Memorial services for Regina Keith Edmondson, 53, of Waurika, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at the Ringling United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Alex Costea officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Ringling Memorial Cemetery. Services are under the care and direction of Alexander Funeral Home and Crematory of Ringling.
Regina was born Sept. 6, 1960, at Ardmore, to the late Melvin Rhea "Red" Edmondson and Sammie Louise (Tipton) Edmondson. She departed this life Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Maud, Okla.
Regina moved to Alaska at a young age. After becoming a mother as a young lady, she returned to Oklahoma, soon joined the R.O.T.C. program at college and served as a second lieutenant in the Army National Guard and Army Reserves where she was honorably discharged and commended for her faithful service in 1988. She attended ECU and received her degree in education. Regina taught school at Maud from the early 1990s until 2005 when she moved to Waurika Public Schools where she was currently teaching junior high. Regina enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, sister Debra Lynn Gray and nephew Leland Gray.
Regina is survived by her daughter, Brandy Marie Jimenez and husband, John, of Anchorage, Alaska; three sons, Christopher Allen Witt of Norfolk, Va., Jonathan Keith Fleming and wife, Tamara, of Maud, Okla., and Tommy Finch Jr. of Del City; sister Cynthia Johnson of Palmer, Alaska; brother Randall Edmondson and wife, Ellie, of Kenai, Alaska; four grandchildren, Destiny Jimenez, Kyle Snodgrass, Jake Crawford and Grace Fleming; aunt Lena Tooman of Sapulpa; uncle Buddy Tipton and wife, Mary Belle, of Tulsa; and numerous other family and friends.
Honorary pallbearers are Dale Spradling, Randy Edmondson, Tommy Finch Jr., Jon Fleming, Josh Edmondson, Darrell Edmondson, Chris Witt, Jerry Tarbet and Justin Harjo
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