Violet Elsie Miner passed away Saturday, April 8, 2023 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Violet was born February 16, 1921 to Floyd Sinclair Hubbard and Gladys (Morris) Hubbard in Beaver County, Oklahoma. At the age of 2, the family moved to Blackwell, Oklahoma and then at age 7 back to Beaver County, Oklahoma. Violet attended school in a 1 room school with 8 classes and 1 teacher. She later moved to Laverne, Oklahoma and lived with her grandparents. At the age of 20 she graduated from Laverne High School. She said she did not mind the extra 2 years since she enjoyed going to school and was not the only one to graduate at the age of 20 in those times. She was the last living member of her class.
In 1942, Violet married Bill Miner. They were married 60 years. To that marriage were born 3 sons; Wendell, LaVerne and Bill. As a child Violet remembered never being able to be quiet. Her mother had her pull weeds and embroider to keep her busy. Throughout the years she enjoyed quilting, crocheting, playing games, attending the Senior Citizens Center and making angels. She was awarded a trophy for being the oldest bowler in the state of Oklahoma and traveled to many national bowling tournaments. She enjoyed traveling with her bowling friends and often stopped along the way to see the sights.
While her children were young, Violet picked up cleaning jobs to help ends meet. Then, she and her husband purchased B&J Gas, Inc. where she performed the secretarial and bookkeeping duties for 30 years.
Violet was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Nina Charlene Miner who died at birth, her brothers Tom Hubbard who was killed in the war and Lester Hubbard, and sisters Mabel Foster and Martha Anderson.
She is survived by her sons; Wendell Miner and wife Pat of Beaver, Oklahoma, LaVerne Miner and wife Wanda of Perkins, Oklahoma and Bill Miner of Perkins, Oklahoma, grandchildren; Kelin Miner and wife Vicki, Kevin Miner and wife LeeAnn, Kip Miner and wife Tiffany, Talon Miner and wife Kari, Londyn Wilson and husband Justin, Brandi Napier and Husband Matt and Autumn Lumpkin, 20 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
It was said that Violet could make anyone feel like they were the only person in the room. Being spunky at 102 she had been often heard saying “I meant to behave but there were too many other options”.
Laverne Senior Citizen's Center
P.O. Box 354, Laverne OK 73848