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Vera Alene (Perteet) Welch, of McAlester, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at the age of 86.
She was born on Oct. 8, 1931, to Clarence and Mary Willie Perteet. She married JL Welch on Oct. 9, 1948, and enjoyed 69 years of marriage before his passing on Nov. 6, 2017.
She is survived by children, Carolyn Thompson, of McAlester, Pat Roehling and husband, Butch, of Burton, Texas, Jackie Welch and wife, Donna, of Cypress, Texas, David Welch, of McAlester, and Joyce Morris and husband, Jerry, of McAlester; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren, and other family and friends.
Alene was preceded in death by her husband, JL Welch (2017); son, Jerry Lynn Welch (2002); grandson, Michael Welch (2006); three sisters, and two brothers.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Chaney's Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at Perteet Family Cemetery near Bugtussle.
Published on December 15, 2017
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