The Woodward News

February 7, 2013

Joyce O. Frey

Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — Joyce O. Frey, 80 year old Woodward resident, died Tuesday, February 5, 2013 in the Woodward Regional Hospital.  Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2013 at the Elmwood Cemetery.  Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.


Joyce Opal (Dull) Shirley Frey was born on March 1, 1932 in DeQueen, Arkansas to George Raymond and Bertie (Spicer) Dull.  She attended school in DeQueen and graduated from DeQueen High School.  She was united in marriage to Lewis Dale Shirley on December 31, 1952 in DeQueen, Arkansas.  They were blessed with four children, Roger Alan, Lewis Dale, Jr., Sandra Kay, and Mark Wesley.  Dale’s job in the oilfield kept them moving often.  They made Woodward their home in 1966.  Joyce worked at various jobs and also stayed home and took care of her children.


Joyce was united in marriage to Bob Frey.  They lived in Woodward for a short time before moving to DeQueen, Arkansas.  Bob preceded her in death in 1991.  Joyce moved back to Woodward to be closer to her family.


She loved spending time with her family and friends.


She is survived by a daughter, Sandra Kay Shirley Smith and Jon Morgan of Woodward; one son, Mark Shirley and wife Dawn of Mutual; grandchildren, John Finch of Woodward, Bryant Morse and wife Hillary of Muskogee, Cody Morse of Muskogee, Luke Shirley and Katie Shirley of Woodward; three great-grandchildren, Ady, Easton, and Carmen; two brothers, Wayne Dull and wife Carolyn of DeQueen, Arkansas, Jesse Dull and wife Retta of New Boston, Texas; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Bob Frey, two brothers, Frankie Dull and Alton Dull and two sons, Roger Alan Shirley and wife Cindy and Lewis Dale Shirley Jr.


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