In Memoriam

In Loving Memory Of Our Past Church members

Celebrating the life of Briana Greenemeyer at Channing

December 17, 2021
January 28, 1976

We lost an amazing, wonderful, loving friend and member. Briana was a shining star at Channing. She was full of love and expressed it often. Her contribution to Channing is that love is indeed her legecy. She was everyone's friend. She is dearly missed.

Here is our tribute to this amazing lady - Celebrating Briana

Gene Douglas

July 23, 1941
September 11, 2021

Gene's bio is forthcoming. His obit can be found HERE

Watch a Video of a Celebration of Gene with his Channing Family. HERE

Watch the Video of Gene's Life and Times with his Family. Here

Lisa Griggs

December 27, 1958
April 15, 2020
Lisa Marie Griggs was born on December 27, 1958 in Altus, Oklahoma to parents, Retha Duke and Harold Griggs. Lisa is survived by her sister, Kristin Taylor, her brother, Michael Irons, her nieces, Angela Clark and Mirabai Hull and her nephew, Eli Hull.

Ms. Griggs worked as an Industrial Hygienist in Northern California. She returned to Oklahoma eleven years ago to live in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Lisa has life long friends here in Oklahoma and more recently at Channing Unitarian Universalist Church in Edmond.

Her life was cut short when she was diagnosed with rectal cancer five years ago. She will be missed by family and friends.

December 27th is Lisa's Birthday. View her birthday video here.

Dorothy Driver

June 12, 1918
September 18, 2020

Bio is forthcoming

Click here for Dorothy's Life Celebration Video

Lucy Almitra

November 27, 1933
October 9, 2020

Lucy was born in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA on September 27th, 1933 where she spent her entirechildhood even graduating from Barbara High School in 1951. She attended Collège at The University of Redlands for 2 years then went on to nursing school at Stanford University, graduating in 1956. In 1980, she returned to college to earn her Master of Arts in Health Science at San Diego State University.

Besides the San Diego area, Lucy has lived in Virginia Beach, VA, and Japan where she worked for the Department of Defense at Yokosuk Naval Base. She moved to Edmond in 2006 where she joined Channing UU Church. At Channing we learned about Lucy’s love for everything Japanese andher gift of art. For many years, Lucy was the organizer for the Ladies’ monthly lunch group and an avid reader with the Channing Book Group.  Lucy had mastered the ability to do Zoom and was frequently an attendee of our services during the pandemic. She was an extraordinary woman and a great friend to all.  

To view Lucy's memorial video click here.