Jean Orth, 94, of Norman, Okla., passed away on April 12, 2011 in Edmond, Okla. She was born on September 20, 1916 in Calumet, Okla. to Roy and Martha (Bullock) Wallace. Jean graduated from Chickasha High School in 1934 and Oklahoma College for Women in 1938 with a B.A. degree in Business. In 1939 she married Harper Orth who directed the J. D. McCarty Center in Norman and preceded her in death in 2002. Jean was employed for 12 years as registrar at Norman High School. She was an active member of First Baptist Church and a community volunteer. Her volunteer commitments included Assistance League of Norman and Norman Municipal Hospital. Jean will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She and Harper enjoyed 62 years of a happy marriage and were avid OU sports fans. Jean loved spending time with her daughters and grandchildren and treasured sharing sweet memories of them. She spent happy hours with friends playing bridge, golf, and being a long-time member of a church sewing group, and a neighborhood garden club. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and four brothers, her husband, Harper, and her grandson, Doug Berry. She is survived by daughters Judy Berry of Tulsa, Okla., and Barbara Boggs of Edmond, son-in-law Dalton Boggs; grandchildren Ryan Berry of Corpus Christi, Texas, David Boggs and wife Gail of Louisville, Ky., and Natalie Boggs of Edmond; and four great grandchildren, Katie, Benjamin, Abby, and Josie Boggs of Louisville, Ky.. A private family service was held in Norman, Okla. on April 14, 2011.
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