The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

March 27, 2013

Theda Collene Douglas

Published 3-28-13

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — The celebration of life service for Theda Collene Douglas, 71, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Willow View United Methodist Church, 3525 W. Purdue, Enid, with the Rev. Lesly Broadbent officiating.  Arrangements are by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.

Theda was born to Ray Vellington and Jewelle Nona (Larimore) Cook on Oct. 6, 1941, in Wellington, Kan., and passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Enid, Okla.

Theda attended and graduated from Wellington High School.

She married LeRoy F. Myers March 31, 1957. They made their home in Wellington, Kan. To this union two children were born.

Theda later married Donald F. Douglas in 1973, and resided in Ponca City, where she worked at Walmart.

In 2012, she moved to Meadows Point Apartments in Enid.  She was a member of Rainbows and the Order of Pythian Sisters of Kansas.

As a child she was baptized into the Baptist Church, and after moving to Enid she attended Willow View United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed doing crafts and spending time with her family and friends, and attending the Truth Seekers Sunday School Class. She loved spending time on Facebook keeping up on the lives of family and friends.

Theda is survived by daughter, Shirley Gettings of Enid; son, Theron Myers (Cynthia) of Ponca City; brother, Rodney Cook of Lenexa, Kan.; sister, Sharon Everest (Bud) of Maricopa, Ariz.; grandchildren, Leatha (Joshua) Crews, and Natisha (Jarod) Wells, both of Enid, Okla., Tonya (David) Stringer of Azle, Texas., Adam (Neena) Myers, Nicole (Matt) Lairmer, Traci (Marcus) Golay, Tyler (Jessica) Myers, all of Ponca City; 17 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a host of friends; and her companion, “Peppy.”

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; and sister, Nancy Hebb.

At her request she will be cremated after the service. Inurnment will be in Enid Memorial Cemetery, Enid, Okla.

Memorials may be made to Willow View United Methodist Church.

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(Submitted by family)