Leticia passed away Thursday Sept.19,2013 after a battle with cancer. Leticia was born in Fairborn, Ohio to Dorothy J. and Robert (Mark) Touchstone. She grew up in Norman & then moved to OKC.,OK. where she married her husband Kenneth C. Dedering on June 14,1997. Leticia graduated with a degree in Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She was owner & Veterinarian at Central Animal Hospital in OKC. Leticia was a lifelong supporter of Animal Rescue who fostered & adopted many different animals herself. She was a supporter of Safe Haven Animal Rescue as well as others. She was proceeded in death by her father Robert (Mark) Touchstone & her grandparents. She is survived by her mother Dorothy J. Touchstone of OKC., her husband Kenneth C. Dedering and daughter Hayden M. Dedering of Edmond, aunts Helen House and Linda Holmes of Spring Texas and three cousins as well as many friends. Her absence will be a great loss to all her family and friends as well as the Veterinary and Animal Welfare Communities. As Leticia wished, her remains will be cremated. A ceremony celebrating her life is pending. In lieu of flowers, tax deductable donations can be made in her name to Safe Haven Animal Rescue P.O. Box 76089 OKC.,OK. 73147 a non-profit organization.(www. shar-okc.org)
A celebration of Leticia\\\\\\\'s life will be held at the Fred Floyd building 6900 NW 41st street in Bethany on Oct. 6th at 2:00
Dr. Touchstone was my vet since 1997 and she was the most caring person and gave all her heart and soul to my animals. We went thru breast cancer together in 2005 and became real close. She told me of her bad news about 10 days before she was out of the office for a week...I am heartbroken to find out she has already passed. I will truly miss her! Went in today for one of my dogs and I felt her presence. I know you are with the Lord and my prayers are with the family and all the staff at Central Animal Clinic.
Contributor : DeAnn
So sorry to hear about the loss of a dear friend & Veterinarian to my animals. It will be difficult to find someone that I trust with my animals with as much compassion & care as she had. She truly had a gift with them. My heart goes out to her family especially her daughter Hayden that I know meant the world to her. She will be greatly missed by all.
With deepest reguards, DeAnn
Contributor : Suzy
All of us who knew Leticia owe her family; her mother, husband & daughter, a HUGE debt of gratitude for sharing her with us and our animals for as long as they did.
We also need to keep Amanda & Christine in our prayers as well since they are holding the clinic together and Dr. Jackie Puterbaugh and Stephanie Scheiern of Safe Haven (long time friends of Leticia\'s) who have helped Central over the years and are grieving as well. Without Dr. T ARF would not have survived our first 5 years, let alone 14 and there are MANY other rescues, large & small, who have been greatly helped by her expertise, compassion & generosity. Sincerely, Animal Rescue Friends
Contributor : Vicki
I am truly saddened to hear about the passing of Dr. T., as I so affectionately dubbed her. She was such a loving, caring person and an immensely professional vet. Her compassion for animals was without limits and she always per her furbabies first.
My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Dr. T\'s memory will remain with those who love her forever!
Fondly, Vicki Morris
Contributor : Sibyl Brian
Leticia was a wonderful person. She has been our dog\'s best friend. She has put two of them to sleep for me and was so kind and loving. There won\'t be any one else like her. My hearat goes out to her family.
Contributor : Christina Whittaker
Dr.Touchstone came into my life when my mini Pom had broken his leg. I went to her for a 2nd opinion when the previous vet tried to scam me. She gave me the up & up and I knew from moment one how she was such an amazing person who cared deeply for animals. Not too many really special people come along in life and she\'s definitely someone I will always remember..may she rest in peace and love and I know her soul is still shinning bright where ever she may be.