Tahlequah Daily Press


February 11, 2013

Lois Christine Halpain

TAHLEQUAH — Lois Christine Halpain was born Oct. 14, 1923, in Hulbert, to Leonard Delbert and Victoria Elizabeth (Nichols) Hakes.

She grew up in the Hulbert area and attended school at Prairie View. On Nov. 28, 1940, she was united in marriage to Howard “Buster” Halpain in Tahlequah, a union lasting over 60 years until his passing in 2001.

Lois was a wonderful homemaker to her family and loved farming and helping her dad and her neighbors in the hayfields. A Baptist by faith, she was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Wagoner, where she was baptized Dec. 8, 1985. The Lord called her home from her labors Thursday, Feb. 7, 2012, from her home in Hulbert at the age of 89.

Lois is  preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Buster, who affectionately called her “Little Richard”; four sisters and their husbands, Ruby Thomas and Alexander, Wilma Jewett and Claude, Tansylee Manes and Laurston, and Cora Myers and Orville; and brother-in-law, Jeff Forrest.

Those left to cherish her memory include her four children, Lois Yvonne Halpain, Howard Joseph Halpain and wife Rhonda, Patricia Ann McMahan and husband Albert, and Judy Kay Spencer and husband Leonard; 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Lucy Halpain and Maggie Hunton; brother-in-law, Phillip Halpain; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends most of whom referred to her as “Granny Lois.”

Pallbearers are: Daniel Walker, Chris Brown, Eric Sisco, James Ford, Ryan Walker and Brian Blair. Honorary pallbearers are: Jamie Fortner, Michael Foster, Lennie Strow and Phillip Halpain.

Memories and condolences for the family may be sent to mallett funeral home.com. Funeral arrangement and interment in the Blue Springs Cemetery near Peggs, are under the direction of Mallett Funeral Home of Wagoner.

Mallett Funeral Home, Hulbert, Okla., (918) 485-2911.

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