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BOULDER, Colorado [mdash] A celebration of life for Lova F. Driskell, age 102, of Boulder, Colorado, formerly of Enid, Oklahoma, is 2 p.m. Saturday February 24, 2018, at the Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Chapel.
Her nephew, Mike Gracy, will officiate. Her burial follows at Memorial Park Cemetery. Lova passed away February 4, 2018.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau Funeral Home.
Lova and her twin sister, Lois, were born November 4, 1915, at their farm near Garber, Oklahoma, to Charles E. and Edye Gaynell (Bruce) Gracy. The twins were raised on the farm near Garber and went to Garber public schools.
Lova married Cecil Maxey of Enid, Oklahoma, on June 30, 1936. Lova and Cecil were phenomenal dancers. They would be given the entire floor at dance halls, surrounded by crowds of onlookers. Lova and Cecil lived in a few farming communities near Garber, as well as on a farm south of Waukomis, Oklahoma, prior to buying their own farm near Wellington, Kansas. Cecil died on June 6, 1989.
Lova married Ferrell Driskell in July, 1976. Ferrell died in August 2007.
Besides helping with the farming, Lova worked at her children's school cafeteria, then at the furniture factory in Wellington. A couch she upholstered was displayed in a show in New York City.
She also managed the Pine and Lodge Cafe and worked in Stamn's Grocery store. Her last job was for the Singer Sewing Machine Company in Enid. Lova retired to care for her parents at their farm, north of Caldwell, Kansas. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Wellington.
Her parents, brother Warren Gracy, and twin sister, Lois predeceased her.
Lova is survived by her son Vernon of Moore, Oklahoma; daughter Fern Bowman of Boulder; son Warren (Shorty) Maxey and wife Linda of Aquilla, Texas; and brother Eldon B. Gracy of Caldwell; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; two stepchildren; step-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Lova loved traveling, especially if she had to fly to get there. Over the past ten years, she cruised twice to the Caribbean; traveled twice to Hawaii; to Mount Rushmore; made several trips to Aspen, Colorado, and traveled three times to Prescott, Arizona, to visit Lois' daughter Pat and Pat's husband Steve.
Pat and Steve took her to see the Grand Canyon, and to Nevada for one of her favorite activities slot machines. Lova and Lois celebrated several birthdays together. Their 90th birthday was celebrated at the Breckenridge Community Center in Enid, with over 100 friends and relatives in attendance.
Lova was an adventurist. She was always happy and smiling that beautiful smile of hers to the end. Happy trails, dear mama.
Published on February 20, 2018
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