Nancy Barbara (Doughty) Markum
1940 – 2022
Nancy Barbara Markum, born in Wichita Falls, Texas on September 5, 1940, passed away peacefully on July 7, 2022. Nancy grew up in Wichita Falls and was the only child of Sterling and LoVena Doughty. Nancy was a debutante after graduating from Wichita Falls High School. After High School, Nancy attended Texas Christian University obtaining an Associates Degree. She was a proud member of Delta Delta Delta and had special memories of being a hostess of the annual Colonial Golf Tournament in Fort Worth. Nancy left school and became a mother to two sons, Brad and Stuart Graham. She loved them and decided to move to Oklahoma City to start a new life. She was fiercely protective and loving to her boys while venturing the new path as a single mother in the 1960s. She began her work career as an administrative assistant at Dresser Inc. Nancy met and married the love of her life Todd Markum in 1970. Todd made a commitment to Nancy to help father and love her two boys, which ultimately won over her love. Todd and Nancy were married for just over fifty years when Todd predeceased her in June of 2020. Amy Catherine was born to Todd and Nancy in 1971. Todd and Nancy raised Brad, Stuart and Amy together, enjoying many days and nights watching their games, practices, concerts, shows and events. While raising her three children, Nancy continued to work as a realtor, and later as a legal assistant to Todd and other attorneys in Oklahoma City. She also loved to monogram and began a business that rewarded her greatly. Nancy was generous in the giving of monogramming to those within her church, her family and friends. Nancy then transitioned her focus to her grandchildren. Nancy’s favorite holiday was Easter. Each Easter she would bring her grandchildren to her home and celebrate her faith with all kinds of gifts, cakes and love. Easter at Nancy and Todd’s became our most important family tradition. Todd and Nancy have been active members of several church families over the years, including Mayfair Church of Christ, North MacArthur Church of Christ, and Memorial Road Church of Christ. Nancy is survived by son Brad Graham and wife Shelley of Arvada, Colorado, son Stuart Graham and wife Darsi of Edmond, and daughter Amy Reid and husband Robert of Edmond. Nancy is also survived by seven grandchildren, Garrett Graham, Owen Graham, Jack Graham, Sydney Graham, Maddox Graham, Ben Reid and Chloe Reid. Lastly, Nancy is survived by great granddaughter, Harper Graham. The family would like to recognize the incredible support and care from Tealridge Retirement Community, ComForCare Home Care and Traditions Health Hospice.
Funeral Services will be Saturday, August 6th at 2pm at Memorial Road Church of Christ, 2221 E. Memorial Road, Edmond, OK 73013.
The family requests donations in lieu of flowers be made to U R Special Ministries, 23 W. 3rd Street, Edmond, OK 73003.