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Nancy Ann Muirhead

December 10, 1933 — February 2, 2023

Nancy A. Muirhead, 89, passed away on February 2, 2023, at Cedar Ridge Senior Living in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. She was born on December 10, 1933, in Albion, New York to Frank and Ethel Neidert and grew up in Holley, New York, a small village on the Erie Canal. She graduated in 1955 from SUNY Potsdam with a teaching certificate in music, but always independent, decided to join the United States Marine Corps, where she graduated as a second lieutenant and served for three years at Parris Island, South Carolina.

After leaving the Marine Corps, she was offered a job with the Dallas County Juvenile Department and lived in Dallas, Texas from 1958 to 1965, where she met her husband Vernon, who she was married to for 28 years until his death. While living in Dallas, she also gave birth to two healthy sons. In 1965, she and Vernon were offered jobs with the Tulsa County Juvenile Bureau and relocated to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she worked as a supervisor for the Juvenile Bureau, and later moved to a position as a patient intake coordinator for Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, where she worked until her retirement.

She always had a heart for caring for people and animals, and after retirement stayed busy with volunteer work, including serving as an airport ambassador at Tulsa International Airport, helping care for senior citizens near her home in Skiatook, Oklahoma, and caring for animals at the Tulsa SPCA. She adopted numerous rescue cats and dogs in her lifetime and enjoyed every moment with them. A lifelong lover of music and a talented clarinet player, she owned a clarinet made by William Whiteley in his Utica, New York workshop between 1810 and 1854, which she donated to the National Music Museum in Vermillion, South Dakota.

She is lovingly remembered by her son Neal, his wife Carie, and their children Brandon and Alyssa, and her son Chad, his wife Francey, and their children Max and Mackenzie. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2023, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Schaudt's Funeral Service in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Music Museum (website:, email:, phone: 605-658-3450), or the Tulsa SPCA (website:, email:, phone: 919-428-7722).

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Gathering/Time of Remembrance

Saturday, February 18, 2023

2:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Schaudt Tulsa Funeral Service Wine Room

5757 South Memorial Drive, Tulsa, OK 74145

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