October 16, 1923 - January 14, 2018 OKLAHOMA CITY Betty Gafford Gilbert died Sunday, January 14, 2018. Born to Nadine Ewing and Phil Gafford on October 16, 1923, Betty grew up in Lawton and attended the University of Oklahoma. She married Harry Gilbert on April 11, 1945. After raising four children, serving for many years in leadership roles at Crown Heights Christian Church, and spending meaningful time with friends and family, Betty passed away peacefully with her husband of 72 years holding her hand. In addition to her loving husband, Betty is survived by her four children Carolyn Hert of Stillwater, OK, Suzanne Montgomery of OKC, Harry Gilbert, III (Barbara) of OKC, and Phil Gilbert (Lisa) of Austin, TX; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Her brother, Phil Ewing Gafford, and sister, Mary Ann Gafford Gilmore, preceded her in death. Visitation will be at Memorial Park Funeral Home, 13313 N. Kelley Ave., OKC, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Thursday, January 18th. Funeral services will be 2:00 Friday, January 19th, at Crown Heights Christian Church, 4020 N. Western Avenue, OKC. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Crown Heights Christian Church or the charity of your choice.
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