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Mary E. Gammage

The Shawnee News-Star
Mary E. Gammage, 69, of Macomb, passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Tulsa.

Mary E. Gammage, 69, of Macomb, passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Tulsa.

She was born Sept. 11, 1951, to Wilfred and Edna (Blanco) Orgeron in Morgan City, Louisiana.

Mary was raised in Morgan City and New Orleans Louisiana. She attended Baton Rouge Elementary, Oklahoma State University and Rose State College.

She married William Lawrance Gammage in 2001.

Mary worked as a secretary at Tinker Air Force Base in the 72nd Medical Group where she retired in November 2007. She also worked at the Tecumseh American Legion Post 260.

She was a member of Tecumseh American Legion Post 260 Ladies Auxiliary.

Mary loved flowers, was very artistic and enjoyed painting and crocheting Afghans. She loved spending time with her family. Mary was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilfred and Edna Orgeron; and step-daughter, Venus Moneque Vidaurri.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, William “Bill” Gammage of the home; two daughters, Tina Millet and Tammy Stelly (William); son, Tommy Bailey; one sister, Sandray Orgeron Roberts (Karl); eight grandchildren, Brian Chappel Jr., Ashley Strickland, Brittany Bane, Katilynn Palmisano, Keri Menard, Justin Stelly, Anna Bailey and Madison Bailey; several great-grandchildren; godchild, Malinda Ann Moore (Noah); two nephews, Louis Wayne Markham and John Floy Markham; 2 step-sons, William Gammage Jr. (Nedra) and Raymond Salazar (Stephanie); one step-daughter, Stephanie Gammage; four step-grandchildren, Raymond Blanco, Exavier Blanco, twins, Raymond Salazar Jr. and Lilyanna Salazar; and many loving friends and extended family.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, and continue through service time.

Service will be 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Father Lawrence Damian, St. Benedict Catholic Church, Shawnee officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh. Please join the celebration of Mary’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.