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Charlotte Michele Wolf Queen, 66, of Moore, died on March 2, 2015, at Integris Hospice House from cancer. Shelly was born on Aug. 20, 1948, to Felix Gregory and Martha Florence Wolf of Oklahoma City. Known to her siblings as ‘Boo,’ she was the youngest of seven children. Shelly grew up in Oklahoma City with siblings Theresa, Bob, Annette, Janet, Richard and Sharon. Ruffles and frills were never her style. She was far more comfortable in jeans and tennis shoes, climbing telephone poles and playing tag on roof tops with her band of daring friends and causing worried neighbors to call her mom to sound the alarm. Shelly adored her daddy and the feeling was mutual as she helped her father with everything from cleaning the stable at the farm where he boarded horses to learning to operate the wood lathe in his workshop. Shelly attended St. Patrick grade school and graduated in 1966 from Mount Saint Mary High School. She attended UCO (formerly Central State University) and worked for Liberty National Bank in Oklahoma City. Moving to Memphis, she served as director of personnel for Bryce Corporation in Memphis, Tenn., for several years before returning to Oklahoma City. Shelly married Carl L. Queen on Oct. 20, 1988, in War Eagle, Ark., and worked beside her husband in his art studio and traveling across the country to the many art festivals at which he sold his art work, until their recent retirement. She devoted her life to working beside her beloved husband and loved wood-working, collecting mouse-themed paraphernalia and working crossword and jigsaw puzzles. Through the years she joined her talents with her husband’s to create many lovely gifts which are treasured by loved ones. Nothing was more important to Shelly than faith, family and friends. She and her husband have been members of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Norman, where she was active in the perpetual adoration ministry and where Carl serves in the usher ministry and is a member of the Knights of Columbus. She leaves her beloved husband, Carl and stepson, Mark. She also leaves her sister, Theresa and husband Tom Furlong of the city; brother, Robert and wife Peggy Wolf of the city; sister, Mary Annette and husband James Clendenin of the city; sister, Janet Wolf of the city; brother, Richard Wolf of El Paso, Texas, and sister, Sharon and husband Jim Lafferty of Mustang. She is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and friends and neighbors who loved this special lady. Shelly was preceded in death by her parents and stepson, Mike. She is remembered for her devotion to and trust in God, her unfailing, unconditional love of family and friends, her sense of humor, stubborn independence and positive, cheerful spirit. Funeral services were March 9 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Norman. Burial followed at IOOF Cemetery in Norman. Arrangements were by John Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel in Moore. Memorial contributions may be made to Stephenson Cancer Center Supportive Care Program, 800 NE 10th St., Oklahoma City or Integris Hospice House, 13920 Quailbrook Drive.
Published on  March 18, 2015
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