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Funeral arrangements announced for RSU graduate killed in Highway 20 crash

Posted at 9:51 PM, May 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-01 22:54:13-04

Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday for a Rogers State University grad who died in a car crash near Pryor.

Members of the Rogers State University community are in mourning after one of their graduates died in a car crash Thursday.

Ofelia Chavoya's funeral is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Herchel Avra Performing Arts Center in Pryor. Viewing will be Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Stephens-Key Funeral & Cremation Care in Pryor.

The 21-year-old woman, who impacted so many lives, will be buried in Graham Memorial Cemetery in Pryor Creek.

To send flowers for the services,

2 Works For You learned she just graduated three weeks ago from RSU in Claremore.

She was the first in her family to graduate college.

Troopers say a man driving east towards Pryor on Highway 20 crossed the centerline—killing Chavoya and himself.

The news of Chavoya’s untimely death sent shock waves across Northeast Oklahoma.

“She was driven. she was going to law school. she had a good job. she was constantly driven make herself better. make other people’s lives better. she was just constantly working at that,” said Logan Hathcoat, Chavoya’s classmate and coworker.

“She was a person of great passion of great motivation and of great intellect and had she not been so tragically taken from us she would’ve definitely made the world a better place,” said Larry Rice, President of Rogers State University.

Classmates called her 'Ofy'.

Ofy was known for her drive that collected more than a thousand coats.

She was also a member of the President’s Leadership Class.

Classmates said Ofy was on her way to becoming a lawyer.

From classmate Quinn McCormick:

Ofy was one of the most genuine people I’ve ever met. She was absolutely hilarious and didn’t care about making a fool of herself as long as it made someone laugh. She was so ambitious and determined. She had plans to change the world and she was goingto do it. She was such a bright light and my life, RSU, and the world will be a little darker without her in it.

From classmate Kelsey Garrison:

Words cannot describe how hurt my heart is. You were my very first friend at RSU. You were kind, bright and so exciting. You made every moment worth while. I remember PLC interview day, we were put into the same group and we quickly realized we knew one another from somewhere, basketball. Quickly we became close as we both were invited into PLC and soon teammates on our hill camp adventure. Our team was victorious as you won our “Spirit Award”, that you undoubtedly deserved. We spent so many late nights talking and eating chicken Alfredo pizza from Pizza Hut. I made you run 5ks with me and you continued to show me ways to make my outfits more fashionable by giving me your favorite tube of lipstick that I still have. I was constantly amazed at your ability to communicate with people from all walks of life, you were vibrant and full of energy. Throughout our four years I crossed your path everyday and kept being blown away with how much you had accomplished. I’m so proud to know you. Losing you is such a tragedy. I am SO thankful for every memory I have with you. You are loved Ofy by many, especially me ❤️

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