Duncan woman dies after weekend house fire; benefit dinner set for Thursday

Duncan woman dies after weekend house fire; benefit dinner set for Thursday
KSWO - Woman dies in Duncan Fire

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - A Duncan fire last weekend has now claimed a woman's life.

Her daughter said Terri Calhoun passed away on Wednesday in a Tulsa hospital.

A benefit dinner is now set to help the daughter and her two sons after they lost almost everything they own in the fire.

Early Saturday morning, Amy Goad's home caught on fire. Her two sons were able to escape, but her 65-year-old mother was critically injured and has now passed away.

Firefighters were able to put out the flames in 5 minutes, but unfortunately, there was still damage. To help the family, Nickie O’Brien organized a benefit dinner to gather donations for them.

“I just couldn’t get that overwhelming feeling of what it must feel like to be a single mom and lose almost everything, and then have my mom in critical condition and so, I just felt like I had to do something,” O’Brien said.

The benefit dinner will be at the Indiahoma School Auditorium Thursday night from 5:30 - 7:00. Tickets are $5. O’Brien said people can bring their donations to the event.

“People can donate money, donate items they need, sheets, towels, bedding,” O’Brien said. “We’ve had donated twin sized beds and a queen size mattress. We need mattresses for twin sized beds, queen sized bed frame. I just want to help them as much, take off that ease, where she’s not having to worry about her mom and what she’s going to do with her and the kids.”

O’Brien said even though Goad and her family moved from Indiahoma to Duncan, they will always be part of the community where the benefit is being held.

“Once you’re a Warrior, you’re always a Warrior, and so I know everybody in the community will help come together to help her out,” O’Brien said.

O’Brien said she will also pick up donations and deliver meals.

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