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Dee Dranger

July 31, 1936 — January 18, 2022

Graveside Services at the Walters Cemetery on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 11:00 a.m., Rev. Kent Simpson officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters.

Dolores “Dee” Mejia Dranger was born to Francisco and May Kosechequetah Mejia on July 31, 1936 in Lawton, OK and departed this life in Walters, OK on January 18, 2022 at the age of 85 years, 5 months and 18 days.

Dee grew up at Walters. She married Clarence Ernest Dranger on August 18, 1958 in Lawton, OK. They made their home in New York for many years before returning to Dee’s hometown of Walters. She was a homemaker and later worked at Comanche Star Casino before transferring to Red River Casino.

Dee attended Brown Baptist Church. She enjoyed going to and putting on garage sales and going to the casino. Her passion though was taking care of her grandchildren and great grands.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and May Mejia; her beloved husband, Clarence Dranger in 2010; her daughter, Cheryl Powers; her granddaughter, Casey Southerland; and her brother, Don Mejia.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Diane Dranger of North Collins, NY; 4 siblings, Jean Freese of Lawton, Maria Peavy of Walters, Nick Mejia and Marion of Clarksville, TN, and Camilita Edwards of Walters; 5 grandchildren, Jason Dranger, Brandon Dranger, Leah Stevens, Jesse Dranger and April Sutherland; numerous beloved great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

My Mom
Dee was known for her beautiful smile and friendly personality. She was the most caring woman anyone could meet. Not only did she raise children and grandchildren, she was a second mom to nieces and nephews. There are still friends of the family that swear she was their second mom. Not only did she make time for family, if there were people in the community in need guess who was always there. Many people including myself will never forget you. A true earth angel, My Mom.

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