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Obituary Bartolo Bruno Talmadge

Bartolo Bruno Talmadge, 81, of Norman Oklahoma, passed away January 8, 2015 at his home. He was born August 24, 1933 in Sunnyside, a mining camp in Huerfano County, CO, to Frederick Percy and Mary Delicia (Romero) Talmadge. Mr. Talmadge was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Mr Talmadge was a professional Native American Relic Artist. Known as the “Warrior Artist,” he showed his work at the OU Jacobson House Center and was a featured artist at Tribes Gallery in Norman, OK. Mr Talmadge had the honor of meeting R.C. Gorman in new Mexico where he did the opening ceremony for Mr. Gorman’s last exhibit. Mr. Talmadge collected feathers. He enjoyed camping and attending pow-wows with his family when his kids were younger. He was a great storyteller, had a great sense of humor, and was a great chef. Mr. Talmadge is survived by his children, Bart Talmadge, Brian Talmadge, Theresa Dressler, Kirk Talmadge,

Brennan Talmadge, Beverly Young, Brin Marie Talmadge-Boudreaux, Brett Steven Talmadge, Omar Talmadge, Lily Talmadge, and Nina Talmadge; 15 grand-children; six great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters Martha Diaz, Alfonso Talmadge, Hilda Talmadge, Margie Resendez, and Joseph S. Talmadge. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 16 years, Emma Talmadge; grandson, Ryan David; and by three sisters, Lilly Gallegos, Frances Montoya, and Gloria Talmadge. Interment was at Ft. Sill National Cemetery in Elgin, OK. For online condolences, visit