Verna Dean Holdge

 Verna Dean Holman Holdge was born to Bill and Cora (Brazwell) Holman on June 3,1931, in Gracemont, Oklahoma. She passed from this life on March 28, 2022, in Chickasha, Oklahoma at the age of 90.
 Graveside was held on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at Memory Lane Cemetery in Anadarko, OK, under the direction of Ray & Martha’s Funeral Home-Anadarko, OK
 She grew up in the Spring Creek community and attended school at Star School. On February 7, 1948, she married Odis Holdge at the First Baptist Church, Anadarko. They started their married life farming with Odis’s dad for several year. During this time three sons were born, Dwayne, Dennis and Larry.
 Verna Dean was proud of being a housewife and taking care of her family. When Odis went to driving a rock truck during the building of Ft. Cobb Dam, she was always ready to make him a scrambled egg sandwich for lunch. In 1965 they bought the Hall’s Gas Station in Gracemont and moved their 3 boys to Gracemont and turned that station into Holdge Apco and Confectionary. Verna Dean worked right beside Odis for 33 years, serving up fountain drinks, coffee and the best malts on her side of the Station. She could also pump that gas when Odis was busy fixing flat tires. They retired in 1998, giving them time to do some traveling and spending time enjoying their grandchildren and great grandchildren.
 They celebrate 60 years of marriage and were only 28 days of making 61 years when Odis passed away in January 2009. After his passing and some medical problems Verna Dean moved to assisted living in Chickasha where she spent several years meeting new friends and being “waited” on.
 She is survived by her sons: Dwayne and wife Fairy of Fort Cobb, OK, Dennis and wife Sherry of Chickasha, OK, Larry and wife Donita, Moore, OK, brother: Eldon Holman, Carnegie, OK,
sister in law, Glenda Holdge, Gracemont, OK, 5 granddchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandson.
 Verna is preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Cora, husband Odis, brothers, Ernest Holman and Bill Holman, sisters: baby sister Oneda Holman, Edith Parker, Wanda Long and Lorraine Wallace.