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Alice Kay Wilson
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Obituary for Alice Kay Wilson

Alice Kay (Birdwell) Wilson passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017 in Ponca City surrounded by her husband and family. She was 71 years old. A funeral ceremony to celebrate her life will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Trout Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Longwood Cemetery in Ponca City. Friends and family may come by the funeral home to pay their respects on Monday, October 9, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The family will be available to greet friends on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Alice was born on June 13, 1946 in Honey Grove, Texas to her parents John William Birdwell, Jr. and Mary Elizabeth (Whitlock ) Birdwell. Alice was proud to be a Texan at heart even though she lived most of her life in Oklahoma. She spent many summers in Ennis, Texas staying with her dear Aunt Ann, Uncle Shorty and Dumps. She would often reminisce about the many memories she had from those visits. Alice grew up in Paul’s Valley and graduated from Paul’s Valley High School, Class of 1964. In 1969, Alice graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from East Central State College. In 1969 Alice moved to Ponca City to be with her close friend Barbara Beckham. Shortly after moving to Ponca City she was hired for a secretary position at Conoco. She worked for 33 years before retiring from Conoco in 2002. In the Spring of 1972 she went on a blind date with a man who she would fall in love with. On November 18, 1972 she married the love of her life Gerald Lee Wilson at the First Baptist Church in Ponca City. The two of them remained extremely close throughout the next 45 years. She will be missed dearly by her husband and best friend Gerald.

Alice had a very warm, pleasant personality and liked everyone. Her aim in life was to be friends with everyone she came in contact with. The one friendship that stood out was the bond between her and Barbara Beckham. The two of them remained extremely close throughout her life. Barbara was like the sister she never had.

Alice had a true love of nature and enjoyed so much the deer, turkey, geese, squirrel, fox, and birds that would visit their yard in Ponca City. Another true love she had was traveling to attend Statler Brother Concerts. She truly enjoyed the music they performed. Alice and Gerald traveled to Salem, Virginia to attend the final concert of The Statler Brothers in 2002.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial donations may be made in her honor to Hospice of North Central Oklahoma, 445 Fairview Ave., Ponca City, OK 74601.

Casketbearers will be Ray Cripps, Curtis Bradley, Doug Hart, Charles Blochowiak, Park Nelson, and Craig Richardson.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Ralph Throop, Judy Throop, Donus Parker, and Janice Parker.

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1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trout Funeral Home & Crematory

505 W. Grand Ave.
Ponca City, OK 74601





8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Trout Funeral Home & Crematory

505 W. Grand Ave.
Ponca City, OK 74601

Family will greet friends from 6-8pm

Funeral Service




2:00 PM
Trout Funeral Home & Crematory

505 W. Grand Ave.
Ponca City, OK 74601

Cemetery Details


Longwood Cemetery

Northeast Corner of Longwood Road and East Hartford Ave.
Ponca City, OK 74604


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