Margie (Colene) Gatlin, 85, of Yukon, went to be with the Lord on March 14, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was born Feb. 7, 1935, in Reed, to Lillie Mae Boyd and Clifford S. Boyd.
Colene was one of four daughters: Francis Collins, Mae Hammock and Robyn Braswell.
Colene attended high school in Salinas, Calif., where she was very active in sports, playing softball and basketball. Colene and Bill married Dec. 4, 1959, in Carter, and made their home in Salinas, Calif., where husband Bill was active military, serving in many other places including Germany and Maryland until her husband’s retirement from the Army in 1966 and returning to Salinas for several years before making their life long home in Sayre for 41 years where she was a bookkeeper for family business, Gatlin’s Garage, from 1970-1997.
Colene and Bill made their new home in Yukon in 2011. No matter where their family moved, Colene made the place a home.
Colene taught Sunday School for many years no matter where she lived and loved to have holiday dinners at her house. She was a caregiver to both her parents before they passed.
She was preceded in death by her parents Clifford and Lillie Boyd; and sisters Francis Collins and Mae Boyd.
Colene is survived by husband Bill E. Gatlin, of Yukon; sister Robyn Braswell and spouse Glen of Carollton, Texas; daughter Brenda Roberts and spouse Randy of Piedmont; son, Billy Gatlin and spouse Cindy of Elk City; six grandchildren, Cody Heinley and spouse Brad, Kyle Gatlin and spouse Brooke, Sara Horning and spouse Jeff, Halee Gatlin, Ricky Steele, Dan Collins; and 17 great-grandchildren and many other family members and friends and will be greatly missed by all.
Services to celebrate her life were held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, March 19, 2020, in the chapel of Buchanan Funeral Service.