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Naomi Gertrude Rooker

July 24, 1924 January 17, 2015
Naomi Gertrude Rooker
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Obituary for Naomi Gertrude Rooker

Lowell-Tims Funeral Home
Altus, Oklahoma 73521
(580) 482-1233

ROOKER

Naomi (Earls) Rooker, age 90, went home to her Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 17, 2015. Formerly of Duncan, Oklahoma, Naomi resided at Red Bird Manor assisted living facility in Sanger, Texas for the last seventeen months.

The youngest of four children, Naomi was born on July 24, 1924, in Greenwood, Texas to parents William Samuel Earls and Lula May Livermore Earls. She graduated from Altus High School (Oklahoma) in 1942 and remained close to many of her classmates. She was instrumental in the planning of her 60th high school class reunion in 2002 but was unable to attend her 70th reunion in 2012.

She married Charles Edward Rooker on September 16, 1946 at the First Baptist Church in Altus. Charles" job moved them to Othello, Washington in 1952 and then to El Paso, Texas in 1958. Following retirement, they moved to Duncan, Oklahoma in 1993. After 54 years of marriage, Charles preceded her in death in 2001.

A talented seamstress, she made beautiful, hand-smocked clothes when her children were young and trendy 60s and 70s outfits when they were teenagers. She loved to shop and always dressed with class, style, and grace. A natural interior decorator, Naomi loved to entertain and open their beautiful home to others.

She will be remembered as a selfless, humble Christian who devoted her life to God, her family and countless friends. Naomi was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Altus; a charter member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Othello, Washington; a member of Ysleta Baptist Church in El Paso, and Immanuel Baptist Church in Duncan. Naomi was a secretary when working outside the home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Kathryn (Kathy) Rooker Crenshaw, and siblings Fred Earls and Catherine Earls Harris Martin.

Naomi is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Charla and Deryll Friday of Sanger; brother and sister-in-law, J.R. and Doris Earls of Duncan; grandchildren Julie Friday Cates and husband Bobby of Slidell, Texas, Kaity Friday Dennis and husband Joel of Denton, Texas, Kasey Crenshaw McKee and husband Daley of Sanger; great-grandchildren Jeremiah and Mackenna Cates, and Taylor and Gracie Dennis; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the Centennial Chapel, at Altus City Cemetery at 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, followed by a brief graveside service. Family will be present and the casket will be open one hour before the service and closed 15 minutes prior to the service, and will not be reopened.

Services are under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home of Altus and online tributes may be made to the family at www.Lowell-Tims.com

01/20/2015
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
Visitation
Altus Centennial Memorial
Falcon and Veterans Dr.
Altus
OK
73521



01/20/2015
11:00 AM

Funeral
Altus Centennial Memorial
Falcon and Veterans Dr.
Altus
OK
73521

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