Mary Alice (Jill or JJ) Speir

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In Loving Memory of Mary Alice (Jill or JJ) Speir.

JJ was a loving, caring, energetic mother, grandmother, cousin, aunt and friend. She unexpectedly passed away on April 1, 2014, in Malaga, Spain-an annual winter destination.

JJ was born on Nov. 9, 1939 in Altus, to Charles and Cletis Johnson. JJ is survived by her sons, Ryan and Eddie Speir; their wives, Vanessa and Claire; her cousins, Marjorie Garrison, Beverly Johnson Gramling, Loyd (Butch) English, Jan Lane Warner and Glenn English; as well as her beloved grandchildren, Tal, Oliver, Sam Riley and Autumn Spear.

JJ attended Altus High School in Altus, and went to the University of Oklahoma where she was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. She remained active with Chi Omega throughout her life. She graduated with a degree in Business Education in 1961 and married in 1962. After years as a homemaker she went to work for TCI in the Denver Tech Center. She completed her Master's degree in Vocational Education at Colorado State University. JJ Worked and volunteered in the Cherry Creek School District. She alo volunteered at the Castlewood library.

JJ had a lifelong interest in learning. She enjoyed watching movies, reading, walking and hiline. She loved playing bridge and cheering on her OU Sooners. JJ traveled extensively and found great joy and friendship during her many travels.

Services will be held at Good Shepard Church in Englewood, Colo. at 4 p.m. today. Services will also be held at the Lowell-Tims Funeral Home in Altus at 4 p.m. on May 10. Burial will follow in the Altus Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the OU Chapter of the Chi Omega sorority or to your favorite charitable organization.

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Lowell-Tims Funeral Home And Crematory
1100 E Tamarack Rd
Altus, OK 73521
(580) 482-1212
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Published in Altus Times from May 8 to May 9, 2014