Rowena Morris Salmon “Stah Ru Ta” (Traveling Woman), was born April 12, 1926 to Herbert and Alice (Simpson) Morris. She is a direct descendant of Fearing Bear Wilde, Mathew Simpson (Pawnee U.S. Scout), and John Pappan Morris, the first Pawnee Indian U.S. Marshal in Pawnee Indian Territory. She attended Pawnee Schools and Haskell Institute (Lawrence, KS) but graduated from Pawnee High School in 1945. She attended Draughon’s Business College, shortly after, she enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps where she underwent her basic training at Parris Island, SC with Platoon 25-A. She was assigned to the Communication Center at Cherry Point, NC and later transferred to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Rowena married GySgt James Salmon, July 4, 1955. They had four daughters: Georgiana Sweetwater of Claremore, Kathaleen Daniels of Berryhill, Friedamarie Frietze, Robertajean Ahdunko and George Bob Horn, whom she has taken as her son, both of Pawnee. While her husband was in the military, they lived in San Diego, Oceanside, and Barstow, Calafornia and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. After her husband retired, they made their home in Oceanside where Rowena worked for the Oceanside Police Department as a police matron. Rowena and her family then moved to Newkirk and Altus, Oklahoma. Rowena has five grandchildren Ryan Fisher, Joella Caddo, Carrie Fisher, Tiffany Frietze, and Ashley Ohman. She has one great grandson, Trenton, and two great granddaughters, Madison and Daveney; brother, Francis E. Morris, Sister; Georgia Mae Adson. Rowena is a member of the Pawnee Indian Baptist Church, Pawnee Indian Veterans, Marine Corps Association, and VFW Post 7966, a charter member of Women in Military Service of America. Rowena is preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Friedamarie Frietze, two sisters Anna Mulder and Lois Knifechief, also three nephews and one niece. Services will be at Pawnee Nation Roundhouse, Friday, January 30, 2015, at 10 A.M., burial will follow at the North Indian Cemetery, under the direction of Poteet Funeral Home and Cremation Services.