Alta Mae Larkins
March 18, 1928 – April 11, 2018
Alta Mae Larkins was born March 18, 1928 in Oklahoma City to Raymond and Nadine Clark. Alta went to join our Lord on April 11, 2018. She married the love of her life Bill Larkins, Sr. on July 6, 1947. Alta was a lifelong member of Baptist Temple Church and an always willing volunteer for over 60 years. Alta enjoyed nothing more than the presence of company, whether by family, friends or neighbors. Always remembered for the stories of her early years involving roller skating and life on the “farm”. Alta worked for over 20 years as a senate secretary at the State Capitol of Oklahoma. She enjoyed trips to the lake, horticulture, and spending time with family. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Bill. She is survived by her brother, Richard Clark and family of Oklahoma City; son, Bill Larkins, Jr. and wife Dana of Piedmont; son, Russ Larkins and wife Tracie of Oklahoma City; daughter Carol Thompson and husband Don of Oklahoma City; 10 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. “Mom”/”MeMaw” will be forever loved and sorely missed.
- Funeral Service Monday, April 16, 2018
- Visitation Sunday, April 15, 2018
Alta Mae Larkins
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April 18, 2018
There are no words to express my feeling of loss. We had so much fun on our Friday's together running errands, shopping, and milkshakes at Sonic. You were always there for all of us to provide love and encouragement. You taught us how to be a family and support each other no matter what. I can only imagine the joy you felt at being released from your earthly burdens. Seeing your Dad after 80 years of missing him and the rest of your family and friends. I love you Mom and will miss you so much. Give Dad and everyone else a hug from me and save me a seat at the table.
April 17, 2018
Wow! What an amazing woman that was brought into my life because I married her grandson Wes. She was such a blessing. Always had such a beautiful smile and laugh! She was such an enlightenment in my life even if it was just the past 5 years! Thank you Alta for the memories you brought. You will truly be missed! Love you!
April 17, 2018
Words cannot describe how much you mean to me and how much I will miss you! You are an amazing, strong, and beautiful woman inside and out. Although I know you are in a better place, it is still really hard to say goodbye! I will always remember all of the lake trips, holidays, going to church, dancing the funky chicken, singing, pillow fights with my son, ice cream sundaes for dinner, chasing me with the fly swatter, and all the other many memories I have with you! You have been an amazing example of being a woman of God and showing love to others. Thank you for always being there and supporting me through everything in my life! I love you Memaw and am going to miss you greatly! Hope you are dancing the funky chicken with Jesus! Give pawpaw hugs for me!
April 17, 2018
I love you so much grandma! Thank you for raising my siblings and I to know God at Baptist Temple and thank you for always being there for our family no matter what the situation was. I am so blessed to have a grandma like you! You were always so happy, loving, funny, caring, and an overall great person to be around. As hard as this situation is, it’s comforting to know you are in heaven rejoicing with your loved ones and God. Say hi to everyone for me! Until me meet again, I love you dearly!
April 17, 2018
My great grandma was an amazing woman. I stayed with her almost every Saturday night as a kid. We went to church on Sunday mornings. She taught me about God. And how the Bible was always speaking to her. She worked hard her whole life. She loved her family more than anything. Her happiness was contagious. I will miss going through her photo albums with her and hearing her talk about growing up on the farm. I will always miss playing Uno, and eating butterscotch discs throughout church. She called all her babies sugarbabe. I could talk about her all day. I love you so much grandma. Thank you for loving me unconditionally and for teaching me about Gods unconditional love. Give papa gum a big hug for me. Don’t forget to teach the angels about the jitterbug. I’ll save you a coke from sonic next time I go. I’ll love and miss you forever!
April 16, 2018
I just got back from the funeral of a very dear friend of mine, Ms. Alta Larkins. Alta worked in the church office with me for at least 10 years and she and I had the most fun. We both had lake houses and we would compare notes on those. I used to be a legal secretarial bailiff for a district Judge and she was a senate secretary and we would compare notes on that. But most importantly, we both loved to laugh and laugh we did...at some of the corniest jokes, as well as life, but again we had so much fun together and YES, we did get a little work done too. I will miss her so very much as I know that all of her family and friends will too. She was a beautiful Christian Lady and one that I was proud to call my friend, like Bro. Broughton said...she was full of Integrity and Love. I Love you and Miss you Alta. I will see you again one day.
Betty Langston Wooldridge
April 15, 2018
Remembering all of the fun times I shared with the Larkins' family! Alta was so friendly to everyone and so much fun to be around! For over 50 years I watched this family grow always being inspired by the closeness they shared! Alta, you will be truly missed but heaven has gained more laughter and joy now that you are there!
April 14, 2018
Words cannot express the hole left in my heart. Although I know you are dancing in heaven with Papa, you are already missed here. Your sense of humor and crazy dance moves were always the highlight of our conversations. Late night talks sitting on the porch, and always waking up to you drinking coffee on the deck at the cabin. Your smile lit up my life. Ice Cream for dinner and sour balls candy while on the way to the lake. The chicken dance and Jitter Buggin. You always knew how to make us smile. Nothing made me happier then seeing you with your toes in the sand at my wedding, painting with the girls. You have shown my daughters how to be a true inspiration in the world. For that I can never thank you enough. You were very special to me and my family and will forever be missed. Say hi to Papa for me! I love you always and forever.