George Edward TUGMON James Sanford COLLETTE William Henry TUGMON Bobby Ray TUGMON Jimmy Edward TUGMON Fannie Belle KELLEY Mini tree diagram
Joyce Laverne TUGMON

Joyce Laverne TUGMON6,1,3,4,2,5

31st Mar 19281,3,4,2,5 - 2nd Mar 19716,1,2,5

Life History

31st Mar 1928

Born in Cache, Caddo, Oklahoma.1,3,4,2,5

14th Dec 1943

Married James Sanford COLLETTE.3

2nd Mar 1971

Died in Houston, Harris, Texas.6,1,2,5

Cause of Death Cerebral Hemorrhage, Rheumatic valvular heart disease, mitral valve replacement, possible cerebral embolism, 27 February - 2 March 1971

after 3rd Mar 1971

Buried in Fairview Cemetery, Pryor, Mayes, Oklahoma.1,2


  • 1930 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma, 4 April, Saddle Mountain Township, District 32, page 1B, Hse #12, Fam #16
    Tugmon, George T Head Rents M W 48 First Married at age 22 TX TX OK Farm Manager
    Tugmon, Fanny Wife F W 28 First Married at age 21 OK TX TX No Occup
    Tugmon, Joy L Dau F W 3 OK TX OK

    Joyce Lavern Tugmon
    Birth 31 Mar 1928 in Cache, Caddo, Oklahoma
    Death 2 Mar 1971 in Houston, Harris County, Texas
    George Edward Tugmon 1891 - 1970
    Fannie Belle Kelley 1902 - 1987
    Marriage 14 Dec 1943 to James Sanford Collette
    Birth 29 Nov 1923 in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Death 2 Nov 1979 in Houston, Harris County, Texas
    --  Kelley,

    Another genealogy provides the place of marriage, but also reprots a different location from the Kelley genealogy above.

    Marriage to JAMES S COLLETTE
    14 Dec 1943
    Hugo, Choctaw, Oklahoma
    --  Collette,

    The Felps Family genealogy reports that Joy was buried in Pryor, Oklahoma.  This is confirmed by her Texas death certificate cited below.

    Joy Lavern Tugmon
    Birth 31 Mar 1927 in Cache, Oklahoma
    Death 2 Mar 1971 in Houston, Harris, Texas
    Burial Pryor, Mayes, Oklahoma
    --  Julie Felps,

    Note that Julie Felps reports Joy under the name Joy Lavern Tugmon, as the 1930 census had her name, Joy L.  The Kelley genealogy cited above, on the other hand, reports her as Joyce Lavern Tugmon.  Her Texas death certificate has her name as Joyce Collette.

    Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    Joyce Collette
    Death 2 Mar 1971 Harris County
    Gender Female
    Marital Status married

    Note that the Death Index reports that Joyce was single at the time of death, but her actual death certificatre reporeted her status as married.  This was an error in the death index.  Joyce's husband is not reported as dying unitl 1979.

    Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982
    Joyce Collette
    Female, White, Married
    Age 43 yrs
    Birth 31 March 1927 Oklahoma
    Residence 6003 Inwood, Houston, Harris County, Texas
    Father George Tugman
    Mother Fannie Kelley
    Informant Harris Funeral Home, Pryor, Oklahoma (by Mail)
    Death 20 September 1971 St Lukes Hospital, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
    Cause of Death Cerebral Hemorrhage, Rheumatic valvular heart disease, mitral valve replacement, possible cerebral embolism, 27 February - 2 March 1971
    Removal 3 March 1971 by Heights Funeral Home, for preparation for burial in Pryor Cemetery, Pryor, Oklahoma
    Filed 22 March 1971, filed State 2 April 1971

    Joyce Lavern Collette
    BIRTH 31 Mar 1927
    DEATH 2 Mar 1971 (aged 43)
    BURIAL Fairview Cemetery, Pryor, Mayes County, Oklahoma
    Spouse James Sanford Collette 1924-1979 (m. 1943)
    Daughter Marion Sandford Collette 1948-2017
    Created by Dennis Wilson, Transcribed by bdeneal 14 Jul 2016
    --  Find A Grave Memorial 166935251,


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