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Dean Edward Carter

August 20, 1948 — November 1, 2021

Dean Edward Carter of Pawhuska, OK passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Indian Camp on November 1, 2021. His services will be November 10th at 10:00AM, graveside at the Pawhuska Cemetery, a Memorial dinner will be at the Wakon Iron in Indian Camp following the service Dean was born August 20th,1948 in Pawhuska to Alva (Red) Carter and  Sophia (Young) Carter. He was raised in the Osage Indian Village in Pawhuska where he played with cousins, friends and brother’s George and Nelson. 

He attended the old Indian Camp School and continued to Pawhuska High School. He graduated from PHS 1966. He married the love of his life Bobbye Caldwell Rumsey in 1968.  With this marriage Dean adopted her son Brian Rumsey and they had son Brock Carter. 

When he was young, he was ornery as hell and involved in all kinds of schemes his older brother’s Nelson and George came up with, usually getting all of them in trouble, he worked as a cowhand with his father and brothers when he was a youngster. When he had children Dean coached little League Baseball, he pipelined in his younger years and later he worked at Reda Pump in Bartlesville for 32 years. After retiring, he went on to become an avid welder. He and  his sons made the cookers at Bad Brads, he made many boat houses, fences, barns and dune  buggies.  

Dean was Second in command at the Osage County Independent Biker (OCIB) Rallies, (The Biker Days in the Great Osage, and May Fit Biker Park), you could usually find him on his tractor. He was the groundskeeper at the Indian Camp Village.  

Dean was a member of the Osage Nation, he was named in the Eagle Clan by Eddie Red Eagle  Sr., he was very active with the Pawhuska War Dance Committee and the 5 Man Board. 

Dean is preceded in death by his parents Sophia & Alva (Red) Carter, wife Bobbye Carter, son Brock Carter and brother’s George Carter and Jack Dixon, and sister-in-law Pamela W. Carter. 

He is survived by his brother Nelson Carter of Midwest City OK, son Brian (Marie) Rumsey of Pawhuska. Grandson’s Tanner (Lauren Garrett) Carter of Pawhuska, Dillon Carter, of Pawhuska, Dr. Cameron (Melanie) Rumsey of Pawhuska, Chris Rumsey of Pawhuska, Nick (Tyler Jo) Rumsey of Pawhuska. Granddaughter Alexis Scheuerman of Ponca City, Daughter In-law Beth Scheuerman of Ponca City. 13 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many great nieces and nephews. Dean was a kind hearted soul, well respected, loved and will be missed by many.

Powell Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences and memories may be left in the guestbook at


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