Services for Alma Jewel Rocha, 89, of Allen are 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 28 th , at the Allen First Baptist Church, Rev. Coy Howry will officiate. Burial will follow at the Allen Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the Allen Criswell Chapel from 4:00 p.m. Thursday until service time.
Mrs. Rocha passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at a Tulsa hospital. She was born March 31, 1931 at Panther Creek, Oklahoma to William Edgar and Rhoda Jane Peek Summers. She graduated from Gerty High School in 1950.
She married Ralph Richard Rocha on March 3, 1954 in Reno, Nevada. He preceded her in death August 3, 1971. Mrs. Rocha worked many jobs and finished her career as a cook at the Allen School Cafeteria for many years. She was of the Baptist faith.
Jewel loved working in her yard and would spend hours raking up leaves under those ‘darn’ trees. She had a love for the Allen Mustangs, Oklahoma Sooners and especially the Oklahoma City Thunder (but not that traitor Kevin Durant).
Jewel worked hard and expected the same from everyone else.
Survivors include her three children, Anita Harvey and husband Les of Tulsa, Richard Rocha, Verdigris, Oklahoma, and Alma Brannan and husband Steve, Odessa, Texas; five grandchildren, Dee Anna Rocha, Tulsa, Aaron Rocha, Stillwater, Gina Rocha, Tulsa, Ryan Brannan, Oklahoma City, and Kael Brannan, Marble Falls, Texas; two brothers, James Summers and wife Charlene, and Johnny Summers, both of Allen; a sister, Anna Mae Kreie, Ada; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers, Ulice Summers, Hubert Summers and J. D. Summers; and two sisters, Lula Levingston and Cuba Lawrence.
The family says those who wish may make memorials to: St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or a charity of your choice.