Dorothy E. (Powless) Mehojah, age 86, of Oneida, passed away peacefully Monday, October 8, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was born at home in Oneida, WI, May 7, 1932, daughter of the late Mark and Margaret (Stevens) Powless.
Dorothy grew up in Oneida and graduated from Seymour High School. After graduating high school, Dorothy, her sisters and some of her friends moved to Los Angeles, CA. She met Joseph Mehojah, Jr in California while he was enlisted in the US Marines. They were married June 23, 1956 and were married 51 years before he passed away in 2008. Dorothy and Joe were blessed with 8 children and they traveled with their family all over the United States while Joe was in the Marine Corps. After serving their country for 22 years, the family settled in Oklahoma. When Joe passed, Dorothy returned to her home in Oneida.
Dorothy was very active in the American Legion Auxiliary Post #198 in Oklahoma, holding multiple positions while in the organization. She was a woman of strong faith as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served as she was called within the church.
She enjoyed playing board games, cards, and solving word search puzzles. Her favorite game was Spider Solitaire that she played on her computer. First and foremost, Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, caregiver and friend. Her spunk, sense of humor and joy for life will be dearly missed. To quote her, "Try to be cool like your Grandma!"
Dorothy is survived by her children: Laurie (Looney) Mouse; Martha (Anthony) Merrell; Margie (Jeff David) Mehojah; Jack (Debbie) Mehojah; Louis Mehojah and Kim Mehojah; 22 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren (and 2 on the way!); 3 siblings: Mark (Shirley) Powless, Marj Stevens and Eugene Powless; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Mehojah Jr; 2 sons, Joseph Mehojah III "Bud" and Jacob Mehojah; a granddaughter, Sioux Dawn Yellowhawk; 2 sisters: Lorraine and Mary and 3 brothers: Johnny, Percy and Herb.
A gathering of friends and family will take place at Dorothy's home (N7837 Cty Rd. U, Oneida, WI), Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 1 PM and will continue until Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 3 PM. There will be a service rendered by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 11 AM on Thursday at the house. Services will continue in Pawhuska, OK beginning Saturday, October 13, 2018. Burial will be in Pawhuska Cemetery, Monday, October 15, 2018.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at St. Vincent Hospital as well as Dr. Michael Flood for their excellent care and support.
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