Funeral services for Stella J. Black will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church of Davis with Pastor Dave Jenkins and Brother Thomas Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at the Green Hill Cemetery in Davis.
Stella was born July 28, 1932 in Grandfield, Okla., to the late Aubrey O. & Maggie Mae (O'Brien) Landrum. She died Saturday, Nov 10, 2012 in Davis, at the age of 80 years 3 months and 12 days. Stella and Tommie Neal Black were married on Aug. 21, 1948 in Lawton, Okla. He preceded her in death on Nov. 2, 1996. Others preceding her in death include six brothers and two sisters.
Stella spent 20 plus years working as a secretary for the Davis Public School System. Most recently, Stella worked as an office assistant at the Davis Chamber of Commerce and as a voting inspector for the Murray County Election Board. In earlier years, she worked as a dispatcher for the Davis Police Dept., as well as, served as a Reserve deputy for the Murray County Sheriff's Dept. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Davis, Beta Sigma Phi, OHCE, and United Methodist Women. In her leisure time, Stella enjoyed traveling, especially to Colorado, playing cards with her friends and working with arts & crafts.
Stella was a "get it done" type person. Although she was small in stature, she had an immeasurable spirit and heart. She loved the town of Davis; its people, school and businesses. Stella had a "can do" attitude that in turn made Davis a better place to live and work. Her position with the chamber fit her to a T. She worked hard promoting the town and businesses. No matter what event was being held, Stella was there leading the cause. She became known as the "Voice of the Chamber" which was truly appropriate. While working for the school, Stella touched hundreds of young lives with her compassion and care for students. She was not only a secretary; she was a friend and role model for the students.
Stella Black will truly be missed by this community.
Survivors include her daughter, Sue Sanders & husband Larry of Craig, Colo.,; son, Mark Black & wife Jill of Oklahoma City; six grandchildren, Jeremy Sanders & wife Carlene of Craig, Colo., Sarah Peed & husband Brett of Steamboat Springs, Colo., Chelsea Beauclair & husband Daniel of Great Falls, Mont., Taylor Black of Trinidad, Texas, Brandi Brace of Oklahoma City and Steven Brace & wife Alexis of Duncan, Okla.; 11 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; as well as two brothers, Aubrey O. Landrum, Jr. & wife Karen of Seely, Texas and Cleo "Danny" Landrum & wife Agnes of Jacksonville, Fla.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Lynn, Larry & Ben Landrum, Steven Brace, Mike Lee and John Lewis. Honorary bearers will be Norman Lewis, Gene Hester, Edgar Lee, Jerry Paul Pullen, Randy Moore and Dub Moore.
Page 2 of 2 - In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church of Davis UMW group.
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