Jackie Lee Miller was born June 4, 1939, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Paul LaVerne Huston and Hazel Jones Huston Kirk. She passed from this life Saturday, August 19, 2017, in Owasso, Oklahoma, at the age of 78 years. Jackie was reared and educated in Tulsa and attended Will Rogers High School where she finished half of her senior year before running away to get married. She later attended Southern Baptist University in Arkansas and then transferred to Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Education. Jackie spent most of her working life in education and taught at Hawthorne Elementary in Tulsa for 28 years. After retiring from Hawthorne she continued substitute teaching for various schools around the area. She has been a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Owasso, Oklahoma since 2005 and was a passionate volunteer for Mission Owasso. Jackie had a variety of pastimes and loved reading, socializing with friends, volunteering, but most of all being a good witness for the Lord. Loving family members include:
Les Proud and wife Kathy, of Cookson, Oklahoma
Christi Luepke, of Haskell, Oklahoma
Loretta Bingham and husband Matt, of Tyler Texas
Judy Lingenfelter and husband Tom, of Owasso
David Kirk and wife Judy, of Orlando, Florida
13 Great Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Huston, mother, Hazel Jones Huston Kirk, son, Wesley Gravitt, and dad, Oriel Kirk.
Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at First Baptist Church in Owasso with Pastor Chris Wall officiating. Interment will be held at South Heights Cemetery in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. The family requests memorial contributions be made in Jackie’s memory to Mission Owasso, 13307 E 96th St N, Owasso, OK 74055. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
I was so sad to hear of Jackie’s passing! She was so gracious to me in 2001 when I first started at ETS in Tulsa and we shared a classroom! She will truly be missed by all whose life she touched!
— Magarethe (Margie) (Asher) Donovan, Sunday – August 20, 2017
Jackie was a very special lady and she will be missed.
— Susan Cliff, Sunday – August 20, 2017
— Lori Maynard, Sunday – August 20, 2017
A very special lady.
— Diane Hayes, Monday – August 21, 2017
How beautiful heaven must be!! My “Chantilly Lace” friend is Home!
— Sonja Brown, Tuesday – August 22, 2017
I met Jackie when I moved to Owasso….she lived in my neighborhood…we met because I had a yorkie, and Jackie was out in her driveway, watering flowers, she had her dog Kiwi with her, I stopped to talk to her because of the dog. We talked about dogs, gardening and flowers…. I thought wow….this is one cool lady from her sassy short hair, to her toe ring….I knew this lady and I were going to be friends….I will miss you sweet friend….fly high!!!
— Hal Neeley, Tuesday – August 22, 2017
Jackie was my 5 the grade teacher at Hawthorne. She was a great teacher and well loved by all her students. She was a outstanding teacher and touch many lives she will be greatly missed. Prayer for the family
— barbara eason, Tuesday – August 22, 2017
My sincere condolences to the family in the passing of my dear teacher from Hawthorne Elementary, Mrs. Proud from 1968. She made a lasting impression in my life and was one of my favorite teachers! Here sweet demeanor, patience and kindness shall forever live in my heart. God Bless the family during this difficult time.
— Michelle McGhee Garrett, Tuesday – August 22, 2017
An awesome educator and a great friend!! Mrs Proud loved her job and her shudents!! She always kept in touch and attended so many of our family gatherings! You will be missed. Rest In Peace.
— Deborah Carr, Wednesday – August 23, 2017
To the Miller family,
I would like to express my condolences and profound sadness at the passing of this beautiful lady. She was my first true example of a good teacher (Mrs Proud) then she taught my daughter (Mrs Miller). She loved the kids at Hawthorne and didn’t teach there because it was an “at risk” school and therefore was paid extra. I loved her and would think about her often. She would host sleepovers when she taught my daughter and just the other day I passed by her old house in Tulsa and wondering how she was. I lost contact with her and I regret that. Praying for the family and thanking God for Jacqueline Proud-Miller!
— Kimberley Watson , Friday – August 25, 2017
First Baptist Church
13307 East 96th Street North
Owasso, OK 74055
Wednesday – August 23, 2017
South Heights Cemetery
1815 South Ridgeway Street
Sapulpa, OK 74066
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Jackie to:
13307 East 96th Street North
Owasso, OK 74055