Monty Lynn Lindsey, 71, of Edmond, OK fought the good fight, finished the race and kept the faith. Monty lost the battle with melanoma cancer on October 17, 2020 and received the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him. His wife and daughter were by his side.
Monty was born to Vernon and Vera Lindsey in Rush Springs, Oklahoma. Monty grew up in Rush Springs and graduated with the class of 1967.
After graduation Monty attended Cameron University for two years. In 1969 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served 4 years on the USS Forrestal. After the Navy he worked for the U. S. Postal Service starting in 1973 and retired in 2010. Monty always had a love for fitness. He was an avid long distance runner. He enjoyed logging training miles with friends and ran many local half and full marathons, as well as out of state ultra-marathons.
He married Sherry Keisler in Anadarko, Oklahoma on December 12, 1985. They made their home in Anadarko and raised their children. In 2012 they moved to Oklahoma City to be near their grandchildren and later moved to Edmond, Oklahoma.
Monty is survived by his wife, Sherry, of the home; his sons Justus Blake Lindsey of the home and Gregory Curtis Lindsey and wife, Tasha, of Tulsa; his step-daughter Paige Newcomb and husband Cory and their son, Casen and daughter Sullivan of Chandler, OK; his brother-in-law Lowell Dennis of Rush Springs, his sister-in-law Gayle Lindsey of Norman and brother-in-law Jim Beshers of Edmond; sister-in-law Candy Setters and her husband Robert of Anadarko, OK and sister-in-law Carol Perkins of Chugiak, Alaska, and many loving family members and friends.
Monty was preceded in death by his parents, his brother LeRoy Lindsey of Norman, his sisters Verna Brumley and her husband Marvin of Marlow, Dorothy Dennis of Rush Springs and Dorothy Beshers of Edmond and his mother-in-law and father-in-law Twila and Alfred Keisler of Anadarko, Okla.

Monty Lynn Lindsey

I retired from 30 years of teaching in 2012. I have one more thing to offer to education once I pass away. Donating myself will be my last teachable moment in this world,. I am praying that something positive will result from my tissue, organ, and body donation. Helping others is what I have made a career of, and people of all ages can benefit from my gift.

Patty Robson

In Loving Memory of my late husband of many years Charles Regie White. We met when we were very young Regie 16 myself 13 just really good friends which later blossomed into love. and marriage. We have two children Michael and Tana. There are so many memories can only share a few. We both loved to dance and did so at every opportunity. Then there was all the fun we had snowmobile riding and staying in our travel trailer on frozen lakes and racing all around them. And of course all the motorcycle rides. We once took a trip from Anchorage Ak to Fairbanks over 400 miles in a caravan of motorcycles, trailers and vans we looked like a mixture of flower children and bikers. So much fun makes me smile to think about it. Regie was a good artist he pained some beautiful pictures and could do portraits well also. He owned his own body shop and did custom painting on show cars and bikes. He could paint anything they wanted on them from people to beautiful scenery. He was a good guy and will truly be missed, but never ever be forgotten. Your loving wife Patsy R. White

❤❤❤❤

Charles Regie White

Tamara was a gift to all she knew. Many depended on her for her strength and her friendship. Anyone who knew her loved her and if Tamara loved you, it was unconditional.
She was always helping people, donating her time, money and anything she could to help.
Tamara has a 15 year old son who will forever miss not only his Mother but his strength, his motivation and the love they had for each other.
Tamara Lynn will be missed by anyone who knew her.

I love you honey,

Mom

Tamara Lynn Birch

Nita Ann Christie, 85 went to be with our Father today at Meadowlake Estates, Moore, Ok. Nita was born on January 24th, 1935 in Oklahoma City, OK. to Glenn Darryl and Pansy Orlene (Neel) Christie.

Nita was a housewife and worked outside the home as the Executive Housekeeper of the Mayo Hotel in Tulsa, and later moving to Eureka Springs for the same position with the Crescent Hotel in 1975. Taking care of anyone at any time was her calling and coordinating turn down service for many guests and celebrities was something she was very proud of and included starts like Bob Hope, Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, annual Disney on Ice stars and Mrs. Mayo, herself, to name a few.

Nita grew up in Oklahoma City and later, as a teen, moved to Tulsa where she married and started a family. Nita was married to Harold Hays of Sapulpa and later divorced and married Dan Budd of Tulsa. She moved to Norman in 1994 to be near family and loved gardening and the outdoors, whether it be long back roads driving, fishing, or just enjoying life. She was a detailed artist often drawing castles, mermaids, and the like. Her passion for helping others continued and many were attracted to her easy to love personality, as eccentric as she was! Her love for her family was endless and aside from her thrift store shopping hobby she loved spending time with family and friends, especially holiday’s when all were united.

