In Memory

DeAnna Scoggin (Vinson)

DeAnna Scoggin (Vinson)

Rare Disease Kills Abilenian

Abilene Reporter News, Friday, January 21, 1977

Mrs. Douglas (DeAnna) Vinson, victim of lupus erythemalosis, died shortly after 7 a.m. Thursday in St. Anthony's Hospital in Oklahoma City where she had been a patient since Jan. 16.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pioneer Drive Baptist Church.

The Rev. Jack Hiddlehoover, pastor, will officiate.  Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home.

Mrs. Vinson had been ill with the rare disease for three years and became critically ill early this month.  She was admitted to Hendrick Memorial Hospital and was transferred to McBride Bone and Joint Hospital in Oklahoma City, then to St. Anthony's.  She had been listed in critical condition in the intensive care unit there since she was admitted.

Born October 27, 1951 in Abilene, she was graduated from Abilene High in the top 20 of her class in 1969.  She entered medical records school at Hendrick Memorial Hospital in Abilene and was graduated from there.  She was employed by the Bone and Joint Clinic as a medical records technician until July 1976.

The former DeAnna Scoggin, Mrs. Vinson was the daughter of Betty Lambert and Charles Scoggin, both of Abilene.  She married Douglas Vinson Aug. 21, 1971 in Abilene.  She was a member of Pioneer Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband; a son, David; her father, Charles Scoggin; her mother, Mrs. Betty Lambert; a brother, Gary Scoggin of Huntsville; three sisters, Bonnie Ammons, Brenda and Shirley Scoggin, all of Abilene.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Mallory, Danny Irvin, Johnny Spradling, Jerry Deal, Jimmy Rayfield, and Joe Nelson. 

The family requests any remembrances be made in form of contribution to the Oklahoma Lupus Association.


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02/13/09 10:12 PM #1    

Carol Kennedy (Hightower)

DeAnna and I didn't hang together. Her best friends went to Wylie, but we had several classes together and worked all year together on a Data Processing project(along with Mike Lindley and Sarah Morrison McMillan). She was so easy going and fun to be with. Another one of those friends I wish I hadn't lost touch with after High School.

02/19/09 08:44 PM #2    

Mary Fuller (Couch)

DeAnna was such a nice girl--quiet but smart. We lost her a long time ago, while still in her 20s. I don't have firsthand info, but was told back then that she had a severe case of lupus. What a loss of a lovely young woman.

02/20/09 06:07 PM #3    

Becky Barbee (Lawry)

In the early '90's I met DeAnna's husband. He was so torn up about her death and such a nice man. He truly adored DeAnna. It was through small talk one day that we realized I had known her in school. I remember her as very sweet and somewhat shy. He assured me she outgrew the shyness. She left many wonderful memories with her loving husband.

02/22/09 10:14 PM #4    

Carol Kennedy (Hightower)

DeAnna's husband's name was William Vinson.

02/22/09 11:17 PM #5    

Carol Kennedy (Hightower)

Found that DeAnna died in 1977.

04/05/09 06:30 AM #6    

Cheryl Foster (Neeley)

Actually his name is Doug Vinson. He lives across the street from a friend of mine. He is a super nice guy. Deanna and he had a son who lives in Dallas. He married a couple of years ago. Doug has married again to a lady named Laura and she teaches at Bowie Elementary. They are a really great family.

08/24/09 08:57 AM #7    

Mike Patton

Oh my... Now that I read this I realize that I worked with Doug as a landman @ Jordon & McCullum. I became friends with him during the aftermath of his wife having recently died and learning to take care of his son. Yes, she died of lupus desease.
I had recently returned from living in Florida and I never realized it was DeAnna until now.

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