1920 - 2012 (92 years)
||Mary June Black (Cloud) |
||Jun 30, 1920
||Paoli, Garvin county, Oklahoma, USA
||Sep 23, 2012
||Springfield, Baca county, Colorado, USA
||Walsh Cemetery, Walsh, Baca county, Colorado, USA
Mary June Black, was born to John and Ida Mae Black on June 30, 1920 in Paoli, Oklahoma. She departed this life and entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 23, 2012 while at her home in Walsh at the age of 92. Mother spent her years as a child in Paoli, Oklahoma. She grew up with 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Her father died when she was only five years old leaving her oldest brother, Jodie, in charge of helping her mother raise the young family. She often shared memories (not all so pleasant) of her time spent in the cotton field picking cotton just to put food on the table for the family. She graduated from Paoli High School in 1939. It was there that she developed her love for basketball, as well as every other sport. We have photos of mother and her team mates on one of the earliest womenís basketball teams in Oklahoma. She was the defensive guard for her team and complained of never being able to shoot the ball. If only we could have seen her play!
As a young lady just out of high school a year or two she became smitten by the local delivery man. Olen Hardy was his name. He sold and delivered ice to their house on a regular basis. With the sparkle in her eyes and her cute little smile she convinced the "ice man" to take her for a date. Their courtship later turned into marriage. On November 11, 1941, in Paoli, OK, vows were exchanged and the happy couple set out for a new and exciting adventure.
Both Mary June and Olen worked at Douglas Aircraft until Mary June announced that they would have their first child. September 17, 1942, was the arrival of the happy couples first born, Barbara June. It was then that Mary Juneís long lived and cherished career as a stay at home mother began. Three years later, in 1945, Ronnie was born, soon followed by Janice in 1946.
The family moved to Walsh in 1951 and Max was born. Brenda came along a few years later; we arenít sure what year because she is forever 29 years old. If you want to know more you can guess with the rest of us.
Mother and Daddy had celebrated 53 years of marriage when Daddy passed away May 31, 1995. Mother thought her world had been shattered but with her will and determination she rejoined her bowling league. She loved bowling and all the ladies she bowled with.
On Sunday evening, September 23rd, about 5:30 pm, after 24 hours of a real struggle, our Lord said: "Mary June, it is time to come and reunite with your loved ones in heaven. Greeting her at the gate of Heaven will be her Lord to welcome her and right behind Him will be her parents, her loving husband and soul mate Olen, daughter Janice, her grandaughter Darla, brothers Pete, Jodie and Leo and two sisters Lucille and Bertha Mae.
Looking forward to joining her someday for a family reunion in heaven are Arden and Barbara of Walsh, Ronnie and Carolyn of Canton, MI, Wes McKinley of Walsh, Max and Tara of Piedmont, OK, Brenda and Richard Hargrove of Walsh, 16 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, brother AC Black of West Covina, CA, brother-in-law Bob and sister-in-law Shirley Hardy of Layton Utah, sister-in-law Wilma Wilson of Elkhart, KS and many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
||Dec 13, 2012 |
||John Ellis "Bee" Black (Cloud), b. May 23, 1885, Whitebead, Garvin county, Indian Territory, USA , d. Feb 07, 1927, Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA (Age 41 years) |
||Ida Mae Hawkins, b. Sep 15, 1886, Arkansas, USA , d. Oct 28, 1962, Lamar, Prowers county, Colorado, USA (Age 76 years) |
||Dec 02, 1906
||Paoli, Indian Territory (Oklahoma), USA 
- They used last name of Cloud on Marriage Certificate filed on Southern Indian District - Ardmore OK.
||Olen H. Hardy, b. Aug 11, 1919, Oklahoma, USA , d. May 31, 1995, Walsh, Baca county, Colorado, USA (Age 75 years) |
||Nov 11, 1941
||Paoli, Garvin county, Oklahoma, USA
- [S889] Gedcom - Freeman, Mary Lou Park.
- [S3969] Chickasaw Nation Marriage Index (1895-1907), Ardmore, Oklahoma.