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Woodward County Obituary
Elmwood Cemetery

© Billings Funeral Home
Date unknown
Reprinted with permission
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre


9 May 1925 - 17 Jan 1993

WOODWARD - The funeral for Tessabelle Kathryn Wilson Arterbeerry, 87, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Billings Funeral Home. The Rev. Gary Cox will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

She was born May 9, 1925, in Vilas, Colo., to Walter and Lida Wilson and died Sunday, Jan 17, 1993, at Woodward Hospital and Health Center. As a child, she moved with her parents to Arnett where she graduated from high school in 1943. She then moved to Tulsa and was employed as a telephone operator. On Sept. 9, 1936, she married Earl William Arterberry in Columbus, Kan. They lived in Tulsa. He died in August of 1966. Later that year she moved to Arnett and worked at various jobs before buying the West Side Grocery. In 1979, she moved to Woodward and worked at the Fruit of the Loom Factory until it closed. She also worked for TG&Y for a year before beginning work in the kitchen of the Woodward Hospital and Health Center, retiring in 1989.

Surviving are one son, Kenneth of Woodward; one stepson, Louis of Tulsa; one daughter, Maxine Arterberry of Woodward; one brother, Charley Wilson of Arnett; one sister, Ida Evelyn Hunt of Citrus Heights, Calif.; and one granddaughter.

Besides her husband she was proceded in death by two brothers.

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