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Riverside Cemetery

Ralston, Pawnee County, Oklahoma

© Trout Funeral Home & Creamatory

Submitted by: Nyree Coffman

Deahn Bryant Colombe


April 29, 1924 ~ November 7, 2021

Deahn Colombe was born in Ralston, Oklahoma on April 29, 1924, the adored only child of Leotta and Elvin Bryant. She spent much of her childhood in Oklahoma City where her father ran a grocery store. She went to Classen High School with her best friend Madelyn. When her family moved back to Ralston she said she “thought her life was over,” but she enjoyed being the new girl in town. There she met a dashing young man, Robert (Bob) Colombe, and they married on June 1, 1941. They were crazy about each other, and their 77 year marriage was a very happy one. They had one son, Bobby, who they were heartbroken to lose in 1970. They moved to Tonkawa in 1954, buying a parcel of land for their home, naming the street for Deahn’s Grandma and Grandpa Krow. They became very involved in the community there, and Deahn participated in several service organizations, including Eastern Star and PEO. Deahn made friends everywhere she went, and kept most of those friendships for life. She was a wonderful cook and always enjoyed hosting her friends and entertaining at her home. She had a true talent for making an occasion special.

Deahn was always up for a trip, an outing, or trying something new. One of her favorite things was to go out dancing. If there was music playing, she and Bob were probably there. She also enjoyed her bridge club, trips and cruises all over the world with family and friends, and taking care of the people she loved. Her grandkids all loved getting their special time at Grandma’s house, and she taught them all to play cards, took them to Henry’s to buy toys, and made their favorite dishes.

Deahn will be remembered by family and friends for her gracious, fun-loving, kind spirit. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bob, and their son Bobby. She is survived by daughter, Janet and husband Charles Son of Oklahoma City, granddaughter, Julie Linker of Richmond, Virginia, granddaughter, Stacye Onstott and husband Tim Onstott and their sons Alan and Kade of Fort Worth, Texas, and grandson, Michael Son and partner Ashley Church and children Rowan, Sage, Ava and River in Oklahoma City.

A graveside funeral service will be held on November 12, 2021 at 1:00pm at Riverside Cemetery in Ralston, officiated by Reverend Lois Bartley. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the NOCF Robert Colombe Memorial Scholarship Fund and mailed to: Northern Oklahoma College Foundation, P.O. Box 310, Tonkawa, OK 74653. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory, 505 W Grand Ave, Ponca City, OK 74601.

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