Obits

WALKER, Merrell Francelle McGregory (Garrett)

Graveside service for Merrell Francelle Garrett McGregory Walker, 83, of Bowie, was to be Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, at 1:30 p.m. at Brushy Cemetery in Bowie, Texas. Marsha Engle-Middleton and Howard Walker were to officiate. Visitation was to be Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fry Funeral Home in Bowie.
Walker died Monday, Sept. 6, 2004, in Bowie, Texas.

WALDORF, Louise Francelia

Louise Francelia Waldorf was born to William A. and Flora Mae Hall Waldorf on Oct. 23, 1909 in Indianapolis, Ind. She died on June 24, 2000, at her home in Chickasha.

At the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Okla., she was one of the most important figures in the college’s music department history. She taught instrumental music here from 1932-73.

WADE, Florence (Ellegood)

Funeral Mass for Florence Ellegood Wade, 86, of Lawton, will be said at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2005, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with the Rev. James D.M. Stafford, pastor, and the Rev. John Wade, Tulsa, officiating.

A rosary will be said at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel.

Mrs. Wade died Monday, March 21, 2005, in Lawton.

Burial will be at Highland Cemetery.

VLIET, Dale R.

NORMAN -- International business law ex­pert R. Dale Vliet died Sunday, April 19, 1998, in Norman at age 84. Vliet was one of Oklahoma's most widely traveled and experi­enced legal minds who served 36 years on the law school faculty at the University of Oklahoma. He addressed audiences in 48 countries, including five engagements at Oxford University.

TROUTT, Nancy Ruth (Stone)

Services are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2003, for long-time former Chickasha resident Nancy "Ruth" Troutt, 80, of Norman, in the First Presbyterian Church of Norman, 555 S. University.

Interment is scheduled at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, at Fairlawn Cemetery in Chickasha.

While she dedicated much of her time to civic and philanthropic causes in Chickasha, Norman, Ardmore and Durant, she devoted 61 years in support of the career of her husband, prominent Oklahoma educator Roy Troutt.

TODD, Flake

Longtime educator and public servant Flake Todd, 87, of Chickasha passed away over the weekend. He was the father of USAO’s Dr. Alan Todd, professor of education and director of instructional technology and training.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at First Christian Church, due to remodeling at First Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home, Chickasha.

THOMAS, J. Harper

Services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2003 for prominent retired educator and farmer J. Harper Thomas, a friend of the university, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Chickasha.
Harper Thomas (1920-2003) died this morning Tuesday, May 20. He and his wife of 52 years, Mary Ellen Thomas, were supporters of USAO. Mrs. Thomas is a 1976 graduate of USAO in English.
They met at the University of Wisconsin in 1949. After their marriage in 1951, they established a home in Norman, where he served as associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Oklahoma.

TEAM, Mary Ann (Biles)

Mary Ann Biles-Team went to be with Jesus, her Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 23, 2004.

TARPLEY, Juanita V.

Juanita V. Tarpley, 92, died Dec. 31, 2004, at Garden Valley Retirement Village, Garden City, Kan. She was born June 18, 1912, at Tabler, Okla., the daughter of Sterling M. and Winnie Pearl Key Tarpley. She graduated from Oklahoma College for Women in 1934 and taught school in Anadarko, Okla. A resident of Garden City since 1965, she was a schoolteacher. She was of the Methodist faith. She belonged to the Kansas Retired Teachers Association, AARP, Community Concert Association and Friends of the Zoo.

STEWART, Brian

Funeral Services for Brian Stewart, 29 of Tuttle, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. April 19, 2005, in the Tuttle High School Gymnasium.

Brian Stewart was born on July 3, 1975 to Jim and Jan Stewart of Tuttle, Oklahoma. Brian went to be with the Lord on April 16, 2005 after a 15-year battle with brain cancer. He was the world’s first pediatric gene pool therapy patient at St. Jude’s hospital in Memphis. After graduating from Tuttle High School, Brian attended Southwestern and USAO.

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