January 3, 1934 — September 28, 2015
Irene Hamilton LaZelle began her Heavenly journey on Monday, September 28, 2015. She was surrounded by her loving family. Irene was the daughter of Ira and Elizabeth (Pratt) Hamilton, granddaughter of Henry and Josephine Pratt and Amos and Marie Hamilton. Irene was a lifelong resident of Hominy, Ok, an enrolled member of the Osage Nation and Acoma Pueblo descent. Irene was raised and lived an Osage traditional way of life. She was of Zon Zo Lin district, Deer Clan and from the Blackdog and Nom Pa Walla bands. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and Native American Church. Her father and grandfathers were renowed Roadmen of the Native American Church - Osage Chapter. Irene enjoyed cooking and preparing food in Osage customs. She was selected as a Cook and Head Cook several times throughout her life. This is a tradition she shared with several over the years. Irene is survived by two daughters: Linda LaZelle of Hominy, OK and Theresa Littlecook of Ponca City, OK; Older sister Vivian Wetselline of Apache, OK; 8 Grandchildren: Gideon Goodeagle, Tesa Roubedeaux, Laura Rosas, Andrea Kemble, James Kemble Jr., Oliver Littlecook Jr. William Kemble, Pete Littlecook; 24 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter and numerous nieces & nephews. She is preceded by her parents, her brothers: Fredrick Hamilton and Curtis Dobbins; her sisters: Sophie Maker and Helen Louise Hatfield and her great granddaughter baby Jordyn Littlecook. Visitation will be at the Hominy Osage Village Chapel in Hominy, Oklahoma. Traditional Osage Services will be 8:00 AM, Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the Hominy Osage Village Chapel. Funeral Services will follow at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Hominy.