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Dee Naifeh

July 22, 1928 ~ December 21, 2016 (age 88)


Dee Naifeh, 88, passed away early Wednesday, December 21st, 2016, at Memorial Hospital of Texas County.

Dolly Dolores Cohlmia was born on July 22, 1928, to Lebanese immigrants, Edna and Richard Cohlmia, in Waynoka, Oklahoma.  She was reared and spent much of her childhood at her parents’ Cohlmia Grocery Store in Selman, Oklahoma.  The family moved to Enid, Oklahoma, where Dee graduated from Enid High School.  She was united in marriage to Zeke C. Naifeh on July 23, 1946,  in Independence, Kansas.  The Naifehs reared their children in Sapulpa and Tulsa, Oklahoma, moving to Guymon in 1977. 

In February, 1979, the family opened Naifeh’s Steakhouse.  Dee worked with her family, greeted her customers, co-workers and neighbors, and treated them all just like family.  Dee embodied a Christian servant’s heart and the gift of hospitality.  She gave love, loyalty, and hard work to her family and community.  She leaves the Naifeh legacy of love, strength, and a strong Christian faith.  Dee was a devoted member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and was active in the E.C.W. and Altar Guild.  Zeke passed away January 6, 1990. 

Dee is survived by her children, Bunny Pack and husband, Bill, of Derby, KS; Candy Barnard and husband, Gary of Okmulgee, OK;  Rick Naifeh of Tulsa; Katrina Naifeh Akers of Guymon; son-in-law, John Akers, Jr., of Hugoton, KS; three sisters, Dorothy Harkin of Enid; Darlien Kamas of Freedom, OK; and Jean Cohlmia of Wichita, KS.    She was Nana to her nine grandchildren with their spouses, Melanie Naifeh, Sarah and Brett Stone, Camille and Todd Miller, Ric Naifeh II, Jarod Naifeh, Eric and Karen Bauer, Sean and Jenny Bauer, Anna Marie Montano and Bailey Akers; and fourteen great grandchildren, Ashlee James, Ian and Seth Molester, Christian Tovar, Kylynn and Kamryn Naifeh, Meg and Jack Stone, Zeke, Miles and Murphy Bauer, Madison and Mackenzie Miller, and Gemma Bauer.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her father and mother-in-law, Cliff and Minnie Naifeh; brother, George Cohlmia, and in-laws, Ed Harkin, Lewis  Kamas, Herb Cohlmia, Sam and Imy Naifeh, Joe and Penny Naifeh, and Omar and Pat Naifeh.

Funeral services will be Friday morning, December 23rd, 11:00 AM at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1803 North Lelia, Guymon, with Bishop Ed Konieczny officiating and Pastor Arlen Lloyd, assisting.  Interment will follow in Elmhurst Cemetery .

Visitation will be at the Henson-Novak Funeral Home, 501 NW Fifth, Guymon on Thursday afternoon, 2-6 PM with the family receiving friends from 4-6 PM.

Memorials may be given to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, c/o Henson-Novak Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1306, Guymon, OK  73942.

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 Service Information

December 22, 2016

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Henson~Novak Funeral Home
Guymon, OK 73942

Funeral Service
December 23, 2016

11:00 AM
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
1803 North Lelia
Guymon, OK 73942

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