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ELIZABETH PRYOR


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ELIZABETH PRYOR Obituary
(Houston) Pryor Jan. 1, 1928 - Sep. 3, 2018 NORMAN Longtime teacher Nell Pryor died on September 3, 2018 in her Norman home at the age of 90.Nell was born Elizabeth Nell Houston on January 1, 1928 in Dixie, Oklahoma to Raymond H. and Winifred (Ritter) Houston. Nell graduated from Mountain Home High School in 1946. Nell attended Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma as a music major, and received her Bachelor of Science and Master's Degrees in Education from OU. She taught school for almost forty years, with stints at Capitol Hill Junior High School in Oklahoma City and Washington and Monroe Elementary Schools in Norman before retiring from teaching in 1988.Nell loved teaching, music, gardening, cooking, reading books out loud, and talking about politics. Nell's husband Richard died in 1959; she never remarried. Nell leaves behind her son Dick Pryor and wife Lisa of Norman; granddaughter Becca (Pryor) Vermelis and husband Imants of Norman, and their children Brantley and Addilynn Vermelis; grandson Greg Pryor and wife Megan of Ramstein Air Base, Germany, and their children Mackenzie and Zackary Pryor; sister-in-law Edna Cate of Cupertino, California; niece Julie (Cate) Clinton of Sunnyvale, California; and nephew John Cate of Walnut Creek, California. A graveside service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, September 7th, at Norman IOOF Cemetery under the direction of Tribute Memorial Care (www.tribute.care), with a reception following. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Norman Public Schools Foundation.
Published in The Oklahoman on Sept. 6, 2018
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