Betty  Pogue

Obituary of Betty Louise (Cates) Pogue

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Betty Louise (Cates) Pogue, age 95, passed away on September 22, 2019, in Springer, Okla.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, September 26, 2019 in The Chapel at Griffin ~ Hillcrest, with Minister Jim Welch officiating. Interment to follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.


Betty was born on February 8, 1924, to Jethro Buel Cates and Bertie Mae (Moran) Cates in Roff, Oklahoma. She attended Dickson Schools and she worked in the cotton fields.  She married Raymond Pogue on April 6, 1946 and the couple moved to Milburn, and farmed until they moved to Ardmore, where she worked for Stromsburg Carlson until she retired in 1976. They later moved their family to Springer, Okla., where they have lived since. Betty was an avid crocheter and knitter. She loved to sew and quilt; doing any crafting she could. She would work for hours in her yard, tending to her flowers, raising a garden and canning. She will be remembered as a strong, independent woman and a devoted mother and grandmother to all of her grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Raymond Pogue, son-in-law, Thomas Weddle.


Betty is survived by six children: Jerry Pogue, and wife, Rosie of Benbrook, TX., Paulette Canada, and husband, Garvin of Springer, Okla.,  Brenda Potts, and husband, Clyde of Ardmore, Okla., Janet Weddle, of Dickson, Okla., Bobby Pogue, and wife, Hazell of McQueeney, TX., and Ray Pogue of Springer, Okla. nine grandchildren: John Pogue of Burleson, TX, Rodney Pogue of Carrolton, TX, Barbara Green  of McKenny TX., Bryan Canada of Convers, IN, Jennifer Merchant of Duncan ,OK, Joe Weddle of Dickson, OK, Inez Franko of Merion, TX, Robert Pogue of Springer, Okla. and Lisa Jordan of Lone Grove, OK. Twenty one great-grandchildren: Kristi King, Katherine Rhodes, Brendan Smith, Reaghan Smith, Peyton Canada, Aaron Canada, Conner Canada, Nolan Canada, Jayden Merchant, Jaxon Merchant, Katelyn Jordan, MaKayla Jordan, Bethany Pogue, Xavier Franko, Lucas Franko, Joeline Franko, Leighton Pogue, Waylon Pogue, Graydon Weddle, Londyn Weddle,  Alexzander Franco, and four great-grandchildren: Max Rhodes, Brodie Rhodes, Sawyer Rhodes and Margaret King.


Pallbearers will be; Johnny Pogue, Peter Green, Justin Jordan, Joe Weddle, Jay Merchant, and Robert Pogue.


A visitation will be held Wednesday Evening, September 25, 2019, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, at Griffin~Hillcrest.

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
1610 C St. SE
Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Thursday, September 26, 2019
The Chapel at Griffin~Hillcrest
1610 C St. SE
Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States


Hillcrest Memorial Park
1610 C St. SE
Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States
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Betty  Pogue

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