April 20, 1933 ~ January 18, 2014
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.