Obits

CLARK, Betty (Cavender)

Betty Clark, longtime resident of Norman and trusted confidant to many of all ages and distinction, died on 6 December 2008, just a few weeks after family and friends staged a gala 90th birthday celebration in her honor. Betty Earle Cavender was born on 1 September 1918 in Fort Worth, Texas. She graduated from McAlester (Oklahoma) High School in 1935 and from the Oklahoma College for Women in 1939. She then joined the Works Progress Administration and, despite her extreme youth, quickly advanced to supervisory positions.

JERNIGAN, Betty (Baker)

Jernigan, Betty Baker Funeral service for Betty Baker Jernigan, age 80, of Chickasha, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2007, in the Epworth United Methodist Church in Chickasha, OK. Mrs. Jernigan was born the daughter of John W. Baker and Kathryn Jeffress Baker on January 31, 1926, in Chickasha. She died on January 19, 2007, in Chickasha. She married her husband of 57 years, Ernest D. Jernigan, on June 16, 1946. After their marriage, she lived in various places as she followed her husband's career in the Air Force. She eventually returned to Chickasha in 1974.

SCHWARZ, Betty A. (Bryan)

Betty Ann Bryan Schwarz, 86, of Marlow, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, in Marlow. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Stephens United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ruth Atterberry officiating. Arrangements are under direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Betty was born Feb. 19, 1922, in Chickasha, the daughter of Ralph Guyer and Annie Eliza Miles Bryan. She married A.J. Schwarz on Oct. 3, 1942, in Duncan. He preceded her in death Sept.

SUDERMAN, Beatrice

Beatrice Suderman, 91, of Hot Springs Village, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, in a Hot Springs Village nursing home. Born May 8, 1917, in Austin, she attended Oklahoma College for Women, helped establish what is now Village Card Club, was a member of Village United Methodist Church, Christian Women’s Club and church circle and volunteered for Jackson House. She was predeceased by one brother and one sister. Survivors include her husband of 71 years, A.W.

GIST, Barbara (Mills)

Barbara Mills Gist Beloved wife and mother, died at dawn on New Year's Day. She was 81. Born and raised in Clinton, OK,

SPRIESTERSBACH, Barbara L.

Memorial services for Barbara L. Spriestersbach, 75, of Chickasha, will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 in the USAO Chapel, in Chickasha. Born in Chickasha, Oklahoma, on October 31, 1932, Ms. Spriestersbach died in Chickasha on July 17, 2008. A mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend, she will be missed and remembered by many for the love, support, advice, and example she set. Among her great passions were reading and education.

JENKINS, Barbara L.

Barbara Lois Jenkins was a dedicated advocate of children, providing for them and their needs. Her life revolved around helping those in need, which was her work and her love. She was born March 4, 1930 in Royse City, TX and passed away March 15, 2008 in Dallas, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Vurl Jenkins.

HAWKINS, Barbara J. (Ray)

Barbara Jan (Ray) Hawkins entered the presence of her Lord and Savior on December 6, 2008. Barbara was a faithful servant of her Heavenly Father for more than 30 years through the Word of Life Church. The very first meeting of the newly formed church was held in the living room of her home. Since that time, Barbara had dedicated her life to the Lord’s will and work. Always a quiet and gracious lady, she was quick to meet the needs of others. She served as Associate Pastor to her church along side pastors Ron and Belinda Faulkinberry.

BRANCH, Avanell (Camp)

FOX Services for Avanell Camp Branch, 82, will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2007, at Fox Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Johnston officiating. Interment will be in the Camp family cemetery.

JOY, Atha L. (Martin)

Atha L. Joy With profound sadness, we are announcing the passing of Atha L. Joy of University Place, Washington. Her family and friends will miss her very much. Atha was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma to Armel William and Jewell Vivian Martin, on November 5th, 1945, six years to the day after the birth of her future husband, Jim. She grew up in Ponca City and Okmulgee with her sisters Carole and Debbie, brother Pat and many cousins and friends. She trained in dance starting at an early age, performing and teaching in her sister Carole’s studio.

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