Lita Mignon Lester
Lita Mignon (Meg) Lester of Marietta, OK passed away on Tuesday, August 24 at the age of 88. Meg was born on July 23, 1933 in Mt. View, Oklahoma to B.D. Lester and Viola Lester. She graduated from Capital Hill High School where she played tennis, volleyball, and softball. Meg continued her education at Oklahoma College for Women from 1952-1956, and later received her HPER BS and Masters Degree from Oklahoma State University. Meg became Associate Professor of HPER at OSU for 9 years. Meg was very proud of the fact she started girls' PE at Stillwater High School where she coached basketball, tennis, and field hockey. She went on to teach elementary education in Fairfax, Virginia for 9 years.
In 1979, Meg moved to Lake Murray. She became the recreation director at Lake Murray Lodge until she retired. Meg, also, was co-founder of the Lake Murray Eastside Volunteer Fire Department. Meg was an active volunteer for many years. She, most recently, received a distinction for 40 years of service.
Meg enjoyed golfing and helping organize a yearly golf tournament known as MMM. Women from multiple states would play in this golf tournament, which recently celebrated 31 years! Meg, also, loved boating and skiing in her younger days. Meg was a major fan of the Washington Redskins, OSU, her cats, and vodka and tonic.
Meg never met a stranger and was always looking for ways to improve and help the Eastside Community.
Meg is preceded in death by long term partner Rachael Peters, father, B.D. Lester, mother,Viola Lester, and brother in law, Wayne Teasley. Meg is survived by one sister, Melisande Teasley of Kansas City, nephew Chris Teasley and wife Sara, great niece Cheyenne, niece Shawna Arni and husband Shawn, and great nephew Mitch Arni and wife Hannah, and great nephew Noah Arni.
Meg leaves behind many friends from coast to coast, including her beloved lake community friends, and fire department personnel.
A special thank you to the loving and kind caregivers at Heaven House.
Services will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home, 500 SW 104th St., Oklahoma City at 2:00 on Friday, August 27. Masks are recommended.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Eastside Fire Department in Marietta, Ok.
Posted online on August 26, 2021