Carol Jo Pruitt Bertrang passed away Aug. 25, 2009 in Los Angeles after a brief illness. Carol was born May 1, 1941 to Cletus Gerald and Henriella Hudspeth Pruitt in Los Angeles. She married Kennedy Bertrang on Sept. 15, 1973 in Dallas, and they moved to Los Angeles in 1976. Carol was the granddaughter of the late F.C. and Ruby Thompson Ridgway of Marietta, Okla. and the niece of the late Dr. Donivan L. Ridgway of Dallas. She graduated from high school in Marietta in 1959 and attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha.
BRENDA L. TAYLOR Funeral services for Brenda L. Taylor, 59, of Chickasha will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2007, in the First and Georgia Church of Christ with Willie Mays officiating.
Brenda Taylor was born October 11, 1947, in Berkeley, California the daughter of Clifford and Alberta (Vinson) Oliver. She died January 25, 2007, in Chickasha after a courageous battle with cancer.
Captain Bradford Edward, Chaplain Corps, US Navy. The Rev. Dr. Bradford E. Ableson, an Episcopal priest and former Command Chaplain of the U. S. Strategic Command, died February 17th following a courageous battle with cancer. Father Ableson was born in January, 1959 in Tulsa and graduated from Mason High School in 1977. He received a B.A.
Lysne, Billye Robinson. Mrs. Billye Robinson Lysne, 86, of Tucker, GA, passed away on 21 February, 2008. She was born in Snyder, OK. Her parents Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Robinson came to Oklahoma from Tennessee in a covered wagon and were married in Indian Territory. Mrs. Lysne graduated from Hobart OK High School in 1939 and received her Bachelors degree from Oklahoma College for Women in 1941. During WWII she worked in Borden General Hospital. When it closed in 1946 she worked for the Civil Aeronautics Administration in Flight Safety.
Billy Wayne Freeman Services for Billy Wayne Freeman were held July 19 and July 20 at Amis-Kennard Funeral Home and at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens Chapel at Claremore. Freeman, 69, died July 16, 2007. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Reba Freeman and two grandsons. He was born Feb. 16, 1938, at Paris, Ark. He was a 1956 graduate of Muskogee High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Freeman married Wynema Thomas of Stillwell.
BILLIE FAY LAWRENCE GOE The funeral for Billie Fay Lawrence Goe, 80, of Tonkawa, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Tonkawa Bible Church. Weather permitting, burial will be 4 p.m. in Hayward Cemetery. Arrangements are by Anderson Funeral Home of Tonkawa. She was born Nov. 19, 1926, in Shawnee to Clara and Foy Lawrence and died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, in Ponca City Medical Center.
Shaw, Betty (Bill) Betty (Mrs. Bill) Shaw, of Oklahoma City, passed away December 7, 2007. She was born in Amarillo, Texas and graduated from Los Alamos High School in San Antonio, Texas. She later moved to Oklahoma and graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the Oklahoma College for Women in 1942. Betty was employed by Mobile Oil Company in the years following her college graduation. She met and, in 1948, married William T. 'Bill' Shaw, who survives her. Betty is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and friends, all of whose lives were brightened by her warm and generous spirit.
Betty June Fulton, 78, devoted wife, loving mother, and faithful friend, went home to be with her Savior on May 24, 2009. She will be remembered always as a sweet, giving, selfless and talented woman. Betty was born in Cyril, Oklahoma, on May 28, 1930, graduated from Chickasha High and received a degree in Home Economics from Oklahoma College for Women. She is survived by her husband, Robert Fulton, Jr., with whom she spent 58 wonderful years. Together they experienced triumph, endured tragedy, and traveled the world.
Betty Jo Ambrister, 89, of Norman, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, January 16, 2010, in Norman. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00A.M., on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, at the Havenbrook Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Randy Wade officiating. Betty Jo (Granny) was born on March 12, 1920 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to Harry -- Ethel Westbrook. She was raised in Claremore, Oklahoma and attended the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha. Betty met her husband John Jelks Ambrister in Claremore while he was teaching aviation. They were married on October 16, 1941.
Betty Frensley, 88, of Wichita, Kansas, died January 4, 2009. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert, and survived by her son, Dr. William R. and daughter-in-law Susan of Richardson, Texas; grandsons John and Paul; sister, Bessie Sue Manz of Richmond, Virginia; and seven nieces and nephews. Betty was born December 12, 1920 in Walters, Oklahoma, though the family soon moved to nearby Duncan. Her parents were Herbert J. and Susan Brown. Her elder sister, Emma Winifred died in 1932.