Farino, Wilma Vera
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Oklahoman Archives
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
January 19, 2002, pg 13
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Wilma Vera FARINO, 92, of Midwest City, passed away Jan. 16, 2002. She was born Aug. 30, 1909 in Spencer, OK to Miller & Bessie (Osborn) White. Raised as a farm girl in her early years, she often rode her pony, "Fanny" to school, picked cotton, shucked corn, & canned & dried vegetables from the family garden. She attended Choctaw & Harrah Schools & was a starting guard on the Choctaw High School Team. She also competed in track & field events & was a member of the Choctaw 4-H Club 1920. In 1926,

Wilma married Vin Anderson, and together they had 2 sons: Johnny & Tommy. She worked as Rosie the Riveter at Douglas Aircraft at Tinker Field during World War II. In 1941, Wilma married Mike J. Farino . She was a member of: the Soldier Creek Home Extension Club for 68 years, becoming the oldest member; American Legion Post 190 Auxiliary for 30 years; a chaplain at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 7192; 50 year Charter Member of Douglas Blvd. United Methodist Church; & she spent many years as an officer & member of the Spencer Golden Agers. Wilma also won over 2500 Blue Ribbons at State & Community Fairs in canning, baking, & crafts.

She is survived by her 2 sons: Johnny & daughter-in-law, Jo of Crescent, OK & Tommy & daughter-in-law, Linda of Dallas, TX; 5 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Ralph White of Harrah & sister, Minnie Dike of Spencer.

She is preceded death by her husband, Mike, in 1972. Services will be held 10 am, Sat. Jan. 19, 2002 at the Douglas Blvd. United Methodist Church with interment at Arlington Memory Gardens. Memorial.


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