Shirley Ann Houx

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Shirley Ann Houx

November 01, 1931 - March 08, 2019

Shirley Ann Houx Service for Shirley Ann Houx will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 14, 2019 at MMS-Payne Funeral Home Chapel, burial will follow at Oakhaven Memorial Gardens. Shirley passed away at Broken Arrow Nursing Home on Friday, March 8, 2019, at the age of 87.
The daughter of George Warren Pritchard, Sr., and Alta Zena (Starkweather) Pritchard, Shirley was born November 1, 1931. She was a hard working mother who took great care of her family while managing her career. She had her own business, Hallmark Exchange. In her spare time, Shirley participated in many activities. She was Miss Claremore in 1949, Executive Secretary to Williams Company and Executive Secretary to the Wing Commander of the US Air Force. A past President of the Cystic Fibrosis Association, Cerebral Palsy Association and the Women's Auxiliary Board of Podiatry, and creator and founder of Twinkle Toes Podiatry Campaign. She was recognized by Who's Who as one of the most prominent women in the U.S. She was also a singer/songwriter and stage performer. She performed with the Red Glove Review for 26 years, and in the stage play "The Drunkard".
She was very creative, and her hobbies were many and varied. They included sewing, ceramics, painting, crochet, calligraphy, singing, and entertaining. Above all, she was a Christian.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and one brother and sister and sister in law and two husbands.
Those left to mourn her passing are her children Deborah K. Munson, Diana S. Slaton and husband C.W., Donna L. Bruce, and David L. Houx and wife Linda, and brother in-law Barton; Nephews Jeep and Bob Pritchard and Bart Broadhead Jr., also grand children, Johnny, James and Justin Slaton, Chelsea, Daniel, Zachary, and Samantha Houx, and great grandchild Ariana.
Shirley started a tradition years ago with a "blue feather". This occurred when ever she had a family gathering. She gave and insisted the women wear a blue feather in their hair...... this symbolized a biblical tradition of "protection, comfort, and love".... she was a God Giving Gift to us all and will be loved forever.
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Published on March 13, 2019
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