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  • Beryl Dendy Urice

    Beryl Dendy Urice

    Born: 8/1/1905

    Died: 3/20/2004

    Maiden Name: Dendy

    Honorific: n/a

    Beryl Dendy Urice, 98, passed away on March 20, 2004. She was born on August 1, 1905, in Elmore City, Indian Territory, now Oklahoma, to Ann Leonora (Williams) Dendy and Daniel Baker Dendy.

    She married C.A. Bill Urice, an oil well drilling contractor, on June 29, 1922. She was a homemaker and made a home for her family in several towns and cities in Oklahoma and Texas. For the past 16 years she lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Wynona and John Morrow of New Canaan, Connecticut. She was a loving and energetic wife, mother and grandmother whose prime interest in life was her family.

    She was among the final enrollees on the original tribal rolls for the Oklahoma Choctaw Nation and was very proud of her Indian heritage. Her great-great-grandfather, Moshulatubbee, was a District Chief of the Choctaw tribe.

    She was a long-time active member of the First Baptist Church in Pryor, Oklahoma. During the time she lived in New Canaan, she was a member of the Congregational Church.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and three sisters.

    Survivors include her children, Joe Urice and wife, Rogene, of Kerrville, Texas, Wynona Morrow and husband, John, of New Canaan, Billie Byers of Fort Worth, Texas, and James Urice and wife, Ramona, of Norman, Oklahoma; 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

    Beryl Dendy Urice

  • Lucille Underwood

    Lucille Underwood

    Born: 3/24/1923

    Died: 12/24/2008

    Maiden Name: Taylor

    Honorific: n/a

    Lucille Taylor Underwood, 85, passed away December 24, 2008, in Oklahoma City. She was born March 24, 1923, in Finley, the daughter of Archiebald and Lena Noah Taylor.

    Lucille married Louis Underwood on December 28, 1945, in Antlers. She was a charter member of Bobb-Myers Methodist Church and was a member of the Choctaw Nation Senior Citizens Center.

    She attended Goodland School and was a #1 Dallas Cowboy fan. She loved OU, professional football, basketball, fishing, cooking, and was a green-thumb gardener.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Underwood; her parents; brothers, Joseph Taylor and Wayland Nelson; sisters, Catherine Sexton and Rhoda Mae Noah; two nephews, Larry Notah and Matthew Taylor; one niece, Kathy Nelson; and her best friend of 50 years, Helen McBride.

    Survivors include her nephews, Perry Taylor, Kim Taylor, Michael Sexton, and Anthony Nelson, all of Oklahoma City, Terry Sexton of Durant, Timothy Nelson of Yukon, and Paul Wayne Notah, Lewis Notah and Gerald Notah of Window Rock, Arizona; nieces, Ruby Choate and Priscilla Coleman, both of Broken Bow, Sandra Denton and Cheryl Nelson, both of Oklahoma City, Lena Maturino of Durant and Cleta Mata of Caddo; two sisters-in-law, Helen Taylor of Blanchard and Nell Nelson of Norman; two brothers-in-law, John D. Underwood and wife Dovie of Finley and Harrison E. Underwood and wife Janine of Flagstaff, Arizona; as well as numerous other relatives and friends.

    Lucille Underwood

  • Jewell Loeta Ulmer

    Jewell Loeta Ulmer

    Born: Died: 06/04/2009 Maiden Name: Darneal Honorific: n/a

    Jewell Loeta Ulmer, 84, of Arkoma passed away on June 4, 2009, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born in Williams to Henry and Emma Seahorn Darneal. She was a member of Arkoma First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister, Lorene Furr; and four brothers, Leon, Edward, Leonard and Richard Darneal. She is survived by two daughters, Freda Parker and husband Jack of Pryor and Virginia Cook of Gladewater, Texas; one son, Billy Bulter of Spiro; three sisters, Doshie Butler and Bertha Tackett both of Panama, and Betty Jean Detamore of Spiro; six grandchildren, Amy Cox and husband Mark of Spiro, Cathy Miller and husband Billy of Kileen, Emily Gist and husband Jason of Spiro, Brad Webb and wife, Judy of Fort Worth, Texas, and Gary Webb of Longview, Texas, and four great-grandchildren.