Laura Waterman Wittstock (1937-2021)

*President and CEO, Wittstock & Associates *Recipient, Louis W. Hill, Jr. Fellow in Philanthropy Award *Appointed by President Jimmy Carter to Alcoholism Commission

Series: Outstanding Native Women | Story 4

Last updated 3/28/2022 at 4:05pm

KB Schaller

While others trusted her as a confidant, innovator, mentor, and friend, to her family, Laura Waterman-married to Lloyd Wittstock for a time-was called "a great mother" by her five children (from a second marriage to Florencio Olivera Simas, deceased). Her four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren remember her as "the world's greatest." But as for tributes, there are many more than shared here.

Born to Isaac "Jack" Waterman and Clarinda (Cleo Jackson) Waterman on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation in New York, Laura was an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and a member of...

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