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Lou Ann Shorney

April 21, 1932 July 26, 2009
Lou Ann Shorney
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Lou Ann Shorney was born April 21, 1932 in Jackson County near Friendship, Oklahoma. She was welcomed into the arms of God on July 26, 2009 in Altus, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of the late Henry Wiginton and Lou Baker. She attended and graduated from Altus High School in 1950. She married Sonny Tims and, to this union, three children were born: Terry, Pam, and Timmy Tims. She worked for Tims Funeral Home for 20 years.
Upon leaving Altus, Lou Ann moved to Norman, Oklahoma, where the University of Oklahoma employed her as the Executive Basketball Secretary. She served the University under coaches Dave Bliss and Billy Tubbs. She retired from the University of Oklahoma after thirteen years of service. While in Norman, she met and married Bob Shorney in 1980. She and Bob were members of the University of Oklahoma Tip In Club and endlessly supported the Sooners. Following the death of her husband Bob, she moved back to Altus to be close to her grandchildren. She followed every activity in which her grandchildren participated. Western Oklahoma State College then employed her in the Athletic Department where all the students extended her youth, and the faculty became like family. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, loved playing Bingo, and adored her three grandchildren.
Lou Ann was preceded in death by her husband Bob Shorney, Father and Mother, Lou and Henry Wiginton, brother Dow Wiginton, and Sister Earlene Wiginton. Survivors include: Terry Tims and wife Barbara of Altus, Pam Tims of Oklahoma City, Timmy Tims and wife Amber of Altus. Three grandchildren: Tyler Tims and wife Kara of Altus, Taylor Camp and husband Al of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Evan Tims of Altus. Also survived are a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
A person who loved without judgment, supported without question, and encouraged with the fullest of grace, Lou Ann embodied these things. To know Lou Ann was to know true joy and unconditional love. With each encounter a person understood what real love was. And, with "Real [love], you can"t be ugly, except to people who don"t understand." (Velveteen Rabbit) The lives of those who knew her are greater having experienced her great love and compassion.
Services for Lou Ann Shorney will be held Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Reverend David Player and Reverend Keith Wiginton officiating. Interment will be in the Altus Cemetery. The family of Lou Ann Shorney will greet friends Tuesday, July 28, 2009, from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm at the Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
Memorials in memory of Lou Ann may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, the First Baptist Church Television Fund, or the Western Oklahoma State College Foundation.

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