With profound sadness we announce the passing of Remonia Colene McCoy, our loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, to all whose lives she touched. She left us peacefully on July 4, 2020, at her residence in Holdenville, Oklahoma. She was in her 80th year.
Colene was born in Lamar, Oklahoma on July 10, 1939, to Willis Wagoner and Syble (Hudson) Wagoner, who preceded her in death. She was a loving daughter to her parents and took great pride in caring for her mother daily until her mother’s passing in 2008.
Colene is the beloved wife of Jack McCoy for 65 years. Colene & Jack married in Lamar, Oklahoma on December 28, 1954. They had their daughter, Tanya, in 1961. After Jack got out of the Army, he became a pipeliner. As a devoted pipeliner’s wife, Colene maintained their family home in Lamar and traveled the U.S. with Jack on many jobs. They traveled extensively all across the country and took the kids with them whenever they could, making priceless memories visiting museums, rodeos, county fairs, haunted houses, hole-in-thewall cafés, amusement parks, races, national monuments, and any other places of interest located in the region where Jack was working.
Jack & Colene have made their home in Holdenville since 1987. Some of Colene’s favorite things were shopping, working crossword puzzles, cooking, and watching cooking shows and her favorite TV show, “The Virginian”. She and Jack enjoyed playing Canasta with friends. She loved big family gatherings, fish frys and music parties, and spending a lot of time with family on the South Canadian River. She loved her family dearly and was always providing help and support whenever possible. She cherished time with family, loved to cook for them, and kept an immaculate house. While Colene and Jack had only one child, Colene served as a second mother to her granddaughter, Jacqueline. The family has often joked about how many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren Jack & Colene ended up with when they only had one child of their own.
Colene is the much loved mother of Tanya Hanna (Larry), cherished grandmother of Jacqueline Gilley (Matt), Angela Wells (Zach), Alisha Earls (Steve), Sheri Smith (Brad), Erika Loyd (Victor), and Larry Hanna III; great-grandmother of Austin Clouatre, Caitlyn Clouatre, Logan Gilley, Lucas Gilley, Jacob Gilley, Fallon Fanick, Cesilie Loyd, Kage Loyd, Alex Earls, Lanie Wells, and Hayden Wells; great-greatgrandmother of Autumn Clouatre, Adrian Clouatre, Astrid Clouatre, Remi Fanick, and two more on the way; dear sister of Joyce Nickell, Rosella Tillman, Cathy Wortman, Larry Wagoner, and Troy Wagoner; she will be missed also by extended family members and many friends.
Funeral services were Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 11:00 a.m. at Fisher Funeral Home’s Lillye Chapel, and Colene was laid to rest at Holdenville Cemetery. Rev. Jimmie Freeman was the officiating minister. Pallbearers were Matt Gilley, Cody Fanick, Zach Wells, Austin Clouatre, Larry Hanna, Larry ‘Trey’ Hanna.