The Norman Transcript

February 9, 2013

Frieda Loyce Williamson

The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Frieda Loyce Williamson, 85, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Oklahoma City. She was born July 31, 1927, to parents N.M. and Pearl Claxton in Rosedale.

A private service for immediate family will be held at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Oklahoma City.

Frieda was a devoted mother to her five children. After they were grown she decided to pursue her dream of being a writer and enrolled at the University of Oklahoma’s School of Journalism. Frieda was very involved on campus and had published articles in many local magazines and newspapers. She wrote for the university paper “OU Daily,” worked at the OU Student Development Office, and was also a regular contributor to the Oklahoma Historical Society as she completed her degree in Journalism.

She loved everything OU, including the Sooner football program and greatly enjoyed interviewing the athletes. Through the years Frieda also had several works of poetry that were published, and enjoyed painting, and shopping.

Though she had a long list of accomplishments in life, it was no secret that her greatest love and joy were her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Dean Williamson; sisters, June, Wilma, Berniece, and Shirley; and her parents.

Frieda is survived by her children, Debbie Williamson-Douglass of Norman, Randy Williamson of Norman, Don and wife Liz Williamson of Houston, and Dr. Sherrie Williamson of Norman; Grandsons, Drew Douglass and Tyler Douglass both of Vacaville, Calif.; brothers, Bill Claxto, of Ada and Kenney Claxton of Davis; and a host of other family members and friends.

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