SAVAGE, Dora (Reid)
Dora Reid Savage, 94, passed into the arms of her heavenly Father on Thursday, October 1, 2009. A memorial celebration of her life will be today at 2 p.m. in the Craddock Memorial Chapel with Rev. Dan Patman officiating. Dora was born in Altus, Oklahoma on December 18, 1914, to David Ogle Reid and Isadora Swendall Reid. She attended college at Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Oklahoma. She married her childhood sweetheart, Odell Savage in June 1935. They were married 68 years until his death in 2003. Her husband’s ‘work with Whites Auto Stores moved the family to Lubbock and to Dallas where they raised their three children. Dora was an active member of the Gaston Avenue Baptist Church in Dallas and loved singing in the choir. She worked part time in the church office.
Later, Dora worked for the Park Cities Baptist Church in the business department also in Dallas, Texas. After Odell’s retirement, they moved to Greenville, Texas so that he could enjoy raising Black Angus Cattle on his farm. In 1997, they moved to Ardmore to be near their daughter, Marilyn and her husband John. Dora was totally devoted to her family. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She encouraged her family to be involved in education, music, and sports, especially tennis. Dora was a beautiful seamstress, decorator, cook, and homemaker. She was fondly called Mema by her family and cookie queen by her grandchildren.
Survivors include, two daughters, Marilyn Kriet and her husband, John of Ardmore, Oklahoma and Carolyn Franzen of Onalaska, Texas; and a son, Michael Savage of Austin, Texas. She loved her nine grandchildren, Patty Franklin and husband, Beau of Winnie, Texas, Carol Spencer and husband, Scott of Winnie, Texas, Dr. David Kriet and wife, Dana, Overland Park, Kansas, Jeff Kriet and wife, Stefanie, Ardmore, Oklahoma, Sallie Compton of Gulf Stream, Florida, Amy Frontier and husband Jeff, Jacksonville, Florida, Jenny Sledge and husband Damon, Boise, Idaho, Allison Harkey and husband Taylor of Austin, Texas, and Isadora Savage, Augusta, Georgia. She is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren, special nieces, Donna James of Altus, Oklahoma, and Wanda Lou Klaver of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, nephews, nieces, and a very special friend of 90 years Flora Banks of Dallas, Texas.
Memorials may be left to Mercy Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1011 14th Ave. N.W. Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401.