CARMELLITA VASQUEZ

A Mass of Christian Burial for Carmellita Vasquez, 50, Clinton resident, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in the St. Mary's Catholic Church, officiated by Father Thomas Pudota.  Burial will conclude in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

A Rosary will be held at 7:00, Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel.

Carmellita Vasquez was born August 1, 1964 to Juan Vasquez and Rosa (Silva) Vasquez in Clinton, OK and passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 in Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Ms. Vasquez was raised in Clinton, where she attended school. She had been a homemaker most of her adult life.  She was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church.  She enjoyed cooking for her family. 

She was preceded in death by her father.

She is survived by her four sons, Mario Martinez, Miguel Martinez, Juan Martinez and Adam Vasquez; her mother, Rosa Vasquez and 12 brothers and sisters.

She is also survived by five grandchildren.

 


 

JOYCE ANN LISTER

Funeral services for Joyce Ann Lister, 57, Clinton resident, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 20, 2015 in the Bethany Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Billy Mucker.  Burial will conclude in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

Joyce Ann (Brown) Lister was born February 9, 1958 to Ike, Jr. and Gloria (Thompson) Brown in Watonga, Oklahoma and passed away Friday, March 13, 2015 in the Methodist Health Care Center.

Joyce was raised in Clinton and graduated from Clinton High School in 1976.  She was married to Robert Lister on October 31, 1993 in Weatherford.  She had worked in food service, including working at Carl's Jr.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2011.

She was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church.  She enjoyed working word-find puzzles, beading jewelry and just being a homemaker.  She never had children of her own but helped raise many others.

She is survived by her parents; a young lady she raised as her own, Valerie Barker of Clinton; sisters, Pam Hayley and husband, Otis of Norman, OK, Sharon Carter and husband, Mike of Grand Prairie, TX, Teresa Brown of Clinton and Cynthia Brown of Clinton.

She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.


VIOLA LAU

Funeral services for Viola Lau, 90, Clinton resident, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 19, 2015 in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel, officiated by Rev. Joe Flugstad.  Burial will conclude in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Bessie, OK under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

Viola Elenora (Steigman) Lau was born April 22, 1924 to Edward and Rosa (Well) Steigman in Clinton, Oklahoma and passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015 in the Grace Living Center in Clinton.

Viola was raised and attended school in the Bessie area.  She was married to Alvin Lau on February 10, 1943 in Clinton.  She had been a homemaker and helped on the farm most of her life.

She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed quilting, baking, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers, Louis Steigman, Edward Steigman and a sister, Martha Peters.

She is survived by a daughter, Janie Branstetter and husband, Brian of Duncan, OK; three sons, Danny Lau and wife, Linda of Clinton, Dennis Lau and wife, Cherie of Alva, OK and Alvin Lau and wife, Dana of Owasso, OK; a sister, Norma Fry and husband, Clint of Sherman, TX and Leland Steigman of Clinton.

She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Marc Lau, Matthew Lau, Laura Yokley, Justin Lau, Alysa Reames, Christa Branum, Tara Branstetter, Luke Lau and Trey Lau.


OLEN D. BERRONG

Funeral services for Olen D. Berrong, 90, Clinton businessman, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in the First Baptist Church, officiated by Robin Palesano of Oklahoma City and Chris Fields of the First Baptist Church. Burial will conclude in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.

The family will greet guests, 5:30 until 7:30, Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel.

Olen Dean Berrong was born to Abbie and Cortez Fernando Berrong on July 11, 1924 in Custer City, Oklahoma.  Olen moved with his family to Clinton in 1931, at the age of seven, where he lived until his death on March 15, 2015.  Upon graduation from Clinton High School in 1942, where Berrong excelled in track, he was called into military service with the U.S. Army. He served with the Army in the European theatre during World War II, returning home in 1946. On September 5, 1948, Olen married Dorothy Jones in Clinton, Oklahoma and joined his father-in-law as a partner/owner of Strange-Jones Wholesale Hardware Co.  Berrong later became President and General Manager of Strange-Jones Wholesale Company, where he actively worked for 61 years until 2009.  An avid fisherman and tennis player into his eighties, Berrong's life long focus was his family and his active involvement at First Baptist Church, Clinton, Oklahoma.  He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior in 1935 and through the years at First Baptist, he served as a Deacon for 50 years, a Sunday School teacher and served as Church Secretary and Treasurer for 40 years.

Berrong was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy Berrong; his mother and father, Abbie and Cortez Fernando Berrong; his sister, Loleta Teems; two brothers, Leon Berrong and Leo Berrong.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, David Dean Berrong and Janice of Clinton; his daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Harold Wilbanks of Graham, Texas; grandsons, Jonathan Dean Berrong and his wife, Lacey of Weatherford, Oklahoma and Blaine Wilbanks and his wife, Taylor of Fort Worth, Texas; granddaughters, Marissa Berrong of South Korea and Audra Winter and her husband, Matt of Fort Worth, Texas.  Other survivors include, four great grandsons, Asher, Aiden, Lawson and Alden; one great granddaughter on the way, Drew.

Memorial contributions in his honor may be made to First Baptist Church, Clinton, Oklahoma.