Obits

LIEBER, Helga

Helga Lieber, 85, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend, passed from this life on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, after a four-month-long valiant struggle with illness. Her courage, strength, perseverance and determination along with her loving, considerate and appreciative disposition were apparent to the end. Born in Germany, Helga learned the harsh realities of life at an early age.

SWAIM, Helene H. (Von Hardegen)

Swaim, Helene Helene Hardegen Swaim, nee Helene Sophie Von Hardegen was born March 6, 1917 in Oklahoma City, Ok. She passed from this life on March 14, 2008. She began her adult life following graduation from Oklahoma College for Women (USAO) in Chickasha, OK in 1938. She briefly taught high school English and music in Dundee, OK where she met the shop teacher, Charles Eugene Swaim and married him in 1941. Following World War II, they lived in Chicago, IL and later moved to Oklahoma City.

COLEMAN, Helen M. (Hingle)

Helen Malinda Coleman was born on July 22, 1914 to Arthur Hingle and Elizabeth Primm in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and passed away on May 21, 2008 in San Antonio, TX. She graduated from Alamo Heights High School. She attended Oklahoma College for Women and Texas Western (UTEP). She had BA and MA and was a member of ALPHA CHI. Mrs. Coleman was a teacher and artist and genealogist. She taught biology in the public schools in El Paso, Corpus Christi and San Antonio. She taught accelerated Biology at Churchill and was so proud of her many doctors and nurses.

MONTGOMERY, Helen J. (Schuber)

The funeral for Helen Junetta June Montgomery, 83, of Fairview, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, at First United Methodist Church, Fairview. The Rev. Richert Redinger will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements are by Fairview Funeral Home Inc., Fairview. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. She was born Sept. 28, 1924, south of Okeene to Daniel and Ruth Edna Morrison Schuber and died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at Fairview Regional Medical Center, Fairview.

THOMPSON, Helen (Glick)

HELEN GLICK THOMPSON passed peacefully from her earthly home in Brenham, TX to her heavenly home on October 6, 2008. In her last days, she was surrounded and cared for by her family. She was born October 28, 1930 in Houston, Texas. Helen was preceded in death by her son, Barney Charles Davis Jr.; parents, Silas and Lola Glick; and sister Fay Alyne Kelley. Helen graduated from Lamar High School in 1948 where she lettered in volleyball. She went on to attend the Oklahoma College for Women.

BOATRIGHT, Helen G. (Stilwell)

Helen Gail Boatright, 99, died Thursday, April 16, 2009, in Arlington. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Boatright was born Dec. 29, 1909, in New Franklin, Mo., to Carrie and Charles Stilwell. The family moved to Pryor, Okla., and subsequently to Muskogee, Okla., where Helen attended schools. After graduating from high school in 1926, she attended Oklahoma College for Women, Northeastern State University and Oklahoma University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in education.

PITTS, Hazel M. (Graves)

Pitts, Hazel Marie Graves HAZEL MARIE (GRAVES) PITTS Hazel was born the daughter of Lee Graves and Phenie Kennedy Graves on May 25, 1918, in Howard County, Arkansas. The family moved to Grady County when she was a small child and she spent most of her life in this area. She attended Chickasha Public Schools, OCW and USAO. She married Louis Pitts on February 26, 1939.She was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company from 1936 to 1948.

HILL, Hazel L. (Harris)

Hazel L. Hill, 90, of Midwest City, passed away January 22, 2009. She was born March 27, 1918 to William and Daisy (Kendrick) Harris in Washington, OK. Hazel graduated from Chickasha High School and the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha. On December 8, 1939 she married Louis G. Hill. Hazel was a member of Ridgecrest Church of Christ since 1950 and a substitute teacher for the Mid-Del Schools for over 25 years. She is survived by her two sons: William L. Hill and wife, Patricia of Salisbury, MD and James T.

NEASE, Harriet E. (Criswell)

Harriet Eleanor Criswell Nease (December 22, 1916-August 26, 2008) was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, to Charles and Harriet Criswell. She moved to Chickasha, Oklahoma, in 1923, and then to Norman in 2001, where she lived at Rivermont Retirement Community.

PIKE, Hal G.

Funeral service for Hal Gene Pike, age 53, of Chickasha, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 24, 2008, in the Southern Oaks Church of Christ. Jim Sheerer will officiate. Hal was born the son of Harold Gene Pike and Rheta Nadine St. John Pike on August 16, 1954, in Chickasha. He died on April 20, 2008, in Oklahoma City. Hal graduated from Chickasha High School at the age of 16. At the age of 19, he graduated from OCLA (now USAO) where he began working in 1978.

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