Obits

WHITE-WOOD, Aline L. (Cole)

Funeral for Aline Louie Cole White-Wood, 93, Lawton, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with William F. Watkins and the Rev. Tom Willoughby officiating. Mrs. White-Wood died Tuesday, April 29, 2008, in a Lawton care center. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Chickasha. She was born Sept. 29, 1914, in Chickasha to William Franklin and Agatha Nelson Cole. She grew up in the Norge/Pioneer community southwest of Chickasha and attended Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha. When she was 18 she started teaching in the one-room schoolhouse in Norge.

ABLE, Alice M. (Brownrigg)

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.

LYNE, Alice L. (Leonard)

Alice Louise (Leonard) Lyne, age 84, passed away Sat., Dec. 5, 2009. She was born Jan. 30, 1925. Louise grew up in Oklahoma City, graduated from Capitol Hill High School in 1942 and attended Oklahoma College for Women, Chickasha. In 1943 she joined the Army Cadet Nurse Corps and received nurse's training at Oklahoma City General Hospital (later Mercy Hospital), graduating in 1946. For many years she took much pleasure from a monthly luncheon with eight of the nurses from her graduating class. Louise practiced nursing at Mercy and Deaconess Hospitals, specializing in newborn infant care.

LAUBACH, Adeline (Butler)

Adeline Butler Laubach passed away peacefully in her home Monday, March 2, 2009. She was born May 21, 1919 to Mabel and Harry Butler in Taloga, OK. Upon graduation from Oklahoma College for Women, she married Roger Laubach of Okeene, OK in 1941. They had two children, Rodney and Lynn. After 57 years of marriage, she was preceded in death by her husband. She was also preceded in death by her parent, her older sister, Bonnie Bell Buchanan of OKC, two younger sisters, Margaret Kraettli of Lakewood, CO and Ola Jones of Elk City, and grandson, Brett Laubach of OKC.

GOULD, Doris M.

Doris Mae Gould, 88, of Tulsa, OK and Princeton, NJ, died Monday, January 25th, 2010, at Stonebridge a senior living center in Skillman, NJ. Born in Wynona, Oklahoma in 1921, she lived in Tulsa until 2007, when she moved to New Jersey to be near her family. Mrs. Gould attended Oklahoma College for Women and was working for the war effort when she met and married James Gould, an engineer working on the Douglas Aircraft plant in Tulsa, in 1942. Her husband was a B-17 test pilot during WWII, and survived several crashes.

DEAN, Robert E.

Memorial service for Robert Errol Dean, 62, Medicine Park, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Medicine Park Music Hall, where his first buffalo sculpture is displayed. Mr. Dean went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010. Arrangements are under direction of Comanche Nation Funeral Home. He was born Dec. 29, 1947, in Duncan, to Horace Dean and Ruth Parker Dean. He was born and raised in Waurika and g r a d u a t e d from Duncan High School in 1966. He was in the Fort Sill National Guard for three years. In 1975, he received an honorable discharge.

WOOD, Doris M. (O'Bar)

Memorial service for Doris M. Wood, age 82, of Chickasha, Okla., will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 21, 2004, in the St. Luke s Episcopal Church. Rev. Hal Greenwood will officiate. Doris M. Wood was born in Ninnekah, Oklahoma, on August 30, 1922, the first of three children born to Jesse Rector O Bar and Iva M. Lindsey O Bar. She died on October 18, 2004, in Chickasha. Doris moved with her parents to Okarche, Union City, and finally in 1938, established permanent residence in Chickasha. She graduated from Chickasha High School.

WITCHER, Jane Baptist (von Storch)

Jane von Storch Baptist Witcher passed away December 26, 2004, in Paris, Texas after a short illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 30th, at 2:00 pm at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 501 N. Broadway in Shawnee. The Rev. Clark Shackelford will officiate. She was born in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvannia on July 11, 1912. After the death of her mother, at the age of five, she was brought to Shawnee, Oklahoma to be raised by her Aunt and Uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Watrous.

WILKS, Irma (Remple)

Irma Remple Wilks of Oklahoma City was born July 25, 1909, and died March 15, 2005.

She was pre-deceased by her husband, Gordon Wilks, and is survived by her loving son, Norman G. Wilks, of the home. Her parents were Jake and Inie Remple of Gotebo.

Mrs. Wilks attended the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha and the University of Oklahoma.

WELCH, Julian

Services were held on Wednesday, June 4 in Roellen, Tennessee for Julian Welch. He is the father of Julie Bohannon, USAO’s grant writer and director of the Title III programs. He was a military veteran and retired teacher, farmer and preacher. Services were under the direction of Johnson’s Funeral Home in Roellen.

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