Alene (Dry) Blackfox

October 16, 1945December 9, 2018

Funeral services for Alene Dry Blackfox will be conducted on Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 10:00 Am at Elm Tree Baptist Church with Reverend DJ McCarter officiating. She will be laid to rest at Elm Cemetery in Leach, OK. Her visitation will be conducted at Reed-Culver Chapel on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 beginning at noon until 6:00 PM. Online condolences for her family may be left at

Pallbearers for Alene include Devin Dry, Jerrad Dry, Trent Dry, Landen Dry, Shane Shumake, and Julio Gutierrez. Honorary pallbearers include Trae Dry, Robert Dry, Elvis Dry, Dale Dry and Bill Bailey. Alene Dry-Blackfox was born on October 16th, 1945 in Salina, OK, the daughter of Clarence and Naomi (Wickliffe) Dry. She resided in Tahlequah but always considered Leach, OK her home. Alene passed from this life on December 9th, 2018 in Tahlequah, OK after reaching the age of 73 years.

Alene was raised with four brothers and three sisters, and attended schools at Salina, Kansas, and Chilocco Indian Boarding School. She married Bob Blackfox on February 14th, 1982 in Arkansas. Together they raised a family of two sons and two daughters. Alene was a member of Elm Tree Baptist Church where she enjoyed Sunday School and Sunday Services in Cherokee along with the traditional Cherokee hymns and Bible readings. She worked at several jobs until a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis struck her at a very young age. She never let the disease defeat her and was always determined to live her life to the fullest with her trust in God keeping her strong. Alene loved OU football and was an avid fan of the Sooner sand Bob Stoops. She also enjoyed the Oklahoma Thunder basketball team and listening to Bill Gaither Gospel Music. More than anything else, this beloved Mom and grandma loved her family with all of her heart, spending time visiting or just going for a ride. Her husband Bob passed from this life in 2002 and Alene continued to enjoy her families company every chance she had. She is preceded in death by her mother, father, grandparents, Hunter and Celia Dry, husband, a daughter Rosetta, a step daughter Janet, and one sister, Ann Hudson of Federal Way, WA. She is survived by her son, Jerry Dry and wife Tammy of Ft. Gibson, OK, son Darrell Dry and wife Kimberly of Leach, OK, and daughter Priscilla Arneecher of Tahlequah, OK. She leaves one sister, Dana Roof of Joplin, MO, and brothers Robert Dry and Elvis Dry of Tahlequah, OK and Dale Dry of Stilwell, OK. Alene lives on in her 12 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.


  • Devin Dry
  • Jerrad Dry
  • Trent Dry
  • Landen Dry
  • Shane Shumake
  • Julio Gutierrez
  • Trae Dry, Honorary
  • Robert Dry, Honorary
  • Elvis Dry, Honorary
  • Dale Dry, Honorary
  • Bill Bailey, Honorary


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 13, 2018

Alene (Dry) Blackfox

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