Shae Lauran Bates Brackett was born Jan. 28, 1994, in Oklahoma City to Laura (Tidwell) Bates and Bart Bates. She attended kindergarten through high school at Jones Public Schools, where she was valedictorian of the class of 2012. She enjoyed many activities in athletics and student government. Shae earned her degree in math education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. Shae married Kyler Brackett June 18, 2016, and they began their life together in Weatherford. She began her teaching career last fall at Mountain View-Gotebo Schools as a middle and high school math teacher.
Shae was a beautiful, intelligent, nurturing and hardworking young woman who was always there when anyone needed her. Her family and many friends will miss her. Shae's grandmothers, Colleene Tidwell and Jane Bates, preceded her in death.
Shae is survived by her husband, Kyler Brackett; her parents, Laura Bates and her fiancé, Jay Standley and Bart Bates; her brother, Brady Bates; her grandparents, Alvin Tidwell and Dennis and Vicki Bates; her aunts and uncles, Vina and Mick Weiberg, Bubba and Madonna Tidwell, Ron and Janet Tidwell, Linda and Jerry Don Martin, Brent and Tarah Bates and Brian Bates; and numerous cousins and extended family. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Hibbs Funeral Home, 2190 North Harper Road in Choctaw. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, 2700 Main Street in Choctaw.
Published on February 9, 2017