Funeral for LoReta Breeze, 87, Lawton, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Centenary United Methodist Church with Dr. Robert Gorrell, senior pastor, and Pastor Jim Roberts officiating.
Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery under direction of Becker-Rabon Funeral Home.
LoReta Breeze died Monday, March 5, 2018, in Lawton.
She was born July 7, 1930, in Snyder, to Perry Willis Jr. and Ruby (Plew) Willis. She grew up in Snyder, where she attended school. She was crowned homecoming queen in 1947 by football captain and future husband Edward Odell Breeze, and graduated with the Snyder High School Class of 1948. She then attended Cameron State Agricultural College in Lawton, and married her football captain on March 7, 1949, in Lawton. The couple held hands wherever they went throughout their loving marriage. She can now hold her husband's hand again, as Mr. Breeze preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 2013.
Mrs. Breeze was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 31 years. She began her career as a telephone operator, later trading her headset for a hardhat working as an installer. She eventually returned to the company office. She also worked with her husband in the family grocery business. The couple always supported Lawton Public Schools, as they have had a child or grandchild in LPS all the way from 1955 to the present day.
Adoringly referred to as "GiGi" by her family, Mrs. Breeze made every occasion a celebration. From birthdays to holidays, she always made sure her family would have more than enough to eat, and you could expect a "small slice" of dessert that would fill your plate back up. Many friends, family, and former Big Giant Grocery customers will proudly say GiGi's famous chicken salad sandwiches were the absolute best.
She is survived by four children and their spouses: Randy and Brenda Breeze, Rocky Breeze, Robin and, Mike Heinen, and Rodney and Deanie Breeze; her grandchildren and their spouses: Ryan and Sara Breeze, Renee and Andy Bennett, Trail Breeze, Bethany and Elijah Morlett, Sunni Breeze and Emmalee Heinen; two great-granddaughters: Raegan Breeze and Sky Jones; two nephews: Dana Thomason and Kenny Thomason, and brothers-in-law, Wyndell Morton and Gary Breeze and his wife Bonnie.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters: Juanice and Gwendolyn; and her daughter-in-law, Kristen Breeze.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at www.beckerfuneral.com.