Mary Jane Alexander Goble died June 30 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City.
She was born Aug. 20, 1948 in Hannibal, Missouri, the daughter of Dorian and Dorothy (Brown) Alexander. She graduated high school in 1966 and later earned a two business degrees from Kirksville State Teachers College, now Truman State in Kirksville, Missouri. While in college and after graduation she worked in the Abstract and Title industry in Missouri. Following her adventurous spirit in 1982, she moved to Oklahoma and worked in the Oil and Gas industry until her retirement in July 2014. While in Oklahoma she met and later married her best friend Michael R. Goble in 1987.
While working at Kerr-McGee, she was elected President of the Kerr McGee Employees Recreation Association. She was a member of American Business Women Association since 1977 moving her membership to the Oklahoma City Charter Chapter in 1982. She served as President of the Chapter for two terms, as well as all other offices at least once. She was nominated by the Chapter to be named Top 10 Woman of the Year—a national recognition. She was named the Chapter’s Woman of the Year in 2007. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mustang and was involved in the Little Acres Neighborhood Association. She served as secretary of treasure and also volunteered with OETA. She enjoyed traveling, being around friends, hosting family dinners, seasonal wiener roasts and her favorite—the yearly pumpkin painting party. Her greatest joy, however, was being active in the lives of her grandchildren.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband Mike and also by her father Dorian.
Survivors include three sons: Michael Goble and wife Donna of Mustang, John Goble and wife Mandy of Piedmont and Ronnie Russell of Arizona; two daughters Kelly Bruce and husband Curt and Ilene Cook, both of Yukon; 12 grandchildren; her mother Dorothy, her brother DM Alexander and wife Marsha of Kansas City, Missouri; sister SueAnn Morrow and husband Lon of Mount Pleasant, Iowa; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. July 11 in the Chapel of The Good Shepherd at McNeil’s Funeral Service, Mustang.