Salome Whiteshirt “Sally” Matanane, 81, of McLoud, died Thursday, April 14, 2016, at St. Anthony Hospital in Shawnee.
Salome “Sally” Whiteshirt Matanane, 81, of McLoud, returned to her Heavenly home on April 14, 2016. She is of the Arapaho Tribe; her Indian name is Saheihii.
She went to Concho Indian Boarding school, graduated from El Reno High School, and went to Chilocco Indian Vo-Tech in Oklahoma.
Salome enjoyed being around her family and friends, camping and fishing, she loved dancing, was a full-time homemaker, and enjoyed the Casinos. She traveled the world with her husband while he was in the U.S. Air Force, living in South Dakota, Germany, California, Nebraska, Texas, Okinawa Japan, and Washington State. After retirement in 1972 they moved to McLoud.
Salome lived life to the fullest and will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Salome was born Feb. 2, 1935, in Concho, Oklahoma, to Nelson Whiteshirt from Canton, Oklahoma, and Mattie Monroe, from Ethete, Wyoming.
She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Virgil, Dorothy, Virgie, Monroe and Esther Lee.
She is survived by her husband Juan C. Matanane, and children and their spouses, Jose (Beth), Rosa, Juan Jr. (Elaine), Francisco, Jessie (Carmen), Carlos (Amy), Johnny Lee (Louann), and 21 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, and numerous friends and family.
Wake services will be 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, at Kickapoo Friend's Center Church, in McLoud, and funeral services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 20, at Kickapoo Friend's Center Church in McLoud with Pastor Brad Wood officiating.
Burial graveside service will be Wednesday, April 20, in Concho at Concho Tribal Cemetery.
Salome's children will be pallbearers Jose, Juan Jr., Jessie, Francisco, Carlos and Johnny Lee.
Meal with family will follow at Kickapoo Friend's Center Church in McLoud.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for the sympathy, comforting words, prayers and all expressions of kindness and concern. May God continue to bless you.
“Yes Jesus loves me, the Bible tells me so”