Mary Helen White Lale departed her earthly home for her heavenly home on Monday, December 26, 2022. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, wife and friend to many.
Mary was born on January 24, 1934, in Allen, Oklahoma to Amp and Ester Davis. She was one of 10 children in a large and loving family. In 1948 she married Gerald McKinzie and they had two children, Brent and Brenda. They divorced and she met and married Lee White in 1973. That added two more children, Mark and Monta, for Mary to perform her mothering skills. Lee and Mary were married for almost 40 years. They enjoyed traveling and visiting with family and friends. After Lee's death in 2013, she met and married Wallace "Wally" Lale in 2017. Wally and Mary enjoyed life together until his death in 2021.
Mary was a devout Christian and practiced her belief on a daily basis. She was very involved with her grandchildren and extended family. Her smile, graciousness, and kindness will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Amp and Ester Davis, her brothers, Cordell and Othel Davis, and her husbands, Gerald McKinzie, Lee White, and Wally Lale.
Mary is survived by her children, Brent McKinzie, Brenda Terry, Mark White, and Monta Setzer, sisters, Maxine Reynolds, Dee Ellis, Lena Stick, Shirley Hubbard, and Mickey Hatfield, and brothers, Harold Davis and Tommy Davis. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other extended family members, as well as her 22-year-old cat, Spuds.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Walker Funeral & Cremation Service on Tuesday, January 3rd from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Wednesday, January 4th from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm with family present to greet friends from 4-6 pm. A funeral ceremony for Mary will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at 10:00 am at the Walker Funeral Chapel with Cheyenne Christian officiating. Following the ceremony, Mary will be laid to rest at Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Casketbearers will be: Joe Meyer, Brandon Turk, Philip Hatfield, Darell Setzer, Brent McKinzie, and Brett Powell.