Amber Dawn Blackaby was always ready to help anyone in need. She loved her church family and was very involved with the food distribution at her local church in Manhattan, Kansas. She delivered food to those who weren’t able to leave their home. She loved to a fault, and she was there for you if you needed help, a shoulder to cry on, or a good laugh.
Her newest business was a catering service, and she used what didn’t sell to feed those in need.
Amber was proud of her Samoan heritage, and she deeply loved her extended family, especially her Aunt Brenda. Amber’s family and her hometown of Cyril, Oklahoma were always close to her heart. She was a loving big sister that adored her siblings. Amber looked after her loving Grandmother, Nell (age 96) from a distance.
Amber was born in Oklahoma City on Sept. 28, 1985. She graduated from Cyril High School with the class of 2004, and was also a part of the Class of 2014 at Allen School of Health Sciences.
Amber passed from this life to her heavenly home on January 3, 2021at the age of 35.
Viewing is at the Cyril Funeral Home on Saturday, January 9, 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Sunday, January 10, 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., and by appointment (405.388.0652) on Monday morning.
A graveside service will be held Monday, January 11, 2021, at 1:00 p.m at Celestial Gardens Cemetery in Cyril, Oklahoma. The family would welcome everyone’s attendance. Masks are required.
Amber’s Paternal Family
She leaves behind:
Father, Phillip and Suzanne Blackaby of Lake Texoma, OK
Brother, Brandon Thompson and fiance Mackenzie Fischer of Copper Center, AK
Sister, Andrea Thompson and family of Edmond, OK
Uncle Eldon and Aunt Sherry Blackaby of Rogers, AR
Cousins: Kurt Blackaby of Rogers, AR, Chris and Marva Evans of Newcastle, OK, Chad and Heather Whitaker of Wynnewood, OK, Justin Whitaker of Wynnewood, OK
Paternal Grandparents, Clifford and Ruth Blackaby of Choctaw, OK
Uncle Ron and Aunt Brenda Evans of Choctaw, OK
Aunt, Mary Whitaker of Wynnewood, OK
Cousins, Sherry Dawn Evans and C.J. Blackaby
Amber’s Maternal Family
She leaves behind:
Parents, Roger and Candy Patterson
Brothers, Shane Patterson, Blaine Patterson & Christian Patterson all of Cyril, OK
Sister, Summer Patterson of Cyril, OK
Bill Patterson and the late Darelene Patterson of Cyril
The late Matai, Chief & US Navy Tufa Iuvale Moetului, Faleasoa Manua, American Samoa and Nellie Iuvale, Elgin, OK
Uncle David and Aunt Debbie Thompson of Cyril, OK
Uncle Greg and Aunt Patty Patterson of Lawton, OK
Aunt Sheery and the late Mike Sharabaika, Scottsdale, AR
Uncle Greg Abarr, Fletcher, OK
Uncle Bob Bartosch, Westminster, CA
Uncle Tavita and Aunt Mariela Iuvale
Uncle Mickey Aneteluu and Aunt Leute Iuvale
The late Tufa Iuvale Jr. and Aunt Susie Iuvale of CA
Aunt Debra Iuvale, Elgin, OK
The late Uncle Robert Iuvale
The late Aunt Maleta Iuvale
Cousins, Daniel and Christina Thompson, Samantha and Doug Beckham, Davy and Shana Thompson, Matt and Katrina Thompson, Deuce Patterson, Heather and Dustin McGriff, Billy and Alyssa Patterson, Andrew and Brandy Patterson, Jerry and Andrea Rununger, Daniel and Katie Bartosch Majors, Alex and MJ Bartosch, Matthew Martosch, Jerome Iuvale, Jermaine Iuvale, Cheree Iuvale, Joey Iuvale, Barry Iuvale, Tanae Iuvale, Faolotoleupemoni and Collin Elisara, Nua Iuvale, Jody Iuvale
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