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Winona Henderson

October 14, 1941 — April 10, 2019

Wirn Winona Wilmaddy in the year 1941, Oct 14 to the proud parents of William (Bill) Eddy and Winona Mildred Eddy. She had brothers and one sister. Bill Eddy ,Don who was killed in a car wreck coming home on leave, Chris (who resided in California ) Forrest, Henry that resides in Oregon and a sister Billy Heilegman who resides in Claremore, Ok. She was a graduate of Webster High School and always proud that she was an official Indian Princess.
Winona was a proud member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. She worked for Tulsa companies such as Telex and Seismograph. She married Jord Charles Henderson and raised a family. She had two sons Jord Charles Henderson Jr. (who proceeded her in Death) he was married to Liz Henderson of Drumright, Ok . Travis Lee Henderson and his wife Sandra. She had three grand children; Jordan Peterson of Lubbock, Texas, Zack Henderson who is currently serving in the Military as well as Trently Henderson.
She was an ordained minister of the Unitarian Faith. She was the first person to start the Peace Movement in Tulsa. She later joined Okmulgee Indian Baptist Church where she served faithfully as a Church treasurer and taught children's Sunday school.
She served as a board member of the prestigious American Indian Theatre Company and was the co-founder of Mahenwadose Production Co which made archival history as being the first Native American performance company to be the first to perform at the NMAI Smithsonian Institute. Mahenwadose was also specially selected by Walt Disney productions to perform thirty record shows at Epcot center, Orlando Florida. She helped bring to the stage such epic production as The Song of Winter, Fearless Honka Hunters and Rabbit Boy dances with Otter Girl. Playwright, actress and powerful creative insight and vision was just a few of many attributes she possessed. She loved life and made every second count.Wilma Eddy in the year 1941, Oct 14 to the proud parents of William (Bill) Eddy and Winona Mildred Eddy. She had brothers and one sister. Bill Eddy ,Don who was killed in a car wreck coming home on leave, Chris (who resided in California ) Forrest, Henry that resides in Oregon and a sister Billy Heilegman who resides in Claremore, Ok. She was a graduate of Webster High School and always proud that she was an official Indian Princess.
Winona was a proud member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. She worked for Tulsa companies such as Telex and Seismograph. She married Jord Charles Henderson and raised a family. She had two sons Jord Charles Henderson Jr. (who proceeded her in Death) he was married to Liz Henderson of Drumright, Ok . Travis Lee Henderson and his wife Sandra. She had three grand children; Jordan Peterson of Lubbock, Texas, Zack Henderson who is currently serving in the Military as well as Trently Henderson.
She was an ordained minister of the Unitarian Faith. She was the first person to start the Peace Movement in Tulsa. She later joined Okmulgee Indian Baptist Church where she served faithfully as a Church treasurer and taught children's Sunday school.
She served as a board member of the prestigious American Indian Theatre Company and was the co-founder of Mahenwadose Production Co which made archival history as being the first Native American performance company to be the first to perform at the NMAI Smithsonian Institute. Mahenwadose was also specially selected by Walt Disney productions to perform thirty record shows at Epcot center, Orlando Florida. She helped bring to the stage such epic production as The Song of Winter, Fearless Honka Hunters and Rabbit Boy dances with Otter Girl. Playwright, actress and powerful creative insight and vision was just a few of many attributes she possessed. She loved life and made every second count.

Winona was born Winona Wilma Eddy in the year 1941, Oct 14 to the proud parents of William (Bill) Eddy and Winona Mildred Eddy. She had brothers and one sister: Bill Eddy, Don(who was killed in a car wreck coming home on leave), Chris (who resided in California) Forest, Henry (resides in Oregon); and sister Billy Hellegman (who resides in Claremore, Oklahoma). She was a graduate of Webster High School and always proud that she was an official Indian Princess.

Winona was a proud member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. She worked for Tulsa Companies such as Telex and Seismograph. She married Jord Charles Henderson and raised a family. She had two sons, Jord Charles Henderson Jr. (who proceeded her in death. (He was married to Liz Henderson of Drumright.) Travis Lee Henderson and his wife Sandra. She had three grandchildren: Jordan Peterson of Lubbock, Texas, Zack Henderson who is currently serving in the military as well as Trently Henderson.

She was an ordained minister of the Unitarian Faith. She was the first person to start the Peace Movement in Tulsa. She later joined Okmulgee Indian Baptist Church where she served faithfully as a church treasurer and taught children's Sunday School.

She served as a board member of the prestigious American Indian Theatre Company and was the the co--founder of Mahenwadose Production Company which made archival history as being the first Native American performance company to be the first to perform at the NMAI Smithsonian Institute. Mahenwadose was also specially selected by Walt Disney productions to perform thirty record shows at Epcot Center, Orlando Florida. She helped bring to the stage such epic production as The Song of Winter, Fearless Honka Hunters and Rabbit Boy dances with Otter Girl. Playwright, actress and powerful creative insight and vision was just a few of many attributes she possessed. She loved life and made every second count.


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