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Maude Lurlene Womack Cates
Birth: Jan. 2, 1897
Hill County
Texas, USA
Death: Apr. 6, 1976
Stephens County
Oklahoma, USA

Thanks to Julie Sullivan for sponsoring my Grannie's memorial page.

My Grannie was a sweet and caring person. She had a heart of gold in that she would help anyone, anywhere, any time without hesitation and not expect anything in return.

My daddy often said that he could not have asked for a better mother-in-law.

She was an entrepreneur in that she originated "Cates Candy Company" which produced peanut patties, peppermint sticks, cinnamon sticks (my favorite), pecos patties and a variety of other hard candy. Christmas was always special at the candy shop as they would make bowls made of candy and filled them with candy wrapped in clear cellophane sealed with a colorful bows. They made thousands and if you didn't order early you most likely would have to search for other gifts.

Her fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy were the best I have ever eaten. On Sunday's after church the entire family; aunts, uncles, cousins and my family would gather at her house for family dinner.

She enjoyed working in her many flower gardens and had the most colorful yard in the block. I still have visions of her with her bonnet and a bead of sweat on the end of her nose from working so hard.

One of her hobbies was caring for fish. One room of her house had a lot of aquariums with a variety of fish of all sizes and colors. It was pleasant to sit in the room and watch them. In addition she had a fish pond in the back yard with large goldfish that would eat from her hand.

Saturday nights are most memorable when all of us kids would get to spend the night at Grannie's house, playing games and dress-up, eating popcorn and drinking pop (soda) from the bottle (she would punch a hole in the lid with an ice pick). Occasionally we would go to the drive-in movie with the snacks and enjoy the fresh air and a movie.

She attended church regularly, twice on Sunday and every Wednesday night for the weekly prayer meetings always wearing a hat and gloves.

I enjoyed getting her to talk about her youth and often laughed as she would talk about the girls and the things they did.

Oh, the good ol' days were sweet and fun. I could not have asked for a better Grannie.

Daughter of
Plenny Virgil Womack (1871-1934)
Lula Heflin (1877-1901)

Sister of
Mollie Lois Womack (1894-1990)
Fred Herbert Womack (1898-1995)
Margaret Ivy Womack (1900-1964)

Half-Sister of
Ruby Corrine Womack (1910-1980)
Grace M. Womack (1912-1966)
Mabel Lee Womack (1916-2000)
Doris June Womack (1917-1977)

Mother of
Evelyn Margaret Robertson Cates (1917-2008)
Dollie Dimple Cates (1920-1995)
Lora Dean Cates (1924-2005)
Edwin Eugene Cates (1935-1936)

Grandmother of
Gary Wayne Caldwell(1940-1982)
DeaLee Marie
Loretta Sue
Gene Richard
Connie Lee

Family links: 
  Plenny Virgil Womack (1871 - 1934)
  Edwin Dean Cates (1895 - 1980)
  Evelyn Margaret Cates Robertson (1917 - 2008)*
  Dollie Dimple Cates Caldwell (1920 - 1995)*
  Lora Dean Cates Gann (1924 - 2005)*
  Edwin Gene Cates (1935 - 1936)*
  Mollie Lois Womack Hall (1894 - 1990)*
  Maude Lurlene Womack Cates (1897 - 1976)
  Fred Herbert Womack (1898 - 1985)*
  Margaret Ivy Womack Cates (1900 - 1964)*
  Ruby Corrine Womack Carwile (1910 - 1980)*
  Grace Mae Womack Garrett (1912 - 1966)*
  Mabel L Womack Stephens (1916 - 2000)*
  Doris June Womack Butts (1917 - 1977)*
*Calculated relationship
Duncan Municipal Cemetery
Stephens County
Oklahoma, USA
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Record added: May 02, 2009
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Maude Lurlene <i>Womack</i> Cates
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