Norma Lois Briggs
Norma Lois (Wright) Briggs was born January 17, 1937 in Hulbert, OK to Charlie and Zona (Holder) Wright. She grew up in Hulbert, OK until her family moved to Wagoner, OK when Norma was a high school junior; she graduated from Wagoner High School in 1955.
On May 28, 1955 Norma married Harvey C. Briggs, and they began a loving and dedicated marriage that lasted sixty-four years. They made their home in Wagoner where they raised their two daughters, Beth and Margie, establishing strong family values that will last through time.
Norma's first job was at Gordon's Dairy Freeze and then Jeffers Federated store. She later retired from Prestolite where she was employed as timekeeper.
Norma and Harvey were members of Hillcrest Freewill Baptist Church in Wagoner. She enjoyed flower gardening and doll collecting, and mostly spending time with her grandchildren.
Norma departed this life early Thursday, November 7, 2019, surrounded by her family at her home in Wagoner, OK. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Maudie Hayworth and brothers, L.D. Wright, J.C. Wright, Herman Wright, Floyd Wright and Walter Wright.
At an early age her family nicknamed her "Tudor", which some still call her today. Her gentle nature and kind spirit will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Survivors include her husband, Harvey C. Briggs of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Beth and Freddie Gardenhire and Margie and Ron Ross, all of Wagoner, OK; five grandchildren, Kevin Gardenhire and Laura, Justin Gardenhire and Lindsey, Joey Ross and Nicole, Nic Ross and Kendra and Mary Ross and Bre; twelve great-grandchildren; two sisters, Wanda Rice and brother-in-law, Billy Rice, and Betty Fenton, all of Wagoner, Ok; sisters-in-law, Shirley Wright of Broken Arrow, OK, Margie Wright of Tulsa, OK and Joyce Gardner and Loren of Stillwater, OK; many nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.
The family will gather with friends for a visitation Sunday afternoon from 3:00-5:00 pm at Mallett Funeral Home in Wagoner.
The funeral service will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, November 13 in the Mallett Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be the Reverend Francis Berka.
Interment will be in Bennett Edition of Elmwood Cemetery in Wagoner, OK. Pallbearers will be Kevin Gardenhire, Justin Gardenhire, Joey Ross, Nic Ross, Mary Ross, Alex Ross, Rayce Ross, Nolan Ross and Kolby Gardenhire. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Cleland, Art Hobbs and Everett Johnson.
Published on November 9, 2019


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