Barbara Standingbear Hoge passed on to eternal peace on Oct. 19, 2012.
She was born on Nov. 22, 1930 at the small community of Herd, north of Pawhuska, Okla.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gus Wright and Ruth Hobbs, sister, Freda Gilliland, and first husband George E. Standingbear and second husband Dr. Arthur F. Hoge.
She is survived by her children Geoffrey M. Standing Bear (Julie), Sean E. Standing Bear (Patricia), Patrick S. Standingbear (Leigh), and Meg Standingbear Jennings (Jay); ten grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Barbara graduated from Pawhuska High School, then graduated from St. John School of Nursing in Tulsa and worked as a registered nurse in Oklahoma and Arkansas for more than 45 years.
She was married to George Eugene Standing Bear for 21 years until his death, and later married to Dr. Arthur Hoge for 33 years before his death.
Before Barbara became ill, she was active in the church, enjoyed attending Osage Indian dances, and loved spending time with family and friends. She traveled to many beautiful countries with her late husband, Arthur, and had many fond memories to share with her family.
Funeral Mass was held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pawhuska on Oct. 22, 2012. Her grandsons served as pallbearers. Interment was in the Pawhuska City Cemetery. Father Chris Daigle officiated.
McCartney's Johnson Funeral Home of Pawhuska was in charge of arrangements.