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 Dorothy Elizabeth <I>Witherspoon</I> Price

Dorothy Elizabeth Witherspoon Price

Birth
Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 8 Jul 2007 (aged 85)
Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 25909616 · View Source
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Dorothy was wife of prominent businessman and civic leader Orval Price in Ada, OK and mother of Susan Files and Nancy Allen of Ada, OK. She became acquainted with Orval when she had a flat tire at Ada High School and she asked who she believed was the most handsome football player on the team to change her tire. They had their first date on New Year's Eve in 1937. They fell in love and got married December 14, 1941. She was married to Orval, the love of her life, for 65 years.

She was active in tennis, the First United Methodist Church, and other religious activities including United Methodist Women - Ruth Rachel Circle and Douglas Bible Study. She was a talented pianist and equestrian in her younger years. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She attended Sullins College in Bristol, VA and the University of Oklahoma. She was in the Chi Omega Sorority.

Her parents were J.G. (James Gordon) and Elizabeth Bres Marable Witherspoon of Ada, OK. They are buried next to her in Rosedale Cemetery in Ada. Her cause of death was Alzheimer's. Dorothy had 4 siblings: Mary Adella Witherspoon (buried in Fairview Cemetery in Shawnee OK), Joe Ray "Bunny" Witherspoon (buried in Rosedale Cemtery in Ada OK), Phillip Edgar Witherspoon (buried in Elmwood Memorial Park in Abilene TX), and Gordon Marable Witherspoon (buried in Llano Cemetery in Amarillo TX). Dorothy lies next to her beloved husband Orval Price at Rosedale Cemetery in Ada (see his picture on the right).

Her paternal grandmother Dora Witherspoon is buried in Rosedale Cemetery in Ada, OK. Her paternal grandfather, Rev. James H. Witherspoon is buried in Richardson Cemetery in Waterloo, AL. Her maternal grandmother Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bres Marable Giles is buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie, TX and John Benjamin Marable, Sr. her maternal grandfather is also buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Bowie, TX.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings and her grandson Matthew Alvin Files.

She is loved and truly missed. To see more pictures click to view all images under the Add a photo on the right side. Click on pictures to read their captions.

To learn more about Dorothy and Orval Price on my genealogy website click on this line.


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