Jul. 24, 2000 Falmouth Barnstable County Massachusetts, USA
First Lady of Oklahoma, 1963-1967, 1987-1991.
Former Oklahoma First Lady. Her work includes founder of the Oklahoma Alliance of Home-Based Businesses, U.S. Senate Wives Club, Oklahoma Beautification "Don't Lay That Trash On Oklahoma" campaign, 4-H Club sponsor, Town and Country Home Demonstration Club, Billings Chamber of Commerce, First Presbyterian Church, Perry, board member of Service Bank, Tonkawa, board member of the Oklahoma Heritage Association, Billings' A Walk Through History, owner of the First Lady Doll collection and the First Lady's Cafe, Friends of the Governor's Mansion and many other activities. She was honored in many ways throughout her life, including being the recipient of the George Shirk Award for Historic Preservation and the Pioneer Women Award. Her interest in sewing and crafts led her own business designing clothing under the "Shir-Lee" label. She was the original "Bellmon Belle" a driving force of women working in the Henry Bellmon campaign. She designed and made the "Bellmon Belle" dress. She died of a massive heart attack while vacationing with her family at Falmouth, Massachusetts.