Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Helen Pitchlynn Byars

Born: 2/28/1914

Died: 1/15/1998

Maiden Name: Pitchlynn

Honorific: n/a

Helen Pitchlynn Byars passes away on January 15, 1998. She was the daughter of Edward Everett Pitchlynn and Sudie lane Maytubby (MintiAbi). She was born in Caddo Oklahoma on February 28, 1914.

Helen was a great granddaughter of Peter Perkins Pitchlynn, Chief of the Choctaws in 1864 - 1866. She was a granddaughter of Peter Maytubby the last elevated Chief of the Chickasaws in 1906.

She attended school at Caddo, Carter Seminary a Chickasaw Indian School for girls in Ardmore, Oklahoma and Sequoyah Indian School in Tahlequah.

Preceding her in death was hr husband William Byars; sisters, Sophia Maytubby Frenny and Ruth Pitchlynn and brothers, Peter Paul, Everett Charlie, and Robert Pitchlynn.

Survivors include two sisters, Naomi Mansell of Durant, Oklahoma and Lillian Dindley of Caddo; nephews, John Ellis Freeny of Oklahoma City, John Paul and Michael Edward Pitchlynn of Tulsa and nieces, Sue Willis of Kingston Oklahoma, Emma Sue Wickett and Bobie Charlene Jones of Tulsa.