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Christopher Carroll Woodrome
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Submitted by: Glenn

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June 9, 1939 ~ January 13, 2020

Christopher Carroll Woodrome, 80, of Stillwater, Oklahoma died January 13, 2020.

He was born to George and Vilda Woodrome, on June 9, 1939 in Lookeba, Oklahoma. Later they moved to Duncan Oklahoma where he went to Duncan school but had to drop out in the 10th grade to help the family work in the field. He had 13 brothers and sisters.

My dad and I would get together on Fridays after working all week and drink some beer. He would reminisce and tell me about the good old days, as he would call it. He would tell me so many stories about how he really enjoyed playing with all his brothers and sisters, how they went to the American Legion where they would play pool, shuffleboard, dominoes and dancing. Lots of dancing. He loved to dance. They would go to the lake and drink beer and swim. He said it was lots of fun. He told me he remembered one time when he went to the fair with his mama and Roy Acuff was there. Roy was one of his Mom’s favorite singers so he went over and ask him if he could take a picture with his momma. Roy went over and put his arm around her, and she looked so shocked but with the biggest smile. They took the picture and then he signed a picture and gave it to her. She was shocked that my dad actually did that because he was so shy. His father was really proud of him too, and he would go around and tell everybody you should hear my boy sing he sounds like Hank Williams Sr. And yes, my daddy could really sing. Then he told me about the time he worked for Ron Howard’s grandma and grandpa in the hotel and Café. Ron was about three years old at the time and when my dad would go in there and sit in one of the booths Ron Howard would always have to get up in the booth and pick on him. Good times.

Then later He met the love of his life Mona Lee Nalley and they married in Wichita Falls Texas on February 7, 1966. Before relocating to Ponca City, Oklahoma to start their family. Chris had three children of his own and two step children. Ruby Bennett and husband Tony of Marland, Carol Owings of Ponca City, Tommy Woodrome and wife Becky of Ponca city, Rick Nalley of Stillwater, and Kelley Nalley of Ponca city. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Chis worked at Allied trucking and Mayflower trucking and Dempewolf before working at Odd Fellows Cemetery for 33 years retiring at 62. Chris enjoyed going camping drinking his beer and dancing with his baby girl. He loved to sing. He was such a great singer.

Funeral services for Chris will be held at 2pm on Friday, January 17, at Grace Memorial Chapel with Pastor Jack Adams presiding. Interment will follow at Ponca City I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Wednesday and Thursday, January 15th and 16th, until 8pm.

Mona Lee Nalley Woodrome
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Submitted by: Glenn

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January 26, 1943 ~ August 29, 2020

Mona Woodrome, 77, beloved Mother, grandmother, was called to her eternal resting place on August 29, 2020, peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She entered this world on January 26, 1943, in Duncan, Oklahoma, born to Clem Ray and Grace Lee Crenshaw Varvil.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, September4, 2020 in Grace Memorial Chapel with Pastor Jack Adams officiating. Interment will follow in the Odd Fellows Cemetery of Ponca City, OK. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 3, 2020, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Grace Memorial Chapel. Casketbearers will be Chris Chamberlain, Brandon Owings, Michael Bennett, Tim Woodrome, Dalton Woodrome, Dylan Woodrome and Garrett Williams. Honorary Casketbearers will be Tony Bennett, Travis Potter and Dakotah Woodrome.

She was an only child and lived in the country by her grandpa, he would take her to church and fishing on Sundays until they moved to town. Mona attended Empire elementary, Central Junior high and Duncan High School where she graduated. She worked at the Good Luck Café when she was 16 and as she got older, she worked for Rock Tavern. She enjoyed going over to her Aunt Lenny's house and play with Ron Howard in the weeping willow tree (Ron's grandparents lived across the bridge from her aunt's house. She also would go to her friends Rosa Lee's house and play cards and watch Wrestling, which she loved. Mona also enjoyed going to her aunt Heddie's house playing dominoes. She met the love of her life Chris Woodrome in Duncan, OK, and they were married February 7, 1966, in Wichita Falls, Texas, and they made their home in Ponca City, OK. Mona worked at several café's through the years, A & W Root Beer, Cobb's Café, Dixie Dog Drive In and Jeans Lasso. Everyone loved her pies she baked. Mona loved to go camping and fishing with family. She also enjoyed cooking Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner for her family, crocheting, embroidery work. She loved Harley Choppers and would tell everyone how she would like to be on the back of that one Mona was also a Big Elvis Fan, and she would attend an impersonator show anytime she had the opportunity to attend. Mona cherished the time she could spend with her family making memories.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her children; Rick Nalley of Stillwater, OK, Kelley Nalley and wife Stacy of Ponca City, Carol Owings and Tommy Woodrome and wife Becky all of Ponca City and Ruby Bennett and husband Tony of Marland, OK, also surviving are her grandchildren; Christopher Chamberlain, Kimberly Woodrome, Kiesha Owings and partner Mario, Brandon Owings, Michelle Williams and partner John Sanders, Jessica Potter and husband Travis, Michael Bennett and wife Christina, Tim Woodrome and wife Beth, Dalton Woodrome, Savannah Klinger and husband Lane, Amanda Lickliter, Kiesha Lickliter and Kelly Lickliter Jr. and numerous great grandchildren.

Mona was preceded in death by her parents, husband Chris.

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