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Clemmie Bahm Hitchings

January 6, 1939 ~ November 30, 2022 (age 83) 83 Years Old

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Our beloved, Clemmie Bahm Hitchings, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2022, in Oklahoma City, OK. She was 83 years old.
Clemmie Frances Cabrina Joan was one of ten children born to the late Leon and Shoule Bahm on January 3, 1939. She was born and raised in Folsom, LA, St. Tammany Parish. After graduating high school, Clemmie served in the U.S. Air Force, where she met Owen L. Hitchings. They were married in Carson City, Nevada on August 21, 1958 and later held a wedding reception in Corvallis, Oregon. Clemmie and Owen had four daughters together: Monica, Kim, Terri and Lisa. Owen’s Air Force career took them across the United States and Europe, eventually settling in Oklahoma City, OK in 1977.
Clemmie worked in Oklahoma City and retired after serving with the State of Oklahoma for many years. She was also an active member of St. Paul’s the Apostle Catholic Church, located in Del City.
Clemmie had a generous and vivacious spirit and was committed to her family. She had an infectious sense of humor, and family gatherings were always full of laughter. She loved to play with her grandchildren and spend time outside watching the birds. Her hospitality meant that you always felt included, and you never left her house thirsty, hungry, or empty-handed. Clemmie was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She will be missed dearly and never forgotten.
Clemmie was preceded in death by her parents, husband Maj. Owen L. Hitchings, USAF; daughter Lisa; grandson Ronald Firkins, Jr.; brother Jack; sisters Irene and Emmy; and sister-in-law Janie Bahm.
Clemmie is survived by six siblings: Glen Bahm (spouse Peggy), Dewitt Bahm (spouse Debbie), Clifford Bahm, Sally Wood (spouse Jerry), Dixie Hart (spouse Larry), and Waline Veal (spouse Bill); three daughters: Monica Breed, Kim (spouse Maj. Mike Gaines, USAF, Ret.), and Terri (spouse Gary Nemecek); eleven grandchildren: John Farley (spouse Jamie), Travis Kittredge (fiancé Chelsea), Erika Stark (spouse John), Christopher Firkins (spouse Gwendalyn), Bianca Newhouse, Hannah Rios, Chris Gaines (spouse Christi), Ben Gaines (spouse Erica), Jennifer Nemecek, Whitney Langhoff (spouse Ella Mae), and Stephen Nemecek (spouse Mary Ann); seventeen great grandchildren: Harper Farley, Ragan Stark, Owen Stark, Stephanie Firkins, Atalie Weldon, Lydia Weldon, Zackery Weldon, Elizabeth Firkins, Evelyn Firkins, Maddox Sesher, Chloe Gaines, Carter Gaines, Haven Gaines, Rebecca Gaines, Wyatt Gaines, Brendan May, Mark Simpson, Lewis Nemecek; and one great-great grandchild: Zayden McFadden, in addition to a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
No services are scheduled. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to a charity of your choice, in honor of Clemmie’s generous spirit.
Grave side services will be held January 7, 2023 at Arlington Memory Gardens: 3400 N Midwest Blvd, OKC, OK. 


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