Delma Jean Devine

Delma Jean Devine

1931 – 2023

Delma Jean Devine was born Nov. 5, 1931, in Uniontown, AR to John N. & Margaret Weber.  She died on Jan. 7, 2023, in Edmond, OK.  Delma was a twin and one of seven children her parents raised on their farm near Warner, OK.

She was incredibly gifted and loved during her long life.  She played every sport they allowed girls to participate in and was very talented at all of them, especially basketball.  She was also a majorette in the band. She helped her father work their family farm, plow the fields, milk the cows, and pick cotton.

She met and married Cecil Devine in 1950. She worked in several roles supporting high school administrators in Oklahoma and Texas schools.

She loved going to the lake with her husband and traveled frequently.  Her friends and family nicknamed her “The boss” or “The enforcer” because she always had strong opinions about how things should be done, and it was rare her advice was not followed.  She was able to sew, bake famously delicious pies, and had a keen mind for business, starting several successful companies throughout her life.

Delma was dearly loved by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  She had a tremendous amount of sass and her sense of humor left people laughing wherever she went.

Delma was preceded in death by her husband, parents, five siblings, and twin sister, Dessia McDonald. She is survived by her son Randy Devine, daughter Diana Duncan & husband Steve, four grandchildren: Dustin, Jerri, Lindsay & Laura, and six great-grandchildren: Stetson, Justin, Carson, Wade, Duncan, and Wyatt.

A joint memorial service honoring Cecil and Delma Devine will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, February 24 at the Matthews Funeral Home, 601 S Kelly, Edmond, OK.

Memorial donations may be made in Cecil & Delma’s honor to the Cecil Devine Family Scholarship Fund by contacting Grant Gower at the OSSAA 405-840-1116.  This fund will support a cause that Cecil and Delma were incredibly devoted to, by assisting educators in the state to obtain the necessary training to become officials in the Oklahoma School Sports Program.

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