Death Notice

The Death Notice Index is a database listing the dates of death notices that have appeared in the Tulsa World and Tulsa Tribune. Death notices are posted by the funeral home and contain references to the date of death and the date and location of funeral services. Obituaries are provided and purchased by the family and, though they vary in length, can provide biographical data and information on the survivors of the deceased. Because not every family purchased an obituary, this database, in general, indexes death notices only. The Central Library has both the Tulsa World and Tulsa Tribune on microfilm in the Research Center on the 4th floor. Copies or scans can be made from the microfilm.

The Death Notice Index contains the name of the person and the date the death notice appeared in the newspaper, covering the years 1963-1990 in the Tulsa World and 1964-1990 in the Tulsa Tribune.

Sometimes, the name you are searching is not listed. It may help to try a different spelling of the person's last name. There are many different ways to spell certain names, such as Lewis, Louis, Luis, or Stevens, Stephens, or Elliott, Elliot, Eliott, Eliot. If you are uncertain of the spelling of a last name, put the first few letters of a last name, such as "She", which will bring up names from Shea to Shewmaker.

Occasionally, there are articles about deaths and the death notices do not appear in the newspapers. In those cases, the dates and/or page numbers of the articles appear in the index.

For death notices from 1989 to the present, library customers with a valid library card can search the Tulsa World online via a library subscription service either at their neighborhood library or with through their own Internet connection.

For more information on obituaries, death notices, and newspaper articles, please visit the local history subject guide.

Title Newspaper Publication Date Page #
Wright, John Shelby Tulsa World 11/27/1974
Wright, John, Mrs. Tulsa Tribune 07/08/1965 47
Wright, Johnnie Tulsa World 12/12/1986
Wright, Joseph Tulsa Tribune 05/22/1985
Wright, Joseph (Mrs.) Tulsa World 11/28/1971
Wright, joseph James Tulsa Tribune 11/27/1982
Wright, Joseph James, Jr. Tulsa Tribune 05/03/1965 25
Wright, Joseph James, Jr. Tulsa Tribune 05/03/1965 2
Wright, Joyce Faye Lambert Tulsa World 04/01/1987
Wright, Jr, Frederick H. Tulsa World 07/24/1978
Wright, Julius J. Tulsa Tribune 01/04/1969
Wright, Julius J. Tulsa World 01/05/1969
Wright, Katherine Tulsa Tribune 01/15/1979
Wright, Kevin Arness Tulsa Tribune 12/29/1986
Wright, Larance Tulsa Tribune 02/01/1991
Wright, Larry Dean Tulsa Tribune 05/30/1979
Wright, Lee Arnold Tulsa World 04/18/1966 19, c
Wright, Lee Arnold Tulsa Tribune 04/18/1966 11
Wright, Lee Arnold Tulsa World 04/17/1966 7, se
Wright, Lena M. Tulsa Tribune 12/27/1973
Wright, Leona June Tulsa Tribune 10/12/1966
Wright, Leonard O. Tulsa Tribune 06/30/1982
Wright, Leota Tulsa Tribune 12/15/1966
Wright, Leroy Tulsa World 12/02/1963 14-Story
Wright, LeRoy Earl Tulsa World 01/07/1968
Wright, Leroy Larry Tulsa World 12/02/1963 14-Funeral
Wright, Leroy Larry Tulsa World 12/02/1963 14
Wright, Leslie Osell, Mrs. Tulsa Tribune 07/10/1965 16
Wright, Leslie Ozell, Mrs. Tulsa Tribune 07/09/1965 31
Wright, Lester D. Tulsa Tribune 07/19/1988
Wright, Lewis Edgar Tulsa World 04/25/1988
Wright, Lois M. Tulsa Tribune 11/26/1979
Wright, Lorine Tulsa Tribune 01/11/1983
Wright, Louise Tulsa Tribune 10/19/1990
Wright, Louise Kline Tulsa World 01/15/1989
Wright, Lucien C. Tulsa Tribune 09/22/1969
Wright, Lucien C. Tulsa World 09/23/1969
Wright, Lucy Tulsa Tribune 05/05/1969
Wright, M. P. Tulsa World 08/10/1964 1
Wright, Madge Clark (Mrs. William Tulsa Tribune 01/03/1984
Wright, Maggie R. Tulsa World 12/19/1982
Wright, Mamie A. Tulsa Tribune 12/28/1965 23
Wright, Maragret ''Mamo'' Tulsa World 02/24/1984
Wright, Margaret Tulsa World 10/15/1971
Wright, Margaret Tulsa Tribune 12/16/1981
Wright, Margaret Evelyn Tulsa Tribune 11/02/1989
Wright, Marie Tulsa World 12/22/1973
Wright, Mark Tulsa Tribune 11/26/1979
Wright, Mark Erwin Tulsa Tribune 04/08/1978
Wright, Marlene A. (Mrs. Phil LaC Tulsa World 08/02/1989