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Theresa D'Ann Layson(1955-2014)

Theresa D'Ann Layson, 58 years 6 months 29 days, of Crowder, Oklahoma, died January 19, 2014 at McAlester Regional Medical Center.
The family will receive visitors from 6-8 pm, Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Bishop Funeral Service. Services will be 10 am, Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Grace Temple Pentecostal Church, Crowder, OK. Interment will be at 3 pm, Thursday at Ochelata Cemetery, Ochelata, OK officiated by Rev. Chester Denny. Service arrangements are under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service.
Born June 20, 1955 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma to Bill McGuire and Sharon Grider. She grew up in Bartlesville and Ochelata, OK, graduating from Bartlesville High School.
She was married to David Layson on February 14, 1985 in Miami, Oklahoma. She has spent many years in Crowder, OK with her beloved husband and family.
Theresa loved to fish, ride horses, watch soap operas, and always looked forward to the evening phone calls she shared with her mom. She loved animals and was grieving the loss of her beloved dog, Chico.
She was a member of the Grace Temple Pentecostal Church in Crowder where she loved to sing and play the tambourine during services. Theresa also loved to cook and to help other people.
She is survived by: her husband, David Layson of Crowder, Oklahoma; Sons: Tracy Jester (Tabitha) of Tulsa, Oklahoma Justin Jester ( BJ) of Canadian, Oklahoma; Mother and step-father Sharon and Nelson Hanks of Nowata, Oklahoma; Father, William "Bill" McGuire of Talala, Oklahoma; Siblings: Carla Reddout of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, William "Bull" McGuire (Lynn) of Nowata, Oklahoma, Harrell Wayne McGuire (Zella) of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Krista Mitchell of Muskogee, Oklahoma; Sisters-in-law: Dorothy Honn of Warsaw, Missouri, Carol Rickson of Los Banos, California; Brother-in-law, Kenneth Layson of Los Banos, California; Niece, Stephanie Clark of Mills Valley, California; Cousin, Sarah Beth Brewer of Chillicothe, Missouri. She is also survived by: seven grandchildren along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her infant daughter, Kimberly Jester; her grandmother, Marjorie Grider; her aunt and uncle, Pauline and Walter Kulesza.
Active Pallbearers: Tyler Jester, Greg Hubbard, Donnie Scherman, Mark Scherman, Kyle Scherman, Allen McGuire
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Theresa Layson Memorial Fund c/o Arvest.

Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Jan. 22 to Feb. 21, 2014
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