Thomas Kaulaity

September 22, 1944 - January 30, 2019
U.S. Armed Forces Veteran
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Thomas Kaulaity, 74, passed away January 30, 2019 at his home in Anadarko, Oklahoma with his family by his side. He was born September 22, 1944 to Alice (Ware) and Henry A. Kaulaity and was raised in the Zole-tone Community south of Carnegie, Oklahoma.

He was a proud member of the Kiowa Tribe and the Kiowa Chapter Native American Church. Tom graduated from Carnegie High School, class of 1963. He excelled in football, basketball, baseball and track. Following his graduation, Tom served two years in the U.S. Army, then four years in the USMC which included one year of combat duty in Vietnam.

He married Karen Redbird on June 22, 1972 in Wichita Falls, Texas. They made their home in Anadarko, Oklahoma where he retired from Riverside Indian School. He served on the Kiowa Business Committee until declining health resulted in his resignation.

Tom will be remembered by many for his fun, loving teasing ways. It was his way of showing how he loved and cared for family and friends.

He was an avid OU football and OKC Thunder basketball fan. He loved playing handgame across the plains and was a proud member of the Dirty Shame Handgame Team.

Survived by
Wife: Karen Kaulaity of the home
Sons: Troy Johanntoberns, Mark Johanntoberns, Tim Kaulaity and Thomas Goombi
Granddaughter whom he raised: AnnaSue Thompson
Brothers: Horace and Donald R. Kaulaity
Sisters: Violet Kauley, Thelma Bowman, Gloria Holderand LouElla Patterson
14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren

Preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Thomas Jr. and Ronald Kaulaity, brothers, William Witt, Lewis, Robert, Bill, Manfred, Norman and Thurman Kaulaity and sisters, Anna and Leda Mae Kaulaity.

Visitation: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2019
Ray & Martha's Funeral Home, Anadarko, Oklahoma

Funeral: 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 2, 2019
Wares Chapel, Anadarko, Oklahoma

Services under the direction of Ray & Martha's Funeral Home, Anadarko, Oklahoma

Service Information

Visitation
Date: February 1, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Funeral
Date: February 2, 2019
Time: 11:00 am
Interment
Date: February 2, 2019

