The Woodward News

Obituaries

October 30, 2013

Audrey Charlotte (Ball) Crites

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Woodward, Okla. —

Audrey got a lot of enjoyment teaching her children how to play in sports. Coached for the 10 year old Baseball Team which won State, and the team included her son, Junior along with two cousins, Wendell Eugene and LeRoy Churchill. Junior was the pitcher for the team and his Dad, Wilbur, always practiced catching for him. Audrey coached for her daughters, Janney Bewe and Jannette’s Softball Team which won Regionals. She was a Den Mother for Junior’s Cub Scouts. Both Audrey and Wilbur were involved in school activities wether it be driving a bus or being a chaperone. Wilbur built a full size basketball court in the backyard for his children. The neighbor, Jim Wyatt, built a baseball field in his back yard and the whole neighborhood used both the basketball court and the baseball field. Parents played the games with the children and had a lot of fun. She also liked to go fishing with family and friends.

Late in her life her greatest joy was seeing and playing with her puppies, Sweetpea, Angel Baby, Nick, Dusty and Mr. Peach, her big yellow cat.

She is survived by her daughters, Janney Bee Adams and husband Garland of Phoenix, Arizona; Lillie Jannette Wyatt and husband David D. of Oklahoma City; Sherrie Ann Crites of Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren, Michael T. Adams, Sheree Rene Hewitt, Mark Leslie Adams, Matthew Wayne Adams, Michelle Annette Sanford, Timothy David Wyatt, Kimberly Kaye Sandoval and Kristi Dawn Crites-Haney; Thirteen great-grandchildren, Michael Adams, Samantha Adams, Tara Adams, Adrian Valogh, Jennifer Mareio, Mark Adams Jr., Alyson Wyatt, David M. Sanford, Kassidy Sandoval, Kenzey Sandoval, Delayne Pio, Devory Pio, Brandi Haney and Matthew Adams; Great-Great Grandchildren, Corbin Hewitt, Stella Moon Adams and Aidan Mareio.

Besides her husband Wilbur Raymond Crites Sr., she was preceded in death by her son, Wilber Raymond Crites Jr; grandaughter, Kathleen Diane Wyatt; great -grandson, Chandler Clay Sandoval; parents George O. And Josie Ball; brothers, Wilfred Ball, Billy Bob Ball; sisters, Willamae (Selby) Stanley, and Betty Jo Davidson; brothers-in-law, Richard Selby, Marion Stanley, Lemuel Jackson, Donald McDaniel; sister-in-law, Marilyn Ann Ball.

Audrey will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Remembrances may be shared online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com

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