The Norman Transcript


March 3, 2014

Alice Lea (Wolf) Garver

NORMAN — Mrs. Alice Garver was born to Robert Joseph and Rosa Evelyn (Chitwood) Wolf on November 13, 1921 south of Noble. She passed this life and went to her heavenly home to greet her parents, siblings and other family members on Feb. 28, 2014 at the Noble Health Care Center at the age of 92 years.

Miss Alice was the youngest of 7 children. She was a lifetime resident of Noble and graduated from the Noble High School. She retired from Southwestern Bell as a switchboard operator. She was always a giving person. She enjoyed cooking for her neighbors and in her later years her neighbors returned the favor and brought meals to her. She loved to give gifts to her family and grandchildren, and she could never keep a secret about her special surprises.

She and Mr. Everett Garver were united in marriage May 17, 1968, at Holdenville. They enjoyed traveling and she would take photographs (even if it was through the windshield of the suburban). No trip was complete without time at the casino playing the nickel machines. She had a quirky and dry sense of humor. She and her siblings loved to tease and banter with one another. She shared that sense of humor with everyone.

She took great pride in her gardening. She picked corn, beans, tomatoes, etc. and canned it and got it ready for the deep freeze. She taught her kids and grandkids how to can. Many times the family would gather under a shade tree to shuck corn or snap green beans together or meet in the kitchen over a hot stove to blanch tomatoes. These moments were filled with laughter and funny stories and are some of her granddaughters favorite memories.

Miss Alice learned to quilt from her Mother. She made a baby quilt for all of her nine great grandchildren and her first great great grandchild. She also made small throws for her two children, grandchildren and their spouses as well as other relatives and friends. She was an avid reader for as long as her eyesight allowed.

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