Claremore Daily Progress


January 25, 2014

Daisy Irene Coulson


Daisy Irene Coulson passed peacefully in the early morning of Jan. 17, 2014. 
Her grandson Phillip, his wife Shantana and children Josie and Mia were at her side. Funeral services were held at North Park Trinity Baptist Church on January 18th, 2014 along with her husband, V.E. “Eddie” Morefield, who passed away January 7th, 2014, under the direction of Floral Haven. Memorials may be made in Daisy’s name to the Alliance for Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation c/o Gail Jackson, PO Box 1092, Claremore, OK 74018. Internment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, John Brown University, Siloam Springs, Ark.
Daisy was born in Leslie, Arkansas to Linville and Ruth Coulson. In 1942 she received her teaching degree and taught grades 1-12 near Marshall, Ark. at Big Flatt, Cozy Home, and Cold Water AR in one room schools, winning recognition for her outstanding teaching skills. She received her nursing degree from Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. in 1946. 
She also received a scholarship to John Brown University but, as the sole provider for her two young children, she was unable to enjoy this educational opportunity. 
Moving to Tulsa, Okla. in 1951, she bought and managed rental properties while operating boarding houses. She also volunteered at the John 3:16 Mission where she met and married Eddie Morefield in 1955. In 1964 they moved to Gentry, AR where they owned and operated the largest dog kennel in Northwest Arkansas and Eddie’s Auto Repair. Daisy was President of Gentry’s Garden Club, elected in 1996 until their move to Catoosa, Okla. in  2002 and then to Claremore, OK in February, 2003. She joined Eddie at Wood Manor Nursing Home Dec. 31, 2009, where she remained until her death.
Daisy’s was also preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Blankenship-Coulson-Speer and father, Linville Daniel Coulson, and three brothers, Clifton, Paul and Perry Coulson. She is is survived by her sister, Maudie Jech of Gentry, Ark. and brother, Bobby Coulson of Carrolton, Texas; her daughter, Mary Frances Allen and husband Bill Allen of Claremore; step-son Billy Coulson and his wife Nita of Owasso, OK; grandsons David McMahan and wife Ruby of Plano, Texas; Phillip Allen and wife Shantana of Jenks, OK and ten great-grandchildren: Tyler, Elisha, Trey, Edie, Amelia, David, Joseph, Mia, Josie and Colten.

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