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Friday February 9th, 2018

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Nadine Gatewood

Ruby Nadine Gatewood, 78, of Colcord, OK passed away Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018 at the Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville.

Nadine was born on November 8, 1939 in Swift City, Missouri, a daughter of Alonzo Dea Arnold and Ruby E. Choate Arnold. She married the late Leroy Gatewood, on Aug 17, 1955 in Jay, OK, who preceded her in death in 2012. Nadine and Leroy operated a sawmill, with Nadine working side by side with Leroy. She was a Christian lady who enjoyed, fishing, sewing, was an excellent cook and loved going out to eat and traveling with her daughters and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Nadine is survived by three daughters, Velma Favor and husband Wayne, Elania Amos and husband Mike and Angela Janes all of Colcord; one brother, Gilbert Arnold of West Siloam Springs; one sister Virgie Lillard of Sallisaw, OK; four grandchildren, Brian Morgan, Megan Langley, Melissa Amos and Justin Janes; three great grandchildren, Cash Morgan, Brynlee Morgan and Kylee Langley.

She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Delbert, Richard, and L.D. Arnold, Thomas and David Putman, and one sister, Dovey Richardson.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 2:00pm at the Allen Cemetery. Brother Calvin Pathkiller will officiate the service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home. To sign online guestbook please go to www.backstrom-pyeatte.com.


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Janet and I just found out about Aunt Nadine's passing. Its heartbreaking anytime you hear of a family member's passing. My mother Rosie (God Rest Her Lovely Soul), always let me know of a sickness or passing of a family member. Being she is gone now that leaves no one to depend on to let others know. The family fold is getting smaller all the time and so spread out through different States. I think my Uncle Lee and Aunt Nadine are resting in peace together now knowing that Velma and her two sisters will keep their family together. God Speed June"CJ" & Janet Gatewood

June"CJ" & Janet Gatewood Mar 21 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nadine Gatewood

Pat Amos Feb 9 2018 12:00 AM

Ruby was always pleasant--I got to know her as nurse/patient. Sorry for your loss. Praying that you will find strength in God's grace.

Georgenia Harris Feb 9 2018 12:00 AM

Such a beautiful soul. Aunt Nadine was always someone I looked up to. So strong but so gentle. so caring. She's always been so sweet to me. My whole life, it's just one of those family members you feel so great just being related to them. I am happy she was my aunt. My heart breaks for my sweet cousins. For all of us.

Sherry Hunter Feb 9 2018 12:00 AM

I also, have so many found memories of her from the good old days. As we would sit on the front porch her laughing at us. She saved our butt's many times from your dad. We were quite the team. She was a Wonderful Mother and Wife. I am so very sorry for your Loss and will keep all of you in my prayers. I Love and Miss you all so Much! Pam

Pamela Williamsds Feb 9 2018 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers are with all of you!!!!!!!!!

Belinda Londagin Shetlar Feb 9 2018 12:00 AM

Sadly, I only got to meet my first cousin one time, but at least I did get to meet her. Like a lot of my first cousins, she was quite a lot older than I am. That said, though, I was very impressed with her the time I did meet her. Quite a lady! I know she will be missed, and my sincere condolences to all her children, grandchildren, and surviving siblings. I truly wish I had known her better. Rest in Peace, dear Cousin.

Mike Kirkley Feb 9 2018 12:00 AM

To all of the family---we are so sorry for your loss. May your memories & God's love bring you peace, comfort & strength at this difficult time. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal but LOVE leaves a memory no one can steal.

Larry & Lana Hurt Feb 8 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nadine Gatewood

Janie LeRoy Feb 8 2018 12:00 AM

Such a wonderful lady. Prayers for the many who knew and loved her.

Barbi Stine Feb 8 2018 12:00 AM

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