Samantha Ann (Curtis) Jones, 31, of Spavinaw, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020 in Pryor. Her Lakota name Tatanka Olowanwin, translation, Buffalo Sings with Her. Samantha was the great great granddaughter of Chief Red Cloud. She was born on April 25, 1989 in Pennington County, South Dakota; the daughter of Duane Curtis and Rochelle Poor Thunder. Samantha attended Spavinaw Elementary School where she played all sports and was chosen for the all-star basketball team. She went on to graduate from Ketchum High School in 2008 as a member of the honor society. Samantha was the loving mother of Gracian Ray Jones, Emery Nichole Curtis, and London Shayann Curtis. She enjoyed spending time with family, especially cheering for her son Gracian on the ball field. She was a firm believer in Christ and prided herself in raising her children in church. Samantha was a member of the Spavinaw First Baptist Church. She loved to take them to spend time outdoors, especially fishing, golfing and other activities. She had a bright personality and even brighter smile and leaves many memories for her family and friends to remember.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, August 3, 2020 in the West Side Church (104 Elm Street) in Spavinaw with Reverend Joe West and Scott Wengerd officiating. Burial will follow in the Jack Ribbon Cemetery with Chris Harvey, Emanuel Lee Poor Thunder, Richard Curtis, Michael Curtis, Brandon Curtis and Ricky Woodward serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers are Josh Bales and Michael Bales. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., Sunday, August 2, 2020 in the Shipman’s Funeral Home Chapel.
Samantha is survived by her birth parents; Duane Curtis and Rochelle Poor Thunder of South Dakota; adoptive parents, James and Marlene Harvey of Spavinaw, Oklahoma; son, Gracian Jones of Ketchum, OK; daughters, Emery and London Curtis of the home; brothers, Richard Poor Thunder of South Dakota, Chris and wife, Shaina Harvey of Pryor, OK; Michael Curtis of Spavinaw, OK, Brandon Curtis of Spavinaw, OK, Emanuel and wife, Jessica Poor Thunder of Bixby, OK; grandmother, Joyce Harvey of Las Vegas, NV; aunt, Shirley Poor Thunder of Rapid City, South Dakota; and many other aunts, uncles, and cousins; and many other friends relatives and friends.