Alda Allene Wilkinson Thomason was born September 15, 1920 to Harry and Clara Wilkinson in Liberal, KS. She died at age 94 on July 31, 2015 at the Hospice of the Southwest in Amarillo, TX. After graduating from Keyes schools, Allene went to Panhandle A & M College, where she met her future husband, Jerry Thomason. They were married May 17, 1941 at First Christian Church in Texhoma. For many years, they made their home in Texhoma, then retired in Bella Vista, AR before moving to the Craig Retirement Community in Amarillo, TX for the past 12 years.
Gerardo â€śLaloâ€ť Silva, 30, of Guymon passed away Sunday night, July 26, 2015 in Juarez, Mexico.
The son of Francisco and Lucia Silva, he was born April 28, 1985 in Guadalajara, Mexico. Lalo was raised in Long Beach, California before the Silva family moved to Guymon when he was 12.
Gladys Fradieu Turner was born May 14, 1941 in Cloutierville, Louisiana to Sam and Mary Lee (Young) Fradieu. She went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Sunday, July 26, 2015 in Guymon, Oklahoma.
Gladys was married to Henry Lee Turner, Sr. on August 29, 1972 in Westlake, Louisiana. He preceded her in death. Gladys moved to Guymon in the early 2000â€™s from Beaumont, Texas. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church, where she loved singing during church and with the choir. She truly loved going to church and worshiping her Lord.
Hermit Harvey â€śBussâ€ť Johnson, Jr., 90, lifelong Texhoma resident; passed away Wednesday morning, July 29th, 2015 at the Heritage Community in Guymon.
The son of Hermit H. and Edith Martha (Sweet) Johnson Sr. he was born June 18, 1925 on the homeplace north of Texhoma. Buss attended school in Texhoma; graduating with the Class of 1943. He attended Oklahoma Panhandle State University, was a member of the First Christian Church, Masonic Lodge, avid golfer and #1 Red Devil Fan. Buss served as a Navy Seabee in World War II, spending time in Okinawa.
Jerry Wilson Thomason was born March 6, 1921 to Tiff and Exie Thomason in Texhoma, OK. He died at age 94 on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at the Hospice of the Southwest in Amarillo, TX. After graduating from Texhoma schools, Jerry went to Panhandle A & M College, where he met his future wife Allene Wilkinson. They were married May 17, 1941 at First Christian Church in Texhoma. For many years, they made their home in Texhoma, then retired in Bella Vista, AR before moving to the Craig Retirement Community in Amarillo, TX for the past 12 years.
Note: The following story was originally published on July 1, 2015. On request of the Oaks of Mamre board, we are sharing this online. The shelter still needs volunteers to complete the work that needs to be done in order to fill a service some are still seeking while getting on their feet in Guymon. Contact information is included in the story below for those who have time and/or resources to assist.
ICE arrests 30 convicted criminal aliens in Oklahoma during 4-day operation
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. â€” Thirty fugitive or convicted criminal aliens were arrested in or around Oklahoma City, or around Guymon, Oklahoma, during a four-day initiative that ended Sunday, and was conducted by local officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
This enforcement action, which began July 23, is the latest effort by ICE to prioritize the arrest and removal of convicted criminal aliens.
Guymon Junior High softball coach Jessica Bickford watches as the junior high girls softball team warms up before practice Wednesday afternoon. Two-a-days started with 19 girls, up from last year's 12. The season begins Aug. 17th with a 7th/8th grade double-header against Tyrone at home. All Guymon's home games will take place at the Guymon High School field. (Staff photo/Shawn Yorks)
Bessie(Susie)Oliver, 59 year old Adams resident, passed away July 23, 2015 in Adams.
Bessie Virginia Pickens was born in Midwest City, Oklahoma on July 28, 1955. She attended school in Midwest City. Susie worked in several nursing homes as a nurses aid during her working career.
Juanita June Lambert, of Hooker, Oklahoma, passed peacefully Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 95.
Juanita was born in Baker, Oklahoma on June 6, 1920, to the late James Mangold and Alleen Webking.
Juanita decided she wanted to go to cosmetology school in Ponca City and pursue a job as a manicurist. Her move to Ponca City also lead her to her first love, Weldon Lewis Ewert. Juanita and Weldon moved to Wichita, Kansas where they married and lived happily for a couple of years.