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Mr. Prentice of Bokchito, Bryan Co., OK

Mr. Prentice of Bokchito, Bryan Co., OK
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2005 and Revised 18 Sep 2005

1. Mr. Prentice was b. c. 1920-25 but is not mentioned in the obituary of his wife, Norma, below.

He m. Norma Ladoshia. She was b. 6 Feb 1924, at Filmore, OK and d. 13 Jul 2005 at Bokchito, Bryan Co., OK to George Albert Brashier and Estie Helms Brashier. Her obituary provides the following additional information:

    BOKCHITO — Services for Norma Ladoshia Prentice, 81, Bokchito, Bryan Co., OK, are 10 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church, Caddo, the Rev. Jim Baker officiating. Burial follows at Condon Grove Cemetery, Milburn. Visitation is from 7-8 p.m. today at Brown’s Funeral Service, Durant.

    She attended school in a covered wagon, began her teaching career at the age of 19 and continued teaching until she retired at the age of 63. She was a member of the Oklahoma Retired Educators Association, a member of the Bokchito Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was a member of the Caddo First Baptist Church, where she also taught a ladies Bible class.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Halla Dutton; and one brother, Montana “Corky” Brashier.

    Survivors include one sister, Marcell Pool and husband Dave, Stonewall; one sister-in-law, Lilian Brashier, Ada; two sons, Walter Prentice and wife Leslie, Bokchito, and Russell Prentice and wife Ann, Caddo; five grandchildren, Melisse Prentice, Durant, David Prentice, Ithaca, N.Y., Amy Prentice, Caddo, Katheryn Prentice and Kaityln Prentice, both of Bokchito; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

    Bearers are Tom Jones, Clint Jones, Gary Jones, Arvil Milligan, Richard McIntire and Don Singleton. Condolences may be sent to brownsfs@sbcglobal.net. Brown’s Funeral Service, Durant

Children named in Norma's obituary:

  1. Walter Prentice. He m. Leslie, Bokchito.
  2. Russell Prentice. He m. Ann, Caddo.

Who is Mr. Prentice?

Although further investigation is needed, he might be Bruce C. Prentice shown in our "Other Immigrant Families" eBook.

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