January 6, 2014

Quanah Katie Holkum

— Quanah Katie Holkum

Services for Quanah Holkum, age 89 of Chickasha, will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at McRay Funeral Home Chapel, 110 S. 8th, Chickasha, with burial in the Fairlawn Cemetery.

Quanah Katie Gorham Holkum was born the daughter of Logan and Blanche (Grinstead) Gorham on June 23, 1924, in rural Caddo County and graduated in 1942 from Minco High. She passed away Jan. 6, 2014 in Chickasha, after suffering many years with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Quanah married Pfc. Charlie Holkum on July 2, 1943 in Chickasha and they were married for almost 64 years before he preceded her in death in 2007. After Charlie returned from WWII, they spent most of those years in Oklahoma City, where Quanah raised their two children, Johnny Lee Holkum of Edmond, and Pam Zamora of Oklahoma City, and worked 20 years for Norick Brothers Printing.

Charlie and Quanah both retired in 1973 and moved back to Chickasha where they lived a good life with their horses, friends and much time spent with grandchildren, Ches Cowell and Kenny Cowell of Oklahoma City and Hannah Holkum of Edmond.

Quanah is also survived by great-grandchildren Reece, Gavin and Abigail Cowell; step-grandchildren Amy Joplin of Oklahoma City; Lisa Oliver of Jacksonville, Fla.; Aimee DeCamp of Moore, and their families.

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