The Norman Transcript


January 29, 2013

Oleta Brown

NORMAN — Oleta Brown, 76, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in Norman.

Services for Oleta will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Havenbrook Funeral Home chapel in Norman, with interment immediately following in the Norman IOOF Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 31, 1936, in Dibble to Alfred Franklin and Bessie Jane (Gray) Ward. She attended schools in Tuttle and Norman, graduating from Norman High School. She was united in marriage on Jan. 3, 1957, to Neal Brown. They celebrated their 50th anniversary with family and friends.

Oleta was a member of Alameda Church of Christ in Norman, where she enjoyed her life group and volunteer work in the Streams of Waters and Whiz Kids. She loved her trips to Branson, Mo., with her husband, Neal, Celia Brown and Lana Kelly. Oleta was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Neal Brown.

Oleta is survived by her children, Brenda Smith of Norman, Dr. Roger and Lonia Brown of Oklahoma City and Christy and Chad Threet of Austin, Texas; brother, Alfred Ward of Oklahoma City; special cousins Edward and Pam Gilley and Pauline Rowland; grandchildren Justin and Eva Brown of Flower Mound, Texas, Neelie Brown of Dallas, Jacquelyn Brown of Houston, Dr. Stephen and Megan Taylor of Yukon, Maci Smith of Norman and Addison and Wescot Threet of Austin, Texas; great-grandchildren Jack, Sophia and Jefferson Boone Brown of Flower Mound, Texas, and Brody Taylor of Yukon; and many nieces and nephews.

Oleta and her family would like to thank her Alameda life group for their many prayers, visits, gifts and cards. Special appreciation to Ella Dougherty, Kathy Holt, Celia Brown, Lana Kelly, Cindy Henry and Edward and Pam Gilley for their continued support and kindness. Her family also would like to thank Dr. Stephen G. Lindsey and Dr. Jesus Medina for their many years of care and kindness and the doctors, nurses and staff of Norman Specialty Hospital for her excellent and compassionate end-of-life care.

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