Delberta Pauline Hulsey died April 2, 2023, in Ardmore, Oklahoma at the age of 94 years 4 months 27 days. Memorial Services are scheduled for 1:00 PM, Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at the Landmark Church, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service.
Pauline was born November 7, 1928, in Hickory, Oklahoma to Charles and Intha (Ritcheson) Holloway. She was raised in the Claremore area, graduating in 1946. Pauline continued her education at the Draughn Business School. She met the love of her life in 1939, at the age of 11, but were separated until 1947 when Vernard came home from the Army. On March 19, 1948, Pauline and Vernard Wayne Hulsey were united in marriage, and celebrated 62 years together before Vernard passed in 2010. They made their home in Northeastern Oklahoma, but Pauline relocated to Purcell 4 years ago to be close to her daughter Pauletta. Pauline enjoyed cooking, painting, sewing, crocheting, gardening, and volunteering with her church and the local library. She helped at the Blue House Clothes Closet and was often times found dressed as Mrs. Claus or the Easter Bunny for the Library. Pauline was very active in her church and helping with the children and youth. She was a member of The Order of Eastern Star, Spavinaw First Baptist Church, and more recently Landmark Church. Pauline loved spending time with her family at every opportunity.
Pauline is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Intha Holloway; her husband Vernard Wayne Hulsey; her great grand-daughter, Shyloh Parker; her sisters, Naomi Cates and husband, Bert, Virginia Coleman and husband, Bill; her brother, Dee Holloway; and a sister-in-law, Lahoma Holloway. Survivors include her daughter, Pauletta Price and husband, Richard, Patricia Parker and husband, Paul; her grandchildren, Justin Morgan, Wesley Parker, Amanda Markey and husband, TJ, David Parker and wife, Destiny; her 5 great grandchildren; her brother, Howard Holloway and wife, Lorna; and her sister, Maxine Layton; and numerous other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association, or the Hope Center.