Dorothy Mae (Postelwait) Pontious

Class of 1940

1940 Graduation Edition
Perry Daily JournalDorothy Postelwait
Dorothy Postelwait

– 17 years old, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Postelwait, route one, Perry. She was born August 23, 1922 in Perry. Before attending the Perry school she has attended school in Painesville, Ohio.

For the past three years she has been a member of the high school girls’ glee club and has participated in three high school operettas. She is also a member of the art club.

Dorothy’s plans for next year are undecided.

Dorothy Mae (Postelwait) Pontious

August 23, 1922 – April 18, 2005

The funeral for Dorothy Mae Pontious, 82, who died April 18, 2005, at Golden Oaks Nursing Center, will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Ladusau-Evans Chapel. Dr. Richard Dunn will officiate. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. in Grace Hill Cemetery, Perry under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the building fund of Cornerstone Baptist Church with the Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.

She was born August 23, 1922 in Perry, Oklahoma to Charles Wesley and Hazel Ann Scott Postelwait and attended schools in Perry until her graduation from Perry High School.

On November 8, 1945, she married James D. Pontious at Perry. They had three children, David Wesley Pontious, who died as an infant, James Michael Pontious of Enid and Patricia Ann Gahren of Colorado Springs, Colorado. She worked as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell, Conoco Oil and St. Mary’s Hospital, retiring in 1986. The family moved to Ada, Ponca City, Enid and Madill until 1989, when she moved back to Enid. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Enid.

Surviving are one son, J. Michael Pontious of Enid, one daughter Patricia A. Gahren of Colorado Springs, Colorado; one brother Richard E. Postelwait of Perry; one sister Barbara Blair of Enid; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, an infant son, one brother and one sister.