|Birth: ||Jul. 15, 1912|
|Death: ||Mar. 8, 2007|
Mildred Mize Curtis, 94, of Guymon passed away at the Beaver County Memorial Hospital in Beaver.
The daughter of Mattie Bel (Donaldson) and George Washington Harris, she was raised in Inola and attended school there to the eighth grade, when she moved to Claremore to finish her high school education. She was in a boarding house and worked there serving meals to pay for her room and board. Mildred graduated from Claremore Highs School with the Class of 1931 and remembered a highlight of her senior year was getting to fly in the airplane "Winnie Mae" with Will Rogers and Willie Post at the helm.
On Jan. 2. 1932, Mildred married Bill Mize in Claremore. Bill's job with the Oklahoma Highway Department kept him moving throughout the state. She attended college at Southeastern State College in Durant and Oklahoma State A&M in Stillwater. They came to Guymon in 1944 and remained here until July 1953 when Bill was transferred to Buffalo. On Sept. 7, 1953, Bill passed away unexpectedly and Mildred returned to Guymon.
Mildred was a homemaker and did sewing for many people, which she enjoyed. She also had a great love for gardening. In addition to being a homemaker, Mildred worked at Ethel's Dress Shop, Rockway's Dry Goods Store and J. M. McDonald Company.
On Nov. 24, 1968, Mildred was married to Howard Lynn Curtis. They enjoyed traveling and gardening and were active members of the Panhandle Bible Center. Howard preceded her in death on March 18, 2002.
In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents, seven sisters and four brothers.
Mildred is survived by special friends, Alice and Dean Parker of Guymon.
Graveside services will take place on Monday, March 12, at 11 a.m. at the Elmhurst Cemetery in Guymon with Pastor Harold Bollinger officiating.
Services are under the direction of Bunch-Roberts Funeral Home.
She is buried in the section between 400 St. and 500 St. and between D St. & E St.
Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Mar 09, 2007
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