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JIMMYE LIVINGSTON


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JIMMYE LIVINGSTON Obituary
Livingston April 25, 1935 - November 16, 2017 EDMOND Jimmye Lou Livingston passed away with family by her side on Thursday, November 16, 2017, in Edmond, Oklahoma. She was a brilliant bridge player, an expert organizer and packer, a wonderful cook, and a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. Jimmye Lou was the only child of Herman (Smokey) and Ethyl (Nellie) Nelson. She was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Thursday, April 25, 1935. Jimmye Lou was survived by her husband of 51 years, Col. Jerry Livingston and by her 5 children, 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She graduated from Central High School in Oklahoma City. Jimmye Lou attended Central State University (now The University of Central Oklahoma) in Edmond and William and Mary College in Virginia. On February 5, 1966, she began one of her favorite adventures, a United States Air Force officer's wife. She and her loving husband, Jerry Livingston, were stationed all across the United States in places such as Virginia, Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, North Carolina before finally retiring at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada. In retirement, they made sure to visit friends all across the country as part of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Alumni Association. One of her other favorite adventures was spoiling and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jimmye Lou and Jerry spent many hours in either their Lincoln Town Car or their Argosy Travel Trailer canvassing New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee to see family. She was known to travel with several decks of cards, a new board game, Fiddle Faddle, warm Diet Coke, a Snickers Blizzard, and a variety of knick knacks to stuff into Christmas socks.
Published in The Oklahoman on Feb. 11, 2018
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