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Denise Lynn (Rucquoy) Thomas

Denise Lynn (Rucquoy) Thomas, lifelong Okmulgee area resident, died Friday, December 15, 2006 at the age of 45. She was born December 19, 1960 in Okmulgee to Ferd and Dolores Ann (Henson) Rucquoy. She attended Okmulgee Public Schools where she played basketball and she graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1979. She later attended TJC where she received her degree as an X-Ray Technician, a field that she truly loved. Denise enjoyed reading and watching basketball and football. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, James and Helen Henson, paternal grandparents, Andrew and Helen Rucquoy and an uncle, Jack Rucquoy. Survivors include her son, who was the love of her life, Drew Thomas, of Okmulgee, her parents, Ferd and Dolores Rucquoy of Okmulgee, three brothers, David Rucquoy and Mark Rucquoy, both of Okmulgee and Stephen Rucquoy and wife Sandy of Beggs, a niece and nephew, Stephanie and Cameron Rucquoy, both of Beggs, her uncles and aunts, Buz and Lena Henson of Beggs, Sharon and Richard Mock of Sand Springs and Jix Rucquoy of Antioch, California and four cousins.

Graveside services will be held 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at the Beggs Cemetery. Reverend H.A. Brummett will officiate assisted by Reverend James VanHooser. Friends may visit the funeral home from 1-8 P.M. on Monday and the family will receive friends at the funeral home chapel from 7-8 P.M. Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee. Condolences may be made at