- Ada, Oklahoma


March 15, 2012

Vivian D. Blake

Ada —  

Graveside services for Vivian D. Blake, 98, Ada are 2 p.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery, the Rev. David Daniel officiating.

Mrs. Blake died Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at a local hospital. She was born Aug. 3, 1913, in Hebron, Ind., to Harry Earl and Mabel Fry Diddie.

Her family later moved to Waukomis, Okla., where she graduated from high school. Due to her mother’s illness, Vivian’s family moved to Tempe, Ariz., where she attended a year of college at Arizona State University. After her mother died, she returned to Oklahoma with her family where her father opened grocery stores. In 1935, Vivian moved to Ada to manage one of the grocery stores and lived here ever since.

She married Quinton Young Blake on Jan. 4, 1936, and went on to own a dress shop in Ada and later worked in two other ladies’ fashion businesses. Mrs. Blake was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church. She was a member of Tanti Study Club.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Martha Blake, Arlington, Texas; granddaughters, Jana Chapline, Mansfield, Texas, and Evan Barrett, Atlanta, Ga.; grandsons, Brett Blake, Wichita Falls, Texas, and Jeff Blake, Noble; six great-grandchildren; two nieces; and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Quinton; a son, Roy Blake; her brother, Jack Diddie; and her sisters, Harriett Dowell and Evelyn Isbell.

The family says those who wish may make memorials to the First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 566, Ada, OK 74821.

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