LAWTON - Word has been received of the death of former Elgin Public Schools teacher Juanita Pahdopony-Mithlo. She died on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. A graveside service was held Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Mount Scott KCA Cemetery with Rev. Gary Tahmahkera officiating. Burial was under the direction of Comanche Nation Funeral Home. She was an accomplished Comanche educator, poet, artist, writer, storyteller, Tribal Administrator, mentor and cultural consultant. As a proud citizen of the Comanche Nation, she strived tirelessly to preserve the culture, history and language.
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