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235 South Pennsylvania
Mangum, Oklahoma 73554
Vada Colleen McAlister, age 76, of Reed, passed away early Wednesday morning, May 12, 2010, at Jackson County Memorial Hospital.
Vada was born on October 16, 1933, in Reed to Walter and Georgie (Walkup) McAlister. After attending Reed School she owned and operated her own beauty shop for several years. She soon began working for the United States Postal Service and that job took her to many locations in Western Oklahoma and some locations in Texas. In 1994, she retired and moved back to Reed to enjoy life. Working in the yard, cooking and making crafts were some of her favorite pastimes.
Preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Wanda Jones, she is survived by two children, Charles Patrick of Reed and Tonya Patrick of Reed; two grandchildren, Charlie Patrick, Jr. and wife Elizabeth of Purcell, Oklahoma and Kelcie Escobedo and husband Mondo of Mangum; three great grandchildren, Jorden Patrick, Jaden Patrick and Mercedes Escobedo; two sisters, Tudie Boyd of Mangum and Patricia Ferguson and husband Ben of Mangum; three brothers, John Bill McAlister and wife Jeanie of Lawton, Pat McAlister and wife Nancy of Frederick and Mike McAlister and wife Shari of Indiahoma along with many other relatives and friends.
Graveside funeral services for Vada McAlister will be at 10 a.m., Friday, May 14, 2010, at Reed Cemetery with Rev. Erin Martinez officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Greer Funeral Home of Mangum.
Online tributes may be made to the family at www.GreerFuneral.com
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