Celebration of Life for Elizabeth Boissen Blackburn Whitt will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017 in the Becker-Rabon Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Morgan, Pastor of Freedom Biker Church, Duncan, OK officiating.
Burial will be 10:00 AM Monday, December 18, 2017 in Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of Becker-Rabon Funeral Home.
Elizabeth Boissen Blackburn Whitt, age 97, Duncan, died Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in Duncan surrounded by her family. She was born July 30, 1920 in Aibonito, Puerto Rico to Augustin E. and Maria (Bonilla) Boissen. Elizabeth married James Chapman Blackburn on September 18, 1942 in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico and was married until James' passing on October 1, 1965. On April 11, 1968 she married Howard Gene Whitt in Harris County, Texas and was married until Howard's passing on February 16, 2006.
Elizabeth liked to read, especially reading the Bible, and being on the computer, sewing, and making crafts. She cherished her time with her grandchildren and loved taking care of them. Elizabeth was a long time member of The Order of the Eastern Star. She was a Worthy Matron of League City, TX #625, a Grand Representative of the Grand Chapter of the Texas Order of the Eastern Star in Puerto Rico, a Grand Representative of the Grand Charter of the Montana Order of the Eastern Star in Texas, and she was an Honorary Member of the Grand Chapter of the Oklahoma Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by five sons: James A. Blackburn and wife Betty of Webster, TX, Doyle Blackburn and wife Marcy of Lawton, OK, Kenneth R. Blackburn of Pasadena, TX, Robert D. Blackburn of Webster, TX, Jerry R. Blackburn and wife Glenda of Duncan, OK, three step-daughters, Cheryl Rios and husband Vincent, Sheila Cauley, and Rose Whitt and husband Johnny, 18 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, brother, Augustin Boissen of Puerto Rico, and nephew and Godson, Manfredo Rodriguez, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Her parents, both husbands, a grandchild, Brett Blackburn, four sisters and one brother preceded her in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Freedom Biker Church Building Fund, 803 W. Walnut Ave., Duncan, OK 73533 (or by going to www.fbcok.org) or to Centenary United Methodist Church Blackburn Youth Fund, 704 SW D Ave., Lawton, OK 73501
An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at www.beckerfuneral.com
Published on December 13, 2017