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Ruth Sigler Avery, American writer. Recipient grant United States Department Education, Tulsa, 1971-1974.


Avery, Ruth Sigler was born on September 18, 1914 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States. Daughter of Christopher Columbus Sigler and Dolores (Inez) Jackson.


Secretarial student, National Business College, Tulsa, 1932-1934; student, University San Antonio, 1971; student, University Tulsa, 1969-1971.


Bookkeeper, secretary, clinical nurse, Sisler Hospital, Tulsa, 1934-1936; various to chief clerk, Dowell Inc., Tulsa, 1936-1944; realtor, secretary treasurer, Leighton Manor Apts., others, 1950-1986; owner, trustee, Avery-Parker Revocable Trust, since 1986.


  • Other Work

    • Author poetry, articles in history journals. Editor: All Souls Press, 1987-1988. Author: Fear: The Fifth Horseman, 1997, (cassette) The Sound of Poetry, 1996.

      Columnist Tulsa World, Tulsa Magazine. Freelance writer Oklahoma Eagle News.


Volunteer Girl Scouts United States, 1954-1960, trainer of leaders, 1960-1962, treasurer Magic Empire, 1961-1962. Treasurer Tulsa Little Theatre, 1955-1957, Tulsa Opera, Inc., 1955-1957. Active Tulsa Democratic Party.

Member Oklahoma Narc and Drug Abuse Council, Oklahoma City, 1969-1971. Member International Society Poets (distinguished member), Tuesday Writers (editor of newsletter), Oklahoma Writers Federation (board directors, awards in contests), Tulsa County History Society, Tulsa Association of Pioneers (chairman board directors, president 1968), Association Women in Communications (Tulsa professional chapter).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, walking, swimming, photography, world traveling.


Married James Leighton Avery, August 30, 1936 (deceased August 1986). Children: Sharon Avery-Fahlstrom, M. Joy Avery. Married Harold Madison Parker, May 12, 1988 (deceased February 1989).

Christopher Columbus Sigler Jackson

Dolores (Inez) Jackson

Harold Madison Parker

James Leighton Avery

M. Joy Avery

Sharon Avery-Fahlstrom Avery