Jeanne Nicewander
April 28, 1925  -  September 12, 2017

Jeanne Nicewander

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Brown-Dugger Funeral Home
1010 North 7th Street
Perry, OK  73077
Thursday, September 14, 2017
10:00am - 8:00 pm
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Grace Hill Cemetery
501 Memorial Drive
Perry, OK  73077
Friday, September 15, 2017
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V. Jeanne Samuelson Nicewander

V. Jeanne Samuelson Nicewander, age 92, of Tulsa, Oklahoma formerly of Perry, Oklahoma passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the St. John’s Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Grace Hill Cemetery with Andrew Nicewander officiating under the direction of the Brown-Dugger Funeral Home.

Visitation hours will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Brown-Dugger Funeral Home. Friends may leave online condolences at

V. Jeanne Samuelson Nicewander was born April 28, 1925 in Perry, Oklahoma to John August and Marie Genevieve (Beardsley) Samuelson. She grew up in Perry, Oklahoma and graduated from the Perry High School. Jeanne was a bookkeeper for Commercial Lumber Company for many years. She was a member of the Tulsa Bridge Club, First United Methodist Church, and Sweet Adelines of Tulsa. She loved to play bridge, sing in the Aberdeen Choir, play cards, eating, piano, reading, extreme couponing, square dancing, bowling and animals.

Survivors include two sons Donald Nicewander and wife Barbara of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and John Nicewander and wife Anita of Lillian, Texas; one daughter Janel Ferguson and husband Garry of Tahlequah, Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents John and Marie Samuelson, son Jim Nicewander, great grandsons James Beshear and Quinton Nicewander, brother James L. Samuelson, sisters Genevieve Carmichael and Maureen Peters.


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  1. Terri Lynn Taylor
    Broken Arrow, OK

    Janel's Mom, such a beautiful, fun, and loving lady. So many memories growing up. There is sure to be a party in heaven. My deepest sympathy for your loss.

  2. Jennifer Vaughn
    Claremore, OK

    Jean even though we haven't seen each other in years I still have wonderful memories of you. You were always happy and fun to be around. I know your family is feeling a great lose right now but they have a lot of wonderful thoughts to fall back on. My prayers are with them all.

  3. Linda Earp
    Tahlequah, OK

    So to hear about your loss. Prayers for your family.

  4. Delana Barber Brooks
    Prague, OK

    Praying for your family for peace and comfort.

  5. Karen Dale (Ream) Studebaker Andrews
    Honolulu, HI

    Verna Jean was part of my EVERY Sunday morning from the time I sat in church with Mother through my Jr. Choir Days and until graduation from H. S. She was the lead alto and often sang solos or duets with Lois Magee Deen Severe the star soprano. Mother and Daddy both sang in the choir, Daddy was a Bass so sat behind Verna Jean. So we often heard Thurs. Night quotes about Verna Jean or At Friday breakfast. I remember when she got pregnant the first time and we all were excited about that. I initially was very young, but clearly understood Verna Jean and her lovely voice and music talents were a gift for the First Methodist Church. She was also one that could always be counted on to carry through on her commitments. I can picture her face now in her younger days. Though I've lived away since 1959 she has remained a part of my vivid memories of my Perry history. May she Rest In Peace.

  6. Lowell Beardsley
    San Diego, CA

    Of all the cousins(there were 13 at one time) Verna Jeanne was always the happiest and most jovial. This was backed up by her "chipmunk" cheeks and happy smile. Even with many sad events that entered her life she made it through with a smile. Ruby and I will miss her greatly---Cuzz'n Lowell

  7. Sharon Champlin
    Muskogee, OK

    Jeanne was such a funny, kind, and strong lady! She worked and raised her kids as a single mother. Our hearts go out to the family. Love you! Sharon and John Champlin

  8. Cassie Enzbrenner
    Owasso, OK

    Your mom was such a beautiful lady inside and out. I know where you got your beauty and spunk. Sending all our love and prayers to you and your family. We know you enjoyed every minute of her life with her you could. The Enzbrenner family sends our condolences. Heaven gained an angel! We live you! ❤️🙏🏻

  9. Cassie
    Owasso, OK

    Your mom was such a beautiful lady inside and out. I know where you got your beauty and spunk. Sending all my love and prayers to you and your family. I know you enjoyed every minute of her life with her you could. The Enzbrenner family sends our condolences. Heaven gained an angel! Love you! ❤️🙏🏻 Peace be with you all.

  10. Frankie and Stacy Falwell
    Fort Gibson, OK

    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. So incredibly sorry for your loss. Love you guys!

  11. Shannon Berk
    Skiatook, OK

    The deeper the love the greater the grief. We are so sorry for the loss of such an important and adored person in your lives. All our love, Shannon (Cohea) Berk, Ethan, and Avery

  12. Suzanne Brothers
    Harrison, AR

    You will be greatly missed Verna Jeanne. I loved the times I had with you. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I'll bet your singing in the heavenly choir now. Love you.

  13. Pam Yates
    Tulsa, OK

    You and family are in my prayers. Love you Nellie.

  14. Sandra Watashe
    Tulsa, OK

    I loved her dearly i will miss her smile, her hug, and her cheerful personality.Your family's in my prayers. Love you guys.

  15. Bob and Trish Phillips
    Pilar, NM

    Jeanne was funny and sweet and had a good sense of humor. It was obvious how much she loved her children and grandchildren. We are grateful to have had her be part of our family when her granddaughter married our son. What a wonderful day that Jeanne was a part of. Condolences and prayers for her family. I know she will be missed everyday.

  16. Diane Strouss
    Neosho, MO

    My prayers are for your family, that you may find solace in the knowledge that she loved each and everyone of you, but she is now in the hand of her Lord.

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