COBB - Funeral for Kenneth Devere Attocknie, 55, Fort Cobb, will be at
10 a.m. Thursday at Comanche Nation Funeral Home, Lawton. The family
will receive guests at 2 p.m. at Caddo Indian Baptist Church, Fort
Attocknie died Monday, Sept. 3, 2007.
Inurnment will be at Cache Creek KCA Cemetery, Apache, and Fort Cobb
Cemetery, Fort Cobb.
born on May 27, 1952, in Lawton, to Kay Attocknie and Justina Joyce
Guy. He was a registered member of the Comanche Tribe of Oklahoma was
also an involved member of the Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma. He was a
direct descendent of Albert Attocknie "Lone Tipi," the Comanche chief
Ten Bears and the last sub-chief of the Caddo Tribe, Harry Inkinish "Duscut."
of his childhood was spent in Valdosta, Ga., where he was a member of
Calvary Baptist Church. After graduating from high school at Chilocco
Indian School in northern Oklahoma, he was accepted to Stanford
University in Palo Alto, Calif. He and his family moved back to Fort
Cobb, and he later received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology
from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha.
After receiving a Master of Administration, Planning and Social Policy
from Harvard University's School of Education in Cambridge, Mass., he
settled in the New England area, where he worked for non-profit
organizations serving native people. He served as executive director
of American Indians for Development in Meriden, Conn. and was also a
vocational social service coordinator at the North American Indian
Center of Boston in Jamaica Plain, Mass. He was an involved singer and
attended many powwows and Sun Dance ceremonies.
Survivors include two sons: Kenneth Kay Attocknie, Houston; and
Michael Dustin Attocknie, Waipahu, Hawaii; three sisters: Kay
Attocknie, Oklahoma; Kristina Kelly Roberson, Blackshear, Ga.; and
Kelly-Renee Kelly Stubbs, Valdosta, Ga.; and a granddaughter,
Malia'ahonui Sawmee Attocknie, Waipahu, Hawaii.
Flowers may be delivered to Comanche Nation Funeral Home, 2701 SW "J"
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
family requests anyone attending the service to bring pictures of Ken
to share if you have them. Condolences may be sent online to