Peaceful 09

Loretta Gayle Coppinger

August 31, 1936 ~ December 16, 2021 (age 85)


Loretta Gayle Coppinger passed away December 16, 2021.
Born August 31, 1936 in Kiefer, Ok to Lola Meekee and Ralph Winnifred Gass. Gayle attended school in Kiefer, Drumright and graduated from Bristow High School. She attended Draughons School of Business in Tulsa.
Gayle had many professions through the years. She began working for the Forth National Bank of Tulsa, then the loan department for Fidelity Federal Savings and Loan, then Claremore Abstract and Guaranty Company where she retired after working 25 years. After just two years of rest she went to work for the Rogers County Clerk’s office posting metes and bounds descriptions and retired again after 13 years of service. During all the above jobs she kept books for Coppinger Inc., a surveying company owned and operated by her and her husband Sham. Gayle Continued to do foreclosed appraisals for the Sheriff’s Department up to her final weeks here on this earth.
Sham and Gayle attended school together in Bristow. They were married February 24, 1956 in Bristow, Ok. They had their daughter Debra Lynn and son Donald Alan. Gayle was blessed with three grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She loved to watch her grandchildren/great grandchildren in school plays, concerts, sporting events and she loved to teach them all to swim. You could always see her eyes light up when any of the grand or great grand kids would come to see their Nanny.
She enjoyed many interests in her life, collecting music boxes and clocks as well as spending her down time quilting and tatting. She also filled her time by belonging to many organizations. She was a member of Eastern Star Chapter of Guthrie, Epsilon Sigma Alpha of National Secretaries, Girl Scout Leader and Pilot Club.
Gayle was fortunate to do some traveling in her life time as well. She made stops in the Islands of Hawaii, New York, Italy, California coast line and cruising the Caribbean.
She leaves Son Donald Alan Coppinger and wife Dena of Claremore, Sister Carol Ann Cramer and husband Bill of Claremore, Grandson Dalan Hill and wife Jami, Granddaughter Dara Wiles and husband David, Grandson Dawson Coppinger. Great grandsons Derrick Hill, Nathanial Steele, David Micheal Wiles. Great granddaughters Olivia Jo Hill, Whitney Figg, Sydney Figg and Emily Wiles. Niece Shea Cramer and Nephews Jim and Stephen McKinzie, John and Danny Cramer.
Gayle is preceded in death by her husband Sham Coppinger, Parents Ralph and Meekee Gass, Sister Marilyn Sue McKenzie and niece Kathy Jo McKinzie, Daughter Debra Lynn Coppinger Hill, Son in law David Hill and great grandson Isaac Wiles

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December 22, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rice Funeral Service
631 E. Will Rogers Blvd.
Claremore, OK 74017

December 23, 2021

2:00 PM
Rice Funeral Service
631 E. Will Rogers Blvd.
Claremore, OK 74017

December 27, 2021

10:00 AM
Bristow City Cemetery

Bristow, OK

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