Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Shelly Ody

Born: 03/01/1966 Died: 07/16/1990 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: n/a

Shelly Denise Strait Ody, 46, passed away July 16, 2011, in Whittier, Calif. Shelly was born on March 1, 1966, in Los Angeles and was the twin of Kelly Dean Strait who passed away on May 11, 1990. Shelly loved to play jokes and her laughter will be missed. She cherished her family and being a mother to her four daughters was most important to her. She enjoyed working with children and worked as a School Aid at McKibben Elementary School in Whittier, where she also worked on the McKibben PTA, serving as its president for multiple years. Shelly loved being a Choctaw, attending the Okla Chahta Gathering in Bakersfield and many pow wows in the Southern California area. Shelly was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Myrtle Strait; her twin brother, Kelly Strait; sister Brenda Strait; and nephew Nicholas Jaragowsky. She is survived by her loving family which consisted of husband Steve Ody; daughters, Tess Gamble, Alison Ody, Samantha Ody, and Jennifer Ody; grandson Logan Chassereau; brother Gary Strait, sisters, Pam Reeder, Kathy Strait and Theresa Schulte; brothers-in-law, Ron Reeder and Mike Schulte; nieces, Lindsay Reeder and Nina Sandoval; nephews, Bill and Justin Heddy; one grandnephew and one grandniece; Ron Strait; a large extended family and many, many friends.