Marie F. "Reedy" Gothard, 88, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012. She was born Dec. 14, 1923, in Colorado to Eva E. and Joseph B. Finley. Â She was married to Arch G. Gothard II, in Wheatridge, Colo., on April 11, 1939.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a brother. She is survived by her daughter,Â Cherlyn G. Wells and her husband, John; granddaughter Natali R. Bruce and husband, Andy; grandson, C. Troy Hiebsch and wife, Heather; son, Arch G. Gothard III, and his children, Erin Gothard, Â Arch G. Gothard IV, Alissa Gothard, Jon Gothard and Kaitlyn Gothard; her daughter, Tina G. Barrett and husband, Thomas, and their children, Tanya Heller and husband, Edward, Christopher Stoecker and wife, Eliza Â and Lindsay Hensen and her husband, Eric; and 16 great-grandchildren.
She will be remembered by all as a wonderful wife, mother grandmother and friend. Â She will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Poteau First United Methodist Church, with visitation to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to the Kiamichi Tech Center Foundation or the Womenâ€™s Crisis Center.