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Margaret Lee La Zelle

December 26, 1925 — March 25, 2018

Margaret La Zelle, 92 years, passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Gran Gran's Place Nursing Home in Yukon, Oklahoma.

Margaret was born on December 26, 1925 to Dot and Anne (Keller) Beach in Lenoir, Caldwell County, North Carolina. She was proud to be a homemaker, mom, grandmother and later in life, a registered nurse who spent many years working in Indian Health. Margaret loved her volunteer work and health clinic at the Senior Center in Yukon after she retired from active nursing.

Margaret is survived by: 3 children: Claudia Gillentine, Jacqueline Morley, Gordon Yenzer and his wife Lenora; 8 grandchildren: Tammie Gillentine, Briget Gillentine, Rhonda Loeliger, Michael Gillentine, Jeff Yenzer, Chris Stewart, Mary Rainbolt, and Ronnie Shaw; 15 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Margaret is preceded by: Her beloved husband, Pete Allen La Zelle, and her youngest daughter, Matina Shaw.

Graveside services will by 2:00 pm, Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the A. J. Powell Memorial Cemetery in Hominy, Oklahoma. The family will be sharing memories of Margaret lead by her son, Gordon Yenzer.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Gran Gran's Place for their loving care and support.

Powell Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences and memories may be left in the guestbook at


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