Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

The Great Seal of the Choctaw Nation

Beryl Dendy Urice

Born: 8/1/1905

Died: 3/20/2004

Maiden Name: Dendy

Honorific: n/a

Beryl Dendy Urice, 98, passed away on March 20, 2004. She was born on August 1, 1905, in Elmore City, Indian Territory, now Oklahoma, to Ann Leonora (Williams) Dendy and Daniel Baker Dendy.

She married C.A. Bill Urice, an oil well drilling contractor, on June 29, 1922. She was a homemaker and made a home for her family in several towns and cities in Oklahoma and Texas. For the past 16 years she lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Wynona and John Morrow of New Canaan, Connecticut. She was a loving and energetic wife, mother and grandmother whose prime interest in life was her family.

She was among the final enrollees on the original tribal rolls for the Oklahoma Choctaw Nation and was very proud of her Indian heritage. Her great-great-grandfather, Moshulatubbee, was a District Chief of the Choctaw tribe.

She was a long-time active member of the First Baptist Church in Pryor, Oklahoma. During the time she lived in New Canaan, she was a member of the Congregational Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include her children, Joe Urice and wife, Rogene, of Kerrville, Texas, Wynona Morrow and husband, John, of New Canaan, Billie Byers of Fort Worth, Texas, and James Urice and wife, Ramona, of Norman, Oklahoma; 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Beryl Dendy Urice