Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Rosa Lee Smith Coleman

Born: 12/23/1923

Died: 5/9/2000

Maiden Name: Smith

Honorific: n/a

Rosa Lee Smith Coleman, 76, passed away May 9, 2000 at Idabel, Oklahoma. The daughter of original enrollees Wesley Smith and Missie Jones Smith, she was born December 23, 1923 near Krebs, Oklahoma.

She received her education in Indian boaring schools, first at Eufaula, then at Carter Seminary in Ardmore, Oklahoma. She graduated in 1943 from Haskell Institute.

Her parents preceded her in death, her mother in 1930 and her father in 1947.

In 1944, she married Louis Coleman at Hugo, Oklahoma and they produced three children, Diana Lee Coleman Dillard of Cleburne, Texas, Alan Louis Coleman of Idabel, and Patti Sue Coleman who passed away infancy.

Her husband, who survives her, resides at Idabel.