Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Catherine (Taylor) Sexton

Born: 12/28/1925

Died: 1/29/2004

Maiden Name: Taylor

Honorific: n/a

Catherine (Taylor) Sexton, 78, passed away January 29, 2004, at Atoka, Oklahoma. She was born December 28, 1925, at Finley, Oklahoma, to Archibald and Lena (Noah) Taylor.

Catherine spent her childhood in Finley until school age. She attended the Goodland Indian School in Hugo, Oklahoma. While at Goodland she met Daniel Sexton, her future husband. After completing the 11th grade, and while waiting for Daniel to return from serving his country overseas during World War II, she worked as a rivet girl helping build aircraft at Douglas Field, now known as Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City. When Daniel returned, they were married on August 7, 1945, and to this union God blessed them with four children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Sexton, on July 8, 2003; a granddaughter, Catherine Fixico; her parents, Archibald and Lena Taylor; a sister, Rhoda Notah, and three sisters-in-law, Edith Greenwood, Beatrice Casey and Betty Watkins.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Sexton and Daniel Terry Sexton; two daughters, Lena Maturino and Cleta Mata; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Sexton was a very special wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Catherine (Taylor) Sexton