Obituaries

Rosalind Joyce Delahay Obituary

Rosalind was born Rosalind Joyce Branstetter on November 7, 1929. She was the first child of Ella Javine and George Alan Branstetter. She had five siblings: Johnny Branstetter, Neva Mashunkashey, and Precious Piper. Siblings Tyanna Clements and George Branstetter preceded her. 

Rosalind grew up in the Barnsdall area. She graduated from Barnsdall High School in 1948. The decade of the 1950s found her in Bartlesville where she worked for Conoco Phillips in an administrative role. She liked the variety as well as the opportunity to work in a lot of different areas. She was one of those rare individuals who actually had fun in the workplace. She liked her job and the people she met there. 

Rosalind loved life. Her favorite activities were gardening (she loved roses and flowers), watching birds, reading and dancing. She enjoyed travelling and often vacationed in Colorado. She and her husband took her only granddaughter Rachel to Hawaii when Rachel was 5 years old – a trip neither ever forgot. 

She liked people and made friends easily throughout her life. Strangers were only friends she had not yet met. She had a magnetism that drew people to her. She will be mourned and missed by countless friends as well as family. 

Rosalind’s immediate family consists of daughter Tommie Endo; stepson David Delahay and stepdaughter Leslie McKenzie. She has one granddaughter, Rachel Howerton.

Internment was June 29 in Barnsdall, Okla., at the Javine Cemetery. Stumpff-Barnsdall Chapel handled arrangements.