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April 2020 Obituaries 

Betty June Carty

Private graveside for Betty June Carty, age 84 of Chickasha will be held at the Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of McRay Funeral Home. There will be no viewing.

June was born September 25, 1935 in Fulton, Arkansas the only child of Claude and Wirta (Walden) Carty.  She passed away on April 27, 2020 in Chickasha.

June grew up around the Chickasha area and graduated in 1953 from Dibble High School.  She attended OCW for three semesters then went to work as an insurance policy writer for the A.C. Link Agency for 5 years.  She then worked in the insurance department for Pool Mortgage Company for 25 years.  After this, she worked for 20 years as a home health provider for many sweet elderly people.  She loved caring for the elderly very much.  June also had a love for all animals.  She grew up in the country owning many horses over the years and teaching them cute tricks.  After moving to town her “kids” were her sweet little house dogs.  June also loved working in her yard and flower beds.  Her favorite flowers were the iris and daylilly. June was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School in the primary department for 20 years.

June was preceded in death by her parents.  Survivors include several cousins and a special family friend Gaye Goss.

Grace Mae (Hale) Haley Donoho

Gracie Mae (Hale) Haley Donoho went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 19, 2020. She was 95 years young. Viewing will be held from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at McRay Funeral Home. There will be no service.  Private interment will be in Amber Cemetery under direction of McRay Funeral Home. 

Gracie was born August 20, 1924 in Okemah, Oklahoma to Vera Wilma Amerson Hale and Joseph Louis Hale. She was the oldest of seven children. 

Gracie grew up in Amber, Oklahoma. She married Loyd Wilson Haley on September 15, 1941 in Chickasha, Oklahoma. During the great depression, the Haleys farmed in various areas of Oklahoma and later moved to California where she worked in the shipyards during WWII. Their daughter, Barbara Jeanne, was born September 13, 1942 in Mesa, Arizona, and son, Jerry Wilson, was born January 9, 1949 after the family had returned to Chickasha, Oklahoma. The family moved to Sterling, Colorado in 1954, and Wilson opened Wilson Haley Water Service and Oil Field Equipment. Gracie returned to Chickasha, Oklahoma in the 1970s, and later married Edward K. Donoho.

Gracie was a hard worker and was very proud of that fact.  She worked in several clothing shops in Sterling, and when she moved back to Chickasha, Oklahoma, she went to work at 1st National Bank and Trust Company of Chickasha, retiring at age 78. She also co-owned and helped manage the Plaza Music Center in Chickasha with her husband. She and Ed had a gospel group and they would entertain at nursing homes. When Ed fell ill, Gracie took care of him at the nursing home and even cooked for him, taking food to the nursing home daily until he passed in 2006. 

Grandma Gracie loved her birds in the backyard, her dogs, and her grandkids. When she was still residing in Chickasha, she was very particular how her yard work was done, and she always made sure it was done correctly. She spent many a night at the senior center in Chickasha dancing. The family will always remember her cooking and the big holiday dinners she would fix. No one ever said Gracie was boring as she was a fiery redhead and always had something going on. Even after she moved to Baptist Village Assisted Living in Oklahoma City, the facility put her to work delivering the mail to her co-residents.

She was preceded in death by husband Edward Donoho; her brothers: Louis, Buster, Charles, Phillip and Paul and granddaughter Kimberly Harris.

Gracie is survived by her brother, Harold (Janette) of  Plano, Texas; her daughter Barbara Lapp of Sterling, Colorado; son Jerry Haley (Dee) of Fort Morgan, Colorado and special daughter Verna Eaglin (Larry) of Mountain Home, Arkansas; grandchildren Christine Kloberdanz (Jeff), Leland “Butch” Lapp (Tracy) of Sterling, Colorado, Dena Phillips (Wes) of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Tammy Jo Haley of Holyoke, Colorado, Sarah Glennon (Shane) of Centennial, Colorado, and Will Harris of Vail, Colorado and four great grandchildren Jamie Cunningham (Jeff) of Aurora, Colorado, Jacob Lapp (Kaitie) of Loveland, Colorado, and Ryder and Roman Glennon of Denver, Colorado.  

Billy Isom Redmon

Billy Isom Redmon, age 87, was born December 15, 1932 in Cyril, OK.  He died April 4, 2020 at his home near Fletcher, OK.

Billy graduated from Cement High School and then Cameron College in Lawton.  He and his wife Rena Faye were married on November 9, 1951 and together they had three children, Jennifer and twin sons Billy and Jimmy.  He worked for Amerada Petroleum Corporation in Oklahoma and North Dakota fourteen years.  He then worked at the Cyril Refinery for sixteen years until the refinery closed.  Billy also farmed and ranched in rural Fletcher, OK until retirement just a few years ago.

He was preceded in death by infant son Jimmy; parents William and Loretta Redmon; grandparents Isom and Hattie Edwards; as well as uncles, aunts, and cousins.

He is survived by his wife Rena Faye; daughter Jennifer; son Billy; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren.

Due to current limitations on gatherings, there will not be a public service.  A private family graveside will be held at Cement Cemetery. Arrangements are under direction of McRay Funeral Home, Chickasha, OK.

McRay Funeral Home
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 806, Chickasha, OK  73023
Location:  110 S. 8th Street, Chickasha, OK  73018 
Corner of 8th & Chickasha Ave. Near Downtown

Phone: 405-224-4141

Fax:  405-224-1584


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