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Beth Blood

February 2, 1935 December 2, 2021
Beth Blood
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W. Elizabeth “Beth” Blood of Mangum, Oklahoma entered into the presence of her Saviour on December 2, 2021 at the age of 86 at Elkview General Hospital, Hobart, Oklahoma. She was born on February 2, 1935 at Border Hospital in Mangum, Oklahoma to Joe Boyd and Mayme Thompson. Beth graduated from Mangum High School Class of 1953. She began her college career at the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Oklahoma. She then continued her education at BETH-EL School of Nursing in Colorado Springs, Colorado where she completed her RN Certification and graduated on September 13, 1957. She met the love of her life, William “Bill” Blood while she was at nursing school. Beth began her nursing career at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs in September 1957 and she worked there until she and Bill married on April 13, 1958.

Nursing was her lifelong calling; she knew she wanted to be a nurse by the time she was 10 years old. Beth worked at several hospitals while following Bill to different Army posts and finally settled in Mangum where she worked and retired from Mangum City Hospital. In retirement she worked for Jackson County Health Department and New Hope Recovery Center.

Beth was a lifelong member of The First United Methodist Church of Mangum, Oklahoma. She was very active in the Mangum community; she was a member of the Greer County Quilters Guild, “quilt till you wilt”, in addition to the “coffee crew” that met each morning. She was considered the local historian and contributed many volunteer hours to the Greer County Museum.

Beth was preceded in death by her husband William Henry Blood, parents Joe Boyd and Mayme Thompson.

She is survived by her four sons, David (Joann) Blood of Lawton, Oklahoma, Rick
(Ruth) Blood of Oldsmar, Florida, Shawn (Jennifer) Blood of Guymon, Oklahoma, and Steven (Carol) Blood of Norman, Oklahoma. Her legacy continues through 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Barbara Blake and bother Joe Boyd (Diane) Thompson.

Beth filled thousands of hearts with her unforgettable laugh, warmed many souls, healed many wounds as she followed God’s plan for her life and followed her calling of nursing. She wanted to be remembered as someone who had a good attitude, who was always smiling. She would say, “It takes a lot less energy to smile than it does to cry”. Her faith was not theatrical or detached; it was living faith in a loving Savior. Her faith produced tremendous works of righteousness.

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Visitation

Monday

6

Dec

5:00 PM 12/6/2021 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/6/2021 7:00:00 PM
Greer Funeral Home

235 South Penn
Mangum, OK 73554

Greer Funeral Home
235 South Penn Mangum 73554 OK
United States

Funeral

Tuesday

7

Dec

10:00 AM 12/7/2021 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/7/2021 11:00:00 AM
First United Methodist Church

301 W. Jefferson St.
Mangum, OK 73554

First United Methodist Church
301 W. Jefferson St. Mangum 73554 OK
United States

Interment

Tuesday

7

Dec

11:00 AM 12/7/2021 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 12/7/2021 12:00:00 PM
Riverside Cemetery

715 South Penn
Mangum , Ok 73554

Riverside Cemetery
715 South Penn Mangum 73554 Ok
United States
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