Alene Coltrane, of Norman, Oklahoma, passed away on January 24, 2017 at the age of 92. Alene was born in Meg, Arkansas to Clarence and Verla Brown on September 27, 1924. She was the oldest of 8 siblings.
Alene married Ray Coltrane, the love of her life, on September 3, 1948. They were blessed with two wonderful children Raymond Coltrane, Jr. and Linda Coltrane Lankister. Ray and Alene moved to Norman from Chickasha in 1977 so they could be closer to their children.
She retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in March 1977 after 33 years of service. Many of those years were with perfect attendance. She was a long distance telephone operator. She was a member of the AT&T Pioneers. She was also a member of McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church. She was an avid quilter. She quilted over 200 quilts. She hand pieced and hand quilted every quilt she made. She made sure each of her brothers and sisters had one of her quilts. She loved to travel. She loved flying to the many places she had been to. She loved spending time with family and friends. She loved to watch Wheel of Fortune.
Preceded in death by her parents, husband Ray Coltrane, son Raymond, Jr., three sisters and one brother.
Survived by her daughter Linda Coltrane Lankister of Norman, grandson Marty Coltrane from Norman, resident of OKC, sister Juanita and husband Charles, brother Paul and wife Paula, brother Glen and wife Diana, and several nieces and nephews.
Alene’s family would like to thank Good Shepherd Hospice for the many hours they spent with them and to give special thanks to Carol and Robbie for their loving care.
Visitation will be 9:00 am-8:00 pm Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Havenbrook Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm. Graveside services will be 10:00 am Friday, January 27, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Norman, OK.