Helen Madeline Cameron of Miami, Okla., died Friday, May 1, 2009, at Miami Nursing Center in Miami, Okla. She was 95.

Mrs. Cameron was born Sept. 17, 1918, in Campo, Colo., to Raymond C. and Ethel (Tourtillott) Dunn. She lived most of her life on the Navajo Indian Reservation near Tonalea, Ariz., moving to Miami in 1978.

She owned and operated the Navajo Mountain Trading Post and The Gap Trading Post for 45 years. She was a member of the All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Miami, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Ethel Dunn; one daughter, Arlene Pendley; husband, John William Owen; husband, Ralph Cameron, and one brother, Roy Dunn.

Survivors include two grandchildren, Ron Pendley and wife Mary of Miami, Okla., Karen Hall and husband Rory of Miami, Okla.; one sister, Harriett Tolliver and husband Williams “Bill” of Hutchinson, Kan.; two great-granddaughters, Mandy Banks of Sapulpa, Okla., and Rachel Pendley of Miami, Okla.; two nieces, Holly Ray and Chris Maskill, and one nephew, Mark Tolliver.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, Okla. The Rev. Frank Miller will officiate.  Pallbearers will be Rory Hall, Steve Ray, Austin Ray, Dave Maskill, Mark Tolliver and Shawn Darling.

The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. to services time Tuesday morning at Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami, Okla. Services are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami, Okla.

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