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Cynthia Ann Joy Whitewolf MAITLAND, Fla. -- Funeral for Cynthia Ann Joy Whitewolf, 83, Maitland, Fla., will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mt. Scott Comanche United Methodist Church with the Rev. J.T. Goombi officiating.
Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Mrs. Whitewolf died Tuesday, June 17, 2008.
Burial will be in Highland Cemetery under direction of Comanche Nation Funeral Home.
She was born Dec. 21, 1924, at Kiowa Indian Hospital, Lawton, to White Parker and Laura Clark. She moved to Kissimmee, Fla., in 1957, and graduated from Osceola High School. She worked for a publications company and as a clerk for the Osceola County court system. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Kissimmee. She was the granddaughter of Comanche Chief Quanah Parker.
Survivors include two sons: Edwin Bruce Whitewolf and Michael Douglas Whitewolf; grandchildren: Gabrielle Luzann White Wolf, Bali, Indonesia; Vanessa Elaine White Wolf, New York; Lance Edward Whitewolf, Huntington Beach, Calif.; Edwin Michael Whitewolf, Brooklyn, N.Y.; James Anthony Whitewolf, Newport Beach, Calif.; Sara Christene Whitewolf, Altamonte Springs; a great-grandson, Parker Edward Whitewolf, Huntington Beach, Calif.; many cousins, and Comanche family members; and special nieces: Quanah Kay Workman, Fremont, Calif.; and Billy June Karty, Lawton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin; and a daughter, Barbara.
Parents: White Parker (1887 - 1956) Laura E. Clark Parker (1890 - 1962) Spouse: Edwin Whitewolf (1925 - 1979)*
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Burial: Highland Cemetery Lawton Comanche County Oklahoma, USA
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White Parker (1887 – 1956) was a son of Mah-Cheeta-Wookey and Quanah Parker, chief of the Comanches. He married Laura E. Clark (1890-1962), a daughter of Reverend and Mrs. M. A. Clark, a former Methodist missionary to the Comanches. They had at least three children – Patty Bertha, Cynthia Ann Joy, and Milton Quanah (1914-1930). White Parker felt called to do missionary work among the Comanche people. He studied for this ministry at Cook Bible School in Phoenix, Arizona. He joined the Methodist Conference and performed his mission work under their supervision. The Parkers were active in the 1920s and 30s Saturday afternoon street meetings in Lawton, Oklahoma, which was led by Dr. J. Leighton Read.
In 1920, Parker played a lead role in the silent film, "The Daughter of Dawn," a silent film directed by Norbert A. Myles shot in the Wichita Mountains of Southwest Oklahoma. The story, played by an all-Indian cast of 300 Kiowas and Comanches, includes themes of love story, battle, dance, deceit, combat, and concludes with a happy ending. This is a historically important film in American cinema as it is the first full length movie of an American Indian story, and that uses all American Indian actors. This film is currently a work-in-progress restoration by the Oklahoma Historical Society.
Parker had a varied religious background. His father was a member of and leader in the Native American Church. The Parker family brought the first non-Catholic church to the state of Texas. He received his education at a Presbyterian/Reformed institution, but affiliated with the Methodists when no Reformed missionary appointment was available.
White Parker and his wife are buried in the Highland Cemetery, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma.