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Elva Lorraine (Armstrong) & Ray Allen Auten
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Rose Hill Cemetery
Carter County, Oklahoma
Wendy Nabors Way

Nov 13, 1936 - Mar 22, 2012
Obit for Elva posted by Jo Aguirre


Durant Daily Democrat (OK)
Deceased Name: Elva Lorraine Auten
Services for Elva Lorraine Auten, 75, of Ardmore, OK will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2012 in the Flanagan- Watts Funeral Home Chapel, Marietta, with Jimmy Armstrong officiating. Interment in Rose Hill Cemetery, Ardmore, will follow under the direction of Flanagan- Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Born December 13, 1936, Elva went to an amazing reunion with her beloved husband Ray, her twin sister Melva, her mother and father and many other family and friends on March 22 in Mercy Memorial Health Center, Ardmore. She was born in Salinas, CA, the daughter of James and Elma Armstrong and spent much of her life in Caddo, OK before traveling the world as a devoted military wife. In 1980 the couple settled near Ardmore. Elva worked for many years as a cosmetologist and served as President of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary of the Love County Health Center in Marietta for a number of years. She retired in 2002 to spend more time with her beloved grandchildren. An accomplished bowler, Elva bowled with her team of friends, The Bowling Chicks, for many years. She was a longtime active member of the Ardmore Elks Lodge and published the lodge newsletter for several years. She also enjoyed camping at Lake Murray with her grandchildren where they fed the raccoons, made smores and puddle stomped. Elva was very loved by all of her grandchildren who called her Meme and doted on her with much care and affection. She also had many friends around the world who communicated with her often via Facebook where she spent many hours. Elva will be missed by many friends and family who loved her and will miss her beyond measure.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, twin sister Melva Wigington; and Ray, her husband of 55 years.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Marty and Janee Auten of Ardmore and Buddy and Shanna Auten of Georgetown, TX; grandchildren, Samantha Auten, Kristen Auten and Kendall Auten of Ardmore, Nick Auten of Lone Grove, OK, Kara Cagle, Jake Cagle and Ray Auten of Georgetown, R.C. Betancourt of Oklahoma City, OK and Monica and Kerry Henderson, also of Ardmore; great-grandchildren, Addilyn Ernst, Madison McCurtain, Logan McCurtain, Emma McCurtain and Kayli Henderson, all of Ardmore; and very special friends, Judy Rogers and Debbie Auten.

Serving as bearers will be nephews, John Armstrong, Henry Armstrong, Eric Armstrong, Larry Mueller, Mike Mueller and Mike Hajkowski. Viewing will be from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home .

The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, also at the funeral home .

Online guest book: wattsfuneralhome.com 

Durant Daily Democrat (OK)
Date: March 25, 2012

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