Roberta Brown Redding passed away December 13, 2004 at her home in Stillwater, Okla. She was born June 29, 1910 in McAlester, OK. She graduated from McAlester High School, received her Bachelors Degree from Oklahoma College for Women and a Masters Degree from the University of Oklahoma. She taught English in Calvin, Lawton, McAlester, and Norman, Oklahoma. In 1944 she married Haddon C. Redding. They moved to Albuquerque in 1952 where she taught English at Highland High School until her retirement in 1975. He worked at Sandia National Laboratories. They moved to Stillwater, OK in 1996.
Robert Proctor was born July 16, 1909, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and grew up in the suburb of Hollis. He died Friday, July 18, 2003 in Norman, Okla., at age 94.
He was the only child of Robert H. Proctor Sr. and Madoline Caroline Bucher. Robert graduated from Flushing High school where he was active in dramatics and cross-country running.
He began his collegiate studies at Wesleyan University and, after two years, went to Europe for six months with his parents in 1929. He returned to finish his studies at the University of North Carolina where he met his future wife, Ella Mae Daniel.
Ella Belle (EB) Powers, 88, a lifetime resident of Chickasha passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2004, while on a vacation tour in New Orleans, La. EB, the youngest child of Jacob Calvin Good and Ella Belle Leonard Good, was born at the family home in Chickasha on March 24, 1916.
Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 7, at the First Presbyterian Church of Chickasha, with interment following at Rose Hill Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home, Chickasha.
The college family mourns the loss of David Paddlety, a well-known and respected Native American pastor, artist, author and adjunct language instructor at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. As the result of a brief illness, Paddlety passed away Oct. 30, 2003 at 80 years, four months, 28 days.
Services are scheduled on Aug. 6 in Duncan for Mrs. Pat Ott, the sister of USAO's Dr. Richard Bernard, Vice President for Academic Affairs. She died Thursday, July 31, 2003 following a brief battle with cancer.
The funeral is scheduled at 10 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 6, 2003 at the Chisholm Trail Church of Christ on Main Street, under the direction of the Grantham Funeral Home of Duncan. Interment will be in the Duncan City Cemetery.
Lois C. Null passed away Monday, February 23, 2004, at her home in Van Buren, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Leroy Null, and two children, daughter Ellen Nuzella Null-Miller of Arlington, Texas, and son Bob Null and his wife Patty Null of Van Buren, Arkansas. Lois was very fond of her 5 grandchildren, Russell Miller, Jennifer Lois Miller, Jeffery Robert Null, Tracey Shannon Risely, and Gregory Mollett Null and 6 great-grandchildren.
Lois and Leroy lived in Chickasha, Oklahoma for fifty years before moving to Van Buren to be near their son and his family.
Funeral services for Anna Blanche Myers will be held Saturday, September 18, 2004, at 10:30 a.m., in the Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel in Chickasha, Okla., with Reverend Larry Hatfield officiating. Anna Blanche Smith Myers passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2004, in Lufkin, Texas, where she had lived for several years.
Alumnus and former USAO admissions recruiter Alan R. Murry died Monday of a heart attack Monday, Sept. 13, 2004 in Siloam Springs, Ark. Murry was 41. At the time of his death, Murry was employed by John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark. He was married in August. His avocation was singing and public speaking. Murry was known for oratorial skills, especially for his presentation of Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. He graduated from USAO in 1985. His funeral will be in Siloam Springs on Friday.
Erma Maxine 'Mickey' Mosshart passed away on March 12, 2005, surrounded by her four daughters. Mickey was born in Oklahoma City, May 30, 1925, and graduated from Capitol Hill High School in 1943.
She attended Oklahoma Women's College and graduated from Oklahoma A & M in 1947. Mickey was a math teacher for over 20 years in the Edmond and Moore School systems, and was always a strong supporter of education. She enjoyed reading and quilting and was an avid bridge player who cherished her time with her many friends.
Longtime faculty member Mary Alice Morris, who taught at the college from 1953-1981, died August 17, 1999.
She earned her bachelor of Science Degree in Household Science from Oklahoma State University in 1938. He earned a Master of Science Degree in Household Science from OSU in 1949.