Elba "Cutchie" Johnston
1901 - 2001
Elba "Cutchie" Johnston was born in 1901 and spent her lifetime serving the Chickasaw people and preserving the Chickasaw culture and history.
Besides being a musical artist, she has received numerous awards and commendations for her volunteer service because of the many contributions she has made to her community, her church and the Chickasaw Nation.
Known for her compassion, strong values and gentleness, Johnston always put the well-being of others first and made time for those in need.
She was a member of several different organizations, where she spent time helping others. She traveled worldwide as a member of the Associated Country Women of the World. As a local highlight, she was co-grand marshal of the annual Ardmore Christmas Parade.
Elba Johnston touched the lives of many who have had the pleasure of crossing her path.