Born Tuesday, April 17, 1923
Died Saturday, August 24, 2019
Belle C. (Brown) Cahoon, 96, of Fort Gibson, was born April 17, 1923 in Fort Gibson to Charles and Edna (Spurlock) Brown and peacefully passed away Saturday, August 24, 2019 at her daughter Carolyn’s home in Muskogee with her family by her bedside.
Belle grew up in Fort Gibson where she received her formal education, graduating with the class of 1941. She continued her education at Northeastern State College and Draughns Business College. Belle met and later married Alvin R. Cahoon on October 31, 1947 in Fort Gibson. She had many different jobs throughout her life, of which she was a legal secretary with Lloyd Payton and later with QB Boydston. Belle was a member of the Fort Gibson Presbyterian Church since age twelve. Her hobbies included genealogy, reading and spending time with friends and family.
Belle is preceded in death by her husband, Alvin R. Cahoon; son, Charles F. Cahoon; sisters, Helen Castleberry, Edna Bastlanelli and Janie Cook; brother, Charles M. Brown; her parents, Charles H. and Edna Spurlock Brown.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Anne Marie Baldwin of Marina, CA and Carolyn Diane Watts and husband Bob of Muskogee, OK; granddaughters, Angela Rusher and husband Stephen of Moraga, CA and Dianna Vidales and husband Eloy of Concord, CA; great granddaughters, Avery and Willa Rusher of Moraga, CA; brothers, Forrest David Brown and Dan ‘Mickey’ Brown both of Fort Gibson and a host of extended family and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly request memorial donations to the First Presbyterian Church @ P.O. Box 1563 Fort Gibson, OK 74434, to the Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma at support.nature.org or any charity that supports the less fortunate.
A visitation is planned for Friday, November 29, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Gibson with the family receiving friends 5PM-7PM.
A celebration of Belle’s life will be 1:00PM Saturday, November 30, 2019 in the Fort Gibson First United Methodist Church with Clergy, family and friends officiating. A social hour with refreshments will be immediately following Belle’s Life Celebration. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
The family of Belle C. (Brown) Cahoon has entrusted her cremation and memorial service to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home, Fort Gibson. 918-478-2555.
Belle’s family would appreciate your thoughts and memories of her on our online condolence page @ clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com, as this would be most meaningful to them all.