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Obituaries

June 8, 2014

Erta E. Lupin

NORMAN — Erta E. Lupin, 90, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014, in Norman. Erta was born May 23, 1924, to Sam and Ada Green of Lawton. She was the sixth of ten children. All are deceased except for two younger sisters, Lily Fryar and Rosemary Cox, and her baby brother, Earnest Green

She met her husband John Lupin Sr. in 1943 and they married in Lawton in 1944. After John was discharged from the service, they moved to San Pedro, Calif. They had two sons, Dennis and John Jr.

Erta went to work in 1954 as a commissary worker for TWA and worked her way up to staff assistant for TWA at Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City. During that time she got to know and become good friends with three presidents and many Hollywood stars. She retired after 40 years of service with TWA.

Erta was preceded in death by her husband, John in 2006, and her son, Dennis in 1986.

She is survived by her son, John Jr. and his wife Linda of Norman; grandchildren, John Lupin III of Oklahoma City, Julie Reeves of Norman, Scott Lupin of Thousand Oaks, Calif., John C. Lupin of Glendora, Calif., and Bill Lupin of N.C.; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Visitation for Erta will be from noon to 8 p.m. Monday at Havenbrook Funeral Home, 3401 Havenbrook St. in Norman. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lakeside Church of God, 4400 Alameda in Norman, with interment following at IOOF Cemetery in Norman.

Arrangements for Erta and her family were placed in the care of the Vice family at the Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman. Online condolences may be shared at HavenbrookFuneralHome.com.

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