Jean Brandon Hastings, a long-time resident of Lawton, Okla., passed away on May 22, 2013. She was born June 11, 1922 to F.M. “Mike” Brandon and Ruby Woodfin Brandon. Jean attended Lawton Public Schools and graduated in 1940. She attended Cameron Agricultural Junior College where she met G. W. “Goober” Hastings. Jean and Goober were married Sept. 20, 1942. In 1960, she returned to Cameron Junior College and completed her degree in education at Oklahoma College for Women in 1962. Jean taught in the Lawton Public School District for 22 years.
Jean attended First Baptist Church all her life. For many years she taught Sunday school and was involved in mission work. After retiring in 1984, Jean and Goober traveled many miles and worked in several states building churches.
Jean truly had a generous spirit. She learned the importance of helping others from her mother. When she saw a need, she didn't hesitate to do whatever she could to meet the need.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Merle Brandon, and sisters JoAnn Ikard and Betty Kephart. Survivors are G. W. “Goober” her husband of 70 years; children Linda Lee (Henry) Tuell, Karen Hastings, and Mike (Mariela) Hastings; grandchildren Laura and H.O. Tuell, Jennifer Roos, Douglas Lamude and Seth Hastings; great-grandchildren Stephen Baker, Emily and Jackson Roos; and sisters Mary Richards and Marjorie Bayer.
A family graveside service was held Friday, May 24 in the Red Lodge Cemetery. Smith-Olcott Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church in Lawton, Oklahoma or the BareTooth Cupboards, P.O. Box 665, Red Lodge MT 59068.