Charlene 'Char' Fox Lukens, 85, was welcomed into the arms of God on August 31, 2008. Char was born December 27, 1922 in Evanston, Ill. She spent her youth in Illinois and Oklahoma and attended Oklahoma Women's College. It was during this time that she met and married her dear husband of 60 years, Joe Lukens, who preceded her in death in 2003. Joe and Char raised their children in Wichita; Pat Lukens Coulter (Gary) of Colorado Springs, CO, and Buz Lukens (Katie) of Wichita.
Cecile Maxine Mercer died December 19, 2009 at the age of 86, in Silverton, Oregon. She was born on April 4, 1923, to Edward N. and Amanda Puckett in Perryton, Texas. She grew up in Enid, Oklahoma where her father managed the Union Equity grain cooperative. As a child, she lost all the fingers on one hand in an auto accident, but never let that be a disability. She graduated from Oklahoma College for Women with a Bachelor of Arts, and was an accomplished painter, sculptor, weaver and poet. She studied sculpture with George Stanley, the sculptor who designed the Oscar.
Baggett, Catherine Catherine Baggett, 86, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 10, 2009. She was born May 15, 1922, in Antlers, OK, to Foster C. Berry and Sibyl Berry. She graduated from Antlers High School and attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha. She married Stokes E. Baggett in 1945. Catherine is survived by her husband of 63 years, Stokes a daughter Suzanne Hoffman and a son Brian L. Baggett her grandchildren Mark, Karen, Sarah, Trevor and Trenton 6 great grandchildren a brother Calvin Berry numerous nieces and nephews and a vast amount of friends.
Morris, Carrie Ellen Funeral service for Carrie Ellen Morris, 97 years, 3 months, 8 days, of Alex, Oklahoma will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at the First Baptist Church of Alex. Carrie Ellen Morris was born October 12, 1910 in Alex, Oklahoma the daughter of Walter and Mattie (Davidson) Blakeley and died January 20, 2008 in Chickasha. Carrie attended public school in Bradley and Alex, Oklahoma. She attended Central State and Oklahoma Baptist University. She graduated from USAO. Carrie taught school in Harris, Chitwood, Ninnekah, and Alex, Oklahoma before she retired.
Carolyn Lenora (Littles) Lee was born July 17, 1944 in Chickasha, Oklahoma to the parentage of Kelly and Ollie Littles. Following a long illness Carolyn died peacefully in September 1, 2007 in Detroit, Michigan. Carolyn grew up in Chickasha, Oklahoma; she received her early education from Lincoln School and was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. Along with being a good student she played Junior High basketball. Carolyn was a graduate of Chickasha High School, class of 1962, where she played trombone in the marching band. CarolynÆs passion was baton twirling.
Pauls Valley, Okla. ù A celebration of life for Carolyn Louise Salyer, 61, Pauls Valley, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Pauls Valley. Mrs. Salyer died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, in Pauls Valley of cancer. She was born Jan. 1, 1946, in Pauls Valley, the daughter of Preston Silas and Mary Ellan Williams. She attended Pauls Valley High School and the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Mrs. Salyer owned and operated Santa Fe Optical in Lawrence, Kan., from 1995 to 2006. She married Jim Salyer. He preceded her in death.
Carol W. Campbell passed away peacefully at her daughter's home in New Orleans on Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at the age of 95. She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph B. Campbell for 51 years and the loving mother of Karen Ralston and her former husband David L. Ralston. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and extended family members. Mrs. Campbell was a native of Oklahoma, where she lived up until 4 years ago, when she moved to New Orleans to be closer to her daughter.
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.