Marie F. Holford, 91, passed from this life on May 30, 2020 in Perry, Oklahoma. Her memorial service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 5, 2020 at Sunnybrook Christian Church in Stillwater, Oklahoma with her inurnment to follow at a later date at Wetumka Cemetery in Wetumka, Oklahoma.
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Marie was born on June 30, 1928 in rural Hughes County, Oklahoma to Orbie and Ella (Anderson) Finch.
She was united in marriage to Mose Holford on May 14, 1947 in Wetumka, Oklahoma.
Marie was a resident of Stillwater most of her life. She served as the house mother for Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity at Oklahoma State University from 1979-2006. Marie was known for always having an open door with a listening ear and a piece of advice. Marie always enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She loved the Lord and attended South Side Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Mose Holford in 1975; and her parents, Orbie and Ella Finch.
She is survived by her daughters, Elaine Madole and Rick Madole of Cullman, Alabama, Trish and Tom Stokes of Stillwater, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Kim Hearlson of Wellington, Kansas, Brandon Brown and his fiancé Courtney Smith of Edmond, Oklahoma, Ryan and his wife Jillian Madole, and Tessa and her husband Geoff Beaulieu of Edmond, Oklahoma. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Ria, Dawson, Hudson, Addie, Sloane, and Ella; and her many “boys” from Alpha Tau Omega.
Marie’s family would also like to give a special thank you to Companion Hospice, Legacy Hospice, Dr. Corby Smithton, her caregiver- Pam Hoover, and her friends at Legacy Park Apartments.
Memorial contributions may be sent to: Alpha Tau Omega-Epsilon Omicron Chapter, Oklahoma State University in honor of House Mom Marie Holford, P.O. Box 2187 Columbus, Georgia, 31902-2187.