Myrtle Lorene "Pat" (Thomas) Tautfest

Class of 1934

Myrtle Lorene “Pat” (Thomas) Tautfest

December 28, 1916 – September 27, 2005

The funeral for Myrtle “Pat” Lorene Tautfest, 88, of Tonkawa, will be 2 p.m. today at Anderson Funeral Home Chapel, Tonkawa. Doug Smith, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Tonkawa.

She was born Dec. 28, 1916, in Tonkawa to Howard Otto and Leah McAnulty Thomas and died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.

She graduated from Perry High School and attended University Preparatory School and Junior College, Tonkawa.

She married Jacob “Jake” Tautfest July 15, 1940, in Wichita, Kan. They made their home on a farm southwest of Tonkawa until 1983, when they moved into Tonkawa.

She was a member of Busy Bee Home Demonstration Club, an adult leader for the Noble County 4-H Club and a member of the Tonkawa Garden Club, holding many offices at the local and district levels.

She was an active member of Independent Church of God Seventh Day, Blackwell.

Surviving are two daughters, Judy Rupp of Tonkawa and Miquelyn Smith of Ontario, Canada; two sons, Randy “Steve” Tautfest of Tonkawa and Dennis Tautfest of Canton; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob, and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home, P.O. Box 337, Tonkawa, OK 74653, to Tonkawa Ambulance Service.