Alma (Masters) Gallop went peacefully to her heavenly home on the 15th of May 2016 just days after celebrating her 106th birthday with a large group of family. Alma, formerly of Gould and Altus, passed away in her sleep at Bradford Village in Edmond. She was preceded in death by her husband Luther Gallop and her “little brother” RB Masters of Duke. Surviving Alma are her son, Bob Gallop of Edmond, and her daughter Yvonne Murray of Connecticut. She leaves behind 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and a recently arrived great-great granddaughter.
Born in 1910 in Harmon County, Oklahoma, Alma went to school at Gould, OK. She married Luther Gallop in 1930 and they had 2 children, Bobby Gene and Yvonne. During the Dust Bowl and Great Depression, Alma and her husband raised their children while farming near Gould in southwest Oklahoma. In 1955, with their children grown and married, Alma and Luther moved to Altus where they opened and operated a Dairy Mart. This drive-in hamburger and milk shake business was very popular with the local teens as well as the visiting airmen. Upon her retirement, Alma was able to devote more time to her hobby of fashioning ceramics. So sought after were her pieces, that she was able to transform her hobby into a profitable home-based business. In 2001, Alma moved to Edmond, OK to enjoy the amenities of retirement living.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Altus Cemetery in Altus, Oklahoma.