Berdee Stephens Holt, Harrah, OK, age 84, was born on May 6, 1926, in Harrah, OK. She was the daughter of William Bryan & Gladys Eula (Phillips) Stephens. She left this life on Monday, April 25, 2011, in Harrah, OK. Berdee graduated from Harrah High School as Valedictorian in 1944. She met Tim Holt in 1948, and they were married on September 4, 1952. They traveled on both coasts for a time and settled in Marshalltown, Iowa. They returned to Oklahoma in 1957 where their 3 children were born. Berdee was employed by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission in 1968 and was appointed Acting Secretary of the Commission in 1981. She retired in 1991. Berdee was a member of the Harrah United Methodist Church. Berdee was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tim Holt; brother, Harold Stephens; stepson, Lance Holt; and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Marshall Holt. She is survived by 2 sons and daughter-in-law: Jack Holt & fiancee, Laura Mitchell, Arlington, VA; Jay & Sandra Holt, Harrah, OK; daughter and son-in-law, Bryanna & Joe Widener, Guthrie, OK; sister and brother-in-law, Rada & Robert Manwell, Jones, OK; sister-in-law, Billie Stephens, Lewisville, TX; 7 grandchildren and spouses, Jennifer Green, Kennedy & Wes Goforth, Shaeffer Holt, Spotty & Justin Mussyal, Tim Holt, Alexandria Holt, and Vivian Holt; 5 great-grandchildren, Bryce, Aiden, Dylan, Mason and Alyson; wonderful nieces and nephews by the ton and hopefully that many friends. So long, it's been good to know you. Love to all. The family will receive friends from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday, April 28th, at Smith-Parks Funeral Service, 2039 N. Tim Holt Dr., Harrah, OK. Services will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Harrah United Methodist Church, Harrah, OK, with Rev. Randy Little officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery, Harrah, OK. Services are under the direction of Smith~Parks Funeral Service in Harrah, OK. A guest book is available to share your memories on line. Please visit: www.smithparks.com www.smithparks.com
Published by Oklahoman on Apr. 28, 2011.