|Birth: ||Oct. 22, 1922|
|Death: ||Mar. 15, 2012|
Daphine Brewer was born on October 22,1922, in Burkburnett, Texas, as Thelma Daphine Bailey. She grew up in East Texas, graduating from Kilgore High School and earning an Associate of Arts degree from Kilgore College.
She met a man, James E. Brewer, through mutual friends, and in 1948, they married. Aunt Daphine and Uncle Jim came to Seminole Oklahoma in 1950, and she lived there happily over 50 years. During the last 15 months of her life, she lived in Arlington, Texas, with her great-niece, Andrea Jaksa, and her family.
Aunt Daphine was active in the Presbyterian Church and found her faith particular solace in her later years.
Aunt Daphine worked as a bookkeeper/accountant throughout her adult life for large companies like Shell Oil and for smaller businesses like her husband's pump shop. She never lost her business sense and continued to be concerned with numbers until her death.
She was an avid and adept duplicate bridge player, and she played in bridge clubs in the Seminole area for years. Aunt Daphine loved horses, and she loved to travel. She and Uncle Jim travelled the US and enjoyed horse tracks wherever they went. She continued this practice and last spring visited a Texas horse track with her family, remembering jockeys and other key information to make her a winner for the day! She also loved dogs, and was a longtime Shetland Sheepdog owner.
This is a woman with an amazing sense of manners and politeness, which she maintained until her death. Although she never had children, she was an integral part of the lives of her great-nieces, Andrea Jaksa and Melissa Johnson, and their families.
She was predeceased by her parents, brothers, sister, nephew, husband, and many dear friends.
Daphine Brewer was dearly loved and will be missed! She was able, through the aid of hospice care, to stay in the home of her great niece until her death, Thursday, March 15, 2012.
The service will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 11:00AM in the chapel located in the center of the Maple Grove Cemetery, on Strothers Street, in Seminole Oklahoma. A reception will follow the service at Daphine's house, 1816 Oakridge Dr. Seminole, Oklahoma
James Edward Brewer (1917 - 1991)*
Maple Grove Cemetery
Created by: Oklahoma Bob
Record added: Mar 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87042975