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Quintus Wilford Colwell
Birth: Sep. 15, 1924
Washita County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 1996
Lawton
Comanche County
Oklahoma, USA

Quintus Colwell was born September 15, 1924 in Mountain View, Oklahoma to Thomas Cleopas and Tyva Lillie (Whatley) Colwell. He married Claudean Miller June 27, 1943 in Mtn. View. He lived all his life in Mtn. View area, serving in the U. S. Navy during W. W. II. Quintus was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a member of the Old Timers C. B. Club.
On Friday, April 2, 1996 he entered into rest at the age of 71 Years, 6 months and 27 days at the Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton.
He is survived by his wife, Claudean of the home; 2 sons, Quintus Dewayne Colwell and his wife Carol of Drumright, and Dennis Dean Colwell and his wife Melba of Weatherford; 4 daughters, Dolores Jean Willis and her husband Gene of Weatherford, Donna Luella Branham and her husband Bob of Alfalfa, Tyva Dianne Janz and husband Don of Snyder, and Debra Claudean Payne and husband Mike of Colony; 2 sisters, Trecil Lucille Jackson of Mtn. View and Tyva Lorene Jackson of Santa Clara, California; and 1 brother, Thomas Gene Colwell of Edmond.
Also grandchildren, Jeremy Colwell, Marty and Stephanie Colwell, Terry and Karla Colwell, Temple and Dustin Watts, Brian Willis, Greg and Katie Willis, Scotty and Marti Branham, Angela Branham, Justin and Amy Janz, Mandy and Jeff Melton, Chris Janz, LeAnn Janz, Erick Payne and Rodney Payne.
And Great Grandchildren, Ryan, Tyler, Alex, Hailey, Miranda, DeAnna, Logan and Kyle.
Quintus was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Cleopas and Tyva Lillie Colwell; his mother and father-in-law, Guy Lee and Dicey Miller; and 2 grandchildren Kathleen Renea Willis and Kyle Wayne Branham.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, 1996 at the First Baptist Church of Mountain View. The Reverands Aubrey Cowan of Weatherford and Jack Brown, Pastor of the Church, officiated.
Interment was in the Mountain View Cemetery under the direction of Hackney Funeral Home of Mountain View, OK.
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Quintus, the oldest son of Thomas Cleopas Colwell and Tyva Whatley Colwell, lived his entire life north of Mountain View. He attended elementary school at Oakdale and graduated from Mountain View.

Quintus and Claudean Miller were married on June 27, 1943 at the home of Quintus' parents.

Quintus started running the mechanic part of the Colwell Garage in 1945, after he returned from the service during World War II. In December of 1957, the garage burned down when gasoline was accidentally spilled and caught fire by an open-flamed heater. The friendly community of Mountain View rebuilt the garage on the same foundation as the old one. He gave good service to his community, doing many thank-you jobs and going out during the middle of the night or on his days off to work on irrigation pumps or to help someone whose car was broken down.

In 1955, Quintus and Claudean purchased a home in the Cowden area and moved it onto the land where the Cottonwood School once sat, two miles east of the Colwell Garage. Here they raised their six children who all graduated from Mountain View High School. On Sunday mornings you would find them all filling up a pew at the Mount Vernon Cumberland Presbyterian Church and later after Mount Vernon disbanded, at the Mountain View Baptist Church. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Cleopas Colwell (1898 - 1965)
  Tyva Lillie Whatley Colwell (1898 - 1983)
 
 Spouse:
  Francis Claudean Miller Colwell (1926 - 2011)*
 
 Sibling:
  Quintus Wilford Colwell (1924 - 1996)
  Thomas Gene "Jeep" Colwell (1929 - 2004)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery
Mountain View
Kiowa County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Block 2
 
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