Dolores Ann Duerksen, 11:00 AM, Friday, July 20, 2018


Dolores Ann Duerksen was born on March 28, 1942 in the city of McCurtain, Oklahoma to her parents Ozella Fairmond Davis a housewife and Roy Davis a Coal Miner. She was at that time the third child and had two older brohers. The family would continue to grow with the birth of two more sons and another daughter later on. Dolores grew up in the town of McCurtain and being the only girl with four brothers she often got away with much more than the boys. She graduated from McCurtain High School and decided to move to Oklahoma City where the employment prospects were promising. She obtained a job at AMC selling vinyl records. It was there that she met the love of her life, Bobby Wayne Duerksen who was also employed by the company. Bobby was born in Corn, Oklahoma on February 10, 1936. He was the youngest of three brothers. The couple were destined to share their life together and after a short three months got engaged and married on June 26, 1962 at the Mayfair Baptist Church by pastor M. Koonce. It was at Mayfair Baptist Church that they met Chester & Donna Harper. Together the couples fostered a lifelong friendship that has surpassed decades of joys and heartbreaks that only God can create. On March 14, 1968 Bobby & Dolores’s prayers were answered with the birth of their daughter Tammy. Bobby had sinced joined the military and the family was relocated to Weatherford, OK, where Bobby was both a fulltime civil service and army national guard. In 1978, the family started construction on their dream home in Weatherford. Together Bobby and Lois worked side by side building the home only hiring contractors when absolutely necessary. Lois had returned to work as a nutrition specialist at the local hospital. A few years later she was offered a position as the Weatherford Public School Food Coordinator which she took and kept until 1993. The couple was an active part of the community and made friends with everyone they had met. Lois was known for her amazing cooking and cross stitch abilities. She loved to read and collected Depression Glassware. In 1989 their daughter married and by 1991 the couple was blessed with their first daughter. Finally!They were Grandparents and lived every moment finding ways to spoil their grandchild. Tragically, in 1994 Bobby was diagnosed with Leukemia, and exactly one year and three months later Dolores lost the love of her life to the disease. With Bobby gone, and her daughter living in Moore, Oklahoma, and the birth of a grandson, Dolores decided to sell their dream home and move to the city to be closer to those she loved. In July of 2010, Lois was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. As the disease took hold and progressed at a rapid rate Dolores Ann Davis Duerksen succumbed to this horrible disease on July 14, 2018 at 7:20 AM surroundedby those that cared and loved her. Dolores Ann Duerksen was a beautiful, loving, and giving person. She would do anything she could for someone in need. Help her legacy of paying it forward, living on and instead of tears, try to think of how happy she and Bobby are together in each other’s arms.Dolores is survived by daughter, Tammy Stutzman and husband Scott; grandchildren Tiffany Stutzman and Steven Stutzman;Three brothers Dale Davis and wife Jackie, Ronnie Davis and wife Phylis, Albert Davis and wife Linda: sister Debbie Moore. She is procedded by mother and father Roy and Ozzella Davis; brother Billy Davis; sister-in-law Gloria Davis; husband Bobby Wayne Duerksen. Services will be held at Lynlee Mae Chapel at 11:00 AM Friday July 20th, 2018. Imterment will follow at Mennonite Brethren Cemetery Corn, Oklahoma.



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