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Maggie (Nofire) Studie

April 19, 1929 ~ October 17, 2021 (age 92)

Obituary

MAGGIE NOFIRE STUDIE

April 19, 1929- October 17, 2021

 

Maggie was born at home in Nofire Hollow to Otter and Elsie Nofire. She was the last of her siblings to pass on. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Dan, Steve, and Bud, and sisters Dora Mae, Jane, Ann, and Fannie.

Maggie was a self taught woman in many ways in life. She learned to speak the English language entirely on her own, listening to English speakers and their actions and making the connection between the two.

Her first and preferred language was Tsalagi or Cherokee. She also taught the language to many eager students over a span of many years. The Cherokee language was a continuing passion for Maggie and she felt a great sorrow for its loss among the Cherokee people.

Maggie was the widow of Andy Studie, with whom she had four sons. Wesley, Andy Lee, Bobby Lee, and Calvin Studie. Maggie and Andy made a life for their family working on ranches and farms on the far western reaches of Cherokee Nation and came to rest in Collinsville, Okla. While there they developed their favorite project of teaching the sons music while they were still in school. The boys formed a rock n roll band. Andy Senior became their manager and Maggie became a Rock n Roll Mom as they traveled from one band engagement to the next throughout eastern Oklahoma.

Maggie was also an environmental activist, taking part in the successful protest of the planned Blackfox nuclear plant near Inola Okla and subsequent demonstration in Washington DC. She breathed a sigh of relief and thanked The Creator when plans for the nuclear plant were shelved. She held a firm belief that as long as we as people were truthful, honest, and cared for others, Creator would help and take care of the rest.

Maggie was predeceased by her husband, Andy Studie, her son Calvin, her parents and siblings.

She is survived by her sons Wesley Studie (Maura Dhu), Andy Lee Studie (Karla Reynolds), Bob L. Studie and grandchildren Daniel Studie, Adam Studie, Leah Studie, Bradley Studie, Marsha Studie, Dionne Studie, Chelsea Studie and Kholan Studie and many great grandchildren.

The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to her nieces Alice McBride, Brenda Brackett Voris,  her husband Jerry and son Phil, and cousin and dearest friend Bobbie Gail Smith.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
October 21, 2021

11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Reynolds & Sons Funeral Service
1501 W. Main
Collinsville, OK 74021

Funeral Service
Friday
October 22, 2021

11:00 AM
Reynolds & Sons Funeral Service
1501 W. Main
Collinsville, OK 74021

Interment
Friday
October 22, 2021

12:00 PM
Ridgelawn Cemetery
14476 N 104th E Ave
Collinsville, OK 74021

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