Ladye ‘Bootsie’ Brown | Kingfisher Times and Free Press

Ladye Travis “Bootsie” Brown, Hennessey, died on January 14, 2022. She was 96.

Bootsie was born on December 22, 1925, to Samuel Travis and Mickey Ruth (Wright) Greene in Terrell, Texas, where she grew up and graduated from high school at age 16.

She married JW Brown of Irving, Texas on February 21, 1947.

The Browns had two children – Ruth Ann (Satchell) and John W. Brown. They left Texas and made their home in Hennessey in 1961.

Bootsie was a very active member of First Christian Church in Hennessey and worked at the new center for the elderly after JW’s death.

There she worked hard for nine years to build a community and provide services to help those in need.

But her greatest accomplishment and greatest joy has been her family, which includes: her daughter, Ruth Ann Satchell (Dennis) of Kingfisher; son John W. Brown (Brenda) of Norman; grandchildren Stacey Satchell of Nashville, Tennessee, Erin Scammahorn of Kingfisher, Ryan Ritter of Atoka, Travis Brown of Oklahoma City, Tyler Ritter of Norman, Shawnna Brown of Tulsa, Lindsey Pinkerton of Okarche, Jessica Morey of Oklahoma City ; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by one brother, Charley Greene of Royce City, Texas, whom she loved dearly.

Bootsie was predeceased by her husband, her parents, her brother Harold Greene, her nephews Ray, Steve, John, James and Larry; and a niece, Jana.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the First Christian Church of Hennessey, Russell-Murray Hospice or any charity of your choice.

Services were held on Tuesday, January 18 at Hennessey First Christian Church, followed by interment in Hennessey Cemetery under the direction of Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home.

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