BBQ set to celebrate Allene Fawcett’s life
Allene “Granny” Fawcett
The family of Allene Fawcett, known to many as Granny, is inviting her friends to join them at the Oologah Community Building at 1 pm Monday, March 23, to celebrate her joy of life and love of friends and family.
Because Granny loved a party, Mike and Michael Fawcett will be smoking meat for bar-b-q, one of her favorites, and ask friends to bring a sharing dish.
Allene left this earthly life Sunday March 15, 2015 to join her husband of 54 years, Dwight Len Fawcett, daughter Janice Barnes, and sisters, Lorene Wright Buster and Dorothy Wright Gordon.
Allene was born in Tyro, Kan., on Dec. 5, 1924 to Austin and Faye Wright. Allene and Dwight, also known as “Pinky” to other ham operators, had two other children, Michael Len Fawcett, Redbud Marina, Okla., and Pat Hahn of Donna, Texas. She is survived by 8 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
Dwight and Allene lived most of their married life in the Tulsa-Claremore area of Oklahoma before an AMCO job transfer to Lubbock, Texas. They later retired to the mountains of Mayhill, New Mexico. The couple loved camping and fishing, even guiding caravans of RV’ers into Mexico and Canada.
After Dwight’s death in 1996, Granny lived with her daughter Janice in San Bernardino, Calif., until Jan’s death in 2003. In later years she has lived with son, Mike Fawcett and daughter Pat Hahn, blessing them with part of each year. In July of 2014, Granny moved to Cardinal Heights Senior Living in Collinsville.
She told family that she felt like a young bride setting up her first house. She loved playing the card game, progressive rummy, cooking and trying new recipes, potluck dinners, and any kind of party or get together.
Granny attended Oologah United Methodist Church when possible and helped Mike with annual Oologah Area Chamber Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinners. She taught her children to respect and appreciate all police, fire, and emergency personal as she had lived through three fires, the latest being Christmas 2014, and had served Rogers County as a female bailiff under Sheriff Amos Ward and Judge Steven J. Adams while living in Claremore.
She inspired, loved and embraced life and we will miss her dearly.