Juanita Mae (Wagner) Bolay

Class of 1950

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Juanita Wagner

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Juanita Mae (Wagner) Bolay

May 1, 1932 – September 21, 2022

Juanita Mae Bolay peacefully passed on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 90 years old. She was the only child of Nick and Mary (Gengler) Wagner. Juanita was born May 1, 1932, in a farmhouse southwest of Perry. She grew up in that area, attending White District 15 Rural School, St. Joseph’s Academy, and Perry High School, continuing her education with advanced business training from Oklahoma A&M College.

Her employers included Kehres Motor Co., Oklahoma Department of Transportation and Jack Ammon Engineers.

Juanita and Bob were united in marriage November 14, 1953, in Perry. This year would have been their 69th wedding anniversary.

She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Altar Society, Perry Study Club, 4-H Leaders Association, FFA Mothers Club and the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women Leadership Committee.

She was an avid domino player and loved hosting and attending social gatherings. As an only child, she somehow managed to have more cousins and extended family than most. Her desire to keep up with community endeavors and family was untouchable. Her passion for numbers and meticulous detail played an important role in keeping the Bolay family farming operation in compliance. She enjoyed traveling and bargain shopping. She was a wife, mother and grandma who will be remembered for beauty and penny savings.

Juanita is survived by her loving husband Bob, three sons Mike (Mignon), Brent (Gina), Kurt (Melinda), and one daughter Brenda Hulette and her wife Janet Roorbach. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Brenette (Michael) Taylor, Macay (Zac) Brummal, Brigitte (Kenny) Ground, Mason (Elise) Bolay, Kathryn (Jay) Staude, Madison (Jordan) Bolay, Karolyn (Trey) Mobley, and Allen Hulette; three step-grandchildren, McCrae, Briley and Kennedy Williams; great-grandchildren Dalton, Dylan and Micah Taylor, Rhys and Emeri McComas, London Brummal, Everett, Winston and Margot Bolay, Owen and Tate Ground, Jaxon Staude, Isaac, Emma and Andrew Bolay; sister-in-law Janice Ferda; nephew Paul (Megan) and their son Sam; and many other relatives, friends and extended family.

A rosary will follow visitation at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2022, at Trout Funeral Home of Perry. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 10 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 421 N. 9th St. Perry, OK 73077. Interment will immediately follow at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery in Perry, Oklahoma. Memorial donations can be made to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, in care of Trout Funeral Home, 1408 N 7th St, Perry, OK 73077.