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Cherokee Nation: Cherokee Speaker Passes Due to Covid-19

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Posted at 8:40 PM, Apr 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-18 21:57:42-04

According to a Cherokee Nation Facebook Post, the Cherokee Nation lost Cherokee speaker Faye Deason to the COVID-19 virus.

Faye Deason passed away at the age of 63.

The Cherokee Nation post says, "Faye Deason was a caring and devoted employee of the Cherokee Nation for 25 years, always wanting to help Cherokee citizens, many of which coped with diabetes."

The Cherokee Nation considered Faye Deason "instrumental in preserving our precious Cherokee language."

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said, "My family and the entire Cherokee Nation is devastated by this unforgiving COVID virus and the many wonderful citizens it has taken from us too soon. We pray for the Deason family during this difficult time."

According to the Facebook post by Cherokee Nation, Faye Deason worked at the Wilma P. Mankiller Health Center's diabetic clinic front desk. She enjoyed sewing, antiques, and spending time with her grandchildren.

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