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Barbara Alice (Leatherman) WyandAugust 15, 1919 ~ June 22, 2019 (age 99)
Barbara Alice (Leatherman) Wyand, of Laverne, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019, at the age of 99 and 10 months. Bobbie was born on a farm Northeast of Rosston in 1919. Her family moved to Laverne at an early age. Bobbie always said her family was poor, but rich in love, family and friends. One of her favorite childhood memories was when the water tower in Laverne would over-flow and she would have a big time playing in the water with her friends.
She, her mother, Hazel, and sisters spent many summers helping her grandparents cook for the harvest hands. Her grandfather, W. A. Davis, was the very first Harper County Treasurer. Her grandfather, B. A. Leatherman, was the postmaster in Rosston for twenty-five years.
One summer, when she was sixteen years old she was in the barn at her grandma and grandpa Davis's home. The sky turned totally black. She explained that you could not see your hand in front of your face. Everyone thought the world had come to an end. It turned out to be a dirt storm. Dirt blew in from Colorado and Kansas. She described that like snow drifts today, the dirt would nearly cover the fence posts.
Throughout High School, she worked at Delhotal's Drug Store in Laverne. Her salary was four dollars a week. Her husband to be, Clyde, worked next door in his father's store, The Globe Clothing House. Bobbie graduated from Laverne High School in 1937 as President of her class.
Clyde and Bobbie married right after high school and moved to Bonham, Texas where two sons, Clyde, Jr. and Anthony were born. They later moved back to Laverne and purchased a Western Auto Store that they ran until Clyde was drafted into World War II. Upon Clyde's return, they purchased a grocery store. Two more children, Russell and Jane, were born. They did well in the grocery store, but the clothing business was Clyde's love. They sold the grocery and purchased a half share of The Globe Clothing House where they worked together for many years. The Globe Clothing House stayed in the Wyand family for 60 years and was a mainstay in Laverne. Many people still talk of the big sales at The Globe Clothing House.
In 1976, they sold The Globe Clothing House and purchased an Airstream travel trailer. They traveled together, from Canada to Mexico, for ten years. They liked to spend their winters in South Texas. For a couple of summers they managed Fry's Trading Post in Red River. Ultimately, they purchased a cabin in Eagle Nest where many family memories were made and continue to be made.
Bobbie lived to see the first Model-T car, through the space age and into the computer age. She loved watching sports, particularly OU sports, and was always a fun person to be around with a great since of humor. Family was important to Bobbie. She always hosted big Christmas parties and made every grandchild and great grandchild feel special and loved. Bobbie has deep roots in Laverne and was fortunate to live at home until her death. She believed that if you live by the Ten Commandments your life will be successful and that the church should be your guide. We will all miss this remarkable lady.
Barbara is survived by her son, Clyde Wyand and wife, Wanda, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, son, Anthony Wyand and wife, Kathy, of Norman, Oklahoma, son, Russell Wyand and wife, Donna, of Laverne, Oklahoma, and son-in-law, Ernie Baldwin of Laverne, Oklahoma. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, namely: Lynn Whisenhunt, Teri Haffner and husband, Greg, Wendy Imes, Russ Wyand, Suzie Evans, and husband, Matt, Taylor Wyand, and wife, Marni, Jennifer Barnett, and husband, Mike, Jon Wyand, Sally Trippet and husband, Todd, Stuart Baldwin and wife, Laurie, and a grandson-in-law Faron Pugh. She is further survived by 25 great-grandchildren, namely: Sara Juarez and husband, Eddie, Allison Amparan and husband Cody, Tom Whisenhunt, Matt Haffner and wife, Kellan, Kylie Hanson and husband, Josh, Drew Russell and wife, Jennifer, Jake Wyand, Sam Wyand, Luke Wyand, Michael Evans and wife, Amy, John Evans and wife, Melissa, Lauren Wyand, Sydney Wyand, Landry Barnett, Zac Barnett, Blake Trippet and wife, Lisa, Chase Trippet, Cole Trippet, Tyson Baldwin, Chayna Guiswite and husband, Aric, Savana Sutton, Bailey Sutton, Kody Martinez, Logan Baldwin and Dayton "Jake" Evans. She is also survived by 13 great-great-grandchildren, namely: Rylan Juarez, Claire Amparan, Myla Haffner, Isaiah Haffner, Rebel Hanson, Indie Hanson, Lette Hanson, Quade Evans, Ruth Evans, Ryland Trippet, Emersyn Trippet, Kinsley Guiswite, and Elijah Guiswite.
Bobbie is also survived by her sister-in-law, Betty Freed, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Bobbie was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde, Sr., her sisters, Virginia Leist and Alene Lee, her daughter, Jane Baldwin, and her granddaughter, Amy Baldwin.
Memorial donations may be made to the Laverne United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 612, Laverne, Oklahoma 73848, or the Laverne Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1147, Laverne, Oklahoma 73848.