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November 25, 2013

Grace Downs

FITTSTOWN —

Services for Grace Maxine Veach Downs, 87, of Fittstown are 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Chris Brannon and Marvin Mitchell officiating. Burial follows at  Memorial Park Cemetery in Ada. The family is receiving friends from 1 p.m. Monday until service time at Criswell Funeral Home.

Mrs. Downs died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at her home. She was born Sept. 15, 1926, in Milburn to Hollan and Nannie Chester Veach. At the age of 14, she moved with her parents to the farm northeast of Ada. Mrs. Downs attended Byng High School, graduating in 1944.

She married Booth Downs on Dec. 7, 1946, in Ada. He died Nov. 20, 2008. They were married for 62 years.

During her working career, Grace was employed with Ada Auto Supply, Bowie Ballard Ford, Kay’s Fashions, Holiday Inn and McCortney Drug. She was a member of the Fittstown First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sisters, Lorene Anderson, Broken Arrow, and Leatrice Bouse and her husband, Fred, of College Station, Texas; a brother, James Veach, Del City; numerous nephews; one niece; many great-nieces and -nephews; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers, five sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law.

The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Children’s Hospital Volunteers, Oklahoma Children’s Hospital, 1200 Everett Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, where Booth Downs was hospitalized for long periods of time when he was a child.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to criswellfh.com.

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada

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