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Service held for Leta Williams

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Service held for Leta Williams

Leta Arjean Williams passed away in Oklahoma City on Friday, March 1, 2024, at the age of 87 years.

Arjean is the daughter of Raymond & Blanche (Replogie) Clark, born on December 23, 1936 in Byron, Oklahoma. She graduated Perryton High School. She was married in Perryton in 1954 to Ervin Williams, and they made their home there for several years. Her husband preceded her in death and the family moved to Holdenville, Oklahoma in 1970, where Arjean managed McLellan’s variety store until the store closed and they moved to Perry, Oklahoma, She returned to Holdenville in 2008, and worked for Chesnutt Lumber Company until the store closed in 2022.

Arjean was enthusiastic about all sports, from playing basketball in high school to bowling, to golfing during the time she spent in Colorado. She especially loved softball, and enjoyed playing until she was 70 years of age. She was an avid fan of OU, OSU, OKC Thunder, and the Dallas Cowboys. She was a most devoted fan of the Holdenville Wolverines and the HHS Golden Pride Band. In later years she loved playing dominoes often with her ‘ladies clubs’. She loved nature and could identify nearly every kind of bird, flower, and tree. She loved singing and was from a family of singers - trios, quartets, small groups - every family gathering included singing, and she always sang in the church choir. She was a member of the Atwood First Baptist Church. Her family was the joy of her life.

She is preceded in death by her parents, ; her husband, Ervin Williams; six brothers:; one sister,; grandson Claud Byerly III, and great-grandson.

She is survived by three children: son Neal Williams (Darlene) of Eufaula, and daughters Jana Pettis (Clay) and Cara Sherry, both of Holdenville; six grandchildren: Jason Williams, Autumn Holter, Melissa Jung, Melanie Anderson, Emma Sherry, and Ryan Sherry; six greatgrandchildren: Matthew Jones, Macee Mitchon, Peyton Williams, Prestyn Williams, Megan Holter, and Braylen Butler; two brothers, Don Clark of Denver, and Dick Clark of Angleton TX; one sister, Audene Holland of Pratt KS; numerous nieces and nephews, other family members, and many friends.

Memorial services was held at Holdenville First Baptist Church at 10:30am on Saturday, March 16, 2024. Rev. Darrell Brown and Rev. Mark Haney were the officiating ministers.