Paula LaKay (Apple) Gilpen
Paula LaKay (Apple) Gilpen, age 67, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at her home in Oklahoma City.
Paula was born April 14, 1947, in McKinney, Texas, to Clifford and Mabel Irene (Isaacs) Apple. Paula grew up in Frederick, Okla., married Walt “Tom” Gilpen in 1964 and settled in the Mustang/Oklahoma City area in 1968. She was a teacher at the Mustang United Methodist Preschool for many years, as well as a Cub Scout leader and a vacation Bible school and Awana’s teacher at her home church, First Baptist of Mustang. Paula was very involved with her boys’ and grandchildren’s activities, as well as spending time with a special group of ladies. Her time was spent with her grandchildren, doing crafts, and scrapbooking.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Paula is survived by her husband, Tom, of 49 years and 11 months; two boys, Tommy and wife, Misty of Tuttle and Bruce of Oklahoma City; also by grandchildren, Rebekah Thomas, Bailey Gilpen and Christopher Thomas; and one brother, Jerry Apple and wife, Sandra.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 31 at First Baptist Church of Mustang, with interment to follow in Mustang Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made to www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.