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Woodward County Obituary
Elmwood Cemetery

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Submitted by: Ann Weber


2 Aug 1914 - 1 Mar 2018

Lahoma Ann Grunewald, passed peacefully at 103 years old at the Mooreland Heritage Manor on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church of Woodward with Reverend Shannon Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Lahoma Ann (Williams) Grunewald was born on August 2, 1914 in Marlow, Oklahoma to Albert and Bertha Williams; she was a twin to her brother, Ok Guy Williams. Lahoma attended and finished school in Rush Springs, Oklahoma. Then in 1934 they moved to Woodward where she went to work at Adams Brothers Grocery where she met the love of her life Lee Grunewald. They married on December 5, 1937, remaining best friends and lovers for 65 years until his death in 2002. To this union they had three children Dixie Ann, Lee Ross, and Billie Rae. Over the years they ran restaurants in Woodward, Oklahoma, Canadian, Spearman, and Perryton, Texas. In 1966, Lee and Lahoma returned to Woodward to take over the Wayfarer Restaurant which they continued to operate until 1978. After selling the Wayfarer, they owned the Sandhill Steakhouse near Mooreland with their son Lee Ross until 1984.

Lahoma was part of the First United Methodist Church, Elks Lodge, Senior Citizens, Woodward Pioneer and Indians Museum, and the Red Hat Society. Lahoma loved playing cards, Dancing, and Crossword puzzles. Lahoma was a walking piece of history, she was a kind hearted, giving, social, spunky woman that lived a beautiful long and full life filled with laughter and sorrow. Although we will miss her physical presence in our lives, let’s not just grieve, but also celebrate her life as it was fully lived.

Lahoma is preceded in death by her parents, Leland her beloved husband, Billie Rae her beloved daughter, twin brother Ok, Baby brother Joseph, sisters Doris, Dixie, Donna, and Patricia, grandson Russel McKinney, and Great-Granddaughter’s Jessica King and Heather McKinney. She is survived by son Lee Ross Grunewald and wife Ellen, daughter Dixie Ann Stricker and husband Les, brothers Al Williams and wife Jane, James T. Williams and wife Liliana; grandchildren, Buck King, Bing King, Mikki McIntosh, Beau King, Todd McKinney, Jim McKinney, Susan Huey and Lori DeMichele; great-grandchildren LeiAnn Syms, Jim and Mike King, Kaleb King, Daniel, Dylan and Dalton King, Andee Smith, Ethan and Ben Huey, Jacob, Emma and John DeMichele, Ashley, Elizabeth, Buddy, Jenny and Willy McKinney; great-great-grandchildren Madison and Cayden Syms, Dainton King, Jaxon King, Holden, Tatum and Declan Foley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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