Memorials

SPECIAL MEMORIALS

Many families ask in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to Turn Tulsa Pink on behalf of their loved one at their passing.

Turn Tulsa Pink considers these precious souls continue their legacy through the Mission of Turn Tulsa Pink.

 

DENISE E. MOYER

Denise Moyer

Denise Moyer was born on Dec. 17th, 1955 in Yale, Oklahoma.  She passed away on June 30th in Broken Arrow, OK.  She is survived by her daughter Emily D. Moyer of Collinsville, OK  and son Christopher Moyer and his wife Maria of Tulsa, OK. : She fought breast cancer
for four long years; all the way up until her last breath. Denise was a beautiful, tough, strong willed woman. She spent as much time as possible
outdoors. Numerous mother’s days were spent at the pond fishing. She loved to work in the flower beds, paying special attention to her roses. She had many hobbies; reading, quilting, crafts, and recently Farmville on Facebook. Most importantly she cherished time with family and friends. Private family services are planned.

 

BRUCE LYTLE

Bruce Lytle

Bruce was born on February 22, 1940 in Huntington, WV. His father, WD Lytle and Mother, Marie Juanice Lee were both from Sand Springs.  In 1957 Bruce graduated from Sand Springs High School, and immediately joined the US Navy, where he served for four years on the submarine, USS TUSK. Bruce loved to fish for bass in his earlier years.  He founded the Keystone Bass Club and the Annual Children’s Fishing Tournament for Institutionalized Children in the Tulsa Area. (A.C.T.) There were as many as 299 kids from 11 institutions who were taken fishing for a day by volunteer Bass fishermen.  Bruce received the At Large National Conservation Award and others for this work.  In 1977 he graduated from The University of Tulsa with a degree in Psychology. After a variety of jobs, he formed Eye Restoration Clinic with his wife of nearly 25 years, Elsie Joy.  Later, his daughter, Michelle and son-in-law, Ed joined them and it truly became a family business! Bruce and Elsie never turned a patient down based on their inability to pay or lack of insurance. He was known for saying “The Lord takes care of us, so we can take care of them”.

Bruce was a most elegant, loving man whose generosity knew no bounds. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Downtown Tulsa since 1957, where he served on the Christian Service Board, Helping Hands Fund Committee, and was a Deacon. His favorite Church, however, was his “Church in Chains”, as he called the body of inmates he ministered to in prisons and jails. He eventually settled on just going to the David L. Moss jail every Sunday night to a 100 man pod which is in total lockdown awaiting adjudication so that he could build a rapport with some of the guys.  His aim was to be a cheerleader to those who already knew the Lord, but had lost their way so that when they were sent on to their prison sentence they could start another “fire” for the Lord in their new location.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Elsie, his daughter Michelle, and her husband, his “son,” Ed Bullard , of Sand Springs, his daughter, Cherie Lytle, his three grandchildren, Elizabeth, Devon Marie, and Brandon Bullard, his brother, Bill Lytle and wife, Molly, of Sand Springs, niece, Michael Dawn Lytle of Tampa, Florida, nephew, Steven Lytle and wife Kristen of Lewisville, Texas and their 3 children, and nephew, Matt Lytle and wife Nikki of Rogers, AR, and their daughter.

 

JEFF JAMES

Jeff at Kiss for Amy

Turn Tulsa Pink  lost a devoted supporter of our mission.  We first met Jeff James when he emceed a benefit concert we sponsored for a young mother fighting bone cancer, all the time battling cancer on his own.  But Jeff was like that.  He fought the good fight and never wanted any attention given to the battle he was raging against this horrible disease.  The First Jeff James Memorial Car Show and Concert will be held at the Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa on September 21, 2013.  Please see the Events section here for further details.

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