|Birth: ||Dec. 13, 1929|
|Death: ||Nov. 10, 2010|
Velda Loubel Robins Dickens, 80, of Big Spring died Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at her residence. Funeral Services will be at 4:00 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Chaplain Walter McCall of Compass Hospice, officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
Loubel was born December 13, 1929 near Forgan, Oklahoma on the family farm. Her parents were Lowell Washburn and Virdie Grady Robins. She was the granddaughter of Pioneer families who filed on the land that had been opened in the Oklahoma Panhandle.
She graduated at Forgan High School in 1947 as Valedictorian, All Around Girl and Captain of the Basketball Team.
Loubel attended the Woodard Photography School in Memphis, Tennessee in 1947-1948. She then worked in a photo shop in Guymon, Oklahoma for two and half years.
While in Guyman, Loubel met a young man by the name of Elmer Dickens who worked for Cabot Corporation. The plant was closed and moved to Big Spring, Texas. After Elmer was established with Cabot in Big Spring, he returned to Guymon and married Miss Loubel.
Loubel had many interest in her lifetime. She loved basketball, reading, gardening, painting and children. She babysat 11 small children until they were school age.
She and Elmer had a ministry at the Federal Prison Chapel teaching the Bible for 30 years. Also she was a Sunday School teacher for 54 years. A passion for the heavenly Father, Son, the Holy Spirit, the Bible and her family were the center of her life.
Loubel is survived by her husband, Elmer, of 59 years; her sister Roberta Oldfield of Sayre, Oklahoma; her children: 2 sons, Randall Craig and his wife, Jann Dickens of Big Spring; Chris Dalton of Granbury; 2 daughters, Stephanie Nelson of Big Spring; Charlesta Dickens of Big Spring; five granddaughters; one grandson; and six great-grandchildren. Also, she was survived by many nieces and nephews, a sister-in-law, Faye Robins of Forgan, Oklahoma and three special friends; Marty and Todd Badgett and Pattie Wright.
Loubel was preceded in death by her mother, Virdie Mayo; her father, Lowell Robins; and her brother, Lyndal Robins.
Mrs. Dickens was a lover, a reader and a student of the Word of God. She is now no longer just reading the Word of God - she's living it!!
Pallbearers will be Don Brodie, Ronnie Oldfield, Ray Robins, Gary Sleight, Tommy McMurtrey, and Jesse Morgan.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to their favorite charity.
Trinity Memorial Park
Created by: Dennis Alan Deel
Record added: Nov 11, 2010
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