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Debra Lynn Knox

1959 ~ 2020 (age 61)

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Debra Lynn Knox, “Debbie” was born on February 9, 1959 at the Lawton Indian Hospital to Rudolph Joseph and Velma Nauni Akoneto.  She attended Walters Public Schools and graduated in 1977.  She studied Business Administration and Sociology at Cameron University.  While attending Cameron, she was the Cameron Indian Club Princess.  Debbie was a proud member of the Comanche Nation and of Kiowa descent.  In 1985 and for the next thirteen years, Debbie worked for the CN JTPA program as an intake specialist.  She then worked at Edna Hennessey’s Cosmetic Specialty Labs for four years.  She also worked in Medical Records at the Lawton Indian Hospital.  She was currently employed as a Medical Support Assistant in the Family Practice Clinic.  Debbie was a lifetime member of the Comanche Reformed Church in Lawton, Oklahoma.  She served on the Comanche Homecoming Committee as Secretary from 1997-1998.  She was a loyal OKC Thunder and OU Sooners fan.  . Debbie loved her family dearly and especially enjoyed celebrating their birthdays.  She always made a point to sing a very special version of “Happy Birthday” to each of them.

Debbie is survived by her Son: R.C. Knox and his companion Mandy Kaulay; her daughter: Angela Knox and her companion Junior Passi; her grandchildren: Ayla Rose Knox, Alyssa Kaulay, and her grand pup: Lola LaRae Knox; companion: Gerard Parker; her brothers and sister in law: Edwin and Mattie Akoneto and Franklin Akoneto; her special aunts: Rose Nauni and Margie Akoneto; her nieces: Tiffany Allen and her husband, Brandon and Stephanie Akoneto; her companions children: Joseph and Dara and their children Cayde and Joey. She also leaves behind a host of other family members, friends and work family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her maternal grandparents: Harry Nauni & Ruby Suwybitten Nauni; her paternal grandparents: Charles and Sadie Redhorn Akoneto and several very dear friends.

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