Ella Vastalee (Terry)
Vastalee (Terry) Hicks was born in Sweetwater Oklahoma on August 10, 1924 to
Owen Terry and Maggie Mae Terry and passed away May 6, 2016 in Broken Arrow
Oklahoma at the age of 91 years, 8 months and 26 days.

She grew up at their farm in Sweetwater and graduated High School from there.
After graduation, she moved to Clinton Oklahoma where she worked until she got
a job with the Telephone office(AT&T), and there she met Sgt. Conner Hicks,
and they were married in Clinton. After the war, they moved to Pampa Texas
where Mrs. Hicks transferred in her phone operator job, and her husband found
work, eventually going to work for the United States Postal service! They lived
in Pampa where their children Donald B. Hicks and Cynthia E. Hicks were born
and raised. After Cynthia was born she worked as a bookkeeper for the Pamcel
Federal Credit union. She outlived her husband and continued to live in Pampa,
until circumstances with her health in 2011, caused her to move to Tulsa
Oklahoma where she lived until her passing.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson, Donnen Hicks, 3
brothers and 3 sisters.

She is survived by her daughter Cindy Smith of Broken Arrow, OK; son, Donald B.
Hicks and wife, Cathy Marana, AZ: 3 grandchildren Andrew Smith and wife,
Valorie, Kellyville, OK; Sarah Griffen and husband, John, Bixby, OK; Jessica
Goree and husband, Lee, Glendale, AZ; 6 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, W.O.
Terry and wife, Thelma of Canyon, TX and Leo Terry and wife, Mary, Orange, TX.,
and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on May 12, 2016 at 2:00 in the Whinery Chapel in Sayre. Interment in the Buffalo Cemetery.

Cheyenne Star, May 12, 2016