Geraldean “Geri” Carr, Age 72, of Cushing passed away Sunday, April 5, 2009 at her home. Palmer-Marler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at the First Christian Church in Cushing with interment to follow in the Euchee Valley Memorial Park in Cushing.

Geri was born on the 19th day of February in 1937 (weight 2 lbs. 8oz.) at Yale, Oklahoma to Carl and Hayden (Wells) Akins. She attended school at Yale, Oklahoma and moved to Drumright when she was 11 years old. She attended school at Washington Grade School, Edison Grade School, and Drumright High School. Geri said, her favorite memories at Drumright High School were going to football games with friends. English was her favorite subject and her favorite teacher was Virginia Kane. Her best friends were Carolyn “Sue” Gibson, Carolyn Downing, and Carolyn Hammock.

Geri and her husband, Darrell Carr were united in marriage at the First Assembly of God Church and lived in Cushing, Oklahoma. They were married 57 years. Darrell has always been employed in Oilfield Service (and still is). Their life in Oklahoma Oilfields (another story) has been interesting and rewarding.

Geri’s most important career was “Family.” Geri and Darrell had two daughters, Cynthia of Perkins, Oklahoma, and Darylita and her husband, Ret. Lt. Col. Steven Ware of Little Rock, Arkansas. Three grandsons, Chad and wife Kathy of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Nathan, and Spencer of Little Rock, Arkansas. Two great-grandsons, Keyvon and P.J. of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Geri was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Hayden (Wells) Akins, her twin sister at birth Earldean and a brother Jack Akins.

Geri and Darrell were members of the First Christian Church. She was a past secretary of Hillside P.T.A. in Cushing, Oklahoma, Past President of Gladiolus Garden Club of Cushing, and past secretary of the Cushing Geological Society.

She was also a Genealogist and has done twenty-five family history books on her families and Darrells. She did research with people from all over the United State and has really had a fun time.

The person who inspired her most in her life was her Dad, because of his deep faith in God and his keen sense of humor.

Her message to people today is, “When one door closes another one “Open.”

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