Allison Katherine Luttrell

Steve Spahrsspahr@examiner-enterprise.com

Allison Katherine Luttrell entered the celebration of our heavenly kingdom on July 1, 2016 at her home at the age of 67. She was born December 24th, 1948 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Richard and Carmelita Luttrell. Her maternal grandparents were Allison and Mary Webb. Her paternal grandparents were Homer and Nettie Luttrell.

She was a proud member of the Osage Nation, from the Hominy district, Sun Carrier Clan, Her Osage name is Le.doi^.tse, “Sacred Arrow Shaft.” She was a decendant of Osage Chiefs Pawhuska and Claremore.

Throughout her life she was involved in several clubs including the Pahsuelee Club, American Legion Auxillary, and the Klash Klah She club. Also a member of the Native American Church, Lottie Shunkamolah Chapter, and Jennie Gray Chapter.

She graduated High School in Denver, Colorado in 1966. Following graduation she toured with the international group “Up With People”, which traveled to South America and Puerto Rico. She was also fluent in Spanish.

Allison loved to cook and entertain people, she often hosted dinner parties for friends and relatives. Her cooking specialities were meatpies, chicken and dumplings and fabulous deserts. She loved to collect old recipies and add her own magical touch.

She shopped throughtout the year to prepare for her annual Christmas and pitch parties.

Allison was also an avid card and poker player known for her many card parties throughout the years, she even earned the nickname in those circles as Ala-casino.

Allison had a creative eye for beautiful color and pattern combinations. Her home was decorated with collectables, such as dishes, kitchen utensils, miniature nick nacks, paintings, and pictures.

She always looked her best in her blingy jewelry & designer purses. Allison was a selfless person, as she always had thoughtful gifts for anyone and everyone who entered her home or for any celebrations.

In her lifetime Allison was employed as a Certified para legal for Shockley Shoemakes Law Office, Osage in Indian Action Team, and as a Community Health Representative for the Osage Nation.

Allison is survived by her parents Richard and Carmelita Luttrell,Tulsa, sister Anita and Tom Fields, Stillwater, OK, brothers Richard Jr., Tulsa, OK and Don Homer Luttrell of Denver, CO.

Allison loved being an Aunt to her nieces Welana Fields, Lindsay and Audrey Luttrell, and her namesake Allison Jones. She was very proud of her nephews Michael Luttrell, Yatika and Nokosee Fields, and all of her extended nieces and nephews.

She also leaves behind her beloved companion John Maker. She is also survived by her extended Gray family brothers and sisters, Jackie, Andrew, Louis, Mary, Margo and Jim. She is preceeded in death by the late Gina Gray.

The family is forever grateful for her caretaker Valerie McKenzie, who took great care of Allison for several years ever so lovingly.

She lived a life by her own ways. Thought of others first, even though she had little money she always found a way to give a gift of meaning. Her memory will live on, she is now free of pain and suffering. Getting ready to meet again her relatives that have gone on before her.

Rosary will be recited July 4, 7:30 pm, at the Indian Camp Chapel. Native American Rites will be July 5, 8 am, also at the Chapel. Mass will follow at 10 am at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Pawhuska, OK. Internment will be in the Pawhuska City Cementary.

McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home of Pawhuska and Powell Funeral Home of Hominy in charge of arrangements.