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Death Notices

December 14, 2011

Betty Louise Harris Zimmerman

DUNCAN — Betty Louise Harris Zimmerman

March 19, 1927 — Dec. 12, 2011

Betty Louise (Harris) Zimmerman, 84, of Duncan, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011.

Betty blessed and greatly enriched the lives of those who knew her. She will be missed and loved by many.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, in the Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Arnold Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in the Duncan Cemetery under direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home.

Family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Betty was born March 19, 1927, in Tulsa, to Curtis and Elizabeth Harris, and lived there until her father was called into service for WW II. She and her mother followed him to different stations where he was located in the US.

She married Carl William Zimmerman on June 10, 945, in Visalia, Calif., in a military wedding. They lived there until Carl received orders for embarkation to the Pacific Theater. Betty lived in Norman, with Carl’s parents until his orders were revoked and Carl was honorably discharged as a Lieutenant from the U.S. Army.

Betty and Carl then embarked on the joys and blessings of having a family. She gave birth to John Chris Zimmerman, while they lived in Norman. Their second child, Paul William Zimmerman, and their youngest, Susan Louise Zimmerman, were born when they were in Dallas, Texas. Betty and Carl moved to Duncan in 1962, where they continued to live until she passed.

She loved her activities with the churches wherever she was located. In Duncan, she was a lifetime member of the Four Leaf Clover and a devout member of the First Christian Church. Betty was involved in the daily activities of being a farmer’s wife, supporting her husband Carl on their mini-ranch south of Duncan. She was a devout wife, while nursing Carl in her last years.

Betty is survived by her husband Carl; sons Chris and wife Vicki, Paul and wife Carol, and daughter, Susan, all of Duncan; grandchildren John Mark Rawling, Justin Zimmerman, Derek Zimmerman, Brad Zimmerman, Tracy Allen and Marisa Jackson; and great-grandchildren Cody Zimmerman, Serenity and Trinity Allen, and Eli Zimmerman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis and Elizabeth Harris.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 912 W. Walnut, Duncan, OK 73533.

Online condolences can be made to the family at

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