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Susie Rebecca Campbell Carpenter
Birth: Jun. 17, 1900
Newton County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jun. 7, 1989
Wagoner County
Oklahoma, USA

Susie Rebecca Campbell was born to Napoleon Bonaparte Campbell and Martha Delpha Hadley in Wentworth Village, Newton County, Missouri. She was one of six children that made the move to Oklahoma in 1903 by covered wagon, where her parents settled in Wagoner County. A younger sister was added to the family after the move.

As a young woman, Susie lived with her oldest brother, El, and his wife in Minnesota for a time, working in the shop that they ran. She also waitressed for a time.

She married Pearl Clinton Carpenter on September 16, 1923, in Wagoner, Wagoner County, Oklahoma. They raised two children and one granddaughter in the thirty-five years they spent together before his death from cancer in 1958.

Pearl worked an oil lease and share-cropped to make a living for his young family, and Susie worked along side of him. She told of meeting Pretty Boy Floyd while they lived in the country, and sending out food for him and the boys riding with him.

The Carpenter family made the move to Silverton, Oregon, about 1943 to work in the shipyards for the war effort during WWII. Susie and June were certified welders, and Pearl and Don were lay-out men at Swan Island Shipyard for the Kaiser Company. They moved back to Oklahoma in 1946 with an additional family member, the granddaughter that they eventually raised to adulthood.

Susie eventually became the main bread-winner for the family, as Pearl suffered from cancer for an extended period of time. She worked for a time at Young's Laundry on Main Street in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. After that she crocheted and sold her work until after Pearl's death, when she began to sew for the public. She also worked as a paid nanny for three of her daughter's mother-in-laws grandchildren, who lived with her for six years.

In 1964 she met Oliver Albert Rogers, a widower, through mutual friends. They married on January 5, 1965, and were constantly together until his death in 1982. After Oliver's death she lived for a time with her son, Donald, and then with her daughter, June, until she needed the care that was provided by the Coweta Manor Nursing Home in Coweta, Oklahoma, where she resided until her death, 10 days before her 89th birthday.

Susie was a long time member of Chapter 256 of the Rebecca/Oddfellow Lodge in Broken Arrow, a member of the Northside Freewill Baptist Church, and of the Chow and Chatter Club for over 50's.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; Pearl Clinton Carpenter and Oliver Albert Rogers, both of Broken Arrow; and three brothers and three sisters. She is survived by a daughter, June Elizabeth Carpenter Raney of Coweta; a son, Donald Carpenter of Tulsa; two granddaughters, Cheryl Lee Fischl Moore of Broken Arrow, and LaDonna Sue Carpenter Martinez of Houston, Texas. One great-granddaughter and four great-grandsons. She will be laid to rest beside her soul-mate, Pearl, in the Campbell Family Plot in Vernon Cemetery, Coweta, Oklahoma.

Family links: 
  Napoleon Bonaparte Campbell (1870 - 1950)
  Martha Delpha Hadley Campbell (1869 - 1938)
  Pearl Clinton Carpenter (1897 - 1958)*
  Oliver Albert Rogers (1894 - 1982)*
  June Elizabeth Carpenter Raney (1926 - 2010)*
  John Harlon Campbell (1895 - 1980)*
  Elizabeth Maude Campbell (1897 - 1918)*
  Susie Rebecca Campbell Carpenter (1900 - 1989)
  Curtis Everett Campbell (1903 - 1929)*
*Calculated relationship

Note: Shared gravestone
Vernon Cemetery
Wagoner County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Section B; Block 30; Lot 2
Maintained by: Cheryl Moore
Originally Created by: Michael
Record added: Oct 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60335986
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Happy Halloween Grandma...I miss you.
- Cheryl
 Added: Oct. 30, 2013
Happy Wedding Anniversary Grandma and Grandpa. I love and miss you both so much. Rest in Peace.
- Cheryl
 Added: Sep. 30, 2013
Happy LATE Grandparents Day, grandma. I miss you and grandpa so much. I think of the both of you often. I love you.
- Cheryl
 Added: Aug. 9, 2013
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