Mary Martha Warrior Brown, of Ponca City passed into heaven on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. She was only 52 years old. She was born on July 2, 1965, in Tahlequah, the daughter of Clyde M. Warrior and Della Cheryl Hopper Warrior. She worked as a secretary for the Social Security Department. She married Lamont Brown II and together they raised six children. She enjoyed music especially tribal music. She liked Al Green. She liked to teach the children how to do tribal dances. Her favorite song was Jingle. She was a Fancy Shaw dancer. She was a member of the Ponca Nation and a descendant of the Otoe-Missouria tribe. She loved to laugh and often teased to make others laugh. She had a very good sense of humor.
She was preceded in death by her father, Claude Warrior; grandfather, Lamont Warrior; grandmother, Gloria Moncooyea; grandfather, Eugene Brown; grandmother, Mava Brown and great-grandmother, Katie Carson.
She is survived by her husband, Lamont; sons, Lamont Brown III and Odi Brown; daughters, Cheryl D. Brown, Katie Lynn Brown, Andellaka Brown and Rosemary Brown; 14 grandchildren; two sisters, Andrea Warrior and Kathleen Honahni and many nieces and nephews.
A traditional tribal burial will take place on Monday, Feb. 19, at Otoe-Missouria Tribal Center. The noon feast will precede the giveaway and funeral service. Burial will follow in Ponca Indian Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel.