John A. Pembroke 12-1989 Submitted by tim Dotterer
John A. Pembroke, 69, died December 12, 1989 at St. Mary's Hospital in Enid. Funeral services were at 2 PM Saturday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Jared officiating. Burial was in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites. Arrangements were by Goodwin Funeral Home.
He was born June 22, 1920 in Fawn Hope, England, to Fred and Esther Pembroke and attended schools in England. He served with both the United States and the British merchant navies and worked in a light plant in Ulysses, Kansas, before moving to Cherokee in 1954. He worked for the City of Cherokee Power Plant for 20 years.
In 1945, he married Betty Berry.
On January 19, 1994 he married Marie Walker Metcalf in Clayton, New Mexico. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge 307, Guthrie Consistory and Cro–Tat–Em club.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, Dr. F John Pembroke of Rock Springs, Wyoming, and Richard Pembroke of Tulsa, and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Cancer Division.
Marie Gertrude Pembroke 03-1994 Submitted by Tim Dotterer
Funeral services for Marie Gertrude Pembroke, 78, were at 2 PM Wednesday at Fisher Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Ron Weathers officiated. Burial was in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery. She died March 20, 1994, in Cherokee
She was born February 15, 1916, on a farm near Canton in Dewey County to David Henry and Minnie Gertrude Erwin Walker. On July 24, 1932 south of Cherokee, she married Lee William Metcalf who died October 13, 1946. On January 19, 1957 in Clayton, New Mexico, she married John A. Pembroke who died December 12, 1989.
A lifelong Cherokee area resident, she was a homemaker and retired from the cosmetics department of a drugstore. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Self Culture Club, Alfalfa County Hospital Volunteers, Ruth Circle, Order of Eastern Star and Cro-Tat-Em Club.
She is survived by a son, L. D. Metcalf of Cherokee; two daughters, Marilee Prall of Fairmont and Lynda Stout of Cherokee; two stepsons, Richard Pembroke of Tulsa and Dr. John F. Pembroke of Rocksprings, Wyoming; a sister, Hazel White of Cherokee; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four step grandchildren; a niece and nephew, Joquietta Hodgson and D. J. Walker, and a beloved and loyal friend, Cora Trevitt.
Besides her husbands, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Leo Walker and Leonard Walker, and a sister, India Wheat.
Memorials may be made to Donald J. Alan Memorial, Huntington Disease Clinic, through the funeral home.
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