It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of
Birth Date: November 26, 1946 Death Date: December 7, 2018
Linda Camille Godfrey, 72, passed away December 7th at her Broken Arrow home, surrounded by her family, after a long battle with cancer. Linda was born on November 26, 1946 in Texarkana, TX, but spent most of her childhood in Burlington, IA. Raised as the daughter of Ezra and Wanda Smith, she married Gerald Godfrey in Omaha, NE on August 19, 1962, and they raised their family in Iowa City, IA.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents and her grandparents, Sherman and Lyla Graham. She is survived by her husband, Gerald; two sons, Kerry Godfrey and his wife Julie, and Chris Godfrey and Suzanne Hutton; five grandchildren, Jordan Rock, Kelsey Spencer, Jacob Godfrey, Kendall Godfrey, and Graham Godfrey; three great-grandchildren with another on the way; four brothers; four sisters; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Linda led the Medical Graphics department at the University of Iowa for a number of years, pioneering the use of new technologies for graphic communications. After moving to Tulsa in the early 1980s, she launched Comm-Arts, Inc., as a service bureau producing slide graphics and commercial graphics. Comm-Arts evolved into a full service marketing agency and Linda remained an owner of the business until her death. She also founded Visual FX, a Tulsa large-format printing company. Known as a talented and determined businesswoman, Linda led her companies with aplomb and influenced many people through her leadership. She was a long-time member of the Central Church of the Nazarene and supported numerous charities and causes over the years, including ensuring a good Christmas for a local family in need.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Salvation Army's "Forgotten Angels" program.
Visitation will take place on Tuesday, December 11 from 4 pm - 8 pm at Floral Haven Funeral Home.
Services will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, December 12 at Central Church of the Nazarene.
The OATA would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas!
Oklahoma Antique Tractor Association Branch #116
The Oklahoma Antique Tractor Association, Inc. (OATA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration, preservation, and education of America's past.
The OATA was officially organized in February of 1992 with 26 members and was called the "Oklahoma Green and Yellow Two Cylinder Club", catering to people with interests in antique John Deere Tractors.
As the club grew slowly through the years and with a majority of it's members owning or at least with interests in various other makes of tractors, the membership voted in n1996 to change the name of the club to "Oklahoma Antique Tractor Association, Inc.
OATA was incorporated into the state of Oklahoma in 1997 and was granted a 501c3 non-profit tax exempt tax status in 1998.
OATA joined the National "Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association" in 2000 and became Branch #116. Our membership has grown to over 140 members (families , not individuals).
Membership meetings are generally held on the second Saturday of each even numbered month. Meeting places vary , depending on club activities, events, etc.
The club publishes a bi-monthly membership newsletter, which includes announcements for club events, meetings, various articles, birthday and anniversaries.
For further information on how to join the OATA, please contact one of our club members or contact our club Secretary
Charles Cavenah 918-622-3386
Vice President, Dorothy Shoefstall 918-284-3236
Treasurer, John Dix 918-633-5029
Past President, Harold Brown 918-693-3920
Web Master, Dave Lugo 918-445-4745
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