The Norman Transcript

October 20, 2013

Betty Lou Denham


The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Betty Lou DenhamServices for Betty Lou Denham, 83, of Norman, formerly of Fitzhugh, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Criswell Funeral Home chapel, the Rev. Temple Diehl will officiate. Burial will follow at Lightning Ridge Cemetery near Roff.

Mrs. Denham died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at a Norman hospital. She was born June 20, 1930, in Fitzhugh to Tomie and Sadie Wilder Sullivan. She graduated from Fitzhugh High School in 1948.

She married William Leo Denham on May 15, 1948. He preceded her in death on April 16, 1990. Mrs. Denham was a homemaker and had worked as a teacher’s aide for the Ada School System for 10 years. She was a lifetime member of the Fitzhugh United Methodist Church where she had been active with the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Home Demonstration Club for many years.

Survivors include three daughters, Debbie Williams of Norman, Lou Ann Helleland and her husband Rob of Ada, and Lori Masters and her husband Curt of Norman; a son, Ron Denham and his wife Pam of Norman; seven grandchildren, Amanda Lowry and husband Travis, Alison Kirby and husband Shane, Joni Duncan and husband Tim, Tanner Helleland and wife Jeni, Stephen Denham, Preston Denham and Addison Masters, all of Norman; five great-grandchildren, Carter Lowry, Greyson Lowry, Kaleb Kirby, Kassi Kirby and Logan Kirby; four sisters, Lucille York and Bobby Peters and husband Pete, all of Fitzhugh, Phyllis Sullivan of Tulsa, and Frankye Green and husband Jerry of Midland, Texas; and a sister-in-law, Betty Sullivan of Atoka.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Cami Masters; two sisters, Dorothy Blanch Sullivan and Mildred Klepper; and a brother, Benton Sullivan.

Bearers will be her grandsons and grandsons-in-law, Tanner Helleland, Stephen Denham, Preston Denham, Travis Lowry, Tim Duncan and Shane Kirby.

The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Rd., Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814 or cff.org; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Obituaries may be viewed online and condolences sent to criswellfh.com.


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