Alice Farris, 82, passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, after a brief illness.
Alice was born to Mason and Ressie Garretson in Tribbey on Aug. 25, 1938, the third of ten children.
Alice married Donald Farris on Jan. 13, 1957. Donald was serving in the US Air Force stationed in Missouri, Alice lived with her parents and joined him after she graduated from Tribbey High School in May of the same year.
Alice and Don were stationed in Missouri, Guam, and Altus before finally settling down in Shawnee. A few years later they moved to Oklahoma City where they would raise their three children. When they retired, they moved to Noble. Alice and Don enjoyed traveling in their RV and spending time at various lakes and taking in Oklahoma’s beautiful scenery. Alice loved working in her yard and in her flower gardens. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her seven grandchildren and her 13 great-grandchildren.
Alice worked as a homemaker for many years before being employed as a secretary at Ramirez Enterprises and Industrial Specialties. She eventually retired in 1995, although she never slowed down. She always kept herself busy around the house or in the yard.
Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Farris, her parents Mason and Ressie Garretson, brothers, Connie Mac, Frank, Doug, James, and sister Janice.
Alice is survived by her three children: Dewayne Farris of Noble, Jerry Farris and wife Marysue of Wanette, and daughter Deana and husband Roy South of Noble. She is survived by seven grandchildren, Anthony and wife Rachel Cyriacks, Justin Farris and fiancé Heather Hail, Aaron and wife Shae Cyriacks, Amanda and husband Ronnie Johnson, Nick Farris, Steven and wife Katie South and Ryan and wife Katee South. Her littlest loves were her 13 great-grandchildren: Lauren, AJ, Brock, Mason, Audrei, Andrew, Hartley, Reagan, Hadlee, Deakon, Charlie, Mila, and JJ. She is also survived by two sisters, Marcia Haynes, and Wilma Hobbs and two brothers, Bill Garretson and Charley Garretson as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Alice will always be remembered as a sweet, kind lady, beautiful, both inside and out. A friend to some and mom, grandma, or granny to others. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, at Cooper Funeral Home.
Service will be 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Keith Ward, Taproot Church, Shawnee, officiating. Burial will follow at Noble I00F Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.
Please join the celebration of Alice‘s life through Cooper Funeral Home’s Facebook page for live streaming of the service.
To share memories, or to sign the guestbook online, go to www.cooperfuneral.com.
Published on December 01, 2020