Services for Rebecca Blalock O’Neal were 10 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 2008, in Bill Eisenhower Southeast Chapel.


Services for Rebecca Blalock O’Neal were 10 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 2008, in Bill Eisenhower Southeast Chapel.


She was born July 9, 1944 in Ardmore to Grady and Vada Blalock.


She liked well-done steak and fried okra; Shakespeare and Renaissance art. She didn’t like computers. Growing up in Ardmore, Becky was a high school honors student, who turned down a college scholarship to move to Oklahoma City and find a job. She married and was soon raising a family.


The years passed, and between ironing creases in Levis and raising the kids, she began to study. One class at a time, Becky studied the arts and came into her own when she joined Mensa, the high IQ society.


In the milieu, she made countless close and loyal friends and gained respect across the country for her many contributions and innovative ideas. If you were Becky’s friend, you were “family.”


A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Becky was often the one person everyone could count on for support. She was there. Her life truly gleamed, and now she has passed on to the next eternity.


Survivors include her children, Jane Ellen Deaton and her husband, James, Spiro; Melanie Campbell and her husband, Cameron, Del City, and James O’Neal Jr. and his wife, Shyloe, Wagoner; three grandsons and three granddaughters, James Deaton Jr., Mason Campbell, Trenton O’Neal, ChloA Campbell, Chelsea Campbell and Raeleigh O’Neal; two great-granddaughters, Emma and Isabelle Deaton; a brother, James Blalock, Ardmore; and four nieces, Jo Cochran, McAllister, Cheryl Edlen, Denver, Donna Dobbs, Lone Grove and Lena Stevens, Ardmore.