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Savola Olene ‘Chockie’ Self Edge

Born: 09/09/1939 Died: 07/08/2009 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: n/a

Savola Olene “Chockie” Self Edge passed away on July 8, 2009. She was born on September 9, 1939, in Soper. She attended Soper School and on November 3, 1956, she and Bob Edge were married in Soper. They celebrated their 52nd anniversary on November 3, 2008. In 1957, they welcomed Cynthia Deraine into their family and then were blessed again in 1960 with the birth of Eulala Dalene (Henri). Shortly after marriage, they moved to Farmington, New Mexico, where she worked waitressing until she started to college in Durango, Colorado. She received her bachelor’s degree in education and began teaching in Bloomfield, New Mexico. She taught there for a few years and then they moved back home to Soper. She and her husband went in partnership with her sister and brother-in-law to purchase the B&E Grocery in Soper. After a short period, she went to work at Soper School teaching fifth grade. She received her master’s degree in education in 1974 from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She also completed all but the dissertation for her doctorate degree in education at East Texas State in Commerce. She spent the remainder of her career in the education field. She worked for the Oklahoma State Department of Education, was a professor of education at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and taught special education at Wright City Public Schools. Chockie was a loving wife and mother. She loved her close-knit family and would promote a get-together on just the slightest chance. She was a member of the Soper Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar Kermit “Butch” Self and Clara Louise “Granny Bell” Self; brother, Oscar Kermit Self Jr.; sister, Eulala Grace “Prill” Blankenship, and great-grandson, Lonnie Alvarez. She is survived by her husband, Bob Edge of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Terry Jackman of Wright City; daughter, Henri Edge of Soper; grandchildren, Kari and Jonathan Teague, and Amy Yarbrough, and great-grandchildren, Keeli Tsosie, Davin Anna and Kaleb Teague, all of Wright City.