Comanche Cemetery Assoc.

Since 1982, various persons or groups have advocated the restoration and preservation of the Indian Agency Cemetery (aka, Comanche Mission Cemetery).  At least one loosely organized group, the Comanche Cemetery Association, made efforts on behalf of this cemetery.  The thrust of those efforts were directed primarily towards the Comanche (Otipoby) Cemetery, and secondarily toward this cemetery.  The group has also been known as the Comanche Cemetery Committee, Comanche Indian Cemetery Association and The Commemoration, Preservation, and Restoration of Sacred Sites for Comanches Association.

For a variety of reasons, not much of consequence for the Indian Agency Cemetery came of those efforts, although the efforts related to the Comanche (Otipoby) Cemetery were significant.  In spite of the work done by these well-meaning persons, the efforts were largely unsuccessful because of the overwhelming resources of the military to resist change and the need for the long sought restoration.

The following is a list of persons who have worked at various times toward the restoration of the cemetery.  It is likely this list is incomplete and I regret any omissions.  The list was compiled from the Association's Minutes and other documents provided by Gladys Narcomey and Kenneth Karty:

     
 

Deloris Aitson

   

Phillip Narcomey

 

Rita Barnhart

   

Thomas Narcomey

 

John Carr

   

Norman Nauni

 

Marie Carr

    Robert Otipoby
 

Sylvena Carr

    Bill Pahdacony
 

Gigi Carr

    Doris Pahdacony
 

Elsie Chaat

    John Pahdacony

 

Robert Chaat

    Juanita Pahdopony
 

Jean Chasenah

    Ella Pewardy
 

Louis Clark

    Wanda Pewardy
 

Barbara Coker

    Wesley Pewardy
 

Cloyd Gooday

    Nick Plata
 

Edith Gordon

    Renee Plata
 

Carlton Hoahwah

    Rachel Poco
 

Beverly Issac

    Cleta Pocowatchit
 

Anita Johnson

    Dorothy Sapcut
 

Tommy Johnson

    Jean Saupitty
 

Kenneth Karty

    Mable Simmons
 

Pearl Kauley

    Cecelia Thomas
 

Melvin Kerchee, Jr.

    Cruso Tomah
 

Cincy King

    Dorothy Tomah
 

Eleanor Leville

    Faye Washburn
 

Dorothy Lorentino

    George Watchetaker
 

Connie Mayward

    Arlene Wilson
 

Harry Mithlo

    Ed Yellowfish
 

Edgar Monetathchi

    Elton Yellowfish
 

Mary Monetathchi

    Rafey Youniacutt
 

Gladys Narcomey

    Clarance Youniacutt