Juanita (Nita) Ruth Houghtelin was born December 7, 1927, in Chatfield, Minnesota, to Art and Winifred Houghtelin and died in Enid on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at the age of 90 years. She was the second of seven children.

In 1939, Juanita came to live with her grandparents, Cliff and Nelle McDonnel, in Manchester, Oklahoma. She attended eighth grade at Rosedale School. She spent three years at Amorita High School, graduating in 1945.

Juanita attended Northwestern State College, Alva, obtaining a War Emergency Teaching Certificate. She taught at Rosedale for a year and at Victory for a year. Bot...


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