Irvine Mayhugh Castleman passed away Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, at Harmon Memorial Hospital in Hollis. Funeral services will be held Saturda at 12 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Hollis with the Rev. James Densman and Pastor Jim Westmoreland officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Stewart Funeral Service in Hollis. Interment will be at Fairmount Cemetery in Hollis.
Irvine was born Dec. 13, 1930, in Hollis to Andy and Maggie Mayhugh. She was one of five daughters. She attended Westview School, a rural school in Harmon County, until her junior year. She graduated from Hollis High School in 1949. Irvine attended Oklahoma City University on a Bonning Scholastic Scholarship. She graduated from OCU where she received the L.C. Mensfelder Scholarship Award and Jennie Loucks Leadership Award. Upon graduation she taught at James Madison Elementary School in Oklahoma City.
In 1954 she married Carroll Milton Carrick. To this union were born three sons, Joe, George and Jimmy. Irvine taught second grade for 26 years at Sallie Gillentine School. She was recipient of Harmon County Teacher of the Year.
Her husband, Carroll, was killed in an automobile accident in 1965. In 1975 she married Calvin Castleman, her husband of 34 years, who had moved to Hollis to assume the position of manager of Harmon County Electric Cooperation.
Irvine was a member of First Baptist Church in Hollis. She served her church through the years as a Sunday School teacher and director and choir member. She was a member of Chapter O, P.E.O.; 1951 Sorosis; Harmon County Chamber of Commerce where she was named Outstanding Woman in 1983; American Legion Auxiliary #159; and Harmon County Retired Educators Association; and Harmon Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Irvine continued working with young people as Chairman of the Girls State Committee for many years. She was a senior counselor for Oklahoma Girls State for five years.
Irvine is survived by her husband, Calvin of the home; her sons Joe and his wife Marcy Carrick of Pryor, George and his wife Beth Carrick of The Woodlands, Texas, Jimmy and his wife Julie Carrick of Argyle, Texas; one stepdaughter, Quin and her husband Earl Henry of Mustang; one stepson, Rob and his wife Teri Castleman of Hollis; 15 grandchildren, Kristen, Marla, Meredith, Joe, Calie, Cullen, Chris, Courtney, Cole and Chase Carrick, Abraham and his wife Kirby Williams, Robby, Jeannie, Lori and Calvin Castleman II; two great-grandchildren, Sasha and Amelia Williams; and four sisters, Lorene Bartlett, Lavonne Buis, Melba Crawford, and Wilda Coomes; and many nieces and nephews.
Irvine was preceded in death by her first husband and her parents.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Irvine Castleman Scholarship Fund, Jana Bullington, in care of Stockmans Bank, P O Box 146, Hollis, OK 73550.
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