THERESA GAIL "TERRI" GILLETT passed away Sunday, December 6, 2009 at her home following a courageous battle with cancer. She was 51 years old.
Terri was born May 27, 1958 in Nebraska, the daughter of Bruce G. and Susie D. (Bartlett) Cosby. On May 30, 1999, she married Shelby Dean Gillett in Grand Prairie, Texas. Terri worked for the Osage Nation for thirteen years, serving as the Director of Child Care for the past two years. She had also worked a number of years for the Department of Human Services. Terri loved spending time with her grandkids. She enjoyed the outdoors, her flowers, hunting, fishing and sewing. She was well known throughout her family and friends as an excellent cook, and was an avid supporter and participant in the ways of the Osage Culture.
Surviving are: Her husband: Shelby D. Gillett; Her son: Bruce Cass and wife, Dana; Her daughter: Danielle McCartney; Her mother and father: Susie Starr and husband, Brite; Bruce G. Cosby and wife, Jerry; Seven step-children: Shelby, Shawnna, Brad, Dusty, Candace, Amanda and Shelby Lynn; Her brothers and sister: Michael Cosby, Monte Cosby, Lori Upchurch, Corlin Cosby and Brite Starr; Numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.
Traditional services were held Thursday, December 10, at 8:00 AM followed by funeral services at 10:00 AM, all at the Wakon Iron Chapel. Interment was at the Gillett home located East of Pawhuska. McCartney's Johnson Funeral Home of Pawhuska was in charge of arrangements.