Brenda Gail Welch

22 April, 195729 July, 2020

Brenda Gail Welch was born on April 22nd, 1957in Tahlequah, OK the daughter of Curtis and Donna (Forman) Welch. She was raised with one brother and one sister, Robert Welch and Patty Welch. She attended school and graduated. She then began her working career with AT&T in the Telecommunications Industry. She married kirk Whiteside and they made their home in the Oaks area. When she wasn’t working, she loved to go hunting for the treasures found in the antique malls and flea markets. She loved to watch a good movie and liked the old classic movies, old black and white and especially romance movies. You could find her cuddles up with one of her fur babies, her dogs were her constant canine companions. Brenda was the type pf person that was comfortable with the life she led, and the view from her porch, watching the sun rise and set each day, just where she found her porch. There was nothing she enjoyed more than the time spent with her family, sharing a laugh and a cup of coffee. Her heart was generous and she never lost the opportunity to help anyone that asked her for assistance. She knew all her neighbors and kept an eye on them, just in case they needed her help. She passed from this life on July 29th, 2020 at her home in Oaks, OK. She was 63 years old.

She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Elmer and Lavella (Tyre) Welch, her maternal grandmother, Ruby Forman, her mother and father, and her many aunts and uncles.

Those she leaves to cherish her memory include her brother, Robert Welch of Atlanta, GA and her sister, Patty Welch of Oaks, OK. She leaves six nieces and nephews, Daniel Martinez of Colorado, Lisa Duniphin and husband Brett of Oaks, OK, Paul Martinez of Tulsa, OK, Cody Welch and wife Mandy of Colorado Springs, CO, Christie Johnson and wife Jesse of Brunswick, GA, and Haleigh Welch of Brunswick, GA. She also leaves many cousins, and a host of friends and loved ones too numerous to mention.


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Charlotte Essman

4 August 2020

My condolences to the family. I have known Brenda for less than a year but she made me feel like we were friends forever. She was thoughtful and kind, always thinking about how she could be helpful to others. I will miss her but knowing that she is in heaven and at peace is a comfort to me.

Brandy Fields

3 August 2020

Brenda I can’t believe u are gone I will miss taking care of you and Bossy I love u and miss u already Rest In Peace LOVE YA BRANDY


30 July 2020

Eight and a half years, married to Brenda were the best years of my life. She was caring and nurturing right to the end. A woman so full of love and compassion for me and my son that it overflowed. Met her at Simmons plant 1 while tending to the vending machines in the breakroom. She reminded me a lot of Roseanne and I fell hard for her. She was the best I miss her greatly. Jealous of Heaven I had her first. Prayers for the family