Jim And Jackie Browning

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Jim and Jackie Browning, residents of Boynton, passed away Sunday evening, October 19, 2014. Jim was born Jimmy Dale Browning on June 6, 1950, in Sentinel, Oklahoma, to J.D. Browning and the late Edna Virginia (North) Browning. Jackie was born Jacqueline Ann Schaffer on October 25, 1950, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, to the late Richard Theodore Schaffer and Thelma (Tipton) Schaffer. Jim and Jackie were married June 12, 1970, and started their life together on the red dirt western side of Oklahoma. They were a young couple from simple means and grounded lives. Jim worked in the oilfield and Jackie worked in the Weatherford public school system. As times changed and their family grew they relocated to Boynton, Oklahoma, to pursue a ranch lifestyle. Times were not always easy but family was always strong, and they made sure of that. The sun rose and set many times, children grew into adults, jobs changed, the family grew in numbers and became even stronger with the new additions. Time, age and blessings have brought us to where we stand now. Jim has riden his grey mare in the life we all so joyfully seek with Jackie tap dancing right out in front. For that, we are blessed. The strength they leave us with is unwavering and unrelenting. We are forever blessed. We will leave you with our Mothers words, "Be kind to everyone, because it is not your place to be any less." Jackie was a faithful member of the Church of Christ in Morris. She was very active in the Alzheimer’s Association and “Food for Friends” in Morris, a food bank she created to help those in need of groceries. Their survivors include their children, Karmen May and husband Joe of Morris, Darrean Browning and wife Jamie of Sapulpa, and Ryan Browning and wife Kara of Miles City, Montana; grandchildren, Stetson May, Taylor May, Darcy May and Piper Browning; Jim’s father, J.D. Browning and wife Freeda of Foss, Oklahoma; Jim’s sister, Dayna Christensen and husband Gary of Moore; Jackie’s sisters, Beverly Bird of Oklahoma City, Jeanine Simpson and husband Buddy of Enid, and Kim Boone and husband Jimmie of Burns Flat and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service for Jim and Jackie was held 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 24, 2014, at the Church of Christ in Morris, with Dr. Phil Sallee officiating. Interment followed in the Morris Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Ataxia Association in their memory. Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Jim and Jackie’s Tribute Page on our website at www.mcclendon-winters.com.