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Leon Tohee

December 21, 1972 ~ September 19, 2021 (age 48)


Leon Tohee, resident of Red Rock, OK began his journey Sunday morning, September 19, 2021. Leon was born on December 21, 1972, in Pawnee, OK. He was 48 years of age. He is the son of the late Vernon Gale Tohee and Georgette Childs. Leon is Otoe-Missouria and Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes but an enrolled member of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe and of the Bear Clan.

Leon was a 1991 Graduate of Frontier High School. He played basketball and loved going to art class. He followed in his father’s footsteps and has been employed with the Otoe-Missouria Tribe’s Maintenance Department for 25 years, taking care of many families in their time of need and earning his own parking spot. He loved creating his own artwork, painting, and listening to rock music every chance he got. Some of his artwork can be found around the Otoe-Missouria Tribal campus, t-shirts, and other tribal artifacts. He also has a piece of his artwork patented through Eskimo Joes.

Leon was a big OU fan, he enjoyed cheering for them in front of his big screen tv. He enjoyed terrorizing and being comical. Often terrorized for the big brown bear that he was. Leon was known as “Honey Rabbit” to his Aunt Marlene. He had a big heart, respectful and quiet manner, always there for his nieces and nephews and attended their sporting events. You could always catch him cruising his truck, “TAZZ”, with his sidekick Theda. Leon loved watching cartoons, Star Wars, and Ninja Turtles. He recently joined a Native walking group to get his daily steps in and worked towards getting healthy.    

Leon is survived by his wife Rosa Tohee of 27 years, his children C’Anna Tohee, Emily Cairns, Vincent, Manny, and Joseph Cerre, granddaughter Liyah Cairns and his grand dog Theda. He is also survived by his siblings, Laetitia (Tish) Atkins and husband Vergil, Gabrielle Bassett and husband Tim, Vernon Tohee and wife Berdina, Betty Littlecrow and husband Shawn, Gina McBlair and husband Joshua, Della Grant, Brad Childs, Caroline Reveles, Theresa Tohee, Meta Tohee and Shawn Tohee all of Red Rock. Leon is survived by his uncle Roy Childs and wife Jolavon, uncle Ken Tohee, aunts Norma Tohee, Billie Ann Tohee, and Mary Meeks. Numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, aunts, uncles, three brothers, Mike and George Childs, JC Mehojah, two nephews, Anthony James Tohee and Janssen Todd Warrior II and one grandson George Henry Bear.

Pall bearers will be Roy Childs, Vernon Tohee, Vincent Cerre, Josh McBlair, Shawn Littlecrow and Willie Childs. Honorary Pall Bearers are Shawn Tohee, Manny Cerre, Joe Cerre, Baby Mello, Bubba James Jr. and Daniel Tselee.


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Funeral Service

Prayer Service


Traditional Noon Feast and Give Away
September 22, 2021

12:00 PM
Otoe - Missouria Cultural Center

Graveside Service
September 22, 2021

2:00 PM
OtoeMissouria Tribal Cemetery
8151 S Highway 177
Red Rock, OK 74651

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