STERLING - Lora Fay Thornton-Carlson-Curry, 86, of Sterling, passed away at her home on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. She was born on March 14, 1932, near Elgin, to Charles Elvin and Minnie Lee Thornton.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Letitia Baptist Church near Lawton, with Mike Tompkins officiating.
Lora attended school in Sterling. She graduated from State Cosmetology School in Lawton and started her career as a beautician. She married Oscar Carlson on May 15, 1948, which later ended.
In 1971, she married Kenneth Curry. He preceded her in death in 2000.
She enjoyed quilting and gardening. Lora loved attending the senior citizen center dances in Harrah. Lora willed her body to OU Medical in honor of her beloved son, Randall Carlson, who did the same in 2013.
Survivors include her daughter, Barbara and husband Mike Barker of Sterling; grandchildren: Angela and husband Hino Geiger; Eva and husband Clyde Gray; Lisa and husband Larry Roberts; Melody Hemmingway; and Randy Carlson; eight step-grandchildren;
Ten great grandchildren; 31 great great grandchildren; a brother, Elvin
Thornton; a sister, Valys Bourlon; and sister-in-law, Mary Thornton.
Lora is preceded in death by her first husband, Oscar Carlson, and her second husband, Kenneth Curry; parents, Charles and Minnie Thornton; son, Randall Carlson; brother, Lawson Thornton; sisters, Remona Lovell and Melvina Ford; and great-grandson, Alexander E. Carlson.
Memorial contributions can be made in Lora’s name to Faith Hospice of Lawton, 1536 NW 52nd Street, St. B, Lawton, OK 73505.