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Narcissa Wilson

Born: 4/27/1922

Died: 8/13/2004

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Narcissa Wilson, 82, of Muskogee, passed away August 13, 2004, at Muskogee Regional Medical Center. She was born April 27, 1922, in Smithville, Oklahoma, to Noah and Carrie (Johnson) Wilson, both full-blood Choctaw original enrollees.

Narcissa graduated from Smithville High School and attended Oklahoma Presbyterian College (OPC) in Durant. She also attended the Ganado, Arizona, Nurse Cadet Training Program. She worked as a registered nurse in Tacoma, Washington, Pawnee, Oklahoma, Talihina, Oklahoma, Baptist Hospital in Muskogee, and retired from the Veterans Administration Hospital in 1977.

Narcissa was a member of the Fife Memorial United Methodist Church and served as Local Church Treasurer for many years. She also served as Conference Treasurer for the United Methodist Women (formerly Womens Society of Christian Service, or WSCS) of the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce C. Deere and husband, Lyle, and Rowena D. Beach and husband, Robert, all of Muskogee; four brothers, Woodrow Wilson of Muskogee, Freeman Wilson and wife, Ida, of San Francisco, California, Dale Wilson of Oklahoma City and Curtis Wilson and wife, Bettie, of Seminole, Oklahoma; three sisters, Mae Wilson of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, Ramona Harjo and husband, Josh, of Canadian, Oklahoma, and Edwina Malaske of Pawhuska, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Mark, Acee, Taryn Allen and Carissa Beach; five great-grandchildren, Robert, Bailee, Sarah, Blayne Allen, and Joseph Shoemake, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A special thank you

On behalf of Narcissa Wilson, full-blood Choctaw, I wish to thank the Choctaw Nation for use of the new community center in Smithville. We appreciate members of the community who donated food and provided assistance for the meal. Special thanks to Christine Ludlow, Ruthie Bohanon, Silvena Bush, Ada Hopper, Eugene and Opal Ludlow and Debbie Connelly. May God bless.

Narcissa Wilson