Class of 1915

Zoma Alecia (Rosa) Tate

January 30, 1894 – April 7, 1979

Mrs. Zoma A. Tate, 84, long-time former Perry resident, died Saturday at Winchester Memorial hospital at Winchester, Va.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Funeral chapel. Rev. M. R. Work, pastor of the First Christian church, will officiate and burial will be at Grace Hill cemetery. The body will lie at Parker Funeral home until Wednesday morning.

Mrs. Tate was born Jan. 30, 1894, at Scranton, Iowa. She, her brother and their parents, Loren C. and Alma Kinett Rosa, left Iowa in a covered wagon in 1897. A month later, they arrived in Oklahoma and settled near Enid. In 1898, the family moved to a farm seven miles northwest of Perry. They moved to Perry in 1908, when Mrs. Tate’s father established a house painting and interior decorating business.

Mrs. Tate was a 1915 graduate of Perry high school and taught at Noble county rural schools, including New Hope.

She and Henry Tate were married at Perry, April 8, 1917. Mrs. Tate assisted her husband with operation of the Annex Theatre in Perry. He preceded his wife in death in 1966. Mrs. Tate had resided at Winchester, since 1967. She was a member of the First Christian church.

Survivors include a son, Leonard W. Tate, Winchester; a sister, Mrs. Alfred Hamm, Albuquerque, N.M.; and two grandchildren.