J. Ailene Haralson, of Carrollton, TX (recently of Norman, OK), passed in peace on Wednesday July 21, 2021, at the age of 89. Ailene was a strong, independent woman who was loved, is missed, and will always be cherished.
Ailene’s story began in in Wichita, KS, where she was born October 25, 1931, to John Alby Wilson and Leota Pearl Krause. After her parents divorced, Ailene spent much of her childhood in Oklahoma City.
Ailene then studied music at Oklahoma City University, specializing in keyboard and clarinet. She met her future husband, Harold Herndon Haralson, while attending college – we’ve been told that Ailene led Harold on quite the chase and that he spent more time courting her than he did studying at the University of Oklahoma! Ultimately, they were married March 31, 1954, in Norman, OK.
Later, while she also helped to raise four active sons, Ailene also trained to become a radiology technician. She also worked diligently to maintain her membership in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) over the past several decades. Ailene, Harold, and family moved numerous times due to his job in the energy business – she worked to make a home of each place they lived, no matter how short their stay might be.
No matter where they lived, Ailene and Harold always made room for friends they met along the way, who they treated as family. There was always room in their hearts and home for those in need.
Ailene was renowned for her cooking and baking skills. She was an active member of Goodrich Memorial United Methodist Church, and at one time, played the piano for services. She was also an avid member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Loved ones that cleared the path for Ailene are her parents; husband, Harold; and son, David. Loved ones that will miss Ailene until they meet again are her children, Dr. Harold Haralson, II and wife Sue, Mark Haralson, and Charles Haralson, Sr.; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; brother-in-law, Don Haralson; one nephew; one niece; and three great nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Ailene to the Goodrich Memorial United Methodist Church.
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