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Lora Claudia (Keith) Jarma nee Blackwell was born December 11, 1941 to Claud and Vivian Blackwell and died February 18, 2023. She is survived by her husband John Daniel Jarma of Killeen,Texas, her daughter Rene' Hernandez and husband of Anna ,Texas, her daughter Vickie Harris and husband of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, her sister Karen Kamman, her brothers Dean Blackwell, and James Blackwell and wife. She was also the proud Grandmother to Aubrey Dakin, Laura Marx and Joel Hernandez and Great grandmother to Cedric, Moira and Shane. She is preceded in death by her first husband, James Keith and her parents. She also counted many nieces and nephews and others in her family as precious to her.
At the tender age of 12, she was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. She maintained a firm faith in Jehovah's promises to restore the earth to it's original purpose of a paradise home for his faithful human creation along with the vindication of his name. She exercised strong faith in the promise outlined in the bible of a resurrection on earth for those asleep in death. To that end she took joy in being a preacher and teacher as commissioned in the scriptures by Jesus Christ. She counted many along the way as spiritual sons and daughters. Some of her happiest times were spent in the full time service as a pioneer.
She was a gregarious person and had a way with words that was honed into a degree in communication. She truly enjoyed reporting on many subjects in various newspaper articles through the years as both a reporter and contributor to newspapers and campus news letters. Her welcoming nature led to a home that was always busy with friends and family visiting both in person and by phone or other electronic devices. These qualities enabled her to become a very skilled educator in her secular work and in her spiritual ministry as well. She had the reputation among the various young ones in her life as "the storyteller", as she could make quite the funny or exciting or poignant tale out of so many moments of her life or the goings on around her. She was also an accomplished artist and enjoyed drawing and painting. Her artistic nature was also expressed through photography and she won an award for her work in that medium. She greatly enjoyed time spent with family and friends, reading, fishing, gardening, listening to country and folk music, family game nights, and oh goodness but she did love to shop!
She was deeply loved and respected by many and will be sorely missed until she's resurrected here on earth.
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