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Helen Oleta Muret

October 23, 1919 - August 5, 2017

Obituary


Helen Oleta McClure Muret survived a serious car accident when she was 20 and survived cancer. Then lived to be 97. She was born in Davidson, Oklahoma on October 23, 1919 to Oliver Bridgeforth and Martha Adelynn McClure on their cotton farm. Her job was to care for horses. She had loving conservative parents who took good care of their family. Oleta said she didn't realize there was a depression. Oleta was the 7th of 8 children. Only one sibling is living, her youngest sister Rudean Davis of Marlin, Texas. Deceased siblings are Ethel Basinger,...

Helen Oleta McClure Muret survived a serious car accident when she was 20 and survived cancer. Then lived to be 97. She was born in Davidson, Oklahoma on October 23, 1919 to Oliver Bridgeforth and Martha Adelynn McClure on their cotton farm. Her job was to care for horses. She had loving conservative parents who took good care of their family. Oleta said she didn't realize there was a depression. Oleta was the 7th of 8 children. Only one sibling is living, her youngest sister Rudean Davis of Marlin, Texas. Deceased siblings are Ethel Basinger, Charlie McClure, Bertha Hagy, Mabel McClure (died as a young child), Floyd McClure and Rob McClure. Also deceased is Oleta's husband, Wilbur Franklin Muret.

In addition to Rudean, other living are children - Frank Muret, Darlene Hickman and husband Dwayne, Marilyn Mann and husband Steve, 7 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren and a host of loving nieces and nephews.

Faith and family were very important to Oleta. She belonged to Putnam City United Methodist Church for over 60 years and was very active in the United Methodist Women for many years, making many dear friends. She also taught children's Sunday school there for several years.

Oleta met Willie at Camran Junior Colege and after they graduated from Oklahoma A&M, Oleta married Willie on July 12, 1941. Soon after that Willie went into the Air Force, and after teaching school for a while, Oleta started following Willie around the country. Sometimes moving every three months, getting a job everywhere she went. When Willie went overseas, she moved back to Davidson and had their first child, Frank. Wilie returned home in 1945 when Frank was 10 months old. They then moved to Oklahoma City and soon bought a house in Bethany where they lived for 36 years; raising a family in a loving home right across the street from Bethany schools.

After Willie retired, they moved to an acreage where they had built a new home near Lake Thunderbird and lived there for 10 years. During that time the grandkids enjoyed going to their acreage. Willie soon bought a boat and everyone spent a lot of time on the lake. They moved to OKC when Willie became ill with lung cancer.

After Willie died, Oleta resumed her activities at the church, resumed her love of shopping (she could out-shop us all until late in her 90s) started dancing with friends, renewing a friendship with Goldie Chastain. Love of dancing was a surprise to the family, but we were glad she was having fun.

At age 85, she moved to St. Ann's Retirement Center into the independent living where she made many very special friends and renewed an old friendship from the 50's, Millie Futchman Tuely. Millie called them 'forever friends.' After 10½ years, Oleta moved to Monette, Missouri to assisted living at Oak Pointe where she lived for a year, spending her last year of life near Marilyn. Oleta died on August 5, 2017. A visitation will be held in honor of Oleta on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 8:00 a.m.-.8:00 p.m. and services will be on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Chapel Hill Funeral Home Chapel, 8701 N.W. Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73162.