mah. Meaning “She’s Coming Back,” walked into the Heavenly Kingdom the morning of February 1, 2018 at 6:18 am., with her loved ones at her side. Iva was born on April 19, 1919 to Joe and Lucille (Hawzipta) Taylor in Anadarko, Oklahoma.
She attended Riverside Indian School and graduating from the very first class in 1939. She was recognized for being in the very first graduating class of Riverside, where she learned many life values. She was very proud of her education. After graduating high school, she went on to college in Chickasha, where she, received her Associates from: The Oklahoma Industrial Institute and College for Girls (OIICG), which is known today as USAO. She also attended Haskell Institute in Lawrence, KS. After school, Iva became the first chef in Anadarko and cooked at many restaurants in the area such as Service Café, White Dot, Mint Grill, Black Beaver and many others.
She was a member of Ware’s Chapel, Hog Creek, OK; where she attended along with her children and grandchildren for many years. She was a Christian lady who enjoyed church, gospel singing, and tribal hymn singing.
She married Richard Hunter Sr. in 1942 and made her home in Anadarko.
Her home place was south of Apache Y where she helped raise her siblings and many Riverside kids. One of her favorites she always talked about was Donna Jean Tsatoke.
She was very proud mother who loved supporting her sons who served in the military. Michael Hunter U.S. Navy and three sons who all served in Vietnam: James (Jackie) Hunter USMC, the late Dennis Hunter US Army, and the late Leon Porky Hunter USMC. She was a member the Kiowa War Mothers, Kiowa Black Leggings Auxiliary, and supporter of the Vietnam Veterans Association.
Iva was 98 years old, and a very proud member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma.
She is survived by: 4 daughters, Kerol Ware of Anadarko, Oklahoma
Gayla Sue Ahtone of Ardmore, Oklahoma
Judith A. Hunter of Anadarko, Oklahoma
Karla Forbes of Mobile, Alabama
4 sons: James “Jackie” Hunter of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Terry L. Hunter of Anadarko, Oklahoma
Michael Hunter of Edmond, Oklahoma
Robert Alexander of Maryland.
1 sister: Mattie Botone of Anadarko
Grandchildren: 49
Great-Grandchildren: 132
Great-Great Grandchildren: 47
The Pallbearers will be:
Shane Hunter Vincent McCarthy
Brock Hunter Jeffrey Hunter
Shawn Ware Jackie Hunter
Jimmy Reeder Tommy Botone

The honorary Pallbearers
Lyndrith Hooter Ware
Christopher Hunter Joseph L. (Joe Joe) Hunter
Ben Ware Jimmy Reeder
Jerry Pau-Kune Robert Toehay
Bert (Booty) Hunter James Yellowfish
T J Hunter

Officiating: Rev. Monroe Tsatoke
Rev. Andrew Ware
Rev. Gerald Haunpo

Preceded in death by:
Husband: Richard M. Hunter
Daughter: Teresa Hunter
3 Sons: Dennis Hunter; Richard “Dicky” Hunter; Leon “Porky” Hunter
2 Sisters: Ruth Tingley and Bessie Cytrzewski
4 Brothers: Sean Taylor, Robert Taylor, Pershing Taylor and James Taylor
Mother: Lucille Hawzipta Father: Joe Taylor

Service Information

Date: February 4, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: February 5, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Date: February 5, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: February 6, 2018
Time: 11:00 am
Date: February 6, 2018

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Sacramenta Landrum
Bklyn, NY
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Iva. Hope and comfort comes from God's wonderful promise for the loved ones we have lost in death Acts 24:15; John 5: 28,29; Revelation 21: 3,4.
Carol Gregory
Elk City, OK
Prayers to the family
Henry Hanay Geiogamah
Westwood, CA
My very heart-felt condolences to all the family of dear Iva (we always pronounced it Ivy), a kind, generous and loving lady whom I knew and respected for just about 68 years, back when she and her family lived on West Market Street and we lived around the corner on First Street.  I was so grateful to her for coming to pay her respects to our father when he passed on in 2008 and for her comforting visit at his home after the services.  My sisters and brothers and I grew up with all her children and grandchildren over the years in Anadarko, our families were always close and supportive.  I give thanks for her life and will honor her memory always.  I send love and a hug to Mattie and Kerol Jean, and all the family.  Ah-ho, Henry Hanay Geiogamah
James "Jackie" Hunter
Oklahoma City, OK
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Upon this day we so do live; from creation we grew into branches of this Holy tree, our Mother.

Little did she know from first birth until she felt life she gave from her womb, And on it went.

Branched out we did, And upon this tree we grew onto this day we of our Mother so lived.

Her passion was children, And we she made with every power she could make, And work she did As Mother to do. Poor we were, but in spirit we were strong through her eyes And heart she made her children within the eyes of God strong.

And now her journey is done.

Populate my children And may your family trees join mine, with All our Ancestors looking upon you.

Continue this life so we can live on. For you our Mother, our tree of existence, we will continue with our love for you And your love for us.

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