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March 4, 1935 - April 29, 2013 YUKON Betty Alice Strong passed away on April 29, 2013. Betty was born in Ada, OK on March 4, 1935, to Arthur and Evelyn Wehunt and spent her childhood in Sulphur, OK, graduating from Sulphur High School in 1953. At Oklahoma A&M in Stillwater, OK, Betty was an active member of Kappa Delta sorority. While at A&M, she met her future husband, William R "Bill" Strong, on a blind date. After receiving her BA degree in Home Economics in 1957, she started her career as a school teacher in Denver, CO, and she and Bill, then a member of the U.S. Army, were married in Colorado Springs in February 1958. Together, they enjoyed living around the United States (Oklahoma, Texas, California, Louisiana, Maryland and Virginia) and Germany (Berlin and Stuttgart) for over twenty years as members of the U.S. Army, raising four sons and making many lifelong friends along the way. She lived in the Oklahoma City area since 1978, where she has been an active member of the Putnam City Baptist Church and a Regional Manager for Hearst Business Publications for Oklahoma and the surrounding states. After her retirement in 2004, she and Bill spent winters in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, where she was also a member of the First Baptist Church. Always an active person, her love of learning and travel continued throughout her life. She traveled extensively with family and friends all over the U.S., Europe, China and Northern Africa, and was actively planning new travel adventures with her grandchildren at the time of her passing. She relished spending time with her five grandchildren at every opportunity. Being with them always brought her great joy. Always elegant, always positive, her passion for life was contagious and lives on in all who knew her; and her deep love for her family and friends will forever be a cherished memory and a comfort for all the loved ones she leaves behind. Betty is survived by her husband, Bill Strong; her sister, Lynda Wehunt Soady, of Washington, DC, and her husband, Bob Soady, and son, Rick Lewis; her son, Richard Strong, of San Francisco, CA; her son, John Strong, of Winston Salem, NC, and his wife, Kim, and son, Benjamin; her son, Stanley Strong, of Piedmont, OK, and his wife, Ginger, and daughters, Kennedy, Brooklyn and Rayanna; and her son, Gregory Strong, of San Francisco, CA, and his wife, Cecilia, and son, Max. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, at Mercer-Adams Funeral Service, 3925 North Asbury Avenue, Bethany, OK. Viewing will be on Thursday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. at Mercer-Adams. To share a memory or condolence, visit www.mercer-adams.com www.mercer-adams.com
Published in The Oklahoman on May 2, 2013
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