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Mildred Louise Harper Wells


Funeral Services for Mildred Louise Harper Wells, 89, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 28, 2023 at the Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.

Mrs. Wells was born December 6, 1933, to Benjamin Franklin and Priscilla Belle Jordan Harper in the Fox Community, near Purcell, Oklahoma. She was the fourth of five girls Vera Harper Rassmussen, Margie Harper Bebout, Benlean Harper Mayo, and Ila Harper Hudson.

During her childhood years she lived near Ray Jones Corner, in the Fairview Community and ultimately the Woody Chapel area where she attended school in Washington.

In 1948 the family moved to Purcell and in 1949 she began dating RL Wells.  They were married September 2, 1950, in a small wedding.  After a honeymoon in Lawton, Okla., they established residency eight miles north of Lindsay on State Hwy. 59B, where she lived for the remainder of her life.

Mildred worked extensively on the farm alongside her husband raising wheat, alfalfa hay, cattle, and horses. She also worked seasonally at the Roy Wilson Carpet factory.

Mildred was the loving mother of Ricky, Kenny and Lisa Wells. A grandmother to Russell, Clint and Brecca and great-grandmother to Landon, Hudson and Conner. She lived a life built on faith in God, love, determination, hard work, and fierce loyalty; a legacy she leaves to her family and to those she touched in her 89 years on this earth.

Mildred left behind two children, Kenny Wells (Resa) and Lisa Wells (Doug); three grandchildren, Russell Wells (Mindy), Clint Wells, Brecca Dressler (Mark); three great grandchildren, Landon Wells, Hudson Dressler and Conner Wells; one sister, Ila Hudson and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, RL Wells and son, Ricky Wells.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Pioneer Library System Foundation or the Dale K. Graham Veterans Foundation.

Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonlittle.com.