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Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

Norma June (Fairbanks) Wayland

Norma June (Fairbanks) Wayland
January 30, 1930 ~ April 25, 2020

Norma (June) Wayland of Edmond, OK, born January 30, 1930, in Prague, OK, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 25 at the age of 90. June was the daughter of Rosa and William E. Fairbanks of Prague, OK.

June moved to Oklahoma City when she was 16 years old on her own. She moved into a rooming house near downtown OKC which was managed by Elsie Wildman who had a son, Chuck Wayland. Chuck one day offered June a ride to the Medical Arts building where she worked. After a short time, they started dating and then were married. They had two children, David and Karen. June quit working to be a housewife and mother until the children started school. She then went to work for pediatrician Jerome Shaffer at the doctorʼs medical building at Baptist Hospital in OKC. She worked for Dr. Shaffer as a nurse for 17 years

The Wayland family moved from Oklahoma City to Edmond, OK in 1969. While residing in Edmond, June got acquainted with a friend of her son, Ron Alcorn, an insurance agent who offered her a job working for him at their office in downtown Edmond. She worked as an insurance representative for 17 years before retiring at the age of 65.

June enjoyed being a mom to her children and playing bridge with her husband Chuck and three other couples. She continued to play bridge for many years after Chuck passed away until the bridge clubs disbanded. She then turned her attention to gardening in her yard and her childrenʼs yards. She also loved cooking and giving to her children, friends, neighbors and others in any way she could. She was known as “Mother June, Grandma June and Aunt June” to many other than her family throughout the years. June always had a smile on her face and a joyful disposition.

June was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Carl Fairbanks; her sister Maxine Wagner, and beloved sister Delores Wallis; her husband Chuck, and her daughter Karen Brentlinger.

She is survived by her son David, Nephews Dennis Wallis, Mike and Ronnie Fairbanks, Dale Wagner; niece Patricia; great nephew David Wallis and family; great niece Allison Michael and family. June loved all her family dearly as well as many close friends she considered as family and she will be greatly missed by all. Memorial services will be held on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel.

We will be live streaming this service in an effort to accommodate those people that wish to attend but feel they should not due to the health environment.  

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