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Ouida Sue Welch

CACHE  Funeral for Ouida Sue Welch, 70, of Cache, will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2018, at Cache Christian Church, 201 NW 5th St., Cache, with Pastor John Webb officiating.

Burial will be at Cache Cemetery, Cache, under direction of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home. 

Ouida Sue was born on June 6, 1947, in Ruston, La., to Warren and Ouida Devonne Stephenson, one of six children. Ouida graduated from Caddo High School in Vivian, La. Ouida married Leroy Chapman and to this union twin daughters were born. She later married Larry Stier and they had three children together. On Sept. 7, 2002, she married Jeff Welch. Together she and Jeff built their dream home on 108 acres just west of Cache.  

Ouida was a very loving mother. In addition to her own children and her stepchildren, she also fostered numerous children throughout the years. Ouida was a hard worker and never let the fact that she was missing a hand stop or limit her in any way. In order to support herself and her children, she worked outside the home as a real estate agent for Re/Max and Century 21.  

She was a strong woman who always accomplished what she set out to do. She loved her dogs, her garden and her roses. She was an excellent cook and had won several ribbons for her canning at the county fair. She also enjoyed sewing. She attended Cache Christian Church in Cache, after being invited by a lady, Francis, she met at Walmart in the canning department, and they became fast friends.  

She is survived by her husband, Jeff Welch, of the home; her children and their spouses: Devonne Vesta and her husband Mike, of Brunswick, Ga., LeAnn Willingham and her husband Lee, of Flint, Mich., Amanda Hill and her husband Bill, of Lawton, Larry Stier and his wife Hillary, of Lawton,  and Chris Stier and his partner Cameron, of Lawton; her stepchildren: Troy Stier and his wife Deborah, of South Texas, Eddie Welch and wife Sheila, of Arkansas, Joey Welch, of Arkansas, and Shani Smith, of Massachusetts; two brothers and sisters-in-law: Johnny and Clarise Stephenson, of Tulsa, and Roger and Ellen Stephenson, of Wisconsin; two sisters and a brother-in-law: LaWanna and Buddy Fowler, of Coushatta, La., and Sonia McCrary, of Vivian, La.; 20  grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Warren and Devonne Stephenson; her brother, Rodney Stephenson; and her nephew, H.M. Fowler.                 

An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at GrayFuneral.com.

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