Arlene Kay Fugate was born September 19, 1944, on the family farm in Chambers, Nebraska, to Clifford Merle and Jessamine Belle (Lewman) Potter. She died Sunday, August 21, 2016, in Owasso, Oklahoma, at the age of 71 years. Arlene graduated with the Norfolk High School Class of 1962 in Norfolk, Nebraska. After high school, she attended Beauty College in Casper, Wyoming, but during that time she met and fell in love with Frank. Arlene was married October 21, 1963, in Casper, Wyoming to Frank E. Fugate. She moved to the Tulsa area in 1965 and spent most of her working life as a manager for May’s Drug. Arlene was strong in her faith and grew up in Chambers United Methodist church in Nebraska and then joined Boston Avenue Methodist Church after moving to Tulsa. She had a variety of pastimes over the years which included Barrel Racing horses as a child, roller skating, playing bingo, tennis, golfing, gardening, volunteering with organizations to help with disabled children, and even racing her own car in the powderpuff races at the Tulsa Speedway. Arlene loved her time with Frank and taking regional weekend trips with him, and leisurely motorcycle rides together, having been a member of the Honda Club when they were younger and developing into Harley Davidson fans in her later years. Loving family members include:
Yolanda Kay Harvey and life partner Dee A. Whyel, of Owasso
Veronica Lynn Lechtenberger and husband Brad, of Owasso
Sasha Salsgiver and husband Joseph, of Owasso
Jeffrey Gibbs, of Tulsa
Brandon Harvey, of Owasso
Cory Lechtenberger and wife Abbe, of St. Louis, Missouri
Sarah Lechtenberger, of Broken Arrow
Randi Lechtenberger, of Owasso
Ruth Dean, of Houston, Texas
Ralph Potter and wife Sandra, of Casper, Wyoming
Vesta Hall, of Sidney, Nebraska
Virgil Potter and wife Sandy, of Centralia, Washington
Carolyn Stuart, of Winchester, Oklahoma
Levi Salsgiver, of Mansfield, Ohio
Myleiah Salsgiver, of Owasso
Kayden Salsgiver, of Owasso
Numerous Step grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother, Lyle Potter.
Memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 26, 2016, at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel with Chaplain Tom Smith officiating. The family requests memorial contributions be made in Arlene’s memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
Prayers of comfort for you and your family!
— Geneva McConnell , Wednesday – August 24, 2016
Sorry for you guys loss, prayers continued throughout the upcoming days! Love you guys!
— Tabibie Russell, Wednesday – August 24, 2016
Lovely and well loved lady. My thoughts and prayers with the family
— Cecilia Wilkins, Thursday – August 25, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I had the priviledge of knowing and caring for her at Villages. Moms are special, she will be missed. Blessings, Jan McAllister
— Jan McAllister, Thursday – August 25, 2016
MISS YOU MOMMA REST IN PEACE WITH DAD.
— YOLANDA HARVEY, Wednesday – September 28, 2016
Mowery Funeral Service Chapel
9110 N. Garnett Road
Owasso, OK 74055
Friday – August 26, 2016
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Arlene Fugate to:
American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22478
Oklahoma City, OK 73123