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James Daukei

James Daukei was born November 7, 1962, at Hobart, OK to Horace Daukei and Erma WhiteEagle Tasso, and passed away Thursday February 24, 2022, at the age of 59.

He was a resident of the Watonga community for his entire life, where he was a founder and owner of two small, home-based businesses, GG Spotted Horse Finest Beadwork and Icey Hot Lawn Care. Aside from his own businesses James had worked at many places around town and out of town as well, he worked for Cheyenne/Arapaho Housing, Stevens Carpet of Watonga, the Watonga Cheese Factory, Watonga Public Schools, City of Watonga Sanitation Department, and the city of Tulsa Derailment. He attended Kingfisher, Watonga, and Riverside Schools, and was a member of the First Assembly of God, in Watonga, Oklahoma. James enjoyed mowing, beading, and helping his neighbors in a time of need. He was a family-oriented man, and he loved to sit and visit with his relatives. He entered an ordained marriage, with Pauline WhiteTail on May 10, 1985.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, Waldo, Gary, and Charles “Louie”, and one sister, Norma, and one son, William Alan Redbird.

He is survived by his wife, Pauline, of the home in Watonga, Oklahoma.

Two sons………………………….. James Icey Daukei, Jr.

Two adopted daughters……........ Marion Redbird and Newalkis BigMedicine.

Two brothers…………………..…. Gene Daukei and David Tasso.

Six sisters…………………………. Mada, Beverly, Juanita, Phyllis, Marilyn and Carolyn.

Ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild, as well as numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for James Daukei will be held, Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at the Nazarene Church in Watonga, with Rev. Doug Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at West Mount Pleasant Cemetery, with Wilkinson Mortuary in charge of all arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. You may mail your donations to Wilkinson Mortuary, 208 N. Noble Avenue, Watonga, OK, 73772.


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