Nita (Mom, Grammy) is survived by her children, Paul Darrell Hays, (Tulsa), Michael O’Brien Hays, (Broken Arrow), Thomas (Tom) Glenn Hays, (Oklahoma City) and Danna Christie (Budd) Fowble, (Norman). She was proceeded in death by her oldest daughter Deborah (Debbie) Hays, (Tulsa). She has many grandchildren, Melissa (Burr) Mulligan, Michaela (Hays) Clay, Katie (Hays) Taylor, Tyler Hays, Zach Hays, Jeremy Hays, Alessa Biancas, Nicholas Fowble, Erica Fowble, Christina Hays, Sarah (Hays) Delong, Brian Hays, Chris Hays, Tim Hays, Riley Hays, and Chelsea Hays and this does not include 19 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren.

Nita (Mom, Grammy) …we all will miss your uniqueness in style and life. Coupled with your wit and humor, the love and hospitality you showed to all, your kindness, and willingness to serve others and your classy eccentric style, the world will be empty without you! We will see you one day in heaven and until we meet again…We Love You! You have walked the walk and run the race and now you can wear your crown in heaven and dance the dance!

The family will have a small gathering to celebrate Nita’s life on Saturday, October 10th at 1 p.m. at Lake Thunderbird State Park In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Oklahoma Chapter, 6601 Broadway Extension, Suite 120, Oklahoma City, OK 73116 or to United Tissue Network 3620 E. Wier Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85040 where her body was donated for research until COVID hit. They honored her award and will assist the family with cremation services.

Nita Christie

I have lived a wonderful and beautiful life. I have children, grandchildren and a loving husband. I have seen and done so much in my life that I could not even begin to list them all here, but the thing I want people to remember me by is my love. I have loved so deeply and so long and I can’t imagine what life would be without it. I impart to my family to always be happy and joyous, to cry when needed and to follow all that is good. Patience and humbleness will get you there! I am excited for my body donation and I hope that in the future with my passing that I will be able to give someone much needed organs that can contribute to someones health or extension of life. I hope medical staff will be able to study and learn how to better serve the sick and my ultimate hope is that whatever comes from this old body, it is helpful and good. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of something so much bigger than myself. Be blessed out there with kindness, love and joy!

 

Tracie Burris

Growing up with my mother working in a hospital, my brothers and myself would have our weekend family meals in the staff dining room. Being typical kids we would sneak in and watch operations from the the upper gallery. After my service on submarines, I found my perfect job as s firefighter/Paramedic. Having clinicals in every departments of the hospital. Including helping performing a autopsy. I learn how important it is to know the different landmarks on a human body, even as a paramedic. Seeing that I want a stress free passing for my family, after talking it over with my family, we found the perfect solution. Donate my body, United Tissue, and after the are finished with it, they will cremate my remains and my daughter will forward
My remains to Navy who will fire my remains out of a submarine, and record the service for my family.

Patrick Conroy

I am donating myself!! I don’t want to leave my family with a burden and don’t really care for the idea of people all sitting around a funeral home crying over a loss. I feel we are supposed to celebrate life and I think this will be a good way to do just that…

Crystal Madere

Dianna was a very vibrant and youthful woman. She loved nature and people. She was very giving and happy.
She also loved to dance, sing, and praise and worship God. She had many church homes and friends, and attended the women’s Aglow international bible study group. The ladies from that group will miss her very much, as will her 3 children, 4 grand children and many, friends and relatives.
May she Rest In Peace knowing she may have helped someone or even many with her physical donation.

Dianna Gibson-Veenstra

My mother worked so hard in factories in Kentucky to raise my brother, Dane, and I. She gave us the world. Her body finally broke down after more than 20 years in those factories. She always had time for us and we never doubted her love, even as children we had no idea how hard she worked, how strong she was, and how kind and generous she was to other people who needed help. She never turned a needy soul away. She was also hilarious. I remember her and her close friend Patsy having marathon sessions of Yahtzee’! Eventually swearing up a storm at each other and laughing so hard, they cried. I just sat and watched the hilarity! I think if you could have asked her, she had a mostly a fun and happy life. Her grandchildren adored her. Their names are Ryan, Anna, and Anton. She made the best Jell-o cake every year for our birthdays. She loved to cook and she passed that down to my daughter. She wanted to help others even in death. I wanted her home with me as soon as possible, so I guess we got the best of both. Eventually, but probably not for years, I’m going to take her hiking with me, here in Colorado, and I will set her free on a beautiful glacier lake so she can be surrounded by the beauty she truly deserves. I hope you learned something from my mother and thank you for treating her with respect. A body is just a shell and I know it, but the woman, the soul in it, deserves the utmost respect and to be remembered as a person not just an experiment. Everybody was once their own person who loved, laughed and in my mother’s case, took zero crap from of anyone! A true feminist! Thank God she was my mother.

 

Melony Verlander, Dane Verlander, Ryan Verlander, Anna Verlander, Anton Verlander and so many more friends and family she loved dearly