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Coleman Cleo "Curley" Summers
Birth: Oct. 26, 1928
Okmulgee County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 1989
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA

Coleman Cleo "Curley" Summers was born to Joe Summers and an unknown mother in Cherokee City, Oklahoma. He married Louise G. Baldridge on July 9, 1945. They divorced, and he married Isabelle Amore about 1947. In 1949 they welcomed a daughter, Karen, then divorced. 4 Jan 1950 he married Maudie Juanita Gunter in Stanislaus, California, and they had a son, "Little Joe", so named for his grandfather. He met Aara Aldean "Dean" Dudley and they were married on August 5, 1974, in Wagoner, Oklahoma. He and Dean had no children, but he helped raise her five children to adulthood. Their union ended with her death in October of 1987. He had other wives and children, but their names are unknown to me. He was married seven times, with an unknown number of children, but at least one girl and one boy other than Joe. He often voiced his regret at loosing touch with his children.

He was a well known upholstery man in the area, with several large companies as clients, as well as walk-in trade. He, and his son, Joe Summers, operated out of a shop at the back of his home in Broken Arrow.

He also owned and operated Curley's Taxi around Broken Arrow for several years, until he sold it to his step-daughter, Cheryl Moore and her husband.

He met his last wife, June Elizabeth Carpenter Raney, soon after they both lost their spouses, and a firm friendship was established. He married June on September 22, 1989, in Tahlaquah, Oklahoma. June was a retired nurse who carried him though his battle with diabetes and pancreatic cancer, and was there for him till the end.

He served his country in the armed forces, and spent several years working as a merchant marine and truck driver.

Services were at 2 p.m., Thursday, 19 Oct 1989, in the Christian Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Maclaine Dunlap officiating. Interment was in the Garden of the Last Supper in Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow. He rests at the side of his sixth wife, Aldean, and his mother Mayme Myers, who share a common grave.

If Curley's daughter Karen happens to see this memorial again, please get in touch with me, Cheryl Moore, at I have an envelope of pictures for you. 
Family links: 
  Mayme Myers (1909 - 1987)
  Aara Aldean Dudley Summers (1934 - 1987)
  June Elizabeth Carpenter Raney (1926 - 2010)
Floral Haven Memorial Gardens
Broken Arrow
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Garden of the Last Supper
Maintained by: Cheryl Moore
Originally Created by: Red
Record added: Oct 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60063572
Coleman Cleo Curley Summers
Added by: Cheryl Moore
Coleman Cleo Curley Summers
Added by: Red
Coleman Cleo Curley Summers
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Happy Belated Easter, Curley. Rest in peace.
- Cheryl
 Added: Apr. 8, 2015
Happy Spring Curley. I was working on your page in ancestry, and I thought I should say hello. I'm trying to find your daughter, Karen, again. She contacted me about a year ago, and expressed the wish for pictures of you. I made her an envelope full, ...(Read more)
- Cheryl
 Added: Mar. 29, 2015
Happy St. Patrick's Day. Rest in peace.
- Cheryl
 Added: Mar. 16, 2015
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