Marvelene B. Borovetz, 70, lovingly referred to by many as “Spookie,” passed away suddenly after a brief illness on February 7, 2013, with family and friends at her bedside. The daughter of Charley and Rosa Goines of Checotah, she spent a great amount of her childhood in California before returning to Oklahoma.
She is survived by the loves of her life, her two daughters, Kandee Borovetz of Muskogee and Karee Pyeatt, of Oklahoma City.
Marvelene graduated from Checotah High School, where she was a star basketball player and drum major for the Checotah Wildcat Band. She earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, where she was active in her sorority. She was a proud teacher, educating many of Muskogee’s youth at both Franklin Elementary and later Whittier Elementary, where she retired from after 29 years as an educator. She never forgot a face or a name of any of the children she had the honor of teaching. It thrilled her to run into former students and hear about their lives. In her retirement, she loved to watch her daughter Kandee compete in Special Olympic events and spend time with her daughter Karee. She was a longtime member of Bethany Presbyterian Church in Muskogee, where she often helped with vacation bible school. A fan of sports, she loved watching the University of Oklahoma Sooners. Marvelene will greatly missed by all who loved and knew her.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Bethany Presbyterian Church with Reverend Thea McKee, officiating. Committal prayers and Interment will follow in Checotah’s Greenlawn Cemetery under the personal direction of John Garrett. You may share online condolences with Marvelene’s family @www.garrettfamilyfuneralhome.com.
The family of Marvelene Borovetz entrusted her care, services and burial to John & Kim Garrett of Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service 311 SW 2nd Checotah, OK 74426 (918) 473-2244.