Rhana True | Obituaries | Norman transcription

Rhana Lynn Robison True passed away peacefully at her home in Norman, OK on October 16, 2021. She was born in Altus, OK on November 28, 1946, one of five children born to Guy Ward and Velma Juanita Shields Robison. After graduating from Altus High School in 1965, Rhana attended Cameron Junior College for two years and received her BA in French from the University of Oklahoma.

While at the OU, she met and married Charles Wadsack in 1970. She worked full time after graduation to enroll Charles in law school. After graduation, they lived in Newfoundland, Canada. While living there, her daughter Lisa Anne Wadsack was born. Upon leaving the Navy, they moved to Norman where Rhana helped Charlie open his law practice. After twelve years of marriage, they divorced eight days before Lisa’s sudden and unexpected death at the age of six.

To serve others in the event of a loss, Rhana returned to the University of Central Oklahoma, where she received her masters degree, summa cum laude, in counseling psychology. After graduation, Rhana worked as a psychotherapist at Northwest Baptist Church, Our Lord’s Community Church, and the Rapha Unit at Willowview Psychiatric Hospital. She has taught as an adjunct professor at various colleges and universities and has written course curricula and several articles on psychology and counseling topics.

Throughout her life, Rhana pursued her love of singing. She has performed classical music in churches, in an opera company and in various community settings. Singing was a big part of his soul, just like Christ. She has managed to merge her two passions as often as possible.

In July 1988, Rhana married Lt. Col. James S. True. They were married for thirty-three years. Jim and Rhana adopted a beautiful baby girl, Elizabeth Rhana True, in 1995.

Rhana loved her husband and daughters dearly. Rhana’s kindness, consideration, openness and sweet sense of humor have drawn many others to her. She was loved and respected by many. A car accident in 1999 caused her a lot of pain and loss of activity for the rest of her life.

Rhana was predeceased by her father, Guy Ward Robison; his mother, Velma Jaunita Shields Robison; his daughter, Lisa Anne Wadsack; and his older sister, Pat Robison Canada.

She is survived by her husband, James; daughter, Elisabeth; her sister, Kathy Bayers and her husband Jim; his brothers, Kevin Robison and Mark Robison and their families; and his sons-in-law, Judson True and Randall True and their families.

There will be a public memorial tribute at a later date. Please check the Havenbrook website for a tribute page to leave comments / memories and see details of the memorial as it develops: www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, 4500 24th Ave NW, Norman, OK 73069.

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