WOODERSON, Harriett L. (Doughty)
Harriett Louis Burhman Wooderson, resident of Blackwell, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, in Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home in Blackwell. She was 93. Harriett Louis Burhman Wooderson was born on Aug. 2, 1917, in St. Joseph, Mo., to Vincent E. and Emma M. Naddler Doughty. In 1918, she moved with her family to Three Sands south of Tonkawa before returning to Missouri to make their home in Bethany. In 1924, the family moved to Blackwell, where she grew up attending Blackwell Public Schools and graduating from Blackwell High School in 1935. She furthered her education by attending Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, where she received her bachelor's degree in 1939. She then began her teaching career in Gore Public Schools, where she taught first through third grades. After one year she taught second grade in Stillwater Public Schools for two years. In 1947, she married Kenneth "Bill" Daniels and in 1954, she began her career in the Blackwell Public Schools, where she taught second grade until 1960, when she began teaching Spanish in the high school. Her husband preceded her in death in 1961, and she later married Charles Burhman in 1962. She continued teaching Spanish until her retirement on May 23, 1980. Following the death of Charles, she later married Lawrence Wooderson in 1981. He preceded her in death in 1987, and she continued to make Blackwell her home. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Blackwell, where she sang in the church choir. She enjoyed china painting and traveling. She is survived by her nephew, David Carter and wife Betty of Ponca City; stepsons, Dale Wooderson and wife Eva of Blackwell and Harold Wooderson and wife Mary Ellen of Blackwell; stepdaughter, Naomi Lucas of Blackwell; and stepdaughter-in-law, Phyllis Wooderson of Blackwell. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Margaret Carter; and a stepson, Verle Wooderson. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, in First United Methodist Church in Blackwell with the Rev. Robert Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow in Blackwell Cemetery. Honorary casket bearers will be Cecil Sodowsky, Leslie Page, Jim Menzer Sr. and Tom Sims. A memorial has been established in her honor with the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for heart research in care of Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 West Padon, Blackwell, OK 74631.