Mable F. Dunbar-Hutchins-Trippard, 95, our beloved aunt, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma after a long illness. Born February 3, 1919 in Hill Camp near Shamrock,Oklahoma to Robert C. and Olive E. Dunbar. She resided most of her life in Wagoner, Oklahoma. A strong work ethic began with her working in her father’s 10 cent store sweeping and dusting the cases as a young girl. After graduating from Wagoner High School, she began her lifetime career with General Telephone Company beginning as a telephone operator on the old switchboard and working up to office manager. She was fondly referred to as “Miss GTE” and was well known to many generations in Wagoner as “Miss Mable”. She also served a term as Wagoner City Clerk and was an active member for most of her life in the Eastern Star.
Mable was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Albert H. Hutchins, and her second husband R. A. “Buddy” Trippard. She was also the last living member of her siblings, Fern C. Moore, Robert C. Dunbar Jr., and Harry G. Dunbar. Mable is survived by two nephews and one niece, Roger A. Moore and wife DeAnna, Robert D. Moore and wife Carma, and Carolyn D. Moore all of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Also surviving her are many great nieces, nephews and generations of their children along with her loving companion Sweetie Pie, her adored Pomeranian.
There will be no services. A private burial as per her wishes will be held at Elmwood Cemetery. Condolences may be shared with the family at a visitation on Saturday, February 16th, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Shipman Funeral Home Chapel in Wagoner, Oklahoma.
In lieu of flowers, she requested that a contribution be made to a charity of your choice.
Below is a poem written by Mable that she wanted to share with her family and friends.
By Mable F. Dunbar-Hutchins-Trippard
I’ve requested no funeral service
’Cuz I want no tears shed for me.
When we are born, someday we’ll die
And fade into eternity.
Remember me as I have lived
A smile and Good morning to those I meet
Always cheerful & willing to help those in need,
Regardless of their race, color or creed
I’ve tried to live my life on earth
To make me worthy of my birth
To honor my precious family-
My mother, dad, sister & two brothers
The greatest and best family this world ever had
I’m ever so thankful dear God for thee
For making me part of the R. C. Dunbar family tree
So when my days on earth are over
And there’s no more time to roam
Please say- I knew her when she was on earth,
But now Heaven is her home.
No regrets, no tears, no sorrow
Life is only for today
When we have no more tomorrows
Precious memories drift away
Services are under the direction of Shipman Funeral Home & Crematory in Wagoner, Oklahoma.