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Johnson TreppNov 5, 1923 - April 26, 2013 TULSA Monetta Delores Johnson Trepp, 89, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Monetta was born November 5, 1923, in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of Edith Monetta Perryman Johnson, of Jenks, Oklahoma, and Emmet Robert Johnson, of Davenport, Iowa, a veteran of World War I. Monetta graduated from Classen High School in Oklahoma City and Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (now OSU) in Stillwater, spending her summers on her grandparents' ranch in Jenks. She married John Wallace Trepp, Sr., of Oklahoma City, on May 30, 1948, and they moved to Tulsa in 1950. She was active in Tulsa civic affairs, including John Knox Presbyterian Church, the Tulsa Boys Home, and the Tulsa Public Libraries. She was a founding member of the American Indian Theater Company, the Tulsa Indian Arts Festival, and the National Indian Monument and Institute. She is survived by sons, Robert, Wally, and Tom and wife Kay; grandchildren, Justin and wife Kim, Rhiannon, and Lance; great-grandchildren, Lexey, Gavin, Trustin, and Sean, Tyler and Chance.. Monetta (Mvnettv) means "new day" in Muscogee. She was a proud member of the Beaver Clan of Loca'pokv Talse tribal town and was proud of her ancestors, who included her grandfather, Mose Perryman, who served in the Muscogee Nation House of Warriors; her great-grandparents, George Perryman, who signed Tulsa's original municipal charter in 1898, and Rachel Perryman, who raised many nephews and nieces and other orphans at her home in Brookside; George's brother, Legus Perryman, who was Principal Chief of the Muscogee Nation; and his brother, Josiah Perryman, who was Tulsa's first postmaster; her great-great- grandfather, Alexander, who died fighting for the confederacy in the U.S. Civil War, and his wife Hanna; her great-great-grandfather, Lewis Perryman, who established the first store at Loca'pokv long before it grew into the town of Tulsa; her great-great-great-grandfather, Benjamin Perryman, who was Second Chief of the Lower Creeks after removal from Alabama and signed the 1833 Treaty between the USA and the Muscogee Nations; and her great-great-great- great- grandfather, Takosv Haco, who signed the 1796 Treaty between the USA and the Muscogee Nation. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2013, at Moore's Southlawn, Tulsa. Memorial Service will be 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at John Knox Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers or plants, please donate to or nonprofit, or: Tulsa Indian Art Festival (www.tulsaindianartfestival.com), National Indian Monument & Institute (www.nimi.us), or the Perryman Ranch Foundation (www.perrymanranch.com/aboutus.html); address to all of the above is 9521 B Riverside Parkway, Box 358, Tulsa, OK 74137. Moore's Southlawn 918-6633-2233 share memories at www.moorefuneral.com www.tulsaindianartfestival.com www.perrymanranch.com/aboutus.html
Published in The Oklahoman on Apr. 28, 2013
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