Brookdale Oklahoma City Southwest

7 residents

Mary Ann Vinyard

When Mary Ann was 9, she fell in love with the piano and begged her mother for lessons.

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Claude Allen, Jr.

Claude E. Allen, Jr., loved to invite family, friends and even strangers into his home. When his niece moved to Arizona to attend college, he took her in and she stayed a few years. Claude worked as a long-haul truck driver, and when he sometimes found stray or injured dogs, he couldn’t resist rescuing them. He often brought trucker friends home for dinner, and sometimes even homeless people.

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Dorothy Ebberts

At first meeting, Dorothy Ebberts usually came across as a serious-minded and reserved.

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Nancy Woodrum

On the day Nancy Woodrum gave birth to her first child, she spent the morning teaching in her classroom. It wasn't until class was done that she went to the hospital. In fact, in a teaching career that spanned 40 years, Nancy rarely missed work.

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Carolyn Mann

An independent, free-spirited nature has helped Carolyn Mann navigate a life of change that might well have overwhelmed others. She dauntlessly took on the responsibilities of raising a toddler alone while also working full time. She was also willing to make her own discoveries, and turn them into lifelong passions. Of course, nobody always gets their way, and Carolyn was no different. But by staying true to herself and her beliefs, she has made the most of whatever has been set before her and-like a good novel-to find out what happens next.

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Margarette Elizabeth Luft McKinney

Maybe it was because of all the nights her family spent in the cellar of their home in Mainz, Germany, her mother calmly darning socks as bomb alarms, and bombs themselves, ripped through the night, but Margarette Elizabeth McKinney, nee Luft, loved the outdoors. In fact, on some days when she should have been doing homework or helping with the laundry, she and her sister might be found roughhousing with the boys.

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Mary Mahaney

When a blinding snowstorm struck Oklahoma City in the 1980s, Mary Mahaney did what she always did. She went to work as a nurse at Integris Southwest Medical Center. But she also did not do something she always did: turn off her brand-new 1981 Pontiac Grand Prix.

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