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Margrette Clara Brink

October 8, 1940 — April 5, 2020

Margrette Clara Brink went home to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, April 5, 2020. She passed away at a Lawton, Oklahoma, care center at the age of 79 years, five months and 28 days.

Arrangements are under the direction of Orr Gray Gish Funeral Home, of Frederick, Oklahoma.

She was born October 8, 1940, in Winfield, Texas, to Willie Cleland and Dorthy Faye (Bishop) Ferguson. Coming from a rather poor family, she was taken out of school at a very young age. At the age of 54, she studied hard and earned her GED, she was very proud of that achievement. She was united in marriage to Jerome Benjamin Brink on November 9, 1979, in Vernon, Texas. He preceded her in death on February 11, 2008. Margrette took painting classes for a short time which she enjoyed and painted 4 pictures giving them to family members. She used to sew her daughters' Barbie clothes and loved to dance. She smiled so much that she was nicknamed “Smiley” by her customers while working as a waitress. Margrette had also done factory work and retail where she was assistant manager. She also loved to shop at goodwill, thrift stores, flea markets and auctions. She was a long time member of Bethel Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters.

Margrette was survived by her two daughters: Delinda Vaughn, of Electra Texas, and Karen Manning of Lawton Oklahoma; two granddaughters: Kendra Fondren and husband Lee, of Midland, Texas, and Kimberley Turkett of Lawton; two grandsons: Bradley Watkins, of Lawton, and Eric Watkins and wife Cayce of Branson, Missouri; four great grandsons and three great granddaughters; a great great grandchild on the way; a brother: Willie C. Ferguson and wife Peggy Hopkins, who she loved as a sister; several nieces and nephews; and two step-sons: Jerome Benjamin Brink, Jr. and wife Nelda, of Colorado, Terry Hugh Brink and wife Ellen, of Frederick; a step-daughter: Donna Gaye Smith and husband Chris, of New Braunfels, Texas; and numerous step-grandchildren.


Orr Gray Gish & Tipton Funeral Homes

111 N. 11th Street

Frederick, OK 73542

(580) 335-2112

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