NORMAN — Susan “Sue” Karen Fentriss Dolman of Norman was born on Sept. 26, 1938, to Harlan Stevenson and Virginia Mae (Hopkins) Trower in Tulsa, Okla. She passed on June 19, 2017, at the age of 78.
Sue was raised in Tulsa, where she attended Central High School, graduating in 1956. After graduation she went to the University of Oklahoma and graduated with a degree in Fashion Arts and Marketing. After college she married her college sweetheart, Mickey Fentriss, and they settled in Norman, where they raised their three sons, Ford, Jeff and Mark. Sue spent her working life helping her husband in his many businesses, volunteering with local non-profits and her church, and running a wholesale silk tree and plant business. Her greatest, and most fun, accomplishment of her adult life was attending and supporting all of her sons’ sporting activities.
In 1991, Mickey passed away, and five years later Sue met the second love of her life, Jim Dolman of Ardmore, a college acquaintance she had not seen in 35 years. They were married on Nov. 2, 1996. Jim and Sue moved to Ardmore where Sue took up gardening and grandparenting. She also enjoyed crafting and painting, delighting in opportunities to express her creative side. Sue believed in the timeless art of sending handwritten letters, and she was a gifted calligrapher. She loved playing bridge, golf and tennis with her friends as well as attending social luncheons.
Sue was preceded in death by: two husbands, Mickey Fentriss and Jim Dolman; parents, Harlan and Virginia Trower; and brother, Terry Trower.
She is survived by three sons, Ford Fentriss and Josie of Norman, Okla., Jeff Fentriss and Cindy of Southlake, Texas, and Mark Fentriss and Lee of Nashville, Tenn.; three step-children, Steve and Jennifer Dolman of Houston, Bill Dolman of Ardmore, and Kathy Dolman Grane and Carl of Plano, Texas; brother, Steve Trower of Dallas; sister, Pat Garrett and Ed of Raleigh, N.C.; and 15 grandchildren: Cayman, Kyla, Evan, Haley, Hannah, Parker, Joshua, Emily, Josephine, Nina, Waverly, Hayden, Carson, Kevin and Caroline.
In memory of Sue, contributions may be made to the MD Anderson Cancer Center for Myelofibrosis Research (P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486
Sue’s family has entrusted her care to Tribute Memorial Care in Norman, 708 24th Ave. NW, Suite 300, Norman, OK 73069, (405) 292-4787. Services to celebrate Sue’s life will take place at 10 a.m. today at McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church, 419 S. University Blvd., Norman. Graveside services will follow at I.O.O.F Cemetery, Norman.
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