Elizabeth “Beth” Anne (Miller) Blackwell, 69 year old resident of Enid, OK, passed from this life on May 14, 2016 in Enid, OK. Beth was born September 26, 1946 to Leon Andrew and Shirley (Espy) Miller. She grew up in Vici were she attended Vici Public Schools graduating with the class of 1964. She then attended Ellis County L.P.N. School in Shattuck graduating as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Beth married Mervin Bowman on June 3, 1968 and to this union three children were born Michael, Mark, and Katrina. On August 13, 1992, Beth married Jack Blackwell and they made their home in Enid, OK were she resided until her passing. Beth worked as an LPN in hospitals located in Clinton, Weatherford, Woodward, and Seiling, OK. She was also a homemaker, and worked as a telephone operator at Southwestern Bell in Woodward, OK.
Beth was baptized at the age of 13 years at the First Baptist Church in Vici, OK and was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Enid, OK. Beth was also a member the Eastern Stars Organization Chapter 36. In her spare time, she enjoyed cooking, crocheting, reading, sports, playing ball with Angel, and spending time with her grandkids.
Beth is preceded in death by her son Michael Bowman; parents Leon and Shirley Miller; grandparents W.A. and Ruby Miller, Dennis and Bertha Espy.
She is survived by her husband Jack Blackwell of the home; son Mark Bowman and wife Tina of Weatherford, OK; daughter Katrina White and husband Joe of Guthrie, OK; five grandchildren Tyler Bowman, Michael Bowman Jr. and wife Yesenia, Genevieve White, Austin White, and Isabella White; two great-grandchildren Cashlie Bowman and Channing Bowman; sister Nancy Lucas of Crawford, OK; father and mother-in-law Jim Wellman and wife Donna of Ringwood, OK; brother-in-law’s Steve Blackwell of Ringwood, OK and Jay R. Blackwell and wife Stacey of Alliance, NB; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
Services will be held Friday, May 20, 2016, 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church in Vici, Oklahoma.