Dorothy Mae <I>Park</I> Brister

Dorothy Mae Park Brister

Atoka County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 18 Dec 2006 (aged 85)
Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Caddo, Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 58142993 · View Source
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Dorothy Mae (Park) Brister, 85

Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m. Friday December 22, at the First Methodist Church in Caddo, for Dorothy Mae (Park) Brister, 85, who passed away Monday, Dec. 18, 2006 at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.The Reverend Lenn Murray will officiate.

Dorothy was born on the cold and snowy day of January 8, 1921, near Boggy Depot in Atoka County. She was the ninth child of James Sam Park and Mary Eliza (Kennedy) Park. Dorothy was of the Methodist faith and was married to Mims Walter Brister at Caddo on March 25,1939. She and Mims spent most of their lives on their farm east of Caddo, working their land and keeping honey bees. Up until her illness, Dorothy was active in various beekeeper associations and contributed articles on beekeeping to national and international bee journals. She was highly respected by her peers in the beekeeping industry and regularly delivered presentations at bee meetings, conventions, area schools and county fairs. Dorothy was a past Oklahoma State Beekeeper of the Year. She loved to quilt and spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grand children.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters; three brothers; her husband, Mims; and, their two infant sons.

Survivors include brothers Roy Lee Park and wife Wanda, Atwood, Sam Park, Jr. and wife Roxie, Durant; son Donald Gene and his wife Martha, Oologah; daughter, Betty Ruth (Brister) Parker, Caddo; along with five grand children, six great grand children, and a host of friends and neighbors.

The family will be at the Cunningham Funeral Home in Caddo, today, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Interment will be at the Gethsemane Cemetery in Caddo. Pallbearers will be Frank Adams, Michael Parker, Darrell Brister Ron Park, Loyd Brister, Kyle Parker. Honorary Pallbearer will be Larry Park.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cunningham Funeral Home in Caddo.

Read more: Durant Daily Democrat - Dorothy Mae Park Brister 85

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  • Created by: C. L. Hines
  • Added: 3 Sep 2010
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dorothy Mae Park Brister (8 Jan 1921–18 Dec 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58142993, citing Gethsemane Cemetery, Caddo, Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by C. L. Hines (contributor 46931241) .