Kelly Ross Coleman, 52, went to be with the Lord, Saturday March 16, 2013, in Liloan, Cebu Philippines. He was born in Blackwell on Sept. 30, 1960, the son of Robert and Carol Coleman. He graduated from Braman High School in 1978 and along with a Master Plumbers license; he was an Emergency Medical Technician and received a bachelor's degree in Native American Studies from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha. He spent a year in Korea teaching English as a second language. He returned to Ponca City for a year and in December of 2008 he moved to the Philippines.
Bettye Kathryn Nichols Miller passed away on September 13, 2012, in Eugene, Oregon. She was born to Luther Thomas Nichols & Lola Alice Burns Nichols in Fort Smith, Arkansas, on July 8, 1920. Bettye was a graduate of Classen High School and attended the Oklahoma College for Women and Oklahoma State University.
Curtis Alva Brooks Memorial service for Curtis Alva Brooks, age 92 of Chickasha, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 29, 2013 at the Epworth United Methodist Church. Dr. Rockford Johnson will officiate. Curtis Alva Brooks was born the son of Luther Brooks and Annie S. Hollis Brooks on Feb. 9, 1921 in Purcell. He died on March 26, 2013 in Chickasha. Curtis graduated from Pauls Valley High School in 1938 and graduated from Oklahoma A & M College (now Oklahoma State University) in 1942. He married Gwendolyn DeVere Brooks on April 2, 1941 in Stillwater.
Martha Ellen Stoltenberg Knudsen 1925 ~ 2013 Ellen Stoltenberg Knudsen passed away in Orem, Utah, on March 15, 2013, surrounded by her adoring family. Ellen was born on a farm outside Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, on July 8, 1925, to Richard Heinrich Stoltenberg, a German immigrant, and Grace Talbot, a school teacher who instilled a love of good books.
Graveside service for Donna Gayle Otey, 66, of Alex, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the Alex Cemetery. Donna Gayle Otey was born Dec. 21, 1946 in Chickasha, the daughter of Dial Edwin and Frances Ellen (Peavey) Baker. She died March 26, 2013 at her home in Alex. Donna lived in Alex her entire life. She graduated from Alex High School in 1964 and attended East Central University and Oklahoma College for Women. She and Larry Joe Otey were married March 1, 1968 in Alex. They farmed in the Alex area from 1968-1985. Donna worked at Chickasha Bank from 1985-1997.
Funeral service for Debra Ann Mavity, 61 of Lawton will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Evans, Lead Pastor of Dayspring Community Church and Dr. Charlie Bear, officiating.
Debbie passed away on Friday, March 22, 2013 in Lawton.
Funeral service for Ted Stallbaumer, 44, of Chickasha, will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Holy Name Catholic Church. Ted Stallbaumer was born January 11, 1969 in Tulsa. He was the son of Mark and Sue Ann (Timberlake) Stallbaumer. Ted died March 19, 2013 in Oklahoma City. Ted graduated from Chickasha High School in 1987. While in high school, Ted played drums in the Chickasha High School band and was active in the weight-lifting program. He was also student announcer in the press box for the Junior Varsity football games and High School games.
When the USAO Foundation was formed 36 years ago, one of its founding trustees was local banker Curtis Brooks, who went on to serve 50-plus years in banking and supported the University of Science and Arts as an outspoken advocate. At the time of his death at 92 this week, he was chairman emeritus of the First National Bank.
When he died on Monday, USAO lost a great friend, said USAO President John Feaver.
Lillian Nadine (Browning) Ingersol of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma passed away peacefully in her sleep February 14, 2013. She was born in Amber, Oklahoma, September 12, 1924, to parents Lilly Baxter Browning and Edward E. Browning. She was one of eleven Browning children raised in the Pocasset, Oklahoma community.