Dani Sue “Danya” Ashlock (obituary)

Dani Sue “Danya” Ashlock (obituary)

( October 31. 1961 – January 17. 2022 )

22nd at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Jim Crain officiating.

Dayna was born in Pawnee, OK, to Daniel Horsechief and Virginia Mae Riding-In Horsechief on October 31, 1961. She was accounted as one of the last few full-blooded Pawnee tribe members. She was raised in Tulsa with her siblings and attended East Central High School. She became the bride of Terry Lee Ashlock, of Turley, OK, on May 5, 1978. Terry and Dayna recently celebrated 43-years of marriage.

In 1985, Terry and Dayna purchased property west of Skiatook where they have resided for 37-years. Together they built a legacy surrounded by their growing family of four children and seven grandchildren. Dayna was the quintessential wife, mother, and grandmother teaching her children and grandchildren to experience all there is to love about nature and animals. She was known for her enjoyment of midnight swimming, camping, and fishing. Dayna provided home and shelter for many dogs and cats over the years. She adorned her home in natural plants and was known to have a green thumb. Her late son, Stevie, dubbed his mom’s porch the “enchanted forest”. Her family shares her taste in eclectic music, particularly 70’s American folk-rock. They relished her excellent cooking and enjoyed too many of her homemade meals to be able to name just one favorite of their dishes.

A month before she and Terry married, Dayna received the gift of the Holy Ghost and Jesus Name baptism at the Sperry United Pentecostal Church, pastored by the late Earl Jones. Soft-spoken and quiet-natured, Dayna was in constant prayer for her children and their wellbeing. Dayna carried love and belief in the Lord throughout her life and led her grandson, Memphis, to the holy ghost just a year ago.

Dayna is survived by her beloved and devoted husband of almost 44 years, Terry Lee Ashlock, Skiatook; sons, Terry Daniel Ashlock and wife Kimberly of Claremore, Jesse Lee Ashlock of Beggs; daughter, Lisa Marie Ashlock of Tulsa; grandchildren, Kailen Ashlock, Ariana Ashlock, Athaca Ashlock, Memphis Ashlock, James Klemmer of Bismark, ND, and Olivia Ashlock; and brother Gary Horsechief.

Dani Sue Horsechief Ashlock, 60, known as Dayna to her friends and family, passed away on Monday, January 17, 2022, in Tulsa, OK. A funeral service is scheduled at North Point United Pentecostal Church, in Sperry, OK, on Saturday, January

She was preceded by in her journey son, Stevie Ray Ashlock; parents, Daniel Horsechief and Virginia Mae Riding-In Horsechief; brother, Barry Horsechief; sister, Donna Marie Horsechief Roop; paternal grandparents Hugh Horsechief and Mabel Manchief Horsechief; maternal grandparents Frank Riding-In and Ethel Wilson RidingIn; and niece. Cheryl Smith.