In Memoriam
Josephine Oliver
Sequoyah  HS ~  Student 1950s

Josephine Oliver -
                Seq.Class of 1957     ADA, OK  -- Josephine Oliver Leonard, 82 of Tomball, TX. went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 6th, 2020 after a short battle with Covid-19. She was born in Lawton, OK. on Dec. 15th, 1937 to Edgar Oliver and Josephine Perry. Her mother died at birth and her father passed away when she was young. She was raised by her grandmother, Casey Alexander Perry, who was an original enrollee listed on the Dawes Commission Rolls for the Chickasaw Nation. She married the late Donald Leroy Leonard of Ada, OK.

    Josephine attended Sequoyah Vocational School in Tahlequah. She began as a 2nd grader in 1947 and graduated with the Class of 1957. She was active in the Seq.-Alum.-Assoc. and attended most of the annual reunions even after moving to Tomball, Texas.

    She lived most of her life in Ada where she worked at Brockway Glass, Blue Bell Manufacturing, Selective Services, Kerr Water Lab, and Carl Albert Indian Hospital. Don and Jo also owned and operated the Arlington Garden Center. She was an active member of the First Pentecostal Holiness Church where she played the organ, piano, and sang in the choir.

    In 2005, she and Donald moved to Tomball, where she became an active member of the Tomball Assembly of God. Her love for our heavenly father and her devotion to his teachings made a lasting impression on everyone she met. She loved to sing and through the years, sang at many funerals and visited nursing homes almost weekly.

    She is survived by two children: Sherri Shelton and husband Kirk of Cypress, TX and Rick Leonard and wife Sara of Oklahoma City, OK. She has two grandchildren, Kacie Shelton and husband Christopher Dauterive of Cypress, TX. and Kailey Shelton of Houston, TX. Josephine touched many lives and as a result left behind many friends.

There was a public viewing at Criswell Funeral Home in Ada, OK. on Thursday, August 13th. There was a graveside ceremony at the High Hill Cemetery on Friday, August 14th.

Due to family health issues, it was requested that masks and social distancing be observed.