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Alene Mae Adams

March 5, 1959 ~ December 31, 2016 (age 57)

Alene Mae Adams longtime Marland resident passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016 with her loving family by her side in Ponca City, OK. She was 57 years of age. Alene was born on March 5, 1959 in Arkansas City, Kansas to Calvin Spencer Arkeketa and Priscilla Kihega Arkeketa.
The traditional Noon feast and give away will be held Tuesday, January 3, 2017 in the Otoe - Missouria Tribal Complex in Red Rock, OK with Pastor Jimmy Kenner officiating. Interment will be held in the Otoe - Missouria tribal Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Grace Memorial Chapel of Ponca City, OK
Alene grew up in Northern Oklahoma and received her Associate degree in Business Administration from NOC in Tonkawa, OK. She married the love of her life Sam P. Adams on April 15, 1977 in Perry, OK and they made their home in Ponca City and then moved to Marland a year later and made their family Homestead there. She was the Director of Transportation with the Otoe - Missouria Tribe for over 25 years. Alene was a dedicated Garage sale shopper and she also enjoyed shopping every chance she had. Alene also enjoyed spending as much time as possible with her grandchildren.
Survivors include: her husband Sam of the Home; 3 daughters; Bridget Adams and Charlene Adams both of Marland, OK and Mariah Adams of Ponca City, OK 3 brothers; Victor Primeaux of Albuquerque, NM Garland Arkeketa and Charlie Arkeketa both of Ponca City, OK 2 sisters; Delores Bear of Moore, OK and Rosetta Blueback of Ponca City, OK. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Alene was preceded in death by her parents.
Online condolences may be done at


OtoeMissouria Tribal Complex
8151 S Highway 177
Red Rock, OK  74651
Monday, January 2, 2017
9 a.m. to 8 p.m.


OtoeMissouria Tribal Complex
8151 S Highway 177
Red Rock, OK  74651
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Noon Feast and Give Away


OtoeMissoria Tribal Cemetery
8151 S Highway 177
Red Rock, OK  74651
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