Ramóna Jean Mason
Born March 05, 1945 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma to Ella (Davis) Knight Crume and Henry William Crume. She was the youngest sister of Rev. Walter Willis Woodrow “Sonny”, Norma Faith “Sissy”, Clifford Ray, and Frankie Rayburn Knight, and William Joseph Crume.
She grew up in Okmulgee and at Montesoma Indian Baptist Church. She moved to Tulsa her Sophomore year of high school and graduated from Will Rogers High School in 1963. She went to Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. Her B.A. of Art in Education is from the University of Tulsa.
Ramóna’s love of her life is Archie Lewis Mason, husband of 35 years, of the home. She and Archie loved to travel extensively, Maui being one of their favorite locations. They have traveled to Europe, Singapore, Mexico, Canada, and across the United States making presentations and sharing their knowledge.
Ramóna has three children with Andrew Skeeter: Andrea Monique “Niki” Baker of Yukon, grandchildren, Tayloure Tail, Zane, and Phillip Milton Baker; David Andrew Toshra’ah Nogose Skeeter of San Francisco and Madeline Renée Gibson of Yantis, Texas; and Marcy Renée and Onslow Steven Wakeford, III of Jenks, grandchildren, Julia Hayden and Onslow Ethan Wakeford.
She and Archie have a God-daughter, Denise Fawn and Clinton Gabriel Owens of Broken Arrow. Archie has two children: Lance Anthony and Donna Louise Mason of Tulsa, grandchildren, Shandi Elizabeth Elaine and Jeffrey Lee Thompson of Skiatook and Hunter Anthony Mason of Skiatook, great-grandchildren, Adilyn Grace Elaine Addington and Geoffrey Lee Thompson; and Shannon Elizabeth Mason and Timothy John Young of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, grandchildren, Nicholas Mason and Benjamin Joseph Young.
Her second husband was Charles Darwin Clark.
Ramóna was the first Chairman of the Board of Regents for the College of the Muscogee Nation, and instrumental in the College receiving their accreditation. She was the 2017 recipient of the Muscogee/Creek Nation Living Legend award, the 2011 Mvskoke Women’s Leadership Initiative Woman of the Year, in 2006 she was Education Leadership Award from the Greater Tulsa Indian Affairs Commission, and the Oklahoma Federation of Indian Women Woman of the Year in 2003.
Ramóna has been involved in the Tulsa metropolitan community for many years beginning with a position of Board Member and Chair of the Tulsa Indian Youth Council. She was advisor to the University of Tulsa American Indian Student Association and advisor to other university and college Indian student groups. She served as Chair of the School Board for the Eufaula Dormitory of the Mvskoke Nation. She was designated as a Good Will Ambassador by the State of Oklahoma, and the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce. She and Archie are Founding members of All Tribes Indian Baptist Church.
Please visit https://m.facebook.com/events/2024362134523806 on facebook.
I am very sorry about the loss of your loved one. Nothing is more heartbreaking or stressful than to lose someone you love in death. Take comfort in knowing that Jehovah God promises that He will resurrect our dead loved ones into a beautiful paradise earth where there will be no suffering or pain or death. Revelation 21:3,4, John 5:28,29, Psalm 37:29. I hope that these beautiful scriptures will bring you comfort. jw.org
Linda WalkerCullman, AL
My heart is heavy with the loss of such a great lady. Ramona has made a positive impact on my life since I have known her. She was a wonderful role model to all of us. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. She will be missed.
Jan HartOkmulgee, OK
One of the dearest, generous and most gracious people I've ever known. Many fond memories of her. Love her.
Michael KelleyPorter, OK
When I heard that Ramona passed away, my heart filled with sadness. I feel sad that I will never see Ramona again. I am grateful for the friendship, love, and kindness she showed me throughout her life. I will miss you, my dear friend.
Moira RedCornPawhuska, OK
I had the great pleasure of getting to know Mrs. Mason at the College of the Muscogee Nation. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.
Karen HaughtBroken Arrow, OK