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Jerrie Lynne Townsend


Jerrie Lynne Townsend, American librarian. Certified professional secretary. Named Competent Toastmaster, Out-to-Lunch Toastmasters, Tulsa, 1985; elected to Broken Arrow Hall of Fame, 1996.


Townsend, Jerrie Lynne was born on July 19, 1951 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States. Daughter of Charles Ray Senior and Billie Jean (Morgan) Jones.


Bachelor of Science, Arkansas State University, 1973. Master of Library and Information Science, University Oklahoma, 1987.


Secretary division art Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, 1973-1974. Administrative secretary Steelship Corporation, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 1974. Teacher 5th grade Coleman Middle School, 1974-1975.

Secretary I Management Development Center University Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1975-1976. Secretary II City of Tulsa, 1976-1978, administrative secretary, 1978-1980. Executive secretary Hilti, Inc., Tulsa, 1980, statistical assistant, 1980-1982, sales promotion, marketing analyst, 1982-1987, manager sales planning, 1987-1996.

Office assistant White River Irrigation District, Stuttgart, Arkansas, 1997-1998. Librarian Phillips Community College of University of Arkansas, since 1998.


  • Certified professional secretary.


Through Covenant each individual accepts the relationship with God. It is not about acquiring a relationship with God, but living within the loving relationship that God has already offered.


Every Church member should be seeking in various ways to renew and expand the opportunities for Christian conversation about the things that matter.


Member Citizen's Committee MTTA/City of Broken Arrow (Oklahoma) Business Service, 1977-1979, Office Science Advisory Committee Tulsa Junior College, 1980-1983, Civic Center Committee, Broken Arrow, 1988-1990, Broken Arrow City Council, 1990-1997, Special Transportation Advisory Committee, Tulsa, 1995-1996. President Friends of Broken Arrow Library., 1984-1985. Board directors Indian Nation Council Governments, Tulsa, 1992-1997.

Secretary board trustees Broken Arrow Comty. Playhouse, 1992-1994. Vice mayor Broken Arrow, 1992-1997.

Vice president Broken Arrow History Society, 1992-1993, president, 1994-1995. Library Broken Arrow Genealogical Society, 1985, secretary, 1992-1994. Member Grand Prairie History Society.

President Grand Prairie Genealogical Society, since 1998. Treasurer United Methodist Women First United Methodist Church, Stuttgart, since 1999. Member Professional Secretaries International (recording secretary Tulsa chapter 1979-1980, president 1980-1981, Outstanding Member of Year 1983), Stuttgart Business and Professional Women (secretary since 1998), Chi Omega (philanthropic chair Grand Prairie Alumni chapter).


  • Other Interests

    Genealogy, historical research.


Married Dennis Ewell Townsend, June 15, 1975 (deceased June 1980).


When peaceful alternatives to resolve the conflict failed, the use of force may be the only option to check aggression or genocide.