Loretta Ann Pilgrim, 79, lifelong resident of Duncan, OK went to be with her Heavenly Father Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017 at Don Grantham Funeral Chapel with Brother Lawrence Gresham officiating, assisted by Rev. Gene Jorgenson. Interment will follow at Hope Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, May 18th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Loretta Ann was born on January 17, 1938 in Duncan to William Herbert Howard and Nellie Vina (Taylor) Howard. She married the love of her life, Olden O. "Bud" Pilgrim on November 12, 1955 in Wichita Falls, TX. Loretta was a devoted homemaker and loving wife and mother to her family. She enjoyed sewing and gardening and loved to watch her grandchildren and great grandchildren playing softball and baseball. She loved the Lord and was a devoted member of Lakeside Baptist Church.
Loretta is survived by her son, Howard Pilgrim and his wife Norma of Duncan; her daughter, Patricia Andrus and her husband Audie of Ville Platte, LA; her brother, Eugene Howard and his wife Vivian of Chickasha, OK; her sisters, Betty Jo Barnes and her husband Frank of Duncan and Ruby Blanche Jorgenson and her husband Gene of Marlow, OK; sister-in-law, Lora Dell Howard of Marlow; five grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Bud Pilgrim; her brothers, W. H. Howard, Troy Bob Howard; and sister-in-law, Mary Howard.
Pallbearers will be Howard Pilgrim, Koby Pilgrim, Audie Andrus, Bryan Andrus, Jason Andrus and Sean Hushbeck.
The family asks that memorial donations be made to American Cancer Society
RE: RELAY FOR LIFE P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or to the Lakeside Baptist Church.
Online condolences may be left to the family at: www.granthamfuneralhomes.com