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Billie Jean Dulaney

December 4, 1931 — October 18, 2015

Funeral services for Billie Jean Dulaney will be held 2:00PM, Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 at the First Baptist Church of Davis with Reverends Clay Shannon and Johnny Tonihka officiating. Interment will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery at Davis.

Billie was born Dec 4, 1931 at the family farm between Wanette and Asher, OK to the late Benjamin Leslie & Ruby (Briggs) Hardin. After a lengthy illness, she went to be with her Lord & Savior, Sunday Oct 18, 2015 at her home north of Davis, surrounded by her family. Billie was 83 years 10 months and 14 days old.

Billie was a 1949 graduate of Stonewall High School. She continued her education at East Central University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Education. She and William Edward “Bill” Dulaney were married on Aug 3, 1952, at the Ahloso Baptist Church, just three days after graduating from ECU. She loved telling the story of how she went from receiving her B.S. on Thursday and her MRS on Sunday. It was at this point in her life that she went from being known as “Billie” to “Jean”. It was just simply easier and less confusing, since her new husband was known as “Bill”.

Following their marriage, Bill & Jean moved to Norman to allow Bill to complete Electrical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. In 1954 they started Bill’s career with Mobil Exploration and relocated to Seminole, TX, shortly before Bill received a military draft notice. Due to a Critical Employment Deferment, Bill’s draft notice was excused and they moved to Athens, TX. From Athens, they moved to Monahans, TX, then to Ozona, TX and later to Dallas, where their daughter Barbara was born. From Dallas, together with their baby daughter, the Dulaneys moved back to Ozona prior to relocating to Carlsbad, NM. Shortly thereafter, they packed up again and headed for Midland, TX, where their daughter Brenda and son Bob were born. Following Midland, Bill and Jean headed to Irving, TX where Bill worked in Mobil’s Geophysical lab. They then moved to Denton, TX so Bill could continue his education and earn his MBA at North Texas University. Finally they were transferred to Norman, OK when Bill was appointed Division Geophysicist for Mobil in Oklahoma City.

Finally in 1973, after resigning from Mobil, Bill & Jean moved to Davis, OK. It had always been their dream to live on the land they first purchased in 1963. As she had done for every new location throughout Bill’s career, Jean put up curtains, applied a fresh coat of paint and planted flowers, to make each house their home. Shortly after settling at Davis on their land, Bill & Jean were needed in Great Bend, KS to manage their family owned feedlot so off they moved again, but knew they were coming back home soon. In 1993, Bill & Jean were able to move back to their farm in Davis and enjoy the rest of their lives together.

Jean was a very active lady with membership in the First Baptist Church of Davis where she taught Sunday school for over 50 years and taught gardening and outdoor science for vacation bible schools. Other memberships include the Akomda Club, Tuesday Study Club, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority; as well as a member of the Board of Directors for Oklahoma Baptist Home for Children, Madill Home for Girls. Of all of Jean’s memberships and activities, her most cherished was spending time with her grandchildren and working in her flower beds. She was their biggest and most supportive fan. Granny Jean was God’s Gardener. May she Rest in Peace.


Survivors include her devoted husband Bill; two daughters, Barbara Ann Poole & fiancée David Philip Mindrup of Irving, TX and Brenda Sue Dulaney & husband Michael Lee Taylor of Mena, AR; one son, Robert Edward “Bob” Dulaney & wife Laticia of Davis; five cherished grandchildren, Kevin Poole & wife Tiffany, Hallee Blair Dulaney, Konlee Jae Dulaney, Brinlee AnnMarie Dulaney and Colin Edward Dulaney; great-granddaughter, Rylee Shae Poole; as well as two sisters, Reta Newman of Seminole, OK and Louise Nokes & husband Jackson of Ada and one brother, Jim Hardin & wife Donna of Seminole.

Jean was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Timothy Frankin Poole.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children: Madill Home for Girls.

Serving as pallbearers will be Tim Vinyard, Jason Wright, Grant Whitaker, Cade Coppenbarger, Ed Warner and Mike Newport. Honorary bearers will be Bill Newport, Jerry Simmons, Jim Clemons, David Tobey, Jeff Jennings, Pete Byrd and Wayne Webb.

10/19/2015
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202 South 4th Street
Davis
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10/20/2015
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Hale's Funeral Home
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Davis
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10/21/2015
02:00 PM

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First Baptist Church

Davis
OK


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