Lorene Wahweotten 1952-2021
Lorene Donnes “Snooks” Wahweotten, Wah Box Si Quah, 69, Wheat Ridge, Colo., died Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge.
She was born Feb. 3, 1952, in Topeka, the daughter of Edna Keggmega. She graduated from Topeka High School in 1970 and received a business degree from Clark’s Business School.
Ms. Wahweotten had worked for Regional Transportation in Colorado for 15 years and later worked for the State of Colorado for 10 years. She also worked for the State of Kansas for five years.
She was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and part of the Drum Religion.
She was preceded in death by five brothers, Orville Rice Jr., Edward Wahweotten, Eli Wabnum, Irving Shopteese and Reuben Wabnum; and three sisters, Theresa Wabnum, Inez Dodds and Mary Brown.
Survivors include her adopted mother, Voncile Mitchell, Mayetta; five children, Robert Roberts and Brian Roberts and wife Nicole, all of Aurora, Colo., and Norman Roberts and wife Tracey, Clara Roberts-Vielma and husband Javier and Eliza Roberts, all of Topeka; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Maxine Begay and Cheryl Walker, both of Mayetta; two brothers, Ronald Wahweotten and wife LaVeda, Mayetta, and Larry Wahweotten, Augusta; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
A wake and drum service will be held Tuesday evening, March 9 at the Dance Ground west of Mayetta. Burial will be held Wednesday afternoon in Matwe-Shobney Cemetery. Chapel Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.