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Jan Doster
Carnegie, OK
Karen, I am so sorry for your loss.  We all loved Thomas.  You will be in my prayers.
Anita Onco-Johnson, District #5 Kiowa Tribe Legislature
Carnegie, OK
Please accept my condolences, especially during this difficult time.
Modina Waters, District #7 Kiowa Tribe Legislature
Carnegie, OK
Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss.
Tracy Harris
Carnegie, OK
Most Sincere Condolences
Wanda and Nick Green
Shawnee, OK
Deepest sympathy for the family.  May the Creator ease your broken hearts.
Eileen W.
Apache, OK
Thomas was a good person.  I remember him from school days.  He always like to laugh and tease.  Karen, I will be praying for you and the rest of the family.  Tom will be missed but we know where he is and that he's well and happy and rejoicing now.  God bless you all.
Pat Satepeahtaw
Gracemont, NH
I will always remember our trips to basketball games and the food we ate in the car waiting for the games to begin.  I have good memories of our stories and the laughs we shared.
Patricia A. Byars-Earls
Coweta, OK
Karen I want to say how sorry I am for your loss.  He was a good man, he will truly be missed.  I hope he knew how grateful I was to the two of yall, for taking such great care of raising AnnaSue.  May the Angels of God wrap their arms around you & your family during this time of sorrow.
Flora geimausaddle
Gotebo, OK
Thoughts and prayers are the family.
Charlie Ahhaitty
Moore, OK
RIP Brother
Raven Cook (Ware)
Two Rivers, WI
My prayers are with the family. I’m sorry I can’t be there but Brother Tom will forever be in my heart I’ll surely miss us teasing each other about being dark. Love from The Cooks Raven and Derek.
Don Tosee II
Elgin, OK
He's stories and great smile will truly be missed. Journey well Kohn.
Barbara L Jay
Wichita falls, TX
My condolences to the family.
Tom and Karen have always been good people and i am honored to have known him even though i haven't been around to say hi for many years you both will always have a special place in my heart.
Wilson & Marie Ware
Lawton, OK
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers
Kimber
Anadarko, OK
I won't ever forget the fond memories of my "favorite".  My prayers are with you, Karen, you and the family.  Just know that he was well thought of will be missed.
Love you guys.
Judy Kauley
Chickasha, OK
So sorry for your loss.  Judy Kauley
David Chaddlesone
Pine Ridge, SD
Sincere Condolences to the family.
Lavonne Cody Youngblood Tofpi
Chickasha, Carnegie, OK
Miss his Smiles, Miss his teasing, Thomas was such a great guy & the best Carnegie Wildcat!
Angela Chaddlesone McCarthy, Kiowa Tribe Legislator Dist#1
Anadarko, OK
I want to offer my sincere condolences to the family, my classmates Troy, Mark, Tommie, Tim and the rest of the family. We have lost a good man and also my Say Gee.  I know he had a great desire to work for the Kiowa people but he had to make a choice to fight this illness and spend time with his family. He will be missed by many. Prayers for comfort and strength.
Andrew & Susan Ware
Anadarko, OK
Thinking of the family at this time. We are sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to you.
Michelle Doyebi
El Reno, OK
Sending my condolences.  Keeping the family in my prayers.
Sunbeam Kaulaity
Burns Flat, OK
I will keep the family in prayers!!! I love you all!
Wanda geimausaddle
Hobart, OK
Prayers for ur family
Enoch Kaulaity
Lawrence, KS
Grandma Karen, our prayers and thoughts go out to you, always grateful for Kone Tom, May the lord Laporte be with you and comfort you at this time!
Robert and Annette Ware
Anadarko, OK
Thoughts and Prayer's
Sally Jean Kaulaity (,Stotler ,Pebeahsy, )
Anadarko, ok, OK
Old great-grandfather thank you for the teachings from the blessings you have taught me thank you for everything you've ever done for the prayers of love teaching us how to stand up for yourself to be strong since your love do not put up with nobody's s*** you would never want us to cry for you but to be happy that you're not suffering to be happy that you're with your loved one to be happy that we will see you again that you are not suffering no more Will Always Love You we will miss you and we do thank you for all that you have done for us and all the teachers that you have given to all the young men and gentleman that came along she taught what you could teach and hopefully people will carry it on thank you for everything you've ever done for everyone I know a lot of young men will be lost without you I hope that they understand that you've taught them what you could while you were here and that they would carry your traditions on May your spirit go with peace love and fry bread Grease I love you and you will be greatly missed till we meet aga love u for Forever
Val Prentiss
Anadarko, OK
My deepest condolences to Karen, Tim and family.  I am sorry for your loss.  You are in my prayers.  I love you Tim.
Gayla Taylor aka Suebell
Lawton, OK
My condolences to family
Martee Kaulaity
Lawton, OK
So sad to find out my Grandpa has past on but just wanted to say I'm thinking of all the family and I love and cherish you all.
Allen Dietrich
Carnegie, OK
Hurts when you lose good friends.My best to Karen and family.
Sharon Ahpeahtone
Oklahoma City, OK, OK
So sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences, prayers and blessings for u. May your pain be eased. God bless and help you thru this.
Sharon Ahpeahtone
Oklahoma City, OKLAHOMA, OK
Condolences and prayers
Leroy Merritt
carnegie, OK
So Sorry for the loss of : Thomas
We were both of the Class of Carnegie, Wildcats 1963, Carnegie Oklahoma.
He was a really nice person and will leave a void in this life. Thomas and I played football together a close friend & was good at all sports. Thanks for being my Friend Thomas.
Lahoma & Darin Zotigh
Carnegie, OK
To all family members...Darin and I send our prayers for strength and peace during your time of sorrow....Blessings ?
Clayce Collums
Okc, OK
It was an honor to care for him.  I will miss his smiling face. Sending my thoughts and prayers to you and family.  VA infusion clinic
Clayce Collums
Okc, OK
It was an honor to care for him.  I will miss his smiling face. Sending my thoughts and prayers to you and family.  VA infusion clinic
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