Pauline Blind Harjo
Born July 29, 1938 Concho, OK Died July 15, 2021 Riverton, Wyoming
Pauline was the daughter of Jesse Blind Sr. of Geary, OK and Marie Spottedcorn Blind also of Geary. She was full blood Arapaho and enrolled member of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribe. Pauline was the widow of John Henry Harjo of Seminole, Oklahoma. She is survived by her brother Jesse Blind, Jr., her children—Phyllis Dawn Nabilsi of Broken Arrow, OK, Kevin Mark Harjo of El Reno, Leah Burrows, of Vernal Utah, Jeffrey Todd Harjo of El Reno, and Paula Pawnee, also of El Reno. She was preceded in death by her parents Jesse and Marie Blind, sisters, Catherine Marie Blind, Lula Lorene Blind, Linda Louise Blind, Dorothy Blind, and baby girl Irene Blind. She has her surviving grandchildren, Brian Orlando Swain, Rossi Adam Harjo, Anthony Eric Laster, Karen Dawn SpottedHorse, Hana Nabilsi Hulett, Laith Safwan Nabilsi, John Mark Harjo, Dana Marie Harjo, Luis Ramon Burrows, Zade Safwan Nabilsi, and Rachel Sayhetha Burrows, River Echo Harjo, and Kaylee Ciara Pawnee.
Pauline was blessed with 14 greatgrandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. Pauline attended Concho boarding school, graduated El Reno High and Southwest Oklahoma State University, earning an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration. She was a Financial Analyst with Lucent Technologies where she retired. She was an advocate for education, as she was a counselor for Native students, served on the board and was a co-founder for the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribal College. She volunteered with the Native American Pioneers within Lucent Technologies in mentoring students within the Oklahoma City public schools. Pauline was also a dedicated member of the El Reno Indian Baptist church, serving as the treasurer for a number of years.
Wake: Concho Community Hall, Wednesday, 7-10 PM, July 21, 2021, Concho, OK
Services: First Baptist Church, Thursday, 11:00 AM, July 22, 2021, Geary, OK
Officiating: Rev. Jay Mule and Rev. Patricia Stoneroad Waysepappy
Burial: Sunset Cemetery, Geary, OK
Services entrusted to Turner Funeral Home, Hinton, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to the family at email@example.com, turnerfh.net, or you can find us on facebook.com (Turner Funeral Homes).
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