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Cora Lee Nation, 73, of North Beach died Feb. 9, 2012, at her home.

She was born May 8, 1938, in Geary, Okla., to Ben and Vida (Roman Nose) RedBuffalo.

She received her early education in Geary Schools and attended the University of Maryland College Park. She served in the United States Navy from Sept. 30, 1957, until being discharged in May 5, 1961, and has lived in Maryland since. She was married to James Nation in June 1979 and they made North Beach their home. She was a member of St. Paulís Episcopal Parish in Prince Frederick.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Parrish Ricci; and brothers, Ronnie and Benny RedBuffalo.

She is survived by her husband, James Nation; children, Donna Nicholson and her husband, Jeff, of Gambrills, Luke B. Nation of Washington, D.C., and Jacqueline R. Platt and her husband, David, of Pittsburg, Pa.; grandchildren, Jennifer and Christine Nicholson of Gambrills, and John, Claudia, Theodore and Julia Platt of Pittsburg, Pa.; and sisters, Maxine Condulle and her husband, Claude, of Oklahoma City, Okla., Betty White of Arapaho, Okla., and Mona Montassam of Albuquerque, N.M.

Family received friends Feb. 13 at Rausch Funeral Home in Owings.

Funeral service and a celebration of her life were held Feb. 14 at St. Paulís Episcopal Parish in Prince Frederick.

Interment will be in Geary Cemetery in Geary, Okla.

Memorials contributions may be made to St. Labre Indian School, P.O. Box 216, Ashland, MT 59004.