Thelma Coym, age 94, passed away Friday, April 30, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Thelma Arlene Clay was born August 29, 1926 in her parent's home in Indian Territory (Soon to be renamed) Rankin, and then renamed to Reydon, Oklahoma. Thelma was the first child of five children born to Eleazor (Elea) Clay, Jr and Agnes (Denton) Clay. She was raised in Reydon, Oklahoma and attended Reydon schools graduating with the Class of 1944 as the Salutatorian. Thelma married the love of her life, Jakie Raymond Coym on June 24, 1944. Together, Thelma and Jakie raised three children, Barbara Ann, Jackie Ray, and David Lee. After serving in the military, they moved their family to Bethany, Oklahoma where Jakie served in the Oklahoma National Guard and Thelma worked for Frigiquip Corp. Upon retiring, they traveled throughout North America and lived in Texas, Colorado and Oklahoma. Finally, Thelma and Jakie returned home to their beloved Western Oklahoma. Thelma was a dedicated mother, wife and grandmother. She loved to garden and cook for her family and friends. She loved to play cards and dominoes. Thelma was a believer of hard work and strong character. She encouraged others to be unique and stay true to themselves. She was known for the grandma and aunt that sent the special two-dollar bills to grandkids, great-grands, nieces and nephews, seldom missing a birthday. Her kindness and generosity will be remembered by all who came in contact. Thelma was a woman of faith and attended the Church of Christ in Reydon.
Thelma is preceded in death by: husband Jakie Coym; parents Elea and Agnes Clay; brothers Ray and Lee Clay; sister Dortha Webb; daughter Barbara Ann (Cook) Lee; son-in-law Ron Lee; and grand-daughter-in-law Mollie (Bauckman) Coym.
Thelma is survived by: sister Mary Agnes Hays and husband Rex; grandson Jeremy Cook and wife Joyti of Washington; granddaughter Jennifer Cook of Oklahoma; son Jackie and wife Mary of Indiana; granddaughter Keylee Burrier of Indiana; grandson Jeff Coym of Indiana; son David and wife Janette of Texas; grandson J. Robert Coym of Kansas; granddaughter Karen Kabin and husband Jeffrey of Texas; grandson Joe Coym of Texas. She was also blessed with twelve great-grand-children.
The Celebration of Thelma’s life will be an outdoor graveside service at Silent Home Cemetery, Roll, Oklahoma. It will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2021 with visitation Before and After the service (12 to 5). Please dress comfortably!!! We want to see everyone! Refreshments and Two Port-a-potties on site. 30'x 40' Shaded area in the open with chairs and tables. In the event of bad weather (not going to happen), the service will be at the Rose Chapel Funeral Service in Sayre, Ok. Flowers can be sent to the Rose Chapel Funeral Service for delivery to the graveside. *** Please respect Covid's 6 feet distancing / wear a mask if you wish.***
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