Dateline: November 25, 2004
Bivens, daughter of Allan and Elzie (York) Hill, was born February 17,
1908, at Enterprise, Okla. She
departed this life late Sunday, November 21, 2004, at BSA Hospital in
Amarillo at the age of 96.
was raised and educated at Quinton, Okla., graduating from high school
there in the class of 1925. She furthered her education at Phillips
University in Enid, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in
Education, May 27, 1929. She taught school in various schools including
Seiling Public School in Oklahoma.
was united in marriage to Harry S. Bivens, July 22, 1935, at McAlester,
Oklahoma. They made their
home in Seiling, where they raised two sons: Allan and Paul. Harry and Grace owned and operated Bivens Drug Store in
Seiling for many years. She
was a member of the First Christian Church, where she was church organist
for many years. She was also
active in the Seiling Music Lovers Club.
is survived by one son, Paul Bivens and wife Elmonette of Clarendon; one
daughter-in-law, Dorothy Bivens of Amarillo; four grandsons, Doug Bivens
and wife Angie, Chris Bivens and wife Krista, Stephen Bivens and wife
Katrina, and Scott Bivens and wife Alyssa; and four great grandchildren.
She is also survived by other relatives and friends.
was preceded in death by her husband Harry Bivens in 1968; one son, Allan
Bivens in 2002; and one sister, Thelma Hill.
family graveside service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23,
2004, at the Brumfield Cemetery in Seiling.
A memorial service followed at 3:00 p.m. at the First Christian
Church with Pastors Ewel Vaughan and Dennis Adair, officiating. Services were under the direction of the Redinger Funeral
Home in Seiling.
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