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ABLE, Alice M. (Brownrigg)

Friday, June 15, 2007

Alice Marie Able was born October 24, 1927 to Joseph and Sarah Maude (McKinley) Brownrigg in Oklahoma City.

She went to be with the Lord June 15, 2007. Alice was a 1946 graduate of Capitol Hill High School and attended Oklahoma Women's College in Chickasha.

In 1947, she was united to Harry Hobbs in marriage. After his death during the Korean War, she married Herbert Kenneth Butcher in 1952. After Kenneth's death in 1978, Alice married Charles Able in 1992. Charles passed away in 2000. Prior to settling back in OKC for good in 1971, Alice and family lived in Fredrick, Pauls Valley, OKC, and Stillwater, OK.

Alice was a member of Trinity International Baptist Church where she was involved until recently in many aspects of church life including Director of Senior Adult Department, Church Choir, WMU, Sister-Sister, and Sunshine Class. Alice was involved in many civic actives in earlier years and continued to participate with Christian Women's Club and Book Club even in recent years.

Alice was a long-time Sears employee and retiree of Paul Revere Insurance. Besides her parents and husbands, Alice was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Hawkins. Alice is survived by her children, Harry Butcher and wife Susan of Fort Worth, Texas, Paul Butcher and partner Bill Camp of Detroit, Michigan, Sara (Butcher) Hook and husband Greg of Alva, OK, Barbara (Able) Feuster of Allen Park, Michigan, and Vicki (Able) Hantla and husband Paul of Edmond, OK; twelve grandchildren, Jonathan Butcher of Houston, TX, Megan (Butcher) George and husband Logan of Arlington, TX, Matthew Hook of Alva, OK, Brian Hook of Midwest City, OK, Amy Hook of Alva, OK, Hallie (Musgrave) Struick and husband Erick of Beverly Hills, MI, Jay Musgrave and Jenny of Houston, TX, and Amanda Musgrave of Canton, MI, Anna (Hantla) Marsh and husband Paul of Katy, TX, Marcus Hantla and wife Mandy of Wilson, NC, Christopher Hantla and wife Jaime of Pasadena, CA, Bryce Hantla and wife Katy of Raleigh, NC; ten great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday, June 17, 8am to 9pm and the family will receive guests from 3-5pm. A Christian celebration of Alice's life and faith will be led by Rev. Jim Pittman 2 p.m., Monday, June 18, 2007 at Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Chapel with interment following in Fairlawn Cemetery.