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Wynema Delp

August 6, 1932 — July 10, 2022

Wynema Delp

Alcy Wynema Delp, Nema to her friends and family, Red to the man she would marry and spend her life with, was born August 6, 1932, and passed on peacefully in her sleep July 10,2022. Born in Oklahoma City her family moved to Overton in East Texas where she was raised. After graduating high school, she attended one semester at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene Texas before transferring to Oklahoma City University where she received a scholarship in vocal music. It was at OCU that she met her future husband, Bill Delp. He had enlisted in the Army and he asked her to write to him. They corresponded during the time he was stationed in Korea and when he returned home they became engaged. They married in January 1955. While he was in ROTC at University of Oklahoma in the late 50s, she worked on campus. She had her first child in 1958 and in 1960 she moved to Germany as an Army Captain's wife. Two more sons followed in Germany and the family moved back to the United States in 1963. In 1964 after Bill resigned his commission in the Army they settled in Oklahoma City to raise their family. Wynema and family joined Wesley Methodist Church (the church she was married in) in 1965. She also went to work full time for the Metropolitan Public Library in downtown OKC as a secretary to multiple directors. She did this through the late 1960s and early 70s. In 1973 she went to work for Baptist Medical Center ultimately working in Accounts Payable and retiring in 1997. How do you sum up a person's life in a few sentences or paragraphs? Above is Wynema's life in chronological order. She was a wife and mother and worked a full-time job to help support her family. But she was so much more. She was a gifted Mezzo Soprano who loved singing in the church choir at Wesley Methodist and was asked to sing for countless weddings and funerals by friends and family. She had a great love of music and the arts. A member of Sigma Alpha Iota from OCU on and a longtime member of The Ladies Music Club of Oklahoma. She had a love of all types of music, especially opera. This appreciation she passed on to her sons.If asked to describe her in a few words, her sons would tell you that she was the embodiment of unconditional love. She never judged, she listened, which may be why it would seem she never met a stranger. She knew how to listen and give solid council. There were many people in her life that called her mom. She had a deep abiding faith as a Christian and a bright joyful spirit, with a laugh that was infectious, you always knew when she was in the room.Wynema was preceded in death by her parents Nathanial Armstrong and Odessa Mae Field as well as her husband Billy Ray Delp and her great grandson Eamon Bishop Orr. She is survived by her brother N.A. Field Jr. and wife Nina, her son Christopher, son Bruce and daughter -in-law Sheryl Delp and son Brian and daughter-in-law Susan Delp. Five grandchildren Vanessa Delp, Lauren Delp, Rachel and husband Derek Orr, Ben Delp and Danielle Rhodes as well as two great grandchildren Jace and Ava Blackwood. She is also survived by her honorary sons Michael Bennett and Craig Callas as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.Mom paraphrased part of a Bible verse from Psalm 30 and because I like what she had written I will close with this, "weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." She was a joyful light that will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

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