Denise Waible, age 89, former Lawton resident, died Thursday, November 28, 2018 in Oklahoma City.
She was born in Noiron sur Seine France November 26, 1929, to Edmond and Anna Faivre. Her mom taught and lived in the school. She spent her early years in the little town, till the family moved to Fontainebleau. They were in Fontainebleau when the Germans invaded and life was bleak during the war years. When the Americans liberated France, life took a turn to the good. My dad was stationed in Fontainebleau, and through fate and an introduction by a friend, met Denise. They were married August 16, 1947. Through my dad’s military career they moved from Kentucky, where son Edmond was born, to Germany, where daughter Stella was born. They moved on to Virginia, back to Germany ending at Fort. Sill Oklahoma. There Dad retired, and Mom went to work for Hood-Donely Insurance company. She enjoyed painting, and traveling with her French nephew, Bernard Dupuis and his wife Genvieve. They toured Germany and Italy. Italy stirred her artistic nature and she painted many pictures of the countryside. She attended many art classes at Cameron University and enjoyed both the painting and the people. She lived in Lawton enjoying her home, and her neighbors, Lee and Pam Alexander, who helped her remain independent until 2010. She was an active member of Northside Baptist Church and taught many Sunday School classes through the years. She enjoyed a lively group of French ladies who would meet at least monthly, either for coffee, or an amazing delicious meal. She was also active in Military Widows and the Lawton Fort Sill Art Council, serving as President on several occasions. In December of 2010, at the urging of her son Edmond Waible and her beloved nephew Bernard, she moved to Midwest City to be near her daughter. She lived there independently for several years, until Alzheimer’s forced a more protected environment. In December of 2017, she moved to Wellington Parke in Del City. They lovingly cared for her with the help of Frontier Hospice until her gentle passing. She will join her beloved husband at the Fort Sill Post Cemetery.
An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at www.beckerfuneral.com.