AAIP Member Passes Away

March 7, 2016
Posted by AAIP News on 03/07/2016

ANADARKO  Dr. Bryce Monroe Poolaw, 68, of Anadarko, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, March 3, 2016, with his loving family by his side.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 7, 2016, at Hog Creek Methodist Campground with Tina Baker, Pastor Linda Lusina and Pastor Sharon Yeahquo officiating.

Burial will follow at Memory Lane in Anadarko under direction of Comanche Nation Funeral Home.

Prayer service will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home chapel.

Dr. Poolaw was born June 6, 1947, in Lawton, to Horace and Winnie (Chisholm) Poolaw. He graduated from Anadarko High School in 1965. Bryce received a degree in pharmacy in 1970 from the University of Oklahoma. He married Elvina Mithlo on July 30, 1970. Bryce then attended Dartmouth Medical School starting in 1972 and graduated in 1976. Following that, he completed family practice residency in 1976 at the University of Oklahoma. His 30-plus year medical career was with the Indian Health Service, Lawton Service Unit , serving the Lawton, Anadarko and Carnegie communities.

He was a member of the Kiowa Tribe and was of Delaware descent. Bryce enjoyed cooking and spending time with his family and friends. He loved working Sudoku puzzles, Anadarko Warriors and Oklahoma Sooner football. Dr. Poolaw had a passion for taking care of his patients, and taking the time to get know them personally. Bryce enjoyed traveling with his family, listening to music, going to bookstores and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Elvina Poolaw, of the home; children: Audrey Poolaw of Medicine Park, John Poolaw of Lawton, and Damon Poolaw of Medicine Park; granddaughters: Taylor Bryce Quoetone and Jessie Monroe Poolaw of Medicine Park; brother, Robert and Martha Poolaw Sr. of Norman; and sister, Linda Poolaw of Anadarko.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Horace and Winnie Poolaw; a brother, Gerald Poolaw; his grandparents: Kiowa George and Tsomah Poolaw, Sa-Quin-Chits and Louis Chisholm; and a cousin, Carlotta Naves.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home chapel.