|Birth: ||Jan. 17, 1920|
|Death: ||Jun. 7, 2001|
Ulah Mae Blackwelder, 81, a lifelong Hooker resident, died Thursday, June 7, 2001 at Memorial Hospital of Texas County in Guymon.
Born Jan. 17, 1920 to Albert and Ida Fox on the family homestead west of Hooker and south of the Old Buffalo School, she was the youngest of four children and is preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, John Fox and Fred Fox; and her sister, Irma Lowry.
After attending the rural Buffalo School, she moved into Hooker and graduated as salutatorian of the HHS senior class of 1936 at the age of 16. She then attended Panhandle State University, graduating with a major in English and a minor in home economics.
She gave her heart to Jesus at the age of 19 in a camp meeting while attending college and followed the Lord in baptism.
She married her high school sweetheart Aug. 16, 1940 and was a lifelong partner to Lawrence M. Blackwelder. Who preceded her in death in 1978.
The couple lived and farmed west of Hooker where they raised their family.
An active member of the First Baptist Church of Hooker, she worked in missions within her church and the Panhandle Baptist Association. She also taught Sunday School and was a Training Union teacher, WMU Leader and Director through Oklahoma Baptist Statewide Missions.
Her greatest gift was that of a prayer warrior and those she loved will never know the dangers they were spared as the result of her prayers. Ulah Mae also volunteered at the local library as a Laubach Adult Literacy Advocate, teaching adults to read.
She leaves to celebrate her life, her children, Bruce, Albert, and Gail of Hooker, Oklahoma along with their families, as well as many dear nieces and nephews.
Albert Fredrick Fox (1868 - 1952)
Ida Sue Scott Fox (1883 - 1953)
Lawrence Merle Blackwelder (1918 - 1978)*
Bruce D. Blackwelder (1947 - 2002)*
Fred T. Fox (1904 - 1997)*
John B. Fox (1905 - 1986)*
Irma Ruth Fox Lowry (1912 - 2000)*
Ulah Mae Fox Blackwelder (1920 - 2001)
Maintained by: Carolyn Grice Blackwelde...
Originally Created by: Sharetta Miller
Record added: Aug 20, 2006
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