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Jeffrey D. Reid Oct 22, 1958 - May 28, 2015 EDMOND Funeral services for Jeffrey D. Reid, 56, of Edmond, OK, will be held Sunday, May 31, 2015, 2 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel in Lufkin, TX. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Jeff was born Oct. 22, 1958, in Columbus, GA and died Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Oklahoma City. He was a web designer for G.W. Exotic Zoo in Wynnewood, OK for five years. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, TX, directors.
Published: 5/29/2015
Mary Lou Avery OKLAHOMA CITY Mary Lou Avery died peacefully on May 22, 2015 after a full and joyful life. She was born in Denver, Colorado, the daughter of the late William F. Schmausser and Helen Houston Schmausser. Mary Lou moved to Oklahoma City in 1953 and became active within the community. Her civic memberships included Oklahoma City Philharmonic Society, The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City Orchestra League, Oklahoma Art League, Oklahoma Museum of Art, Oklahoma Mental Health Association, and Canterbury Choral Society. She was a former member of the Presbyterian Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary, serving as its president; a member of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity, and a long standing member of All Souls' Episcopal Church. She is survived by her daughter, Pamela and her husband, Cleveland M. Welsh II; her son, Robert H. Wootten and his wife Laura; her son, Robert D. Avery and his wife Kay; her grandchildren, Cap Welsh, Richard K. Wootten, Catherine Wootten, Katherine Avery Guillot and her husband Thomas, William M. Avery II, and Lindsey Maree Avery, and her brother, William F. Schmausser, Jr. She was preceded in death by her husband, William M. Avery and her grandson, Boomer Welsh. The family wishes to thank Laura Lynn's Home Care, and her caregivers, Porfie, Lucy and Kalisha for all they did for her. Memorial services will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, May 30, 2015, at All Souls' Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to: Canterbury Choral Society, 428 West California St., Ste 100, OKC 73102. To share a memory or condolence, visit www.mercer-adams.com www.mercer-adams.com
Published: 5/29/2015
Nadine Seago August 8, 1939 - May 27, 2015 YUKON Nadine Seago passed away peacefully on the morning of May 27, 2015. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Fletcher Seago; brother, Nathan (Davy) Davidson; daughters, Diana Beltran and Karen Cavanaugh- Wellner and her husband Jamie; son, Jim Cavanaugh and his wife Kathy; stepson, Jeff Seago; and several grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She was born on Aug. 8, 1939, and raised in El Paso, TX; graduated high school with honors; and accomplished her bachelor's and master's degree in education while raising three children. She moved to Yukon, OK in 1971. She was the President of The Women of the Moose Lodge and supported her children as President of the FFA Mother's Association. She was an avid reader, loved to travel, grow roses, sew, and fish. She did substitute teaching for a while and later changed to insurance claims where she found her niche in life. She immediately climbed the corporate ladder earning multiple leadership roles along the way. Nadine started as a claims adjuster for TG&Y and was later employed at American Fidelity 1976-1978. She then worked at Group Consultants as an Administrative Assistant to Ron Stephenson 1978-1979. However, her greatest achievements began at the North American Insurance Agency in 1979. She started as a Special Accounts Representative, became an Account Executive in Life and Related Benefits in 1980, the Associate Vice President of the Life Department in 1987, the Associate Vice President and Director of the Life Department from 1992 until her retirement in 2004 from North American Group after 25 years of dedicated service. She obtained many credentials and awards during her career; Registered Health Underwriter (RHU), Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF), Certified Life Underwriter (CLU), and Certified Professional Insurance Woman (CPIW). For a number of years, she was a leading top ten Employee Benefit Producer for North American Insurance Agency. She was a member of the Million Dollar Round Club and Leading Producer for the Round Table 1985-1988. She was an active member of the local Toastmasters association and won multiple speech contests, judged and coached new members. One of her greatest gifts was her ability to give speeches without ever writing them down. Her passion for public speaking led her to be more involved with the National Association of Insurance Woman (NAIW). As part of the NAIW, Nadine won many speech competitions with her greatest achievement being the National NAIW Speak Off competition in 1995. As a member of Insurance Women of Oklahoma City (IWOC), she held many positions and eventually, the role of President then State Director of Oklahoma of the NAIW. She attended many NAIW conventions across the United States and often entertained the attendees with the FABULOUS FEARSOME FOURSOME group. Nadine was a generous, loving person with a smile that seemed to always light up the room. She was very giving, whether through her knowledge, encouragement, advice, and charity organizations. She was loved by many and missed by all. A celebration of her life will be at 2 p.m. Monday, June 1, 2015, at Yanda & Son Funeral Home Chapel, Yukon. Online condolences may be signed at www.yandafuneral.com
Published: 5/29/2015