Darlene Sockey

November 16, 1948 - September 17, 2020


Darlene Sockey, a longtime resident of Tahlequah and Park Hill and a recent resident of Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed away peacefully on September 17, 2020, surrounded by children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

She was born to Walton and Lucille Tefertiller Sockey in Borger, Texas, on November 16th, 1948. She spent her younger years in Oklahoma City, going to what was then Classen High School. She later attended Bacone College in Muskogee, OK, where she became a skilled seamstress and silversmith. It was her beadwork and loomwork for which she was best known. She loved her animals, especially her kitties. She also enjoyed going bingo, casinos, and yard sales. She loved watching the movie Jeremiah Johnson. But most of all she loved spending time with her great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brother Richard Sockey and sister Suzanne Sockey. She is survived by son Chris (Chad) Tillack, daughter Surella Nimsey, son Chase (Rocky) Sockey, and daughter Jolene Roberts; grandchildren Rosalene Danell Nimsey, Kin Buchanan, Kailen Lashae Wackerly, Steven Rader Gourd, Preston Traeh Gourd, Lily Annette Drywater, Carolyn Ann Drywater, and Anthony and Janell Tillack; great grandkids Roman Ace Gerald Degase, Cloe Rosalyn Degase, and Ricardo Dale Degase.

She will be greatly missed by many who loved her. Due to circumstances, the family held a small, private service.

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5 responses to Darlene Sockey

  1. I love and will miss my mother a great deal she was a strong beautiful crazy Indian woman who was a survivor <3

  2. I love my momma and I will miss her greatly she was a strong and beautiful crazy Indian woman who will be missed by many <3

  3. sending all my love <3

  4. So sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love u guys

  5. My condolences I will miss our talks and I loved her dearly wish I could have been there for her like she was there for me

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