Cheryl Iron RealRider HunterJuly 26, 1944 – March 30, 2017 (Age 72 years)Born in Pawnee, OK at the Pawnee Indian Hospital, Cheryl was the daughter of Theodore Iron (Crow Nation) and Daisy Chapman Iron Miller (Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma); and the granddaughter of Henry and Lonie (Tatum) Chapman. While she was a proud enrolled member of the Crow Nation, a child of the Ties the Bundle Clan, she had lived in the Pawnee community with her family since 1979, and was a proud member of the Kitkehaki Band of the Pawnee Nation. As a child, she lived in locations around the country, as her father was in the service, although she attended Olive Hill grade school west of the city, the Pawnee Indian School (Gravy U.), and she graduated from Pawnee High School.She attended Central State University prior to marrying Austin RealRider, Jr. in 1961. The lived briefly in San Francisco, CA as part of the BIA's relocation program, and moved to Brigham City, UT to start their family in 1963 when daughter Cherise Moore was born. Daughter Angela EchoHawk followed the next year. They returned to Tulsa, OK in 1965, and son Warren was born in 1975. They returned to Pawnee in 1979 and have lived in the community since. Cheryl and Austin divorced in 1982, but remained good friends.While living in Tulsa, she worked for the US Postal Service. After moving to Pawnee, she worked for the Pawnee Tribe as an administrative assistant and executive secretary for over 25 years. After retiring, she worked briefly at the Pawnee library and enjoyed a part-time job at the Mint Bar, as it allowed her to visit with her many friends.In 1992, she married Dennis Hunter who pre-deceased her in 1994. Since 2001, she has shared a home with Rick Driscoll.Cheryl was a talented seamstress, and loved spending time with her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including, Dustin Eaves, Dylan EchoHawk, and Devyn EchoHawk; Sara Reamy, Sonny Moore, Patton Moore, Shane Eppler, Erik Moore, Pani Moore, and Preslee Moore; Luke RealRider, Klay RealRider, and Lane RealRider; Dylan Eaves, Tylan EchoHawk, Tacora NewRider, Heston EchoHawk, and Davyn EchoHawk; Pete Moore, IV, Jette Moore, Sidney Moore, Fancie Moore, and Aarya Moore; Charli Alexander, Rhys Alexander, Fallon Reamy, and Shane Eppler, Jr. She also had many nieces and nephews who she loved and cared for through the years, in addition to her Chapman cousins who she grew up with and helped care for as she was the oldest granddaughter.Cheryl was a loving and generous friend, and leaves behind family and long-time friends who can share stories of her many acts of kindness that were given without asking. She shared her home and table with anyone in need, and lived a life of true Christian generosity. Her final years were burdened with Parkinson's disease, but she continued to maintain a positive outlook on life and sense of humor.In addition to her children and grandchildren Cheryl leaves behind brothers Bob Iron, Eddie Iron and Kenneth Miller, Jr.; sisters Janice Fields and Kimberly Miller and adopted daughter Kathy Morgan. She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore Iron and Daisy Chapman Iron Miller, and her three nephews KC, Brennan and Thomas Roughface.