Drusilla Jean “Dewey” Capes-Beartrack Obituary

Jan 26, 2024 | Wichita Tribal News

Drusilla Jean “Dewey” Capes-Beartrack, was born to Laverna Jane Standing and David Capes Sr., on November 19, 1958. She unexpectedly passed away on January 21, 2024, surrounded by family members. She was a tribal member of the Wichita Proper and a descendant of Kiowa and Chickasaw Nation.

Dewey married Wraydell Beartrack on June 11, 1983, and lived together for forty-one years. In her younger years, she loved to participate in sports like basketball and softball. She enjoyed past times such as, beading, going to the casino, helping people, raising children, attending powwows and Wichita ceremonials. She also loved bowling, taking a cruise on Wrandall’s motorcycle, reading books, watching her scary shows and other movies. Her employment included Four Tribes JTPA/TERO, Sonya’s Drive-Thru, Wichita Tribe Princess director for several years, Homemaker, Caregiver, and uncertified Family Mountain Doctor.

Dewey was preceded in death by her son, Deweii Lane, one sister, Dawn Yvette Capes, her brother, David L. Capes Jr., her father, David Capes Sr., her grandparents, Nettie Lara and Philip Standing and Miliam and Ida Capes, her aunts, Ardina “Choo” McAdams, Josephine Parker, and Helen Poolaw, her uncles, McKinley Standing and Alfred Standing, her cousin, Micah McAdams, her niece, Georgia Birdshead, her grandchildren, Angel J. Chaddlesone and Keahdoseah Wahnee. Along with special friends Leanne Parker, Lucy Domebo, and Cleta Ataddlety.

Dewey is survived by her mother, Laverna J. Capes of Anadarko, Oklahoma, husband, Wraydell Beartrack of the home, children, Wraymond Beartrack of the home, Wrandall and Randy Beartrack of Chickasha, Oklahoma, Dava Y and Mickey Longhat of Andarko, Oklahoma, siblings, Nelia K. Holder of Anadarko, Robin and Chester Tieyah of Cyril, Oklahoma, Nina and George Haggard of Anadarko, Oklahoma, one aunt, Donna Steinberg of Gracemont, Oklahoma, one uncle, Michael and Joyce Standing. Along with special friends Carolyn Sadongei, Myrt Nestell, Charlene Pebeashy-Holder, and Karen Franklin. She leaves behind a plethora of extended family, from aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and adopted family. As well as a host of grandchildren, she was absolutely proud of every one of the grandbabies.

A prayer service is set to begin at 5:00 P.M., on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at the Wichita Tribal Community Building in Anadarko, Oklahoma with Marvin Delaware officiating. This will be an all-night vigil.

A funeral service is set to begin at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, January 26, 2024, at the Wichita Tribal Community Building with Marvin Delaware officiating. She will be laid to rest at Rock Springs Cemetery in Anadarko, Oklahoma following the funeral service.

Services are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Smith, Oklahoma.

Source: Smith Funeral Services