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235 South Pennsylvania
Mangum, Oklahoma 73554
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Lattie Oleta Tedford, age 91, of Waco, Texas, formerly of Greer County, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at Crestview Nurshing Home, in Waco, Texas.
Oleta was born February 3, 1924, to Thomas Butler and Maude (Duncan) Lance, in Marshall, Arkansas. She married the love of her life, Winston Parker "Jack" Tedford, on January 23, 1943, in Granite, Oklahoma. They made their home in Willow, Oklahoma and Oleta worked beside Jack in the cotton fields, caretakers of the Willow Cemetery, cook at the Willow Caf", cleaned houses and other odd jobs that needed to be done. In 1971, they sold their home in Willow and moved to Mangum. After Jack"s death on November 14, 1982, Oleta moved to Texas to be closer to her daughter. Oleta later moved back to Mangum so she could be closer to her friends and church. As her health began to fail, she once again moved to Texas to be with her daughter and was there at the time of her passing.
Preceded in death by her parents, her husband, seven brothers and four sisters, she is survived by her daughter, Joyce Ann Bryant and husband Jay of Waco, Texas; grandsons, Phillip Wilson and wife Julie of Waco, Robbie Bryant and fianc" Erica Roberson of Cibolo, Texas and Jeremy Bryant and wife Victoria of Waco, Texas; great grandchildren, Alena, Erin, Alex, Jaxson and Jett; sisters-in-law, Betty Tedford, Ellen Tedford and Emma Tedford and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for Oleta Tedford will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 1, 2015, at the Willow Cemetery with Ken Hamilton officiating. Services are under the direction of Greer Funeral Home of Mangum.
Online tributes may be made to the family at www.GreerFuneral.com
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