Trela Gay Mattocks of Ponca City passed away peacefully on April 7th with her daughter by her side holding her hand.
Trela is survived by her daughter Cyndee and husband Kevin, grandchildren Trevyn, Korrie and Kelsie all of Ozark, Missouri. Also surviving was her Aunt Bette Wallace and her husband Joe of Newton, Kansas, along with many cousins, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, her
husband Roy and her son Jeff.
Born on December 22nd, 1945 to James and Doris Usrey, she grew up attending Ponca City schools and graduating from Po-Hi. She later attended beauty school and went on to be a hairdresser for 50 years. She married Chuck Norman and had two children, Jeff and Cyndee.
In later years, she married Roy Mattocks and they shared many happy years together of bowling and gambling with their casino families. Trela will always be remembered for her caring ways and her quick wit. She will also be remembered for being an avid OU fan as well as OKC Thunder. Trela attended all sporting events of her children and was a team mom to many, often enjoying dressing up as a clown and handing out candy. She was an avid bowler and shared many happy years of bowling, gambling and shenanigans with her best friends Lynda, Mary, Cheryl, Irma, Patty and
Marsha just to name a few.
In lieu of flowers, in honor of my mother 1 ask for all to show a random act of kindness towards others to make this world a better place, mom would love
Please join the family as we “Celebrate Trela” at Lydies Cottage, Marland Mansion on Saturday May 12,h from 12-2 for refreshments, visiting and a
Although my heart is breaking, the peace I hold within is knowing you are
holding Jeff in your arms again.
Cyndee, My heart aches for you. I know how close you and your Mom were. I remember the Love she showed to all who were blessed to know her. I'm praying for peace, comfort and wonderful memories. She is Jeff are together again and have a front row seat watching over you and your beautiful family. Let me know if you need anything at all. Love you! Amy (((HUGS)))
Amy Harris-HillSouthlake, TX
Trela was a member of the Po Class of 1964. The last time I saw her was when our classmates got together to celebrate our 70th birthdays in 2015. I remember seeing her at our 50th and noticed just how much she enjoyed it. Trela will be very much missed by her classmates, and I know many of us have fond memories of our times with her through the years. It's hard to say goodbye to long-time friends, but Trela will indeed remain in our hearts and good memories.
Carol Lansdown GreenPonca City, OK
Trela and I were classmates and graduated together, we recalled a Halloween party when we were younger where we had fun. Classy lady
Pat MartinPonca City, OK
My thoughts are with all grieving Trela. We were friends starting in Jr.Hi. I have many fun memories.
Linda RobinsonOkla. City, OK
Been thinking about you Cyndee and praying for you. My heart hurts for you, but know that Trela and Jeff are reunited.
Cherish WentrothPonca City, OK
Cyndee my heart goes out to you and the family. Your mom was a spunky force of nature that touched the hearts of all who met her and was the worlds greatest cheerleader when it came to supporting all of “us”kids. Know that we are forever family and the Epperson clan is here for you. Part of your treasure is now stored in heaven for you . All my love Janna
Janna Epperson PaulsonBroken Arrow, OK
Trela and I are classmates. She always had that smile and a kind word for everyone. She will be greatly missed by those of us that were lucky enough to be her friends. Truly a kind and honest person. RIP
Bill TautfestPlacerville, CA