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Opal Lee Turner Caldwell
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Birth: Sep. 8, 1924
Jefferson County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 2002
Ponca City
Kay County
Oklahoma, USA

From "The Sapulpa Herald," January 8, 2002

Opal Lee Caldwell, a resident of Ponca City, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2002, at her home. She was 78.

The funeral is at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at the Full Gospel Baptist Church in Sapulpa with Pastor Dan Caldwell officiating, under the direction of Smith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Poteau.

Opal was born Sept. 8, 1924 in Ringling to Benjamin Franklin and Vida Mae Turner. She was married to James Howard Caldwell in May 1946.

They moved to California in 1957 and lived there for many years before returning to Oklahoma, residing in Ponca City in 1972.

Opal retired from the Ponca City Nursing Home where she had worked for many years. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, garage sales and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her two sons, Jerry "Duke" Caldwell and his wife, Karen Caldwell, of Ojai, Calif., and Gary Wayne Caldwell of Ponca City; one daughter, Patsy Ann Wynn, and her husband, Tom Wynn, of Ponca City; grandchildren, Shelly Nelson and her husband, Dan Nelson, and Marcus Caldwell, all of Ojai, Calif., and Rodney Caldwell, Randy Caldwell, and his wife, Charity Caldwell, Suzanne Thompson and husband, Kenny Thompson, Tommy Wynn and Beth Petrie and her husband, Chad Petrie, all of Ponca City; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Aubrielle, Aaron and Karena, all of Ojai, Calif., and Savannah, Michael, Garrett "Bubba" and Evan James, all of Ponca City. She is also survived by one sister, Lorene Kidd of Bristow.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister; four brothers; and one daughter-in-law.

Casketbearers will be Tommy Wynn, Rodney Caldwell, Randy Caldwell, Kenny Thompson, Chad Petrie, Johnny Kidd and Jessie Kidd. Honorary casketbearers will be Marcus Caldwell and Dan Nelson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Ponca City, 1904 North Union, Suite 103, Ponca City, OK 74601.

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   James Howard Caldwell (1927 - 1976)
  Gary Wayne Caldwell (1952 - 2004)*
*Calculated relationship
Witteville Cemetery
Le Flore County
Oklahoma, USA
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Record added: Nov 16, 2010
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Opal Lee <i>Turner</i> Caldwell
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God Be With You ~ wife of my 4th cousin 1x removed ~ was Native American-Cherokee ~
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