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Fredric Luke Cozad

January 20, 1976 — November 29, 2023

Fredric (Freddie) Luke Cozad, 47, was born January 20th, 1976 to Lewis and Mabel (Tsoodle) Cozad. He departed this life peacefully to join his Lord and Savior on November 29th, 2023 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. As a young boy, Freddie received his Kiowa name, Koy-Hodle, which translates to "lungs." He treasured his Kiowa name, as it was passed down to him by his maternal grandfather, Fred Tsoodle. His paternal grandparents are the late Leonard Cozad, Sr. and Eva (Ahhaitty) Cozad. His maternal grandparents are the late Fred and Peggy (Toyebo) Tsoodle. Freddie was an enrolled member of the Kiowa Tribe and doted to others about being full-blood. He was a faithful member of Rainy Mountain Kiowa Indian Baptist Church, where, as a young boy, he dedicated his life to the Lord in Christian baptism. His knowledge of kgoye-daw-k'ya-daw-gya (Kiowa Church hymns) was instilled in him as a young boy and he carried this responsibility of song with him all of his days. He was treasured by the Rainy Mountain congregation as a Kiowa song leader and also by the Kiowa people. Through his singing of Kiowa hymns, he consoled countless grieving families and uplifted others in joyful prayer. Even at his youthful age of 47, he left a powerful legacy of song and knowledge to the next generation of Kiowa people. Freddie earned his high school diploma from Anadarko High School. After high school, he attended college at Oklahoma City University. Through his studies, he was able to express and develop his artistic talents in drawing and music. Freddie was a treasured teacher and song keeper in the Kiowa tribe's language and culture program. Freddie's earliest and fondest memories as a boy and young man were in the Kiowa Gourd Clan arena, where he later became a loyal member and advisor. Throughout his life, Freddie traveled extensively across the United States and Canada. While making his footprints across Indian country, he formed numerous lifelong kinships, of which he always revered. In the southern style, Freddie was a world champion singer with his family drum group, Cozad. As a true Kiowa, Freddie's favorite past time was playing handgame. He was a proud captain of the Camp 7 handgame team, whom he considers his family. The most recent highlight of his handgame experience, was receiving "Best Singing Team" while representing the Kiowa Tribe at the 2022 Crow Nation Sr. Handgames im Crow Agency, Montana. Survivors include his father, Lewis Cozad, his mother, Mabel (Tsoodle) Cozad, sisters, Leora Guerrero and husband, Julian Sr., and Amelia Lew Koshiway, special nephews (sons), Julian Guerrero, Jr., and Tristan Koshiway, special nieces (daughters), Julia Guerrero, Angel Koshiway, Aubree Koshiway, and his first grandbaby, Sophia Leona Naomi, whom he doted on. He also leaves behind a host of other relatives and loved ones.

Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m., Sunday, December 3, 2023
Rainy Mountain Indian Baptist Church
Mountain View, OK

Visitation: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 1, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Saturday, December 2, 2023
Ray & Martha's Funeral Home
Carnegie, OK

Interment: New Rainy Mountain Cemetery
Mountain View, OK

Under the direction of Ray & Martha's Funeral Home, Carnegie, OK
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, December 2, 2023

9:00am - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Ray & Martha's Funeral Home, Carnegie

20 West Main Street, Carnegie, OK 73015

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Funeral

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Rainy Mountain Kiowa Indian Baptist Church

, Mountain View, OK 73062

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Burial

Rainy Mountain Tribal Cemetery

, OK 73062

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