Quanah Kay (Topetchy) Workman

quanah (topetchy) workman
Quanah, a Brentwood resident for 9 years, formerly a resident of Fremont CA for 42 years, passed away on January 18, 2014.Quanah Kay was special. Her joy was contagious. She could light up a room with her smile.She had an endless positive attitude and never gave up her spirit despite the challenges that were put before her. Quanah's struggle with deteriorating disease and diabetes led her to her peaceful last breath on 01/18/2014. Her spirit embarked on her voyage to Heaven at her home in Brentwood where she was the happiest. She was surrounded by family at her time of ascent. Quanah is a native of Oklahoma and a great granddaughter of Comanche Chief Quanah Parker. She was very proud of her Native American heritage. Being a loving supportive mother was her first priority. Her 6 grandchildren gave her joy as well as her 5 great grandchildren. She is survived by brother, Sonny Topetchy of Ardmore, OK and sister, Delpha-Zo Stewart of Albequerque, NM. Quanah had three daughters Quanah Sala of Brentwood, CA, Kris Koskela of Oakley, CA and June Gomez of Brentwood CA. Her daughters and their families were the support and joy of her life. Quanah's spirit touched many throughout the years. Her celebration of Life will be held at Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA on Saturday February 8th, 2014 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to The Native American College Fundhttps://community.collegefund.org/donate ~Native American Prayer~ I give you this one thought to keep I am with you still - I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the sweet uplifting rush,... of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not think of me as gone - I am with you still in each new dawn.

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  1. Our deepest sympathy to the family of Quanah. My family and I lived next door to her and Bud when they lived in Fremont on Blue Fin. I will always remember the kindness she showed us and her happy smiling face.She was one of the kindest people I’ve known. We will miss her but know she is at peace.

  2. My deepest sympathy to all of Quanah’s family. I was Quanah’s roomate at Stonebrook when she had her first surgery and we became friends from the start. She will always have a very special place in my heart and I am thankful she is now with the Lord and free from all earthly pain. She will be sorely missed.

  3. There are so many people we meet and forget along our journey in life and then there are the people that touch your life in a way you never forget them Que your Mother was that person to me, Her gentle Spirit, her laughter and her smile has stayed with me thoughout my life. . . Sorry for your loss
    Theresa Pegueros

  4. at my 1st powwow is when i met her.(stanford). was very impressed by her outfit. my girl was about 6. she ran into her accidently. knew she was someone inportant but of what. found out later who she really was. i still feel bad that to this day.

  5. I went Kildare, Oklahoma School with Quanah Kay, when her Grandfather
    Rev. White Parker was Pastor there. I remember them both well I was in the 8th
    grade and she was the 5th of 6th grade. Her Grandfather, Rev. White Parker
    Conducted the Wedding Ceremony for each of my Sisters at our farm house
    3 miles south of Kildare, Okla. My name is Donald George Nichols.

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