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Lovenia Pearl Mallory, 76, of Fairview, Okla., passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2012, at the Fairview Regional Medical Center in Fairview.

Lovenia grew up in Holbrook, where she attended school. On July 15, 1952, she married Bill Mallory and they started their life together. From time to time, she would work as a waitress, but most of her life was spent taking care of Bill, their home and most importantly, raising their five children. They lived in Arizona for many years and then moved to Fairview later in life. Bill had two strokes and the second one sent him to live in the Fellowship home and she joined him. Bill passed away on Friday, December 31, 2010. They had been married for 58 years.

Lovenia was a good and loving mother, and always took good care of her children. She loved spending time with them and, in the later years, their children. She will be greatly missed by her family.

Lovenia is survived by two daughters, Carla Kay Harrison and Kath Deel of Stillwater, Oklahoma; and Mary Gray and husband David Kolecki of Lake Eufaula, Okla.; three sons, Bill Mallory II and wife Linda of Dallas, Texas; Bradley Mallory and wife Stephanie of Grand Junction, Colo.; and Bob Mallory and wife Tammy of Fairview; two brothers, John B. and Guy Allen Willis; and two sisters, Phillis Germaine and Thelma Lucas; 15 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bill, sister Mary Agnes Witt and two infants.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements were handled by Fairview Funeral Home.