“Mountain View – Funeral for Spec. 4 JEROLD “JERRY” WARE, 61, Mountain View, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Rainy Mountain Kiowa Indian Baptist Church with the Rev. Sharon Gomez, pastor, United Methodist Church of Apache, officiating.
Mr. Ware died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007.
A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. today at Comanche Nation Funeral Home with Rev. George Daingkau officiating.
Burial will be in Rainy Mountain Kiowa Tribal Cemetery with military honors performed by the U.S. Army Honor Guard.
He was born Aug. 3, 1945, in Phoenix, to Erwin “Ace” and Jessie Casas Ware. He was raised in the Mountain View area. On Aug. 7, 1969, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. during the Vietnam War. On May 11, 1970, he was promoted to SP4 and transferred to the U.S. Army Reserves, serving with B Battery, 2/10th Artillery and the 197th Infantry. On Aug. 6, 1971, he was honorably discharged. His awards include the Good Conduct Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1960 Device, two Overseas Bars. He was a Sharpshooter and decorated Marksman.
He married Libby Tonahcot on Feb. 2, 1972, in Hobart. He was employed as a security guard for Concho Indian School, Fort Sill Indian School and Riverside Indian School, before working as an officer for the Carnegie Police Department. He also worked security for the Kiowa Tribe and Delaware Tribal Bingo. He was a member of the Kiowa Tribe and Rainy Mountain Kiowa Indian Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three daughters, Monique Ware, Apache, and Alfreda Chalepah and Renita Chalepah, both of Oklahoma City; four sons, Michael Ray Ware, Apache, Spencer Chalepah, Earlsboro, Texas, Leslie Chalepah, Durango, Colo., and Kimit Chalepah, Anadarko; four sisters, Dora Pewo, Apache, LaQuinta Harman, Salisaw, and Cora Mithlo and Alicia Mammedaty, both of Apache; two brothers, E.C. Ware, Mulgrove, and Louis White Eagle, Apache; 34 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, Angel Miguel Ware, Samara Ware and Aaron Joseph Kaudle Kaule; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gordon Ware and Ernie Ware; and two nephews, Cpl. Josh Ware and Lester Parker Jr.”
Source: Lawton Constitution, Sun., Feb. 18, 2007
Jean Record added: Feb 18, 2007