Lou Humphrey
Lou Humphrey
  • March 21, 1924 - February 28, 2017
  • Edmond, Oklahoma

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Lou Humphrey passed peacefully from this life on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
Lou was vibrant and fun - loving, with an abundant zest for life. She will always
be remembered for her quick wit and great sense of humor. Lou enjoyed a long,
full, active life and handled all of life's ups and downs with the utmost ease and
enthusiasm. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, adoring grandmother and
great grandmother, a strong, uncomplaining hardworking woman, and above all,
a lady.

Odulia Lou Humphrey was born March 21, 1924 near Washita, Oklahoma to
Antonio and Guadalupe Paz Castillo. She grew up in that area in a large, loving
family. After high school she worked for an aircraft factory in Wichita, Kansas
during World War ll. She fondly recalled her experiences as a "Rosie the Riveter".
When the war ended, she trained and became a bookkeeper, working for various
companies during her career.

While working in Chickasha she met her future husband, Kenneth. They were
married November 19, 1948. Lou enjoyed gardening, traveling, watching sports
events, music, and dancing. She and Kenneth traveled extensively, and she
thoroughly enjoyed every experience. They both enjoyed dancing - and they
were usually one of the first couples on the dance floor. They rarely missed an
O.U. football game, as well as attending many bowl games and basketball games.
Her greatest joy was spending time with grandchildren and great
grandchildren and her face would light up when she was around them.

Kenneth and Lou were long-time members of Grace United Methodist Church.

Lou is survived by her husband of 68 years, Kenneth; daughter Beverly Lackey and
husband Paul, Edmond; son, Richard Humphrey, Okla. City; grandson, Christopher
Lackey and wife Lori, great granddaughters Kelsey and Mallory Lackey, Piedmont;
granddaughter, Lisa Gorman and husband Brent, great grandson Miles, Boise,
ldaho, and many nieces and nephews. Sisters, Mary Diaz, Okla. City, Adella
Hernandez, Plant City, Fl. and Brother George and wife Verna Castillo, Binger, OK.

A celebration of Lou's life will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements under the direction of Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors, Oklahoma City, OK.