Leonard “Lenny” Dale Mehojah passed from this life, December 27, 2018 in Buffalo, New York. He was 57 years old. A funeral service will be held for Lenny on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Washunga Cemetery in Newkirk, Oklahoma. The pastor Dennis Wildman will officiate the service. Friends and family are invited to come spend time with Lenny before his committal on both Friday from 9-5 and Saturday morning from 8-10 at Grace Memorial Chapel in Ponca City.
Lenny was born to Ernest Ray Mehojah and Milburnia Sue Dodson Mehojah on August 9, 1961 in Pawnee, Oklahoma. He was the oldest of five children.
He worked as a roughneck and a roofer in the construction industry all across the United States. A gypsy at heart, Lenny loved to wander. He could be seen from deep in the heart of Texas all the way up to New York City wearing his “Walking Boots” and his black cowboy hat. Whether he was traveling with work or hitchhiking for fun, he always wore a smile. A kind and generous man, Lenny would give his last dollar to a stranger if they were in need. He was a talented musician and would often be asked to sit in and play the drums. He carried a sketch pad with him and filled it with wondrous drawings in both pencil and ink. His specialty was Native American Art, but he could draw anything with uncanny realism.
Leonard was a member of the Kaw tribe of Oklahoma, Night Clan. Descended from Jess Mehojah Jr. who was tribal chief.
Lenny was greeted in heaven by his father, Ernest Ray and brother Ernest Jr.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his mother, Milburnia Mehojah of Ponca City, Son Christopher Elliott and wife Wendy of Texas, son Anson Mehojah of Canada, grandchildren William and Donald Elliott of Texas, Elecktra Valkrye Mehojah of Canada, son Timothy Rodriguez and wife Natalie of Texas and daughter Cathrine Melonie Rodriguez of Washington, as well as grandchildren Sage and Kesslyn Rodriguez. Brother Emmett Ray Mehojah and wife Dolly of Ponca City, sister Terry Ussery of Ponca City, Brothers Milburn Gene Mehojah of Ponca City and William Thomas Mehojah and wife Tonya of Texas and a host of nieces and nephews.
We have known Captain since the 90's. He was always a kind warm person. We will miss his laughter and big smile. Prayers for his family. We love you Captain
Brenda and Rick NanceBreckenridge, TX
I love you Lenny.. thank you for coming into my momma's life I hate how things went but your the reason I can say I have a brother that is my best friend and you touched my momma's heart in ways that she deserved to fell and only felt from you... You was a good man in my life for a short period there hasn't been very many of those... I thank you so much Lenny and I love you... Now fly high and soar like an Eagle alongside your Father watch over us and please keep my brother and my momma safe
Cheyenne Danielle LorentzGlenmora, LA
I love you, hun....
Michelle (Cricket) LorentzGlenmora, LA
If it weren't for this dad of mine I'd not ever of learn true appreciation for what I've not got.......ride captain ride upon your mystery ship cuz like Tuesday your gone with the wind......love you