About Lindsay Bernard Tate Nevaquaya
Lindsay T. "Bernard Tate, Sr." Nevaquaya INDIAHOMA – Funeral for Lindsay T. "Bernard Tate, Sr." Nevaquaya, 83, Indiahoma, will be at 10 AM Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at Post Oak Mennonite-Brethren Church in Indiahoma, with Mr. Lee Patton officiating. Mr. Tate - Nevaquaya passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2012, in a Lawton hospital. Prayer Service will be at 7 pm Monday, February 20, 2012, at the Comanche Nation Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 10 am to 7 pm Monday, February 20, 2012, at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Post Oak Mennonite-Brethren Intertribal Cemetery under direction of the Comanche Nation Funeral Home. Lindsay was born on October 10, 1928 in Apache, the son of Leon and Victoria Weryackwe Nevaquaya. He married the love of his life, Rhoda Asenap, in Wichita Fall, TX and to this union they raised six children. Lindsay was a dedicated worker, working in a cleaners, as a security guard and for the BIA a a Police Officer. After he retired, he and his companion enjoyed traveling to the southwest, attending family celebrations, but most of all his joy was his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In his younger days, Lindsay enjoyed riding horseback with his brothers. He alos enjoyed the company of mans best friend as he always had a pet dog. Lindsay was the patriarch of the Tate/Nevaquaya/Tooimpah families. After the loss of his brothers, he took the responsibility of watching over their children. Lindsay will be missed by all. Lindsay served in the US Army Air Force from January to August, 1946, earning the rank of Private. Mr. Nevaquaya was inducted at Fort Chaffee, AR and took his basic training and Chemical Warfare School at the San Antonio, TX, Aviation Cadet Center now known as Lackland Air Force Base. He was discharged at Fort Sam Houston, TX. Lindsay was later drafted into the US Marine Corps on April 1, 1952 and served until March 26, 1954. He took his "Boot" and Infantry training at the Marine Corps Recruit Center in San Diego, CA. He was an infantryman. Lindsay's first assignments were with the 3rd Marine Division and the Staqging Regiment at Camp Pendleton, CA. He served at Kobe, Japan for a very brief period and arrived at the Port of Pusan, South Korea in May, 1953. Mr. Nevaquaya was assigned to the first Amphibious Bridgade Expeditionary Force, First Marine Division with duty on the far western end of the United Nations line, defending a 35 mile stretch of alongthe DMZ from the south side of the Imjin River. He completed his combat tour with the first Marine Air Wing at Kimpo Air Station after serving 11 months and 2 days overseas. His awards include the Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive), the USN/USMC and Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citations, the American Campaign, World War II Victory, National Defense Service, Korean Service with one Bronze Service Star, United Nations Service and Korean War Service Medal and the Marksman with Rifle and Expert with Pistol Badges. He is survived by his wife, Rhoda; his daughters: Bernadette Richardson, Arlene Asenap, Darlene Holmees, his sons: Bernard Tate, JR and Terry Perryman; his sister: Greta Logan; his grandchildren: Tadd, Todd, Terry, Feather, Dean J., Deborah, Bethany, Tate, Leon, Jeramy; his great-grandchildren: Jordan, Tyce, Ashly, Madison, Milo, Ryleigh, Rowyn, Reiko, Dakota, Addison, Kayden and Nalyn; several nieces, nephews as well as well as other relatives and friends. Lindsay was preceded in death by his son: Darryl Hernasy; his parents, three brothers: Doc Tate-Nevaqaya, Malcolm Tate-Nevaquaya and Ed Parker.