Bernadine Watchman-Cook

Born: Sat., May 9, 1953
Died: Sat., May 17, 2014


Dressing Ceremony

2:00 PM Wed., May 21, 2014
Location: Burns Mortuary


Funeral Mass

9:00 AM Thu., May 22, 2014
Location: St. Andrew's Church


Interment following funeral service

Location: Agency Cemetery


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Bernadine Watchman-Cook

May 9, 1953 – May 17, 2014

 

Bernadine Watchman-Cook – resident of Pendleton passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014, at her home.  She was 61 years old.  A Dressing Ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, May 22, 2014, at 9:00 AM at St. Andrew’s Mission followed by burial at Agency Cemetery in Mission. Send condolences online at www.burnsmortuary.com  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is handling arrangements.

Bernadine was born May 9, 1953 in Pendleton to Daniel and Eva (Shippentower) Watchman.  Her mother named her Bernadine which her father couldn’t say, so he called her “burnt beans”.  Her father died later in 1953, he was struck by a train walking home.  She was raised in Pendleton by her mother, for a time she was raised by her grandmother Alice Barnhart and also in the foster home of Mrs. Oliver Sykes.  She attended St. Andrew’s School grades 1-8, and John Murray School grades 9-10.  She then attended boarding school at Concho Indian School at El Reno, OK, Chilocco Indian School at Newkirk, OK, and graduating from Fort Sill Indian School at Lawton, OK in 1972.  She had worked several places: at the Vet’s Office in Albuquerque, NM, then for Tillicum Electronic Boards, the TERO office in Pendleton, she had been a Wildland Firefighter as well as a janitor at Wildhorse Casino.  She loved to play Keno and slot games, reading and beadwork.  Her children include Lynette Watchman and Belinda Toyama as well as a stillborn son.  She was married to Keye Cook for 4 – 5 years before his death. 

She is survived by her daughter Belinda Toyama of Pearl City, Hawaii, her siblings: Louis Carter, Bertha Case, Raymond Watchman, John Bevis, and Francis Watchman.  Grandchildren include Jason Allen and Ava Toyama. 

She was preceded by her parents, her husband, daughter Lynette R. Watchman-Antonio, a stillborn son, her siblings Eugene Carter, Annie Watchman-Sinclair, and Danny Watchman and grandson Quincy Allen.

 

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Carman M. Chalakee
   Posted Wed May 21, 2014
Prayers and thoughts go out to the family.

Carmalita Michelle Chalakee
   Posted Wed May 21, 2014
Thoughts and prayers to the family.

CARLA RODRIGUEZ & VANCE ANDERSON & FAMILY
   Posted Fri May 23, 2014
"THOSE WE LOVE DON'T GO AWAY,
THEY WALK BESIDE US EVERYDAY,
UNSEEN, UNHEARD, BUT ALWAYS NEAR...
SO LOVED, SO MISSED, & SO VERY DEAR."

WE SHALL KEEP ALL OF YOU IN OUR HEARTS & PRAYERS.
ATAWISHAMUSH
VANCE & CARLA - DEMETRI & MIDNIGHT - DOMINIC & DAISY -
MASON & HOPE - LANEY & SEAN

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