The Oklahoman

BettyWycko­ff Gary


YUKON - BettyWycko­ff Gary, 96, diedWednes­day, October 20, 2021. Betty was born on January 14, 1925, in Bison, OK, to Roy andMarthaM­oney. She grew up inWaukomis, OK. During WWII, at age 18, she married her high school sweetheart GeneWyckof­f in St. Joe, MO, while he was stationed there in Army flight training. The young couple honeymoone­d for one day before Betty boarded a train and returned home to await his return from the war. Betty and Gene enjoyed a 33 year marriage and had three sons. They served this country as a military family who traveled the world together. Gene died of ALS in 1975. In 1978, Betty married LL “Bud” Gary. They were married until his death in 2011. She traveled widely with both Gene and Bud living in Illinois, California, Colorado, and Nevada, and traveling to Alaska, and the countries of Libya and West Germany. She traveled throughout Europe and Israel in her lifetime. Betty was a very efficient secretary at the Oklahoma State Capitol and also in the private industry for many years. She loved flowers, gardening, golfing, piano playing, singing, directing choirs, and teaching young people to read. She was very active in Metropolit­an Bible Church and directed their adult and youth choirs for nearly 30 years. Betty has resided at Spanish Cove for the last 12 years… where she, of course, directed their choir. Betty lived an extraordin­ary life as a daughter, wife, mother, grandmothe­r, and most importantl­y, as a believer in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Regardless of her circumstan­ces, she maintained a positive attitude toward others and a strong unwavering faith in God. She blessed countless lives with her many talents which she freely shared. Her positive impact on this world is immeasurab­le. Betty is survived by her three sons, Thomas Wyckoff and wife Drucelle of OKC, Michael Wyckoff and wife Anne of El Reno, and Bruce Wyckoff and wife Barbara of OKC. She is also survived by her sister Maxine Anderson and husband Dick of Austin, TX and her two stepsons, Wayne Gary and wife Lisa of Houston,TX, and Bob Gary and wife Laura of OKC. Betty leaves her heritage with 10 grandchild­ren and a plethora of great-grandchild­ren. Betty’s graveside service will be at 11 AM on Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Enid, Oklahoma.

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