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Bryan County, Oklahoma

Highland Park Cemetery
Durant, Oklahoma

Deceased Name: Wilma Shipman Boydstun

August 21, 1926 ~ October 20, 2010

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Submitted by: TD

Wilma Shipman Boydstun went home to the Lord she loved, on the 20th of October, 2010, surrounded by her family at home in Blue, Oklahoma. Wilma was born in Wade, Oklahoma on August 21, 1926 to Ben and Myrtie Shipman.

She graduated from Blue High School in 1945, earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Southeastern State Teachers College where she later received her Master of Education. She taught school in Armstrong, Oklahoma, Fort Smith, Arkansas and White Settlement, Texas, where she retired in 1974. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma.

Wilma married Harold Ovoyde Boydstun on June 7, 1952 and is survived by him and children Barbara Thomason of Blue, Oklahoma, Jerry and Renee Boydstun of Fort Worth, Texas, and Billy and Faye Boydstun of Caddo, Oklahoma. Grandchildren Ryan and Kirsten Thomason of Graham, Washington; Aaron and Amy Thomason of Austin, Texas; Chris and Hollye Boydstun of Tahlequah, Oklahoma; Mark and Melissa Boydstun of Durant and Caitlin Boydstun of Fort Worth, Texas. Great-grandchildren include Taylor, Mackenzie, Dylan, Thorin, Miley, and Sawyer. She is also survived by a sister, Ruby and her husband Colin Bowen of Durant, Oklahoma. Sisters-in-law Nita Boydstun of San Diego, California; Lillian Boydstun and Chrystelle Roberts both of Durant, Oklahoma; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Norman Davis, Lloyd Davis, Herman Shipman, Willie Lee Shipman and sisters Lois Davis, Mary Janice Shipman, Lorene Shipman Howard Fetty, and Winnie Ree Shipman.

She was blessed to have Melody Baker, Mary Davenport, Sasha Barfield and Brenda Thomas as her personal caregivers during the last few years of her life. Sunshine Hospice provided excellent care during her battle with Alzheimer’s.

A dedicated Christian, Wilma was active in her church's programs through positions of teaching, outreach and choir. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church of White Settlement, Texas, then Blue Baptist Church, where she led the choir for many years. She believed, as Christian missionary Hudson Taylor stated: “God’s work, done God's way, will never lack God's supply".

Celebration of Wilma’s life will be held at Blue Baptist Church, located in Blue, East of Durant on Hwy 70 at 3pm, Saturday, October 23, 2010. Family and Friends are invited to remain after the service to enjoy a time of Christian fellowship and share a meal with the family. Please honor Wilma’s memory with donations to the Building Fund of Blue Baptist Church in lieu of flowers. Donations may be sent In Care of Blue Baptist Church 70 Berry Street, Durant OK 74701.

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