Our Team member Safari McDoulett who was our first Director of Marketing at AMI 2005-2007, was killed in a tragic car accident late last month. Safari had moved back to her home state of Oklahoma. Safari had a special way about her, with a positive uplifting attitude that was infectious. She was a hard worker, loved her AMI family, and did a fantastic job representing us. She will be missed.
McDoulett Sept. 23, 1975 – Feb. 20, 2012, OKLAHOMA CITY Safari Belay McDoulett was born to John Wesley and Patricia “Miss Patty” Bryant McDoulett on September 23, 1975, in Oklahoma City. She died February 20 in a tragic automobile accident in Norman. Safari graduated from U.S. Grant High School in 1994 and from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a Minor in Women’s and Minority Studies. She worked as director of community relations for Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan, where she was well known for her many community outreach activities with civic and community groups. She was also director of the SHINE for Students Program which in its first year encouraged young people to engage in some 100,000 hours of community service. Safari was preceded in death by her father, John McDoulett, and by a brother, Chess Tanner. She is survived by her mother, “Miss Patty”; by her fiance, Cory Symes and his children, Tory, Trevor and Kyle; by her sister, Cinnamon and husband Mike Scully; by brothers, Race and his wife Summer McDoulett and Jade and wife Jennifer McDoulett; and by many adoring nieces and nephews, as well as a large extended family and many many friends. In lieu of flowers or other memorial tributes, the family has asked that donations be made to a newly created Safari McDoulett Scholarship Fund to help deserving young people. Donations may be made to the Fund c/o MECU, 101 N. Walker, Oklahoma City, OK 73102. Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, at Southern Hills Baptist Church, 8601 S. Pennsylvania, at 2 p.m.