The Norman Transcript

Obituaries

February 16, 2013

Wilma Terry

NORMAN — Wilma Terry passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, in Norman. She was born Oct. 19, 1937, in Paoli to Scott and Elsie Powell.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Resthaven Funeral Home chapel in Oklahoma City, with interment to follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

Her family had moved to Paoli from Tennessee and worked the family farm, where Wilma attended school and built many happy childhood memories with her brothers and sisters.

Eventually, her folks gave up farming and moved to Norman, where she was a proud member of the NHS graduating class of 1955. For much of her adult life, Wilma diligently and proudly worked at Security National Bank and then eventually Arvest Bank before retiring in the 1990s.

Shortly after high school, Wilma married her beloved Jimmy. Together, they proceeded to raise three boys in the little house on Hartman, attending many sporting events and band concerts. Wilma was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother, and her family shares many fond and lasting memories of their times together.

During her remarkable life, and while holding a full-time job, Wilma unfailingly fulfilled her role as family caretaker, providing the love every family needs to grow and prosper.

Never once heard to complain, she was always present in the lives of her loved ones, providing just the right amount of care and support in the most gentle of ways with a hearty dose of humor.

Upon their final retirement, Wilma and her beloved husband, Jimmy, spent all of their time together, most notably by taking many road trips visiting family, friends and seeing the countryside.

She, like he, seemed to have a special fondness for the great Southwest and the beaches of North Carolina.

Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Terry; her parents, Scott and Elsie (McClellan) Powell; brothers Luther “Leo” and Scott “SC” Powell; and sisters Mary Ann Powell and Betty Lou (Powell) Chronister.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Sylvia G. Martin and Ralph C. Martin

    The long and full lives of Sylvia G. Martin and Ralph C. Martin will be remembered at a Celebration of Life service at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at the Appleyard’s Home for Funerals in Rice Lake, Wis., with burial following at Nora ...

    April 20, 2014

  • Kathryn Jeanette ‘Jan’ Monk

    Norman resident, Kathryn Jeanette “Jan” Monk, 74, stepped into heaven Tuesday, April 15, 2014. She was born July 29, 1939, in Ada, to Pat and Esther Harington....

    April 20, 2014

  • William Howard Atkins II

    William Howard Atkins II, who in his earthly life played French horn in both the Denver Concert Band and in the Mostly Strauss Orchestra, is now making music on the highest of plains. Born on May 14, 1938, in Oklahoma City, Howard made his ...

    April 20, 2014

  • Loretta Kathryn Hasenfratz Witt

    Loretta Kathryn Hasenfratz Witt was born April 9, 1927, to parents Ignatl Hasenfratz and Teressia G. (Bower) Hazenfratz in Covington....

    April 20, 2014

  • Lloyd Prescott Williams

    Lloyd Prescott Williams, best known to family and friends as Scott, entered the kingdom of heaven Thursday, April 17, 2014, after a sudden illness. Scott was born in Norman, the youngest son of Lloyd P. and Louise M. Williams....

    April 20, 2014

  • Patty J. Bouse

    Patty J. Bouse, 64, was born Sept. 10, 1949, in St. John, Kan., to Frank Cocagnour and Wilma Rader. Patty passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, in Norman. She was well known for being an independent woman with a good sense of humor. She ...

    April 20, 2014

  • John Raymond ‘Ray’ Cobb

    John Raymond “Ray” Cobb was a life of excellence. Born Aug. 3, 1927, in Norman, passed away March 19, 2014, in Los Gatos, Calif., where he had been a vital part of the community for over 50 years....

    April 20, 2014

  • Patte Wallace

    Patte Wallace, 85, of Norman, passed away April 16, 2014. She was born Sept. 12, 1928, to Will and Allye Abbott in Sherman, Texas. Patte grew up in Durant....

    April 20, 2014

  • Otis David Faulkner

    Services for Otis David Faulkner, 65, will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the Little Chapel of the Roses at Resthaven Memory Gardens. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens....

    April 19, 2014

  • Lora M. Dodd

    Lora M. Dodd, life-long resident of Norman, passed away peacefully Monday, April 14, 2014, at Norman Regional Hospital at the age of 91. She was born Oct. 7, 1922, the first of six children born to Harry L. McFarland and Emma (Brown) ...

    April 17, 2014