Ada "Joan" Bryson, 1:00 PM, Saturday, April 1, 2017




Ada “Joan” Bryson, of Oklahoma City, passed away March 28, 2017, at the age of 80. She was born December 6, 1936, in Alva, OK. Joan enjoyed working crossword puzzles, sewing and gardening. She also enjoyed watching her soap operas, especially, “Days of Our Lives.” Joan and her husband, Darrel enjoyed traveling, especially to Hawaii, Acapulco, and California.


She was a huge fan of the OKC Thunder and the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Joan attended high school in Farry, Oklahoma and Miss Lavon’s Hair School. She was a hairdresser and was the owner and operator of Joan’s Salon. Joan was a quiet, kind and loving person with a gentle heart. She always made sure her family was taken care of and she was a wonderful homemaker. Her first love was being with her husband, Darrel, her family, and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Joan is survived by her husband of 62 years, Darrel Bryson; 2 daughters, Nicky Steiger and Valerie Langley, both of OKC; 1 sister, Maxine Murrow, of Enid; half-brother, Elvin Bates, of Alva; 4 grandchildren, Natalie Johnson and husband, Robert, Jeff Stiger and wife, Michelle, Alisa Litzenberg and husband, Sean, and Ashley Lopez and husband, Andy; and 7 great-grandchildren, Brayden, Emma and Brantley Johnson, Evie and Grayson Stiger, Bethany Gibson, and Sadie Lopez.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Alva and Mayme Finfrock; twin sister, Jean Shatswell; and brother, Theodore Finfrock.
A Memorial Service for Joan will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, April 1, 2017, in the chapel of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home, located at 120 South Broadway, in Moore, OK.
Services are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home.







Dorene Joy commented on 29-Mar-2017 01:46 PM
Darrell, I am so sorry to hear of Joan's passing. Our families were neighbors and close friends growing up and we had many good times together. You and your family are in our prayers. I know she will be greatly missed.
Dorene and Melvin Joy
Jack & Kaye Shoulders commented on 29-Mar-2017 09:14 PM
I will miss my dear friend of many years! Hugs
And prayers for all she has left behind.......
Will never forget all the good times we shared.
Always there for each other
Jim & Marilyn Davison commented on 29-Mar-2017 09:15 PM
Darrel and Nicky & Valerie and families, I am so sorry for your loss. Joan will be missed very much and our prayers are with you all. I'm sorry that Marilyn and I will not be able to make it down for the services as I haven't been well myself. Just remember that my thoughts and prayers will be with you all. Hope to see you when you get up this way soon. Love you all.
Mary Kay Anshutz-Jones commented on 24-Apr-2017 07:56 PM
I am so sorry for your loss! I have great memories of Joan and driving her crazy in her salon.
Darrel, Nicky & Valerie it's been too many years but the love, laughs and memories will alwayss
be in my heart! I love you guys!


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