Virginia “Lorene” Irene (Stafford) New
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October 9, 1925 – September 20, 2019
Virginia “Lorene” New was born October 9, 1925 in Trousdale, OK the daughter of Ira P and Margaret (Howard) Stafford. She entered heaven on Friday, September 20, 2019 at the age of 93.
Lorene graduated from Wanette High School then went on to become a licensed beautician. Lorene married L.D. “Deacon” New on August 9, 1948 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. They lived in Norman, Madill, Tulsa and settled in Oklahoma City where they raised their family. She was a faithful member of Metropolitan Baptist Church. She and Deacon enjoyed many friends, travel and lots of time at their get-away at Lake Texoma. After the death of Deacon in 1998, she moved to Spanish Cove retirement community in 2002 where she enjoyed many more years of gardening and new friendships.
Lorene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her son, Michael New. She is survived by her daughters, Beth Perry (Rick) of Broken Arrow, Barbara Wyckoff (Bruce) of Oklahoma City, her son, Tim New of Cookson, OK, and her special daughter-in-law, Sherrell New of Oklahoma City; her grandchildren, Sarah Godbehere (Ryan), Joshua Perry (Kelsey), Gene Wyckoff (Sara), Matthew Perry (Cassie), Jodie Wyckoff, and Casey New; and her great grandchildren, Gage and Tenley Perry and Reese Wyckoff.
The family will receive visitors from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday at Vondel Smith Mortuary North, 13125 N. MacArthur Blvd. Funeral services will be 1:00, Tuesday, Sept. 24 at Metropolitan Baptist Church. Private entombment will be in Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum.
Memorials may be made to Metropolitan Baptist Church, 7201 W. Britton RD, Oklahoma City, OK 73132.