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Born: June 1, 1943

Death: July 3, 2013

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Milton Codynah

June 1, 1943 - July 3, 2013

Milton Dixon Codynah was born to Fred and Velma Hoag Codynah on June 1, 1943, south of Walters, OK and departed this life in Lawton, OK on July 3, 2013 at the age of 70 years, 1 month and 2 days.

Milton grew up south of Walters, graduating from WHS in 1962. He married Nancy Katherine Poemoceah on December 30, 1967 at Wichita Falls, TX. He was soon drafted into U.S. Army on January 8, 1968 and completed his basic training at Fort Polk, LA. He served his country honorably in Vietnam earning the rank of Specialist 4 on January 7, 1970. For his service he was given the Combat Infantry badge, the Purple Heart and the Army Commendation medal along with many other awards and commendations.

Through the years he worked for Town and Country in Wichita Falls, Elliot’s in Waurika and worked in housing for the Comanche Tribe before going to work at Comanche Nation Casino as the Director of Maintenance.

Milton was always an active person. He enjoyed coaching softball and playing mens softball, fishing, camping at the lake, swimming in the backyard, cooking, and watching OU football and Westerns on TV. He loved spending time with the grandkids and coaching them as well.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Carol Jean Codynah; a brother, Robert “Dutch” Subietta; and special friends Delbert Permansu and Johnny Wauqua.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy, of the home; 2 daughters, Sonia Herring and husband Terry, Melanie Perez and husband Larry all of Walters; 2 brothers, Fred Codynah and wife Mona of Walters, Jackie Codynah of Anadarko; a nephew he helped raise, Curtis Poafpybitty of Lawton; 7 grandchildren, Erin Simpson, Mishona Herring, Mindi Chasenah, J.C. Herring, Courtnie Perez, Cruz Perez and Carrington Perez; 6 great grandchildren, Gage Simpson, Kylie Simpson, Jermaine Dixon Chasenah, Trenity Reed, Trevin Reed and Jermiah Chasenah; a special friend, Gordon Owens of Lawton; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral Service

Monday July 8, 2013, 10:00 a.m.

Comanche Nation Walters Community Center

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Prayer Service

Sunday July 7, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Comanche Nation Walters Community Center

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