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, Robert Joe Tulsa World 05/13/1965
Wright, Robert Joe, 17, Tulsa World 05/14/1965
Wright, Robert John Tulsa Tribune 06/29/1977
Wright, Rogia L. Tulsa World 10/19/1990
Wright, Rosemary Tulsa World 07/06/1971
Wright, Roxie Tulsa World 02/01/1985
Wright, Roy D. Tulsa Tribune 12/16/1966
Wright, Ruby Lucille Tulsa World 03/06/1986
Wright, Ruth Ann (Mrs. Donald L.) Tulsa World 04/20/1988
Wright, Samuel Tulsa World 08/28/1973
Wright, Samuel A. Tulsa Tribune 06/18/1979
Wright, Samuel Arthur Tulsa World 02/03/1987
Wright, Sherry Lenn Tulsa World 10/31/1966
Wright, Sherry Lynn Tulsa Tribune 10/31/1966
Wright, Sherry Lynn Tulsa World 10/31/1966
Wright, Sim C. Tulsa World 01/29/1966
Wright, Sim C. Tulsa World 01/29/1966
Wright, Sim C. Tulsa World 01/30/1966 Death
Wright, Sim C. (Coco) Tulsa Tribune 01/28/1966 3
Wright, Sim C. (Coco) Tulsa Tribune 01/28/1966 25
Wright, Sr., Delmer Lynn Tulsa World 11/07/1990
Wright, Sr., Kenneth Lloyd Tulsa Tribune 12/20/1976
Wright, Stephen M. Tulsa World 02/23/1972
Wright, Sterling R. Tulsa World 02/25/1975
Wright, Susan E. Tulsa World 07/26/1965
Wright, Sybil Ruth Tulsa Tribune 07/04/1969
Wright, Ted Tulsa World 09/19/1985
Wright, Terry L. Tulsa World 07/07/1977
Wright, Thelma E. Tulsa World 03/09/1978
Wright, Tommie C. Tulsa Tribune 10/31/1968
Wright, Tommie C. Tulsa World 11/01/1968
Wright, Vernal Tulsa World 06/18/1988
Wright, Victor Leon Tulsa Tribune 09/27/1983
Wright, Wanda (Mrs. Charles) Tulsa Tribune 01/18/1990
Wright, Wanda (Mrs. Charles) Tulsa World 01/18/1990
Wright, WIlfred Tulsa World 01/09/1991
Wright, William Tulsa Tribune 03/07/1979
Wright, William Tulsa Tribune 08/30/1971
Wright, William Earl Tulsa Tribune 12/02/1972
Wright, William Earl Tulsa Tribune 12/01/1972 23A
Wright, William F. Tulsa Tribune 04/23/1966 10
Wright, William Henry Tulsa Tribune 10/29/1965 38
Wright, William Leo Tulsa World 03/17/1963 20
Wright, William T. Tulsa World 02/20/1984
Wright, William T. Tulsa Tribune 07/19/1980
Wright, William, Dr. Tulsa Tribune 04/05/1965 19
Wright, Winfield S. Tulsa World 09/03/1964 63
Wright, Zuma M. Tulsa World 06/01/1982
Wrigley, Charles G. Tulsa World 01/25/1988
Wrisner, Ruben Tulsa Tribune 03/31/1989