In Memoriam: Tonya Lee McGuire

Tonya Lee McGuire came into this world Mar. 28, 1978, in Sapulpa, Okla., and went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 1, 2017, surrounded by family and friends.

She leaves behind two daughters, Olivia Clare and Allison McGuire of the home; parents, Rhonda and Gerald (JD) McGuire; grandmother, Becky Riggs; aunt, Vicki Nelson, all of Welch; and several other aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Tonya graduated from Collinsville High School in 1996, then obtained her B.S. in Nursing from the University Center of Tulsa in 2001. She spent her entire career employed as a registered nurse, most recently as a nurse manager with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs in Vinita, Okla. She considered it an honor to get to serve her veterans.

Tonya’s greatest accomplishment in life was in her role as mother. She was so proud of her girls and supported them in everything they did. She was always there for them, whether in 4-H sheep barns or the pumpkin patch.

The family received friends from 5-7 p.m., Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, at the Thomas Funeral Home, Welch.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thur., Dec. 7, 2017, at Welch Baptist Church. Pastor Tyson Wynn will officiate. Serving as casket bearers will be Scott Conway, Eric Pankey, Kendal Goodell, Tony Krenz, Dalton Krenz, and Ransen Horton. Honorary casket bearers will be Nathan Krenz, Dusty Morgan, V.O. Morgan, Willie Morgan, Melvin Morgan, Harold Morgan, and Troy Lester.

Tonya will be laid to rest in the Welch Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the Tonya McGuire Memorial Fund, c/o Welch State Bank, P.O. Box 129, Welch, Oklahoma 74369.

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