Nicole Salena-Rene’ Kirkbride was born August 10, 2001, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She gained her wings Friday, November 18, 2022, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of 21 years. Salena completed her secondary education in Tulsa and graduated with the Edison High School Class of 2021. She enjoyed a variety of pastimes including getting her nails manicured and polished and getting her hair styled. She likes watching movies and enjoyed watching Reba. She also liked to spend time on her phone and playing with her babies. In 2015, Salena was selected as Little Miss Amazing Oklahoma, then placed third at the Nationals in Omaha, Nebraska.
Those she leaves behind who hold many cherished memories include:
Parents; Jim and Cheryl Kirkbride, of the home
Siblings; Nathan Bullard and wife Jennifer, of Owasso, Oklahoma
Brittany Henderson and husband Joseph, of Tulsa, Oklahoma
John Redfearn and wife Cathy, of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Dillon Orlando, of Tulsa, and Julie Potter, of Tulsa
And a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by “Papa” Gary Stevens, “Aunt” Charlotte Redfearn, Grandpa Jack Kirkbride, and Grandma Mary Kirkbride.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, November 28, 2022, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso. Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel. The family requests memorial contributions be made in Salena’s memory to the Turner Syndrome Foundation, P.O. Box 726, Holmdel, New Jersey, 07733, or at www.turnersyndromefoundation.org . Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.