Mary Opal Lee (Salmon) Fugate

November 16, 1925 ~ February 10, 2022 (age 96)


Mary Opal Lee Fugate, 96, passed away, Thursday, February 10th, 2022, in Edmond, Oklahoma.  She was born to George and Ida (Palmer) Salmon in Muskogee, Oklahoma on November 16th, 1925.

She was a decorator at Corning Glass for 30 years.  She was a lover of games and puzzles and frequently cheated in order to win.  She loved playing croquet and her home was the center of many highly competitive games.  She liked playing cards and taught her two daughters to play at a very young age.  She enjoyed playing slots and consistently won saying she could just tell a winning machine.

When Opal was 15 years old, she met Charles Wesley Fugate.  They married six months later and remained in love and devoted to each other until Charles passed away in March of 2015.  They were married for 73 years.

Opal was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Fugate; parents, George and Ida Salmon; sister, Georgia Crosslin; brothers, Sonny Salmon and J.W. Salmon.  She is survived by daughters, Patti Sweet and husband Tom of Edmond, Oklahoma and Linda Pitts and husband Curtis of Jenks, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Kerri Ward and husband Mike of Edmond, Roger Gosnell of Edmond, Carmen Walters of Guthrie and Crissa Gantz and husband Randy of Sapulpa; great grandchildren, Chris Boone and wife Katrina of Jenks, Ashliegh Anderson and husband Drew of Stillwater, Jessica Stacey and husband D.J. of Broken Arrow, Kalie Noftsger and husband Jake of Sand Springs, and Bryce Gantz of Sapulpa; great-great children, Kara and Christian Boone, Blake and Wade Anderson, Brody and John Stacey, and Aspen Noftsger; and extended nieces and nephews.

She will be lovingly remembered for her love of all games, her many humorous comments and her desire to pass every other car on the road.

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February 14, 2022

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Southeast Baptist Church, Muskogee

Funeral Service
February 15, 2022

11:00 AM
Southeast Baptist Church, Muskogee

Interment following funeral service
February 15, 2022

North York Street

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