Mary LaRue Duree

April 28, 1943 - July 2, 2019
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Mary LaRue (Reyes) Duree went to be with the Lord July 2, 2019 in Chickasha, Oklahoma with some of her loved ones by her side. She was born April 28, 1943 in Gracemont, Oklahoma to Ignacia and Manuel Reyes.

Anybody who knew Mary knew how hard working and driven she was. She was known almost by everyone in the Caddo County area and there wasn’t a single place she could go where she wouldn’t strike up a conversation with an old friend. She would help anyone in need and would bend over backwards for just about anyone, especially her family. To her, her family was her whole world. Her family called her Nana and she was grateful for that title. She loved cooking homemade meals for family and guests and visiting at the dinner table although she never sat down and rested until she made sure, everyone had a heaping plate of her good cooking and a glass of sweet iced tea. She was a bubbly person, always laughing and hollering on while talking and bantering with everyone. She was a one of a kind type of woman who shined a light in every person’s life she touched. She was employed at many jobs over the years. She worked for 20 years as a dispatcher at the Caddo County Sheriff’s Office and retired in 2007. She only spent a couple of weeks off before starting a new job at Williamson Storage, which shows what type of person she was. She retired officially in 2018.

She is survived by: ­ ­
Son: Benjamin Smith and wife Jeanette of Chickasha, Oklahoma
Daughters: Sylvia Turney and husband Ron of Anadarko, Oklahoma
Mary Smith of Anadarko, Oklahoma
Teresa Green and husband Don of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Erica Lynn Duree of Gracemont, Oklahoma
Amanda Rodgerson of Anadarko, Oklahoma
Honorary daughter: Linda Anderson of Anadarko, Oklahoma
She also raised James Reyes of Amber, Oklahoma all of his high school career.
15 grandkids, 27 great-grandkids, numerous nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ignacia and Manuel Reyes, sisters, Josie Hughes, Margaret Carrol, Francis Reyes, Rafalla Neito and Marcelina Reyes, brothers Tommy Reyes, Albert Reyes, Ernest Reyes and Manuel Reyes, brother-in-law Frankie Hughes and ex-husband Carl Smith.

Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 6, 2019
First Baptist Church
Anadarko, Oklahoma

Burial: Gracemont Cemetery,
Gracemont, Oklahoma

Services under the direction of Ray & Martha’s Funeral Home, Anadarko, Oklahoma.

Service Information

Date: July 5, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Date: July 6, 2019
Time: 11:00 am
Date: July 6, 2019

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Nahusheah Mandujano
Anadarko, OK
Our deepest condolences to all the family.Prayers for comfort sent.
Bill Reedy
Carnegie, OK
Mary, I Loved You So Much!!! You Weren't a Friend You Were My Family!!! I Appreciate Everything You Did, and I Thank God and Your Family for Sharing You, and The Blessing You Were In My Life!! Keep The Food Warm and I will See You Soon!!! My Sincerest Thoughts, Love & Prayers are Going Up For Your Family!!!
Robert and Vicky Gudgel
Gracemont, OK
So sorry for your loss. Mary was a very sweet lady.
Nicholas & Cindy Scaffetta
Anadarko, OK
Mary was a firecracker and an awesome lady! We and many others will miss her greatly. Hugs and prayers if comfort for her family.
Terrie Cottrell Tolton
Anadarko, OK
My deepest condolences, I loved Momma Mary.  She is deeply missed.
Suzan Kingsley-Churchman
Yeppoon, Australia, OK
Beautiful lady, I will never forget her. Sending love and light to all her family. xx ??
Vanda Kay Givens
Guthrie, OK
Condolences to her Family and all who Loved her.  May you Rest In Peace now Mary .  Your kindness will be remembered by many.  ??????????
Judy Gibson
Anadarko, OK
Mary was a sweetheart, awesome,caring person. I’m sorry for you loss.
Prayers for all.
Keith and Tammy Elrod
Gracemont, OK
Our prayers go out to Mary's family & friends! She was such an amazing, kind & loving person whom we never saw without a smile on her face! She will be missed tremendously by her family, her friends & those whose lives she touched!
May each of you hold such precious memories in your hearts forever! And rejoice the day that you will see her again! God be with each & everyone of you!
All our love & prayers!
Pat East
Anadarko, NY
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the family
Dana M Obel
Cement, OK
So Sorry! Prayers for the family!
Debbie Goodfellow
Anadarko, OK
Mary's smile would light up a room. She was sincere and sweet. You always knew where you stood with her. It was hard to watch her decline when she had always been so full of life. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Butch and Margie
Anadarko, OK
So very sorry to learn of Mary’s passing. She was a jewel, her smile was infectious. No more pain and she is making heaven a even happier place with her loving soul. Prayers for comfort and peace.
Patricia Taylor
Hydro, OK
Mary was a precious lady that touched so many lives in so many ways. Fly high beautiful Mary.
DeLita Butler
Anadarko, OK
My sincere condolences to the family, thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP Mary??
Dalinda Penner
Norman, OK
Very sweet lady ...
Jo Ella Perry
Anadarko, OK
I'm so sorry for your lost. She was a very curing lady.
Teresa Ahdunko
Gracemont, OK
So sorry for the loss of such a wonderful person. Always saying Hello. Smiling from ear to ear. Love her so much. Prayers for all you children.
Hilary Guy (Susie's daughter)
Purcell, OK
I am so sorry I could not be there for the funeral. Great Aunt Mary was a wonderful person. I love you Great Aunt Mary!
Paula Brower
Anadarko, OK
Deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother.  She was a delightful lady and I am privileged to have known her.  You were definitely blessed to have her as a mother.  Heaven has a new Angel.  Sending our Prayers for peace and comfort.
Darlene Carroll
Norman, OK
She was la ovely lady and a aunt to me..  She had a Wonderful sense of humor. I can see her Beauitful smile
Love You.. My thoughts & prayers are with the family.
Darlene Carroll
Norman, OK
She was la ovely lady and a aunt to me..  She had a Wonderful sense of humor. I can see her Beauitful smile
Love You.. My thoughts & prayers are with the family.
Amy Wade
Moore, OK
My heart goes out to Ms. Mary's family as she was an amazing lady who loved her family with her whole heart which was evident by all of the stories I have heard from her daughter Teresa.  I also know that she was an amazing cook and sure knew how to make homemade tamales and enchiladas and I am sure had many more special recipes for which she was known.  I was blessed to meet her during these last couple of years and I know she will be truly missed by all who knew her.  My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Barbara vernoy
Fritch, TX
Gonna miss you Aunt Mary.
Keneisha Willhoite
Anadarko, OK
Mary was such a delight and will be missed by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing her. My sincerest condolences to the family.
BJ Marrow
Muskogee, OK
I love you momma Mary
Lorenzo and Rhonda Garza
Mary was a very special loving woman.  She will be missed.  It was a honor to know her and be around her.  God Bless .
Coleen Cunningham
Anadarko, OK
Prayers and condolences to the family.
Mark and Angela Daugherty
Gracemont, OK
Mary was one of the most gracious and sweetest person I knew. A true joy to be around.  It was impossible to be around her and not leave a happier person.  She loved life and I don’t think I ever saw her without a smile on her face.  She will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.  Our lives are richer to have known her.
Jeff & Gina Taylor
Anadarko, OK
Sorry for your lose.  She will be greatly missed.
Marcy Langle
Chickasha, OK
Dearest Benny & Nanae
I'm so sorry for your loss.
Love you both
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