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Shaklee, Rose M. (Miller)1943

D.O.D 12/05/2011 - Rose M. Shaklee was born July 10, 1922, on a farm west of Enid, the daughter of Lewis B. and Retta (Barge) Miller.

She attended Free Home School and Emerson Junior High School. She graduated from Enid High School in 1939 and from Phillips University in 1943.

Following graduation, she taught at Carrier High School. Then she worked for George E. Failing Co. until her marriage to William E. Shaklee on Feb. 24, 1946, at First Methodist Church, Enid.

They lived in Ames, Iowa, for two years where she taught Freshman English at Iowa State University. After two years in Champaign and Urbana, Ill., they moved to Maryland, where they lived in Riverdale, Eastpines and New Carrollton before returning to Enid in 1976. In August 1992 they moved to Epworth Villa in Oklahoma City.

Mrs. Shaklee was a life-long member of the Methodist Church. She sang in the choir, taught Sunday school classes and participated in the womenís organizations. She served two terms as president of United Methodist Women, first in Lanham, Maryland, and then in Enid.

She was active in civic affairs and in the Parent-Teachers Association. She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Lioness Club, Vernon Extension Homemakerís Club, Republican Womenís Club, League of Women Voters, Young Womenís Christian Association, and Daughters of the American Revolution.

In Epworth Villa, she was active in the Ceramics Interest Group, sang in the Villa Choir, taught Sunday school classes and was active in Quail Springs United Methodist Women Circle, which met regularly in Epworth Villa.

Rose had one son, Dr. Ronald V. Shaklee; and three daughters, Janelle (Mrs. Arnold) Waggoner; Lynda (Mrs. David) Harrison; Dr. Cynthia (Mrs. Jihad) Safa. She died December 5, 2011.